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Rotoworld
Kobe Bryant (rest) will not play in the final two preseason games.
Oct 16, 2014
ESPN Fantasy Basketball
Kobe Bryant has dealt with major injuries the last two years and to try to stop that trend head coach Byron Scott will limit the minutes his shooting ...
Rotoworld 1 hour ago

Kobe Bryant (rest) out for rest of preseason - Kobe Bryant (G/F) Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant (rest) will not play in the final two preseason games.
Orange County Register 11 hours ago
Miller: Kobe wise in being 'afraid'

Miller: Kobe wise in being 'afraid'

He made headlines in July when he announced he was “scared” about his future. I remember being confused initially, wondering why this even was a story. Of course, Kobe Bryant’s scared about his future. Like everyone else, he’s seen the...
Orange County Register Oct 21, 2014

Kobe Bryant brushes off ESPN 'idiots' who ranked him 40th

ANAHEIM – When Kobe Bryant retires, presumably after his current contract expires in 2016, he will go down as one of the 10 best players in NBA history. For now, he’s far from that, according to ESPN.com. A year after ranking Bryant the...

NBA Windows: Kobe Bryant's last stand

Kobe Bryant is facing his NBA mortality. In his own words, “Soon, but not yet.” It’s a testament to the ferocity with which he’s attacked his career that even though logic and a basic understanding of human biology tell us that, yes, definitely yes, Kobe is near the end of his NBA career, just writing it out like this carries a faint hint of danger. It’s a bit like an aging dictator not showing up for his breakfast one morning; who dares go into his bedroom to check on him?
Orange County Register Oct 19, 2014
Oram: NBA ponders getting shorter

Oram: NBA ponders getting shorter

It's rare that we lay-folk find we have something in common with Kobe Bryant, the NBA’s highest-paid player whose opulent lifestyle involves Parisian getaways with his family and a helicopter shuttling him to Lakers home games. But Bryant describes...
Silver Screen and Roll Oct 19, 2014

Kobe Bryant throws down one-handed dunk during 3-on-3 drill

The Lakers held open practice and Kobe Bryant gave the fans a gift for attending. { width: 100%; } img { max-width: 100%; } Kobe Bryant graced Los Angeles Lakers fans with a lone dunk during preseason and hasn't jammed it home since. The Black Mamba sure doesn't have the lift he used to, but he can still drop the hammer every now and then. The latest example comes during Lakers training camp. Kobe exploded to the rim at open practice during 3-on-3 drills and gave fans in attendance a treat for coming out: Yes, training camp.  Yes, 3-on-3. Yes, dunkage. Beggars can't be...
Plain Dealer Oct 17, 2014
LeBron James welcomed Kobe Bryant back to NBA, knows he'll be where Bryant is now one day

LeBron James welcomed Kobe Bryant back to NBA, knows he'll be where Bryant is now one day

LeBron James elaborates on Kobe Bryant's career, his affection for him, and acknowledges his career will one day wane as Bryant's may be now.
Silver Screen and Roll Oct 17, 2014

Kobe Bryant calls ESPN 'a bunch of idiots' for 40th ranking

Kobe Bryant had a few choice words about ESPN after he was asked about his ranking. Kobe Bryant called ESPN "a bunch of idiots" for ranking him as the 40th-best player in the NBA shortly after the Los Angeles Lakers' 118-86 loss to the Utah Jazz, reports Bill Oram of the OC Register. Kobe on ESPN ranking him 40th best player: "I've known for a long time that they're a bunch of idiots." — Bill Oram (@bill_oram) October 17, 2014 More Kobe on ESPN rank: "I tend to use things as motivation that tend to be in realm of reality." — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) October 17,...
Silver Screen and Roll Oct 17, 2014

Lakers vs. Jazz final score: Kobe can't carry Lakers in 119-86 loss

Kobe Bryant scored 27 points but it was a futile effort for the Lakers again. The Los Angeles Lakers' preseason struggles continued against the Utah Jazz as they dropped another one in a 119-86 loss. The Lakers' offense was brutal again, settling for long-two's they were unable to connect on. Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 27 points on 23 field goal attempts, looking crisp after having a tough outing against the Warriors. Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 16 points. There weren't many positive take aways besides Kobe Bryant, which has been a pretty consistent theme through four preseason...
Silver Screen and Roll Oct 16, 2014

Kobe Bryant ranked 40th in ESPN Rank

ESPN's off-season ranking reached Kobe Bryant. They were not believers. ESPN's annual off-season NBA player ranking finally got around to reaching Kobe Bryant, and it was much earlier than anticipated. ESPN ranked Kobe the 40th-best player in the league, meaning there's 39 players they're putting ahead of the Black Mamba in his returning season. What does this mean? Not much, really. It's not surprising there's heavy doubt he can find his way back into the top-echelon of players after missing extended time due to rupturing his Achilles and then fracturing his knee. Kobe' s looked sharp...
Los Angeles Times Oct 16, 2014

Kobe Bryant ranked as NBA's 40th-best player by ESPN.com

According to ESPN.com, Kobe Bryant is the 40th-best player in the NBA.

Scott to limit Kobe's minutes?

Kobe Bryant has dealt with major injuries the last two years and to try to stop that trend head coach Byron Scott will limit the minutes his shooting ...
CelticsBlog Oct 15, 2014
Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 Preview - Nowhere to go but up

Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 Preview - Nowhere to go but up

Mike D'Antoni is officially out of the picture and Kobe Bryant is finally back in action. Can the Lakers come back strong and rebound from their second-worst record in franchise history? Silver Screen and Roll - Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 Preview - SBNation.com Ultimately it seems like this Lakers team's primary goal is to be competitive and improve as a unit. That may not necessarily mean the playoffs are where their eyes should be set, but Scott has to prove he can build momentum for the franchise going forward. Add that with Kobe Bryant's drive and desire for another championship...
Blazersedge Oct 15, 2014

Who Has the More Significant Season: Bryant, Rose, or Lillard?

Two NBA superstars make triumphant, but precarious, returns this year. Which will fare better and will either outshine Damian Lillard? Time for our weekly Roundtable of Blazer's Edge staff members. This week's topic is a doozy! Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant will make their long-anticipated returns from injury this season. Many people have speculated about how their returns will impact their respective teams. The Blazer's Edge panel discusses which of the two will have a greater impact on his team and how that impact will compare to Damian Lillard's impact on the Trail...
Orange County Register Oct 14, 2014
Bryant: Players should strive for highest market value

Bryant: Players should strive for highest market value

EL SEGUNDO – Kobe Bryant has long shunned the notion that players should accept smaller contracts in the pursuit of championships, a belief reinforced when he signed a $48.5 million contract last November that will keep him the NBA’s most...

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