3:44 AM EST, Sun November 29, 2015
Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago

Kobe Bryant calls Damian Lillard 'one of the best players in the league'

One of the best guards in NBA history is a fan of on of the league's current best. Kobe Bryant may be a shell of his former self on the basketball court at this point, but he can still recognize greatness when he sees it. In two games against Bryant's Lakers this season, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has averaged 29.5 points, 10 assists, and 5 rebounds on 47.7% shooting. Lillard has also knocked down 38.1% of his three-pointers and 90% of his free throws. Kobe has noticed Lillard tearing his team apart, and was asked about the play of the Weber State product. "He's one of the...
Los Angeles Times 1 hour ago

Portland shows no fear in victory over Kobe Bryant and Lakers

What farewell tour? Devoted fans of the Portland Trail Blazers, so accustomed to seeing the Lakers lose here during Kobe Bryant's career but perhaps never quite getting over the 2000 playoffs, booed Bryant when he touched the ball Saturday. No rocking chairs. No gifts. Just boos when Bryant had...
Silver Screen and Roll 2 hours ago

Kobe, on Portland fans booing him: "I thought it was great."

Bryant has always enjoyed being the villain. Kobe Bryant is in his 20th year in the NBA and with the Los Angeles Lakers. His legs aren't what they used to be, and he has not played up to the high standards he sets for himself while scoring 15.7 points per game on 31.5% shooting. Golden State Warriors players were openly shocked by how badly Kobe has played andone anonymous Western Conference guard called Bryant's play "disgusting." So Bryant is probably grateful for anything that reminds him of his heyday, how deadly of a scorer he once was. Perhaps that was why Bryant, when asked about...
Blazersedge 3 hours ago

Blazers vs. Lakers Final Score: 108-96; Lillard And McCollum Lead Portland To Easy Victory

The Portland Trail Blazers kept the Los Angeles Lakers at arm's reach most of the game, leading to a relatively easy victory Saturday night. At the Moda Center in Portland Saturday night, the Portland Trail Blazers took care of business, beating Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Blazers jumped out to a lead in the first quarter, ending with a double digit advantage. In the second half, the Lakers did their best to make a run, as Bryant tried to shoot his way back into the game. However, the Blazers easily fended off each challenge, and Portland pulled away late for the expected...

Kobe Bryant could be hurting the development of Lakers' young trio

Kobe Bryant could be hurting the development of Lakers young trio
Blazersedge Nov 27, 2015

Why does Portland love to boo Kobe Bryant?

Is Kobe Bryant the most hated Blazer opponent ever? For Blazers fans, opportunities to boo one of the most hated players in team history may be coming to an end. Kobe Bryant will suit up against the Portland Trail Blazers for the 82nd time in his career on Saturday night in the Moda Center. Bryant has not officially announced his retirement at the end of the season, but all signs are pointing in that direction. Given that the Lakers next game in Portland will be their third in four nights and Bryant has struggled to stay healthy, there is a decent chance that Saturday will be his last...
Blazersedge Nov 27, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers 2015-16 Projected Payroll Ranks Lowest In NBA

The Blazers are in full rebuild mode and have successfully given themselves financial flexibility to make an impact in years to come. According toEddie Scarito of Hoops Rumors – who did some impressive legwork for his piece – the Portland Trail Blazers rank dead last in the NBA’s 2015-16 payroll projections. With just $49,375,118 in total cap commitments, they are more than $20M below the $70M salary cap. At the other end of the spectrum, the Cleveland Cavaliers are not only $40M over the salary cap, but $25M into luxury tax territory, with $109,845,352 in total cap commitments. ...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 27, 2015

The humbling of Kobe Bryant has been shocking to witness

While poor play and bad statistics in the face of modest expectations are jarring developments, it's Kobe's humility that's been truly surprising Kobe Bryant has rarely looked this mortal. Even as an 18-year-old, No. 8 didn't flinch when asked to throw down in a dunk contest with just two career starts under his belt. Even as a slightly-older 18-year-old, the soon-to-be Black Mamba kept shooting despite air ball after air ball versus the Utah Jazz in the playoffs. Even as a precocious 20-something, Kobe didn't fear the backlash of criticizing his superstar teammate Shaquille O'Neal, nor the...
Golden State Of Mind Nov 26, 2015

The Warriors have re-written the rules of what is imaginable

Nate Parham, Ivan Bettger, and Bram Kincheloe are back at it in this special Thanksgiving edition of Golden State of Mindcast. The gang is back at it celebrating 16-0, talking about how far the Lakers have fallen, and much more! You can listen to the whole episode here: Annotated talking points: 0:25: Celebrating 16-0, talking about the tragic fall of the Lakers, specifically Kobe Bryant. 9:21: More history milestones on the horizon for this Warriors team?! 14:41: Stephen Curry's sneaky, balletic athleticism. 18:30: The surprising Real plus/minus numbers. 19:40: Bram does a happy dance...
Orange County Register Nov 25, 2015
Byron Scott maintains confidence that Kobe Bryant will find his shot

Byron Scott maintains confidence that Kobe Bryant will find his shot

EL SEGUNDO – History was made Tuesday night. Of course everyone knew about the Warriors winning their 16th straight game to open the season, but Kobe Bryant did not leave Oracle Arena without setting a milestone of his own. His 1-of-14 shooting...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 25, 2015

Even the Warriors can't believe how bad Kobe Bryant is right now

The Kobe farewell tour keeps getting more heartbreaking. To say Kobe Bryant has struggled to start the 2015-16 season for the Los Angeles Lakers would be putting things very kindly. We have all seen the numbers: 15.2 points per game on 31.1% shooting while only hitting 19.5% of his 7 three-pointers per game with a usage rate of 28.5. Bryant and the Lakers both hit their low point in last night's 111-77 loss to the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers fell to 2-12 (the second worst record in the league behind only the 0-15 Philadelphia 76ers) while Bryant tied the worst shooting performance of...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 25, 2015

Reducing Kobe Bryant's role, minutes not being considered by Byron Scott

Byron Scott is planning on serving more of the same with Kobe Bryant going forward. The Los Angeles Lakers held their last practice before Thanksgiving, and Lakers head coach Byron Scott isn't planning on anything besides heaping more of the same onto Kobe Bryant's plate going forward. Scott "hasn't considered" scaling back the minutes or role that Kobe currently has,reports Baxter Holmes of ESPN. That means 30.5 minutes (second on the team behind Jordan Clarkson) and 16.4 field-goal attempts (on 31.1 percent shooting) from Kobe will continue happening under Scott's watch. This lines up...

Lakers' Scott said he hasn't considered reducing Kobe Bryant's minutes, role

Lakers Scott said he hasnt considered reducing Kobe Bryants minutes, role

Scott not looking at reducing Kobe's role, minutes

Scott not looking at reducing Kobes role, minutes
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 25, 2015

Kobe Bryant is the 'single most detrimental player in the NBA,' says Zach Lowe

The fall of Kobe Bryant has not been pretty, and the national analysts are taking note. Before the Los Angeles Lakers became the latest victim of the Golden State Warriors' historic 16-0 start,losing 111-77 in a game that really never even felt as close as the final margin, Shane Battier joined NBA analyst Zach Lowe onthe latest episode of "the Lowe Post." After the former Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, and Memphis Grizzlies forwardvoiced his optimism about the Lakers' future, Lowe had to make note of how hard to watch the Lakers' present is becoming. "I'm going to make a statement right now,...

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