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GIFs, Video / Jan 22, 2015 / 1:45 pm

Watch Kobe Bryant Make Left-Handed Jumper After Injuring Right Shoulder

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (photo. CaCHooKaManTV)

This is so, so Kobe Bryant. After the Los Angeles Lakers legend injured right shoulder earlier in the game, watch Mamba return to the floor and hit a left-handed turnaround jumper during his team’s 96-80 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 21, 2015 / 5:30 pm

Kobe Bryant Says He Won’t Stop Recruiting Rajon Rondo To Lakers

Kobe Bryant

Mark Cuban won the battle, but Kobe Bryant thinks he can win the war. Despite Rajon Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks less than a month ago, the Los Angeles Lakers legend says he won’t stop recruiting his former Boston Celtics rival until Rondo signs a contract this summer. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 21, 2015 / 12:15 pm

Lakers & Knicks Top Forbes List; Average Franchise Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion

Carmelo Anthony, Ryan Kelly

Forbes released their 2015 NBA team valuations today. Following the $24 billion TV-rights deal announcement, and a “bull market” the average cost of an NBA franchise has reached a new record of over $1.1 billion. That’s up 74 percent from last year, and it’s the biggest one-year gain since Forbes start valuing teams in the four major professional North American sports in 1998. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 20, 2015 / 4:00 pm

Nick Young On 24-Point, 4-Board, 3-Dime Effort: “That’s A Triple-Double For Me”

Nick Young

Not all “stars” can fill the stat-sheet. The majority of NBA players occupy a distinct role on a team, whether it’s grabbing rebounds, blocking shots, nailing threes, or playing lock-down defense. But those with enough name recognition normally have it for a reason, and it’s because of the multi-faceted ways they effect a game. Nick Young, on the other hand, is a bit different – Swaggy P’s fame is far more about his carefully crafted persona and simply getting buckets than anything else. Read More »

Video / Jan 16, 2015 / 12:45 pm

Watch LeBron James Share Laugh With Kobe Bryant After Missing Alley-Oop

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James (photo. Streamable)

Basketball is the ultimate team sport, but it wasn’t on Thursday. Last night’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers was more about a final chapter of the LeBron James-Kobe Bryant battle than anything else, and neither living legend tried to hide it. Read More »

NBA / Jan 16, 2015 / 11:00 am

Video: Kobe Bryant Dishes Career-High 17 Assists; Lakers Still Fall To Cavs

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Shaquille O’Neal didn’t believe it during halftime of last night’s Cavs-Lakers telecast on TNT when he was informed Kobe Bryant had never in his career passed for over 10 assists in the first half. But it’s true, and Mamnba went on to set a career-high with 17 dimes on the night, even though his Lakers still fell to the Cavs, 107-102. Read More »

Video / Jan 16, 2015 / 1:15 am

Watch Kyrie Irving Shake Ronnie Price And Finish With Acrobatic Layup

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Thursday’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers was all about Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. But Kyrie Irving had his moments amid excellent play from the future Hall-of-Famers, too. Watch the reigning All-Star MVP shake Ronnie Price with a dirty behind-back dribble then finish with an acrobatic layup through the Lakers defense during his team’s 109-102 win. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 15, 2015 / 11:30 pm

GIF: LeBron James Decides Against Contesting Wes Johnson Three-Pointer

Wes Johnson, LeBron James

LeBron James has put forth poor defensive effort all season long, but this is a new low. Watch The King simply decide against contesting a Wes Johnson corner three-pointer – which the swingman made, of course – early in tonight’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 15, 2015 / 12:15 pm

Watch This Fantastic Kobe Bryant “Let It Go” Frozen Parody: “Let It Tank”

Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer

Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer (photo. Bleacher Report)

I hate musicals. Call it un-American or, as my family explains, “You’re just a toneless hater,” but I just don’t understand spontaneously breaking into song; I feel similarly about karaoke. But I’ve been listening and singing along to Bleacher Report’s “Let it Go” Frozen parody, “Let It Tank” — as sung by Kobe Bryant — for the last hour, and it’s incredible. Read More »

NBA / Jan 12, 2015 / 4:45 pm

Byron Scott Admits Kobe’s Minutes Were “Overload” Earlier In The Year

Kobe Bryant, Byron Scott

The Lakers are in shambles, but Kobe Bryant‘s presence continues to make them interesting to the basketball public. After taking a break for three consecutive games last month, he returned with a flourish, and he’ll now sit out one game — dependent on the opponent — of LA’s eight remaining back-to-backs this season. Coach Byron Scott now admits to the Los Angeles Daily News he played Vino too much earlier in the season and it wore him down. Read More »