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Smack / Oct 15, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Nick Young Comes To Iggy Azalea’s Defense During Feud With Snoop Lion

Iggy Azalea, Nick Young

It seems like the only thing we love talking about more than Nick Young is the affable Los Angeles Laker’s relationship with Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea. So that Young has become involved in the social media feud between his girlfriend and Snoop Dogg/Lion? It’s a development that makes for ideal Dime blogging coverage – or something like that. Read More »

Smack / Oct 14, 2014 / 11:30 pm

Former Kobe Bryant Teammate Tells Stories Of 1-On-1 With Lakers Legend

Kobe Bryant

We knew that Kobe Bryant’s work ethic is among the best basketball has ever seen before Phil Jackson said it “went beyond” Michael Jordan’s. The Zen Master’s assessment, though, lent even more credence to Bryant’s hallowed, unrelenting drive than we ever thought possible. That of the Mamba’s former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Tony Gaffney won’t do the same, but will still prove a useful anecdote as we immortalize Bryant for decades to come. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 13, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Kobe Bryant Says His Leadership Style Is “More Nurturing” This Year

Kobe Bryant

This surely won’t be what Kobe Bryant’s legion of die-hard fans want to hear. In a story by ESPN’s Arash Markazi, the Black Mamba said he’s taking a “more nurturing” approach to leadership in 2014-2015 than he has in the past. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 13, 2014 / 10:00 am

Video: Kobe Gives Stephen Curry Props After Deep 3

Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry

The Warriors again blew out the Lakers in their exhibition game last night, exposing LA’s dire need for some defense. Kobe Bryant took on the challenge of guarding a red-hot Stephen Curry at one point midway through the third quarter. He couldn’t slow him down, either, and gave him some props after Steph shook him off for the hoop. Read More »

Video / Oct 12, 2014 / 10:45 pm

Ronnie Price Throws Shoe At Andre Iguodala To Stop Warriors Fast Break

Ronnie Price, Andre Iguodala

Ronnie Price, Andre Iguodala

Here’s how bad things were for the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half against the Golden State Warriors tonight: After losing a shoe and turning the ball over, reserve guard Ronnie Price threw his sneaker at Andre Iguodala to stop a Warriors fast break. Read More »

NBA / Oct 11, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Kobe On Lin: “I’m…Going To Challenge Him To Be A Great Defensive Player”

Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant

It’s going to be a long season for Jeremy Lin in Los Angeles. The Lakers aren’t going to be very strong defensively, and that’s on everyone. But after the Warriors beat the Lakers, 120-105, Thursday night, Kobe Bryant — taking on a pseudo-coaching role, it seems — was clear that Lin will have to make his defense a priority this season. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 10, 2014 / 2:15 pm

What Was & Could Have Been: Shaquille O’Neal Posts Photo With Yao Ming

Yao Ming, Shaquille O'Neal

Yao Ming is one of the biggest and most overlooked “what-ifs?” in league history. A rash of foot injuries limited the Chinese giant – physically and metaphorically – to just seven full NBA seasons before he called it quits in 2010-2011. But Yao’s fleeting career doesn’t make his peak any less dominant. The Houston Rockets superstar was among the very best players in basketball for a three-year stretch from 2004-2005 to 2007-2008, averaging a combined 21.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 53 percent from the field, numbers good for an elite PER of 24.9. But Yao wasn’t even the league’s clear-cut best center then; an aging Shaquille O’Neal was still around. Read More »

NBA / Oct 10, 2014 / 10:00 am

Video: Kobe Bryant Strips Steph Curry For The Jam

Kobe Bryant

The Lakers defense looked totally disorganized during Golden State’s 120-105 win last night, but Kobe Bryant again proved he’s back in form with 10 first-quarter points including this sick fadeaway. While the team defense struggled, Mamba showed off his quick hands by stripping Stephen Curry late in the first and taking it for the breakaway slam. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 9, 2014 / 11:15 pm

Video: This Sick Fadeaway Is A Shot Only Kobe Bryant Can Make

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant scored 10 points in the first quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ exhibition game against the Golden State Warriors tonight. The Black Mamba was impressive on both ends, making typically difficult shots and at one point swiping steals on successive possessions – one of which led to a very basic dunk. There was a single move in particular, though, that had us shaking our heads. Read More »

Video / Oct 9, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Watch Robert Sacre Make Three-Point Sky Hook Look Easy In Pre-Game

Robert Sacre

Robert Sacre (photo. Lakers Vine)

Dirk Nowitzki is working on adding sky hook to his offensive repertoire, but the Dallas Mavericks legend says it’s not quite ready for game action. Perhaps all he needs is a few pointers from Los Angeles Lakers big man Robert Sacre. Read More »