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Jul 21, 2014
Rotoworld
Kobe Bryant said he's afraid of life after basketball.
Boston Globe Jul 22, 2014

Getting Crushed By Kobe Bryant in H-O-R-S-E Looks Exactly Like You Think It Would

If you've ever wondered how a game of H-O-R-S-E would go with an NBA superstar, now you know.
Oklahoman Jul 21, 2014

Kobe Bryant on Seattle: “I'd much rather come here in the postseason than Oklahoma”

From Staff ReportsKobe Bryant took a shot at Oklahoma City on Sunday. Sort of. At Richard Sherman’s charity softball game in Seattle, Bryant said it was his first time back to the city since the departure of the SuperSonics for Oklahoma City after the 2008 season. “I’ve always enjoyed coming here.Read more on NewsOK.com

Bryant 'scared' about post-basketball future

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says he is “scared” about his future after basketball. Bryant, who turns 36 in August, is under contract with the Lakers for two more seasons. He played just six games last season. After he returned from an Achilles tendon tear, he sustained a season-ending knee injury. Bryant is the subject of a documentary that airs on Showtime in November. “Kobe Bryant's Muse” looks into his life last season when the Lakers went 27-55 as he recovered from the injuries. The absence forced Bryant to think more about his future after his playing days are over....

Melo's on board; now it's up to Phil, Fish

Carmelo Anthony spent hours talking with Tom Thibodeau. He listened to persuasive pitches from the Rockets and Mavericks. He contemplated what life in Hollywood would be like alongside best friend Kobe Bryant. He might have even allowed himself to fantasize about teaming up with LeBron James somewhere. But after a long -- and perhaps agonizing -- wait for the Knicks, Melo is staying in New York. He chose Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher and the New York Knicks.
Orange County Register Jul 10, 2014
Lakers to start summer league session without a head coach

Lakers to start summer league session without a head coach

Technically, Kobe Bryant wasn’t supposed to have a say. But of course he was going to say something. When you are the $48.5 million man, and the time between international adventures is spent lingering near the team offices, you are bound to be...

Lakers mulling many 'Plan B' options

It's no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers' primary plan in free agency was to bring the top two prizes available on the market in LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony into their possession. By bagging one of the top 10 players ever to play the game in James and arguably one of the top 10 most gifted scorers ever to lace them up in Anthony and combining them with Kobe Bryant in the twilight of his career (someone who fits on both of those top 10 lists), the Lakers felt as if they would automatically reboot their team back on a championship trajectory.

Kobe Bryant lauds Lakers' aggressive approach in free agency

Even as a report suggested that Carmelo Anthony would return to the New York Knicks instead of joining the Lakers, Kobe Bryant firmly supported his team’s bid to snag a superstar in free agency.
Chicago Tribune Jul 9, 2014

Kobe Bryant lauds Lakers' aggressive approach in free agency

Even as a report suggested that Carmelo Anthony would return to the New York Knicks instead of joining the Lakers, Kobe Bryant firmly supported his team’s bid to snag a superstar in free agency.
New York Post Jul 6, 2014

A Kobe and Melo pickup game? Rumors swirl as Knicks still favorites

Kobe Bryant is pulling out all the stops to try to put Carmelo Anthony in purple and gold — perhaps playing pickup ball with him Sunday, perhaps even trying to...
Newsday Jul 6, 2014

Carmelo Anthony plays pickup game with Kobe Bryant before making decision

Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant were rumored to be playing pickup basketball together at UCLA Sunday. The Knicks have to hope Anthony doesn't make sharing the gym with Bryant a full-time thing.
Report: Bryant, Anthony get court time in at UCLA

Report: Bryant, Anthony get court time in at UCLA

Kobe Bryant was trapped on an airplane Thursday while his friend and rival, free agent Carmelo Anthony, was meeting with Lakers brass at the team’s El Segundo practice facility. But what, you thought he was going to sit this one out? Kobe always...
Los Angeles Times Jul 6, 2014

Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love reportedly scrimmage at UCLA

As the Lakers eagerly wait for Carmelo Anthony to decide with whom he'll sign for next season, Kobe Bryant and Anthony apparently worked out together on Sunday at UCLA.

What will you think of Melo if he leaves NY?

As Carmelo Anthony continues to weigh his options, the idea that he ends up back in New York is seeming like less and less of a sure thing. If you’re a Knicks fan who wants to see Carmelo re-sign, you can thank Kobe Bryant for making things a little more difficult. Let’s say, for a second, that Carmelo ends up in L.A. with Kobe. Or in Chicago with Derrick Rose. What will his legacy as a Knick be? On the court, it won’t be great, right?
Sacramento Bee Jul 4, 2014
Bill Plaschke: Lakers' extension of Bryant's contract really hurts now

Bill Plaschke: Lakers' extension of Bryant's contract really hurts now

The earthquake rocked the Los Angeles Lakers on the morning of Nov. 25, 2013, their economic future rattled by a $48.5 million contract extension given to an aging and injured player who neither required it nor demanded it. Kobe Bryant winces after rupturing his left Achilles' tendon in the Lakers' 118-116 win over the Warriors on Friday night. His recovery likely will take six to nine months. Fans are questioning if Bryant, 34, should have been allowed to play so many minutes late in the season. Robert Gauthier Los Angeles Times

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