12:39 AM EST, Fri February 12, 2016
Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago

Chris Webber calls Kobe Bryant 'one of the greatest competitors ever'

One of the Shaq-Kobe Lakers' biggest rivals still can appreciate Bryant's game. Kobe Bryant will retire this season upon the conclusion of his 20th NBA campaign, and he's made his fair share of rivals throughout his time in the league. Arguably most memorable of Bryant's Lakers' foes were the Sacramento Kings of the early 2000's that the Lakers had numerous hard fought battles with, culminating in the 2002 Western Conference Finals, in which the two-time defending champion Lakers knocking off the Kings in a game seven that went to overtime. Chris Webber was the leader of those Kings teams,...
Orange County Register 4 hours ago
Does Kobe Bryant belong on the All-Star team?

Does Kobe Bryant belong on the All-Star team?

Kobe Bryant's appearance in this weekend's All-Star Game has generated plenty of conversation. Is the 37-year-old Lakers guard, who is having a less-than stellar season, deserving of a spot on the 2016 All-Star team? And what should fans expect to...
Plain Dealer 10 hours ago

Will LeBron James finish with a better career than Kobe Bryant? (video)

Chris Haynes, Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor discuss the longtime debate about LeBron James and Kobe Bryant following Bryant's final game in Cleveland.
News-Herald 14 hours ago

NBA: How Kobe Bryant's relationship with LeBron James evolved

CLEVELAND >> The two stars laughed with each other as LeBron James bantered along with Kobe Bryant by the scorer's table. Bryant later teased James at center-court moments after he bricked an alley oop. Once the buzzer sounded, Bryant and James hugged each other and offered encouraging words.The matchup Bryant and James shared last year at Staples Center conveyed the images of two close friends relishing both their tight bond and respect for each other's craft.
Plain Dealer 18 hours ago
LeBron James, Kobe Bryant just two chapters of the NBA's great, unfinished book

LeBron James, Kobe Bryant just two chapters of the NBA's great, unfinished book

Kobe Bryant's final game in Cleveland was not just about him playing against LeBron James one more time.
Plain Dealer 20 hours ago

Kobe Bryant believes Kyrie Irving can be great and Tyronn Lue's first 11 games have been hard: Fedor's five observations

Greeted with a standing ovation and chants of "Ko-be, Ko-be, Ko-be" as he stepped on the court at Quicken Loans Arena for the final time, Kobe Bryant exited in a similar fashion.
Silver Screen and Roll 21 hours ago

Kobe Bryant's final season sounds pretty painful

It doesn't sound super fun to be Kobe right now. Kobe Bryant is in the middle of his 20th season in the NBA, and has had his last three seasons ended by injury. So far (knock on wood) the Los Angeles Lakers wing has avoided a major injury in what will be his final campaign, much to the relief of both fans and the Lakers organization. After the Lakers' latest loss, a 120-111 drubbing at the hands of LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers that wasn't as close as the final score indicates, Bryant acknowledged that one of the things he hasn't enjoyed about his farewell tour has been the lack of...
News-Herald 23 hours ago

Cleveland Cavaliers 120, L.A. Lakers 111: Rousing send-off for Kobe Bryant; Love injury scare doesn't appear serious

With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own.One on one.Cavaliers-L.A. Lakers photo gallery"It was just a lot of mutual respect," James said of the embrace.
Orange County Register Feb 11, 2016
All-Star Game MVP? Kobe Bryant says he'll just be happy to be there: What you need to know

All-Star Game MVP? Kobe Bryant says he'll just be happy to be there: What you need to know

CLEVELAND – Kobe Bryant looked genuinely mystified. Him? Trying to win MVP at this weekend’s All-Star Game? “Do what?” he asked. Then: “Why?” Shaquille O’Neal said earlier this week that he expected his former teammate to gun for MVP...
Plain Dealer Feb 10, 2016

Kobe Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers fall to LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers: DMan's Report, Game 52 (photos)

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson were terrific in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 120-111 victory over the Lakers. Kobe Bryant scored 17 for Los Angeles.
Chronicle-Telegram Feb 10, 2016

Cavaliers KO Lakers on Kobe Bryant’s last trip to The Q; Kevin Love leaves game with hurt shoulder, but should be OK

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers said goodbye to Kobe Bryant on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. For the second half, at least, they also said goodbye to their own power forward, Kevin Love, who suffered a left shoulder injury that initially appeared serious, but is not. Cleveland led from wire to wire en route to Read More... The post Cavaliers KO Lakers on Kobe Bryant’s last trip to The Q; Kevin Love leaves game with hurt shoulder, but should be OK appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram. Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your...
Plain Dealer Feb 10, 2016

Cleveland Cavaliers say goodbye to L.A. Lakers great Kobe Bryant: Bill Livingston (photos, videos)

Kobe Bryant's first electric NBA moment might well have been in Cleveland at the 1997 All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest. On Wednesday night, he will appear here for the last time with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Chronicle-Telegram Feb 10, 2016

Cavaliers: Kobe Bryant discusses relationship with LeBron

CLEVELAND — Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have spent 13 seasons together in the NBA, but as the Lakers legend prepares to call it a career, he still views James as an 18-year-old kid just breaking into the league. “Thirteen years, (that’s crazy),” said the 37-year-old Bryant, who reflected on his relationship with the 31-year-old Read More... The post Cavaliers: Kobe Bryant discusses relationship with LeBron appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram. Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.
Plain Dealer Feb 10, 2016

Kobe Bryant and the 'most important advice' he gave LeBron James

In the Cleveland stop on Kobe Bryant's farewell tour, the Lakers' superstar reflected on his relationship with LeBron James.
News-Herald Feb 10, 2016
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant shows Cleveland Cavaliers ace LeBron James path to retirement

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant shows Cleveland Cavaliers ace LeBron James path to retirement

Kobe Bryant's 2015-16 Farewell Tour, which made a stop at Quicken Loans Arena on Feb. 10, is a sobering reminder LeBron James won't play forever.As with James, Bryant entered the NBA straight from high school. Bryant was the 13th pick of the 1996 draft and has played his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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