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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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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 Day… Read More »
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 »
/ Aug 11, 2014 / 10:30 pm
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 »
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 »
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 »
/ Aug 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm
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.
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