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Warriors’ Draymond Green finds confidant in Kobe Bryant

Warriors power forward Draymond Green said he has been contacted by Matt Barnes, Kobe Bryant, “Big Baby” Davis and Nate Robinson during the Western Conference finals. Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan was asked during media availability Friday in Oklahoma City about Green’s “Rockettes” moves, kicks that connected on Steven Adams’ package in Game 3 and just missed Russell Westbrook’s face in Game 5. Green is one flagrant foul away from a mandatory one-game suspension and two technical fouls away from missing a game. The top two scoring tandems during the regular season...
Orange County Register May 27, 2016
Kobe Bryant motivates Warriors' Draymond Green with text message, phone call

Kobe Bryant motivates Warriors' Draymond Green with text message, phone call

OAKLAND – Kobe Bryant has not appeared in a playoff game since 2012. Before he tore his Achilles, before Dwight Howard, before Mike D’Antoni, before The Tour. But four years later, he might still be making an impact on the postseason. On...
Fear The Sword May 26, 2016

LeBron James named to All-NBA First Team for 10th time

One more accolade for LeBron James LeBron James was selected to the All-NBA First Team on Thursday afternoon for the 10th time in his career. Only Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone, with 11 each, have more. It wasn't unexpected after his third place MVP finish, but he did face very strong competition for one of two forward spots. Joining him there is Kawhi Leonard. Just behind him is Kevin Durant, who has to be one of the most impressive All-NBA Second Team selections ever. What more can you say about James, who is one win removed from his sixth straight trip to the NBA Finals and has won two...
Silver Screen and Roll May 26, 2016

Lakers news: Kobe Bryant named 'Athlete of the Decade'

Los Angeles' superstar is still winning awards in retirement. Kobe Bryant ended his 20-year NBA career with an unforgettable 60 point scoring performance against the Utah Jazz over a month ago now, but just because he is gone from the Los Angeles Lakers doesn't mean he'll be forgotten anytime soon. Spike TV announced that they were naming Bryant their "Athlete of the Decade" on Thursday, another award to add to his overstuffed closet of them. Bryant is the first-ever recipient of the honor, and will be presented with the award on June 9th at Spike's "Guy's Choice Awards." "By any measure,...
Silver Screen and Roll May 21, 2016

O'Shea Jackson, Jr. went on an epic rant about Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Lakers fans

The well-known actor had some thoughts on fandom. O'Shea Jackson, Jr. is most famous for playing his father, O'Shea Jackson, Sr. (better known as Ice Cube) in the movie "Straight Outta Compton," but he is also a die-hard Lakers fan. Late on Friday night and into Sunday morning, the actor went fired off a "tweetstorm" about Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and NBA fans as a whole. It seemed worth capturing, and you can check it out below (warning: NSFW language): [amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="//storify.com/hmfaigen/getting-started"...
Plain Dealer May 20, 2016

All-time NBA playoff scoring leaders: LeBron James passes Shaquille O'Neal; only Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant remain ahead

All-time NBA playoff scoring leaders: LeBron James passes Shaquille O'Neal to reach fourth place; only Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant remain ahead.
Silver Screen and Roll May 20, 2016

Kobe Bryant says he won't join Inside the NBA

A Shaq and Kobe reunion isn't happening in TNT's studio. Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley tried to do something Phil Jackson and Jerry Buss couldn't do. Reunite Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant. As outlandish as the idea might seem, TNT was reportedly attempting to recruit Bryant to join their set in a reunion of the most legendary one-two punch in Los Angeles Lakers history on their postgame set. Bryant will have plenty of time to kill in retirement, but it doesn't sound like he wants to spend it analyzing games for the Emmy winning panel. "No," said Kobe when asked by a...
San Jose Mercury News May 17, 2016

Warriors' Stephen Curry above LeBron and everyone else as shoe salesman

Star guard's Under Amour line will out-sell James, as well as Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kobe Bryant combined
Orange County Register May 12, 2016
Cal's Jaylen Brown tries to approach the game like Kobe Bryant with eye on climbing draft board

Cal's Jaylen Brown tries to approach the game like Kobe Bryant with eye on climbing draft board

CHICAGO – The sleepless nights hardly reflect Jaylen Brown’s anxiety level. Nor does it reveal any additional excitement the Cal freshman forward feels toward possibly becoming a top NBA draft pick. Instead, Brown has wired himself to rise before...
Silver Screen and Roll May 12, 2016

Kobe Bryant finishes second in jersey sales

The Black Mamba couldn't hold off the unanimous MVP for the top spot. Kobe Bryant may be done, but the money keeps rolling in. Bryant finished second in jersey sales for the 2015-16 season, just behind two-time league MVP Stephen Curry. Curry was the top selling jersey in 48 of the 50 states. Bryant's retirement tour certainly contributed to the sales, but his play on the court was abysmal. The Laker legend finished with the worst FG percentage of his career (35%) as Los Angeles limped to a 17-65 record. Bryant certainly helped his sales with a 60-point performance in the final game of...
Silver Screen and Roll May 12, 2016

Lakers offseason news: Shaquille O'Neal's son is planning to train with Kobe Bryant

Ready to feel old? Shaq's son is now a top high school basketball player and will train with Kobe. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal won three titles and made four NBA Finals appearances together, but the two also had one of the most legendary inter-team feuds in NBA history. Shaq resented how headstrong his younger teammate was, and Bryant thought his eminently talented big man didn't work hard enough to get the most out of his talent. The two have since buried the hatchet, and it sounds like the now retired Bryant is going to use some of his newfound free time in retirement to make sure...
Plain Dealer May 12, 2016

LeBron James slips to third in NBA in jersey sales, behind Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant

LeBron James trailed not only Stephen Curry, but Kobe Bryant too in NBA jersey sales for the 2015-16 season,

Lakers Offseason Update: Kobe Bryant still gets MVP chants at Disneyland

The perks of a legendary career. Kobe Bryant's time with the Los Angeles Lakers may be over, but he is still a borderline revered figure in most of Southern California. It appears that reverence even extends to "the Happiest Place on Earth," because Bryant was serenaded with "M-V-P" chants at Disneyland today: This moment was amazing for me. Unbelievable. #ThankYouKobe #Disneyland #stillthemvp @kobebryant pic.twitter.com/iMnSVtEcMP — Mark Esquivel (@9MarkyMark3) May 2, 2016 Most people feel special when they go to Disneyland, but having fans chant that you are the most valuable player...
San Jose Mercury News May 2, 2016
Following Kobe Bryant's retirement, we take a look back at the 1996 NBA Draft

Following Kobe Bryant's retirement, we take a look back at the 1996 NBA Draft

Kobe Bryant was the last remaining remnant of the fabled 1996 NBA Draft. Following his retirement, PointAfter looked back and re-picked the '96 class.

This ultimate fan ran a marathon in a Kobe Bryant jersey while dribbling a basketball

#KobeSystem Southern California is filled with people who would consider themselves the biggest Kobe Bryant fan in the world, but very few could claim to match the dedication of one fan running the Orange County Marathon on Sunday: I found the biggest Kobe fan. This person is running the #OCMarathon in a Kobe jersey WHILE DRIBBLING A BASKETBALL pic.twitter.com/TNb45i1MPZ — Matt Vazin (@mattvazin) May 1, 2016 Now THAT is the type of fandom that Kobe could appreciate/be creeped out by. Because if you're going to be a super-fan, you might as well go all in. Who is this mysterious hero? Has...

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