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NBA / Dec 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Lakers’ Julius Randle Off Crutches, Performing Leg Presses At Practice

Julius Randle

Let’s hope his fellow rookies enjoy similarly swift timelines of recovery. After suffering a broken leg in the season-opener on October 29, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle is already walking without crutches and performing load-bearing exercises. Read More »

NBA / Dec 17, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Dirk Nowitzki: Kobe Bryant Is “Probably The Greatest Player In My Generation”

Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant

Dirk Nowitzki is a better shooter than Reggie Miller, anyway. A day after the Indiana Pacers Hall-of-Famer bashed Kobe Bryant, the Dallas Mavericks’ future one praised his fellow championship-winning elder statesman. Read More »

Smack / Dec 17, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Kevin Durant On Players Not Wanting To Play With Kobe: “That’s [Expletive]”

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant

After Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, Kevin Durant sent him a congratulatory text. The 2014 NBA MVP recently spoke with USA Today‘s Sam Amick and extolled the Lakers great for his work ethic and commitment to the game. When asked if the ideas in Henry Abbott’s infamous ESPN feature — that reported players didn’t want to play in LA because of Kobe — were true, Durant couldn’t hold back about the “BS.” Read More »

Smack / Dec 16, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Reggie Miller: Bad Michael Jordan Is “10 Times Better” Than Good Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, Reggie Miller, Michael Jordan

Comparing anyone to Michael Jordan is futile. There likely won’t ever be another player who can match his gaudy team and individual accomplishments, and there certainly won’t ever be one that carries the same level of cultural clout. But Kobe Bryant brings it on himself – with on-court brilliance, maniacal dedication, and an admission that Jordan is who he emulates. We doubt that will make Reggie Miller’s assessment any easier for Mamba – let alone his legion of rabid fans – to stomach. Read More »

NBA / Dec 15, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Kobe Bryant Writes Of Passing His “Muse,” Michael Jordan, At Players’ Tribune

Kobe Bryant

It seems impossible now, but there was a time that Kobe Bryant couldn’t score. After passing Michael Jordan for third on basketball’s all-time points list, Mamba talks of adolescent struggles that fueled his relentless for drive for buckets and calls MJ his “muse” in a post for The Players’ Tribune. Read More »

Smack / Dec 15, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Says Andrew Wiggins Is “Reflection Of Myself 19 Years Ago”

Kobe Bryant, Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins had 16 points against the Los Angeles Lakers last night. Only 32,017 more to make Kobe Bryant proud. After the Los Angeles Lakers legend passed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list in his team’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night, Bryant said that Wiggins is “like looking at a reflection of myself 19 years ago.” Read More »

Latest News / Dec 15, 2014 / 12:15 am

Michael Jordan, LeBron James, More Congratulate Kobe Bryant On Milestone

Kobe Bryant

Michael Jordan doesn’t like to be bested. But that hardly means he won’t accept greatness akin to his own. After Kobe Bryant passed him for third on the league’s all-time scoring list tonight, Jordan praised his rightful successor’s talent and competitive mindset. Read More »

Video / Dec 14, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan On All-Time Scoring List With Free Throw

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (photo. Lakers Twitter)

After so many of his buckets have come via flair, dramatics, and all-out thrills, it’s almost fitting that Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third on the league’s all-time scoring list like this. Watch the Los Angeles Lakers legend sink a free throw against the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 32,933rd point of his legendary career. Read More »

Video / Dec 14, 2014 / 11:30 am

Watch Michael Jordan And Kobe Bryant Talk Rings During 2003 All-Star Game

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant (photo. NBA YouTube)

Should Kobe Bryant score nine points in tonight’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Los Angeles Lakers legend will pass Michael Jordan for third on the league’s all-time scoring list. Barring a turnaround of epic proportions at some point in the next two years, though, there’s still a place where MJ will always have bragging rights on Mamba: rings. In a newly released video by the NBA, watch an un-retired Jordan claim he was fouled by the 25 year-old Bryant – and use his advantage in championship count as justification. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 13, 2014 / 10:00 am

Video: Kobe Bryant Hits Deep 3-Pointer To Beat Shot Clock In Crunch-Time

Danny Green, Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant was hardly the hero last night. In fact, his late-game gaffes made him far closer to the goat. But history doesn’t remember the misses or turnovers; it loves clutch success. Watch Mamba hit a deep three-pointer as the shot clock expires in crunch-time of the Los Angeles Lakers overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. Read More »