TAG: los angeles lakers

NBA / Sep 2, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Young Pistons

Kobe Bryant, Jodie Meeks

The Kobe Bryant stories just keep on coming. As the Los Angeles Lakers legend readies for the nineteenth season of his career, tales of Bryant’s unmatched and relentless drive to improve have been added to his historical lore on a seemingly daily basis. Former Laker and current Detroit Piston Jodie Meeks is the latest to extol Kobe’s work ethic, telling the Detroit Free Press that he’s been supremely influenced by his former teammate. Read More »

instagram / Sep 1, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Nick Young Shows Off Iggy Azalea’s Trick Shot

Nick Young, Iggy Azalea

Ever since singer/rapper Iggy Azalea admitted her first date with Lakers guard Nick Young, took place at a Target, we’ve been rooting for these two to stick together — despite how hectic things can get in the public’s eye. Over the long Labor Day Weekend, Iggy and Nick stopped by the Lakers’ practice court together and she showed off her own flair for the dramatics, just like her beau. Read More »

NBA / Aug 28, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Lakers Therapist On Kobe’s Pain Threshold: “It’s The Highest I’ve Ever Seen”

Kobe Bryant

There’s no end to the mythologizing that’s happening every time we see a new facet to Chris Ballard’s Sports Illustrated feature on Kobe Bryant. First, came Steve Nash‘s hysterical three-word summary of the Mamba, then we heard about Kobe’s text to LeBron after his 2010 “Decision.” Yesterday came an even bigger scoop, when Kobe waxed poetic about the confidence in wanting to go 0-for-30 rather than 0-for-9. Today, Ballard dropped another gem, highlighting Bryant’s almost superhuman tolerance for pain. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 27, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Kobe Says He’d Rather Miss 30 Shots Than Miss His First 9 And Stop Shooting

Kobe Bryant

An aging, wistful Kobe Bryant is the quotable gift that keeps on giving. We’ve already touched on several anecdotes from Chris Ballard’s Sports Illustrated cover story and Gotham Chopra’s documentary on the Los Angeles Lakers legend, but this one might the best yet. Read More »

Smack / Aug 27, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Dick Bavetta’s Three Favorite NBA Crowds: L.A., New York, Boston

Dick Bavetta

Recently retired NBA referee Dick Bavetta named his three favorite NBA crowds in an interview this week. Read More »

Smack / Aug 25, 2014 / 7:45 pm

Kobe To LeBron After 2010 Decision: “We’re Going To Win The Championship”

LeBron James, Kobe Bryant

Not even Kobe Bryant can always walk the walk. After LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 to form a super-team with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, Bryant sent the reigning MVP an unsurprisingly confident and contentious text message predicting a three-peat for his Los Angeles Lakers. Read More »

We Reminisce / Aug 25, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: Robert Horry’s Most Clutch Performances

Robert Horry

Robert Horry turns 44 years-old today. We take a look back at two of his most memorable clutch performances. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Watch The First Trailer For Upcoming Documentary “Kobe Bryant’s Muse”

Kobe Bryant

The first trailer for upcoming Showtime documentary “Kobe Bryant’s Muse” has been released. This preview offers a fleeting glimpse of the film’s primary ethos, showing Bryant honing his basketball craft with a voiceover that extolls both the virtues and pitfalls of the extreme dedication that’s made him so successful. Read More »

Smack / Aug 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Nash Describes Kobe As “Motherf**king A**hole”; Kobe Loves It

Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant’s sheer will and competitive fire knows no bounds. That much is clear while watching him play, obviously, but that doesn’t make learning behind-the-scenes anecdotes confirming that belief any less enjoyable. Read More »

instagram / Aug 21, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Jeremy Lin Celebrates Mother’s Birthday By Smashing Cake In Her Face

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin has already “dunked” on his mother this summer, but apparently that wasn’t enough. To “celebrate” his mom’s birthday, the Los Angeles Lakers guard smashed a cake in her face. Read More »