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Kobe Bryant Says A ‘Real Competitor’ Would Embrace The Challeng…

Kobe Bryant Says A ‘Real Competitor’ Would Embrace The Challenge Of Playing The Warriors

dimemag.com Updated 8 hours ago
Getty Image It’s been a busy week for Kobe Bryant. After celebrating his 38th birthday, he also had the honor of having August 24th christened “Kobe Bryant Day” in Los Angeles, an homage to the two jersey numbers (8 and 24) he wore during his playing da…
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  • Keep Celebrating Kobe Bryant With This Epic Video Of Mamba’s To…

    Keep Celebrating Kobe Bryant With This Epic Video Of Mamba’s Top-100 One-On-One Moves

    dimemag.com Aug 25 (yesterday)
    Kobe Byrant may have retired, but people aren’t quite ready to forget about him yet – even on the day after August 24. This is especially true for Lakers fans, who don’t exactly have a lot to look forward to this season in terms of wins and losses. Kobe…
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  • Los Angeles celebrates 'Kobe Bryant Day'

    Los Angeles celebrates 'Kobe Bryant Day'

    LOS ANGELES — It’s been a whirlwind retirement for Kobe Bryant. On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers legend rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to unveil his new $100 million venture-capital fund. Tuesday, he celebrated his 38th birthday. …
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  • The Lakers and the NBA are taking another chance on Yi Jianlian

    The Lakers and the NBA are taking another chance on Yi Jianlian

    yahoo.com nba.com Aug 23 (4 days ago)
    Yi hit for 25 points and six rebounds against Team USA. (Getty Images) After a few frustrating free agent chase-downs with Kobe Bryant around, and a 2016 offseason without Bryant on board, the Los Angeles Lakers have mostly committed to the idea of a fu…
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  • Why It Might Be Okay To Like The Lakers Again

    Why It Might Be Okay To Like The Lakers Again

    dimemag.com Aug 18
    Getty Image Nick Young is no longer going to be with the Los Angeles Lakers. Reports Thursday, by way of team insider Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report, suggest the team will buy out the contract of “Swaggy P” if they are unable to trade him. A 31-year-old …
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  • Lakers' Larry Nance Jr. uses Crohn's treatment to edu…

    Lakers' Larry Nance Jr. uses Crohn's treatment to educate and inspire

    ESPN.com Aug 18
    Lakers' Larry Nance Jr. uses Crohn's treatment to educate and inspire
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  • Here’s What Kobe Bryant Thinks About The Progress Of Brandon In…

    Here’s What Kobe Bryant Thinks About The Progress Of Brandon Ingram And D’Angelo Russell

    dimemag.com Aug 17
    Just because Kobe Bryant is retired doesn’t mean that Lakers fans aren’t still preoccupied with him. Half of them are more “Kobe” fans than “Lakers” fans anyway. One imagines he’ll frequently be asked for his feelings on the current Lakers, and that’s c…
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  • Sources: Lakers in discussions to sign Yi Jianlian

    Sources: Lakers in discussions to sign Yi Jianlian

    ESPN.com Aug 16
    Sources: Lakers in discussions to sign Yi Jianlian
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  • Lakers' Young: Relationship with Russell on mend

    Lakers' Young: Relationship with Russell on mend

    ESPN.com Aug 16
    Lakers' Young: Relationship with Russell on mend
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  • Remembering The Time Ben Wallace Was Benched Twice By Scott Ski…

    Remembering The Time Ben Wallace Was Benched Twice By Scott Skiles For Wearing A Headband

    dimemag.com Aug 15
    Getty Image The mid-2000s were a strange time in the NBA. After the Detroit Pistons hastened the demise of the Shaq and Kobe Lakers, the reigning best team in the NBA was the San Antonio Spurs, whose dominance was superseded only by the public’s percept…
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  • Raja Bell Details Why Manu Ginobili Was Harder To Guard Than Ko…

    Raja Bell Details Why Manu Ginobili Was Harder To Guard Than Kobe Bryant

    dimemag.com Aug 11
    Getty Image Raja Bell’s battles with Kobe Bryant are legendary. One of basketball’s most aggressive wing defenders and a notorious hothead, the former Phoenix Suns guard went toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Lakers icon on 44 separate occasions from Dece…
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  • Enes Kanter celebrates Westbrook extension by trolling Lakers f…

    Enes Kanter celebrates Westbrook extension by trolling Lakers fans

    yahoo.com Aug 4
    Enes Kanter celebrates with Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook during Game 6 of the 2016 Western Conference Semifinals. (AP/Alonzo Adams) Despite striking out in free agency for the fourth straight summer, the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly thought they …
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  • Enes Kanter Trolled Lakers Fans On Twitter After Russell Westbr…
  • Could Metta World Peace Really Have ‘Averaged 15 Or 20’ If The …

    Could Metta World Peace Really Have ‘Averaged 15 Or 20’ If The Lakers Let Him Play More?

    dimemag.com Aug 4
    USA TODAY Sports Metta World Peace was an integral part of the Lakers’ back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010, especially the latter during which he sunk a crucial three-pointer in the waning moments of Game 7 against the Celtics. But he’s been on …
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  • This Video Of Jordan Clarkson Draining 30-Footers With Ease Wil…

    This Video Of Jordan Clarkson Draining 30-Footers With Ease Will Make Lakers Fans Swoon

    dimemag.com Aug 2
    The Los Angeles Lakers are going to shoot a lot of threes next season. They were a middle of the road team in that department in 2015-16, coming in 13th in the NBA with 24.6 threes per game. Part of this was because ex-head coach Byron Scott was a known…
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  • LeBron Was Shocked Dwyane Wade Didn’t Get Kobe Money From The H…

    LeBron Was Shocked Dwyane Wade Didn’t Get Kobe Money From The Heat

    dimemag.com Aug 1
    On November 26, 2013, Kobe Bryant signed a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. The two-year deal would pay him $48.5 million over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, presumably the ultimate twilight of his Hall-of-Fame career. That Bryant’s on-…
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  • The Clippers Are Reportedly Exploring Locations For Their Own L…

    The Clippers Are Reportedly Exploring Locations For Their Own Los Angeles Arena

    dimemag.com Jul 27
    USA TODAY Sports Since 1999, the Staples Center has served as a home for three of Los Angeles’ professional sports teams: the Lakers, Clippers and Kings. Because of the Lakers’ history, the Clippers have always been treated as second-class citizens in t…
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  • Amar'e Stoudemire retires from the NBA after 14 seasons

    Amar'e Stoudemire retires from the NBA after 14 seasons

    yahoo.com Jul 26
    Amar’e Stoudemire of the Phoenix Suns slam dunks the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 28, 2009. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Amar’e Stoudemire, a six-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA selection and Rookie of the Year whose pick-and-ro…
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  • Kareem, Jason and Jarron Collins to speak, support Hillary at D…

    Kareem, Jason and Jarron Collins to speak, support Hillary at DNC

    yahoo.com Jul 21
    Then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton laughs after receiving a Los Angeles Lakers basketball jersey as a gift from global cultural ambassador and former NBA basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in this 2012 file photo. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)…
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  • Video - Steve Nash Announces Retirement 03:04

    Steve Nash Announces Retirement

    Mar 21
    Stephen A. Smith discusses Steve Nash's retirement and his place among the greatest point guards in history.
  • Video - Steve Nash On Decision To Retire 03:13

    Steve Nash On Decision To Retire

    Mar 21
    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash discusses his time with the Lakers, legacy questions, and his decision to retire.
  • Video - The D'Antoni Revolution 06:54

    The D'Antoni Revolution

    Mar 20
    Mike D'Antoni changed the game with rapid ball movement and spacing players on the court. The game has changed accordingly, but the man that brought this about is no longer coaching in the NBA.
  • Video - Hayward Leads Jazz Past Lakers 01:15

    Hayward Leads Jazz Past Lakers

    Mar 19
    Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 22 points in the Jazz's 80-73 win over the Lakers.