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High School / Aug 19, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch High School Junior Kobe Bryant Dominate Playoff Game Down Stretch

Kobe Bryant

It’s an old adage in sports that players are born with a killer instinct. That the hyper-competitiveness and superstar gumption that makes the great ones greatest is inherent and can’t be developed. We’re not sure whether that’s true or not, but one thing is for sure: Kobe Bryant has always had it. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 18, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Performs ALS Challenge By Submerging Entire Body In Cold Tub

Kobe Bryant (photo. Instagram)

This is how Michael Jordan would perform the ALS Challenge, LeBron. Not by getting probably tepid water – we don’t see any ice here! – poured on him by two seemingly random people on a yacht in the Mediterranean. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 17, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Bizarre Kobe Bryant Sculpture Features Snake Biting His Achilles

Kobe Bryant statue

If you think Kobe Bryant’s domestic fan base is rabid, you clearly don’t understand the limitless depth of his popularity in Asia. This bizarre and frightening statue of the Los Angeles Lakers legend at a Basketball Art Exhibition in Taiwan is a proper representation of just how crazy basketball fans abroad can be for the Black Mamba, too. Read More »

We Reminisce / Aug 14, 2014 / 5:00 pm

We Reminisce: Magic Wins Finals MVP As An NBA Rookie

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson turns 55 today. To honor his birthday, we take a look back at his incredible rookie season, which ended with Magic winning NBA Finals MVP as the Lakers defeated the 76ers in six games to win the title. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 14, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Kobe Bryant Might Break Michael Jordan’s All-Time Scoring Mark In Chicago

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant

Coming into the 2014-15 NBA Season, Kobe Bryant has 31,700 points. Michael Jordan finished his career with 32,292 points, the third-most all-time, trailing only Karl Malone (36,928) and the all-time NBA leader, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). So Kobe trails MJ by 592 points heading into the year, and the Lakers play in Chicago on Christmas DayRead More »

instagram, Video / Aug 12, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Nick Young Shows Off Hops With A Smooth 360, Behind The Back Jam

Nick Young

Nick Young (photo. Instagram)

Say what you will about Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Nick Young – he’s a gunner, a minus defender, and frequently abandons team concepts on both ends of the floor to placate his zany basketball livelihood. Fine. All fair. But at least admit this for Swaggy P, too – the guy is entertaining as all hell. Read More »

NBA / Aug 11, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Report: Lakers At Bulls Is Latest Christmas Matchup

Carlos Boozer, Pau Gasol

In what’s primed to go down as the most anticipated return to the United Center since Michael Jordan’s maiden Windy City voyage as an opponent in 2002, NBC Sports’ Brett Pollakoff reports that Carlos Boozer and the Los Angeles Lakers will visit the Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day. Read More »

instagram, Video / Aug 6, 2014 / 7:45 pm

Jeremy Lin Puts His Mom On #JLinDunkCam

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin (photo. Instagram)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin is a little late on the “dunk cam” meme, but we’ll forgive him – posterizations like this don’t have an expiration date. Lin went all out for his #JLinDunkCam video with three amusing jams, even “dunking” all over his poor, unsuspecting mother in the kitchen. Read More »

Where Are They Now? / Aug 5, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Lamar Odom’s Slow, Painful Descent Into Personal And Professional Oblivion

Lamar Odom

During last night’s episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians, Khloe opened up about filing for divorce from her estranged husband Lamar Odom, whose well-documented downfall has been the subject of endless controversy and speculation. Read More »

Smack / Aug 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Lakers Trainer Gary Vitti On Kobe Next Season: “You’d Be Crazy To Bet Against Him”

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers trainer Gary Vitti has been a very busy man over the past two seasons. Aside from Kobe Bryant‘s injuries, the Lakers have dealt with extended absences from other players including Steve Nash and Pau Gasol. Vitti spoke about his role on the team this week, and also expressed a lot of confidence in Kobe’s ability to remain an elite player for this upcoming season. Read More »