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Smack / Jul 10, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Gerald Wallace Doesn’t Think LeBron Has The “Fight” Of MJ & Kobe Bryant

Gerald Wallace, LeBron James

With the whole world waiting to hear LeBron James‘ decision in free agency this week, it makes sense he was the topic de jure when Myfoxal spoke with Celtics forward Gerald Wallace at Childersburg High in Alabama for his basketball camp. When the subject of James and the all-time greats came up, Wallace was quick to point out ‘Bron lacks the “fight” of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Read More »

NBA / Jul 9, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Kobe Wants Byron Scott As Lakers Coach

Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, Byron Scott

The Los Angeles Lakers have been without a head coach since Mike D’Antoni resigned in April. The team interviewed Byron Scott for the opening in May and never reached an agreement with the former Lakers star. However, Kobe Bryant’s recent words make it seem like Scott is Los Angeles’ most likely hire nonetheless. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 3, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The Top 10 Questions That Will Be Answered During NBA Free Agency

United Center welcome for Carmelo Anthony

Say what you want about the NBA — that its regular season is too long, that there isn’t nearly enough parity, that tanking is ruining the league, or that there’s too much flopping — but there’s one thing even the fiercest of NBA critics can’t deny: the league’s offseason is, by far, the most eventful and interesting of any sport. Read More »

Smack / Jul 3, 2014 / 11:30 am

Kobe Bryant On Title Expectations For LeBron: “Absolutely Ridiculous”

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Increasingly our demands on NBA superstars have risen as we become more impatient for overall dominance. A single title is no longer enough. Witness the grief LeBron James still suffers from even though he’s only won a pair of titles in five Finals tries. Kobe Bryant was asked about this new superstar standard as regards arguably the two best soccer players in the world: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 3, 2014 / 10:30 am

Kobe Bryant Flies Back For Lakers’ Pitch To ‘Melo

Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony

When you’re an NBA superstar, you’ve ascended to some pretty exclusive company. That’s probably why all the NBA stars are friends — much to the chagrin of older generations of players — and why collusion is a very real and somewhat pernicious threat in the contemporary NBA. Regardless, Kobe Bryant is flew back from Europe last night to attend today’s Lakers pitch to free agent Carmelo Anthony. Kobe joins a long list of stars involved in their team’s July pursuit of the 6-8 former scoring champion. Read More »

We Reminisce / Jul 1, 2014 / 3:30 pm

We Reminisce: The Lakers Acquire Kobe Bryant For Vlade Divac

Kobe Bryant

18 years ago, at the 1996 NBA Draft in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Charlotte Hornets held the 13th pick in the draft. They came into the evening looking to land a center and found a willing partner in the Los Angeles Lakers, who were shopping Vlade Divac in order to open up cap space to pursue a free agent center named Shaquille O’Neal. To acquire Divac, the Hornets selected a 17 year old teenager named Kobe Bryant with their first round pick and sent him to the Lakers. Read More »

instagram, NBA Draft, Smack / Jun 27, 2014 / 11:00 am

Julius Randle Has Been A Lakers Fan For A Long Time

Adam Silver, Julius Randle

The Los Angeles Lakers selected Kentucky power forward Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick last night. He posted a childhood photo on Instagram afterwards to show just how long he’s been a Lakers fan. Read More »

Smack / Jun 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm

One GM Says Dante Exum Is “Closest Thing I’ve Seen” To Young Kobe Bryant

Dante Exum

Likely top-four draft pick Dante Exum made his American debut in a pair of Foot Locker commericals released yesterday, but intrigue surrounding the NBA’s new man of mystery still hadn’t reached a fever pitch. Then came today. On the newest episode of the “BS Report,” ESPN draft guru Chad Ford says that one league executive compares Exum to Kobe Bryant. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

5 Prospects Los Angeles Should Take In NBA Draft

Mitch Kupchak

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the stretch run now — we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at each team’s individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with their current and future plans. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 18, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Video: Kobe Bryant Says He’s “100 Percent” Now

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is in Brazil for Nike as they represent quite a few fútbol players participating in the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. The same week we learned Derrick Rose is ready to go, another former MVP, Bryant, informed an interviewer that he was “100 percent.” Read More »