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Silver Screen and Roll Aug 16, 2016

Kobe Bryant says the Lakers have ‘a really good core’

The Mamba is impressed with the kids. Kobe Bryant has ended his time as an athlete, a transition that stands in stark contrast to the Los Angeles Lakers’ new franchise cornerstones. D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, and Larry Nance, Jr. are in the nascent stages of what the Lakers hope will be long careers, and in an interview with Mike Bresnahan of Time Warner Cable Sportsnet, Bryant joined the chorus of observers who think those players have a lot of high level basketball ahead of them. “[The Lakers] have a really young core, and a really good...
Silver Screen and Roll Aug 16, 2016

Kobe Bryant on what Luke Walton brings to the Lakers: "a championship foundation"

Retirement has been treating him so well, he forgot how he played the game! Kobe Bryant spoke to Time Warner SportsNet's Mike Bresnahan about how retirement is treating him (he has a beard, for example) and as you'd expect, the Lakers came up. Bresnahan asked Kobe what he thought of Luke Walton as the newest head coach and Bryant didn't disappoint. Bryant spoke about a possible return to the game (it isn't happening), the transition into life after the NBA, the announcement of his third child, the Lakers' young core and what kind of role he'll have with the organization moving forward,...
Orange County Register Aug 12, 2016
Kobe Bryant credited with reshaping culture of USA Basketball, helping lead team to 2008, 2012 gold medals

Kobe Bryant credited with reshaping culture of USA Basketball, helping lead team to 2008, 2012 gold medals

The pre-practice meeting had just started, and Kobe Bryant arrived drenched in sweat. As his teammates slept, Bryant already had been awake for nearly three hours to lift weights and complete a shooting workout. Bryant’s offseason routine was...

Lakers Podcast: Discussing Kobe Bryant’s Olympic legacy and ongoing impact on Team USA Basketball

A nostalgic look back at Bryant’s time with Team USA. The Los Angeles Lakers may not have any of their current players on the Team USA Basketball roster, but the effects of their last player to suit up for the red, white, and blue are still being felt. Hosts Anthony Irwin and Harrison Faigen decided to take a walk down memory lane in the latest episode of Locked on Lakers, discussing their enduring memories of Kobe Bryant’s time at the Olympics, the impact he had on the roster, and how much of the team’s recent success is due to his influence. Later in the show, they also debated...

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant wins NBPA Player’s Award for ‘Global Impact’

The Mamba gets another trophy to add to an overstuffed chest. LeBron James made basketball history when he brought the Cleveland Cavaliers back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals to win the franchise’s first title. Stephen Curry spent all season setting nets ablaze with the rest of his team as the Golden State Warriors set a new all-time best regular season record of 73-9. However, when NBA players voted on several honors for the NBPA Player’s Awards, they didn’t choose either as the one with the biggest “Global Impact.” Instead, now-retired Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant...

Get hyped with Kobe Bryant’s ‘08 Olympic Gold medal run

Kobe Bryant helped elevate Team USA back to glory in ‘08. Get hyped for the Olympics right here. Team USA fell from glory in 2004, getting knocked out by Argentina in the semifinals before settling for bronze. The squad was re-invigorated across the board for the 2008 games in Beijing, with Coach K taking the reins and a overhauled roster looking to reclaim glory. A team with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard and Chris Paul — to name a few — should have steamrolled the competition, and it did. They won by an average of 17.3 points through tournament play,...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 31, 2016

Lakers Podcast: Discussing Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan’s final seasons, legacies, and more

Discussing two of the greatest to ever play. The NBA lost two of it’s most memorable players in the same offseason when Tim Duncan made his decision to join Kobe Bryant in retirement this summer. The two players were both premier talents and inarguable first-ballot Hall of Famers, and fans of both the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs will remember Bryant and Duncan for as long as they’re thinking about basketball. To reminisce about the careers of both men, Locked on Lakers hosts Anthony Irwin and Harrison Faigen were joined by Jeff Garcia of Locked on Spurs, and the three...

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