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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 »

Twitter / Aug 21, 2014 / 9:45 am

Brandon Jennings Took A Deep Dive Into The Kobe Versus Jordan Debate

Kobe Bryant

The Kobe Bryant versus Michael Jordan debate will exist as long as we all have a platform to argue over the topic. Jordan has six rings, Kobe has five. Jordan never lost in six NBA Finals appearances, Kobe has lost twice on the biggest stage. You get the idea. On Tuesday night, Brandon Jennings took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the longest-running bar argument in NBA history. Read More »

NBA / Aug 20, 2014 / 11:00 am

Kobe Says He’s Different Player Than Before But Equally Effective

Kobe Bryant

Among the most necessary attributes of the NBA’s true greats is longevity. A relative flash in the pan of brilliance a la Tracy McGrady or player that enjoyed sustained effectiveness but a fleeting peak like Dwyane Wade are considered steps below the game’s historical elite despite multiple individual seasons that are close to unmatched. Their utmost best was arguably better than Kobe Bryant’s, but the Los Angeles Lakers legend played levels closer to his pinnacle for far longer than McGrady and Wade did theirs. That matters, and as Bryant steps firmly into the twilight of his career, don’t think he doesn’t know it. Read More »

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 »