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Sep 16, 2014
ESPN Fantasy Basketball
Beto Duran and Arash Markazi discuss why Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are the Lakers' X-Factors this season.
Sep 15, 2014
Rotoworld
Lakers' coach Byran Scott stated during a recent interview that he thinks Kobe Bryant will average 20+ points per game and have a great season.
Rotoworld Sep 15, 2014

Scott thinks Kobe will average 20+ points - Kobe Bryant (G/F) Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers' coach Byran Scott stated during a recent interview that he thinks Kobe Bryant will average 20+ points per game and have a great season.
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 15, 2014

The Credits: "[Team USA] in Goldmember" - Lakers Links

Starring Team USA, who defeated Serbia 129-92 to win the gold medal in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Lakers News INSTAGRAM: Kobe Bryant Takes A Trip To Germany | Lakers Nation Lakers Nation Roundtable: Can Lakers Succeed With Kobe On Minutes Limit? | Lakers Nation Lakers News: Team Has Had Discussions With Ryan Hollins | Lakers Nation NBA.com Morning shootaround — Sept. 15 " NBA.com | Hang Time Blog with Sekou Smith USA routs Serbia to claim World Cup gold | NBA.com Summer Dreaming: First-time All-Stars " NBA.com | Hang Time Blog with Sekou Smith FIBA World Cup: France beats Lithuania for...
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 12, 2014

Kobe Bryant rated 89 overall in NBA 2K15

Of course Kobe Bryant is the highest-rated Laker in NBA 2K15, but the Black Mamba has dropped below a 90 in the latest installment in the series. { width: 100%; } img { max-width: 100%; } Ratings for all of the Los Angeles Lakers players in NBA 2K15 have leaked, and standing alone at the top is Kobe Bryant with an 89 overall rating. It's down four points from the 93 overall rating he was given in NBA 2K14, dropping below 90 for the first time in recent memory. Only four players will be rated a 90 or above, and the Black Mamba won't be a part of that "exclusive" digital...
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 11, 2014

Kobe Bryant undergoing routine knee treatment in Germany

Kobe Bryant is overseas getting his routine knee treatment before training camp begins for the Lakers. Another Los Angeles Lakers season closing in, another trip to Germany for Kobe Bryant. Bryant has touched down in Germany to meet with Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt before the 2014-2015 NBA season ramps up, according to his personal website. The specifics of his visit with Dr. Hans-Wilhelm were not disclosed in the article, though CBS Sports' Kurt Helin writes that it's for Orthokine treatment in his knees: Orthokine is part of that. It is similar to the procedure used the United...

Byron Scott might sit Kobe Bryant out games, will treat him like an assistant coach

Byron Scott wants to monitor Kobe Bryant's minutes, and expects to use his knowledge as a weapon in his coaching staff. The Los Angeles Lakers are just a few weeks away from training camp and new head coach Byron Scott is beginning to make his media rounds. Scott recently spoke with A Martinez and Alex Cohen of 89.3 KPCC and outlined how he'll monitor Kobe Bryant's playing time this season by possibly sitting him out of games, and went on to say he'll be treating Bryant like an assistant coach: I think he's at the point too where he's so much more mature, and he understands that he only...
Los Angeles Times Sep 3, 2014

Tracy McGrady mulling comeback, reportedly works out with Kobe Bryant

Mulling a comeback, former All-Star guard-forward Tracy McGrady reportedly worked out recently with Kobe Bryant of the Lakers.
Houston Chronicle Sep 2, 2014

McGrady works out with Kobe Bryant to test body

Tracy McGrady, 35, may be eyeing a comeback to the NBA. According to a Yahoo report, McGrady joined Kobe Bryant for a period of time in August. Knee and back injuries diminished McGrady’s late career. He retired from the NBA in August of 2013 after accompanying the San Antonio Spurs on a trip to the […]
Detroit Free Press Sep 1, 2014

New Piston Meeks patterns work ethic after ex-teammate Kobe

New Pistons shooting guard Jodie Meeks was asked about his favorite Kobe Bryant moment. He didn't need much time. It was his first day of training camp as a Los Angeles Laker.
Celtics Today Aug 29, 2014

Kobe Bryant looking at Paul Pierce for inspiration

I can remember Paul Pierce saying on two occasions that he was the best in the world. The first was when he led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2002, and after the Celtics won the title in 2008. Paul Pierce was easily a top 10 player at one time. The great thing about Pierce is that he's stayed consistent through the years, and he's out lasted many of his peers.. Now Kobe is looking up to Paul Pierce for inspiration at the age of 36. CSNNEChris Ballard’s brilliant profile of Bryant at Sports Illustrated (and related pieces) is the gift that keeps on giving with great...
Boston Globe Aug 27, 2014

Why is Kobe Bryant Studying Paul Pierce's Game at Age 36?

Kobe Bryant is trying to adapt his game at age 36 and he's looking to an unlikely source for some help: long-time rival Paul Pierce.
CSN Washington Aug 27, 2014

Kobe Bryant analyzing Paul Pierce's game

The one thing Kobe Bryant has done over the course of his career is adept and according to Sports Illustrated he's studying the game of Paul Pierce.
NetsDaily Aug 26, 2014
Kobe Bryant: Deron Williams 'psyched himself out' of Game 2 against the Miami Heat

Kobe Bryant: Deron Williams 'psyched himself out' of Game 2 against the Miami Heat

Following Chris Ballad's fantastic longform piece on Kobe Bryant last week, the SI writer released a series of topics that was discussed with Bryant and people close to him. One section, titled, "Kobe on... Confidence," was particular interesting. To no surprise Bryant has extreme confidence in his game and believes that he is the best to ever play. Gotham Chopra, the director of "Kobe Bryant's Muse," a documentary on the guard set to be released in November, recounts a conversation with Bryant that depicts his confidence. Gotham Chopra, the director of “Kobe Bryant’s Muse”, an...
Boston Globe Aug 25, 2014

Kobe Bryant Trash-Talked LeBron James Via Text Message After 'The Decision'

Kobe Bryant's trash talk doesn't stop during the offseason apparently. A new report indicates the Lakers' star took some shots at LeBron James via text in the summer of 2010.
Silver Screen and Roll Aug 23, 2014

Happy Birthday, Kobe Bryant!

The Black Mamba turns 36 today. Happy Birthday Kobe Bryant! The five-time NBA champion turns 36 today, and we want to take a moment and wish him well and thank him on this day. It's also a great excuse to post whatever the heck we want about Kobe in this little hub, and in the comments. I'll kick it off with a 30 minute highlight reel featuring his playoff hits through the Lakers' from 2008-2012. Enjoy. This is also a good moment to thank Molly Martirez for making the banner above for the Black Mamba. Here's to (at least) a few more Kobe birthdays to celebrate while he's still wearing...
Silver Screen and Roll Aug 19, 2014

The Credits: "The Bucket List" - Lakers Links

Starring Kobe Bryant, who posted his own "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" video yesterday on his Twitter account. Lakers News Kobe Bryant, Pat Riley join ALS ice bucket challenge ranks | ProBasketballTalk Derek Fisher Nominates Kobe Bryant For Ice Bucket Challenge | Lakers Nation Very cool, distracting LED court from Kobe Bryant’s China tour. He has no idea how it works. | ProBasketballTalk Rare Footage And Interview Of Kobe Bryant In High School | Lakers Nation Here’s your Taiwanese statue of naked Kobe Bryant wrestling a black mamba | ProBasketballTalk INSTAGRAM: Nick Young Calls Out...

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