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Kobe Bryant Following Lakers First Practice: “I Felt Like Mysel…

Kobe Bryant Following Lakers First Practice: “I Felt Like Myself”

dimemag.com ESPN.com Updated 4 hours ago
For the Los Angeles Lakers to defy long odds and make a playoff run in the loaded Western Conference, they’ll need 36 year-old Kobe Bryant to perform as the transcendent Hall-of-Famer he’s been throughout his career. With each passing day, that possibil…
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  • Nick Young Or Iggy Azalea? Kobe Chooses “Fancy” Singer Over Tea…

    Nick Young Or Iggy Azalea? Kobe Chooses “Fancy” Singer Over Teammate

    dimemag.com 10 hours ago
    Perhaps Nick Young’s perpetual act is finally wearing as thin on Kobe Bryant as we all expected. In a series of rapid fire questions by Lakers reporter Mike Trudell, Kobe was asked to choose between Swaggy P and his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Bryant’s ans…
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  • Nick Young Talks Kobe, Hazing Rookies, His Defense & More A…

    Nick Young Talks Kobe, Hazing Rookies, His Defense & More At Media Day

    dimemag.com 15 hours ago
    We’re pretty sure Nick Young was the perfect interview yesterday during Lakers media day. He was witty, bombastic, hyperbolic, continually self-referential, and basically a reporters waking dream during a day that can drag and turn monotonous for player…
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  • Kobe feeling healthy for 19th season with Lakers

    Kobe feeling healthy for 19th season with Lakers

    nba.com ESPN.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    After the longest offseason of his career, Kobe Bryant pulled on his familiar gold jersey Monday and went back to work with the Los Angeles Lakers, quietly believing his 19th NBA season will be better than almost anybody expects.
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  • Kobe Bryant Says He Gleaned The Form On His Fadeaway From Cheet…

    Kobe Bryant Says He Gleaned The Form On His Fadeaway From Cheetahs

    dimemag.com Sep 28 (3 days ago)
    Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant recently conducted a tandem interview for the New York Times Arianna Huffington, renowned author and founder of The Huffington Post. As surprising as that may be to you – which it shouldn’t if you’ve been reading Di…
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  • Watch Nick Young Recite Some Swaggy P Poetry

    Watch Nick Young Recite Some Swaggy P Poetry

    dimemag.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)
    Lakers guard Nick Young is many things, but he’s never boring. Unfortunately, he found himself with a lot of time to kill at the Lakers practice facility last night, and took got struck by the muse of poesy. He captioned the below video, “Poetry Fridays…
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  • Mitch Kupchak Says Lakers Didn’t Think They Had Real Chance At …

    Mitch Kupchak Says Lakers Didn’t Think They Had Real Chance At LeBron, Carmelo

    dimemag.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)
    The luster of the Los Angeles Lakers has worn off. Not completely, of course. No other NBA team boasts the combination of history and glitz that the Lakers do, a reality likely here to stay. Competing franchises can’t simply summon all-time greats like …
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  • Minnesota Timberwolves hire ex-Lakers guard Mike Penberthy as R…

    Minnesota Timberwolves hire ex-Lakers guard Mike Penberthy as Ricky Rubio's shooting coach

    yahoo.com Sep 26 (4 days ago)
    NBA fans know three things about Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio. Two are good, one is bad. The good ones are that he has amazing court vision and strong skills as a defender. The bad is that he can't shoot at all. In his three seasons wi…
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  • Kupchak: Healthy Kobe plans big return for Lakers

    Kupchak: Healthy Kobe plans big return for Lakers

    nba.com ESPN.com Sep 26 (4 days ago)
    Mitch Kupchak is confident Kobe Bryant will make an impressive return to the Los Angeles Lakers after losing last season to injuries.
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  • Lakers sign veteran guard Ronnie Price

    Lakers sign veteran guard Ronnie Price

    nba.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)
    Guard Ronnie Price has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • Report: Steve Nash Looks Good In Scrimmages; Nerve Issues Have …

    Report: Steve Nash Looks Good In Scrimmages; Nerve Issues Have Improved

    dimemag.com Sep 24 (7 days ago)
    The Lakers could have used a healthy Steve Nash last season. The 40-year-old two-time MVP only appeared in 15 games for LA in 2013-14 after experiencing extensive nerve damage as the result of a broken leg suffered during the 2012-13 campaign. This is t…
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  • Report: Kobe Bryant Played Pickup With Lakers, Looked “Very Goo…

    Report: Kobe Bryant Played Pickup With Lakers, Looked “Very Good”

    dimemag.com Sep 22
    Barring a major shock, the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be a playoff team in a loaded Western Conference this season. But the presence of Kobe Bryant complicates matters; he’s made a career of basketball miracles. So though the deck seems stacked against th…
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  • Lakers sign veteran guard Ellington

    Lakers sign veteran guard Ellington

    nba.com Sep 22
    Guard Wayne Ellington has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

    We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

    dimemag.com Sep 19
    When you think about Kobe Bryant‘s greatest individual rivals, the list is pretty short. Ruben Patterson called himself “The Kobe Stopper,” but the Blazers never defeated the Lakers in the playoffs. Tracy McGrady might have been a rival in terms of tale…
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  • Nick Young Is Making Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson Call Him “Da…

    Nick Young Is Making Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson Call Him “Daddy Swag”

    dimemag.com Sep 18
    If sheer entertainment value is what the Los Angeles Lakers had in mind when signing Nick Young to a four-year, $21.3 million contract, then Mitch Kupchak and company are surely pleased with Swaggy P’s offseason performance. Whether it’s jet-setting wit…
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  • Happy 80th Birthday To Elgin Baylor! Truly One Of The NBA’s For…

    Happy 80th Birthday To Elgin Baylor! Truly One Of The NBA’s Forgotten Greats

    dimemag.com Sep 16
    A lot of names get bandied around when it comes to the increasingly divisive (and almost always insufferable) Greatest of All Time debate. But one name in particular that is usually inexplicably omitted from this discussion is Los Angeles Lakers legend …
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  • Pressey, Eyen, Madsen named to Lakers' staff

    Pressey, Eyen, Madsen named to Lakers' staff

    ESPN.com Sep 16
    Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen and Mark Madsen will be Byron Scott's assistant coaches with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • Nick Young’s Son A Chip Off The Ol’ Pop-A-Shot Block (Video)

    Nick Young’s Son A Chip Off The Ol’ Pop-A-Shot Block (Video)

    dimemag.com Sep 13
    This makes perfect sense. Brash Lakers guard Nick Young recently uploaded a video of his son, “‘Lil Swaggy,” to Instagram. In the clip, the Swaggy-in-training is playing Pop-a-Shot and he can’t miss! While this specific hooping arcade game seems designe…
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  • Jeremy Lin poses as wax figure at Madame Tussauds, freaks fans …

    Jeremy Lin poses as wax figure at Madame Tussauds, freaks fans out (Video)

    yahoo.com Sep 10
    We've not seen Jeremy Lin play basketball in earnest for the Lakers, but the recently acquired guard has already perfected the Los Angeles art of constantly creating media attention. Lin appeared in yet another viral video — this time posing as a wax fi…
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  • Jeremy Lin poses as wax figure at Madame Tussauds, freaks fans …

    Jeremy Lin poses as wax figure at Madame Tussauds, freaks fans out (Video)

    yahoo.com Sep 10
    We've not seen Jeremy Lin play basketball in earnest for the Lakers, but the recently acquired guard has already perfected the Los Angeles art of constantly creating media attention. Lin appeared in yet another viral video — this time posing as a wax fi…
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  • Nick Young Joins Unsuspecting Kids For Game Of 3-On-3 In New Yo…

    Nick Young Joins Unsuspecting Kids For Game Of 3-On-3 In New York

    dimemag.com Sep 8
    The best part about this video of Nick Young playing 3-on-3 with youngsters in New York is that it’s not much different than how he hoops with the Los Angeles Lakers. The ball-watching, slick handle, and smooth fadeaway followed by an effortlessly aweso…
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  • Nick Young Thinks Kobe Bryant Is Better Than Michael Jordan

    Nick Young Thinks Kobe Bryant Is Better Than Michael Jordan

    dimemag.com Sep 7
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young recently took to Twitter to express his opinion that teammate Kobe Bryant is a better player than Michael Jordan. Young’s more accurate take – in our opinion, at least – is his adolescent one that Tracy McGrady was su…
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  • Report: Suns Could Lose Bledsoe, Dragic In Free Agency; Lakers …

    Report: Suns Could Lose Bledsoe, Dragic In Free Agency; Lakers Interested

    dimemag.com Sep 4
    The 2014-2015 Los Angeles Lakers are a patchwork team. Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin are playing on expiring contracts, Steve Nash will likely retire after this season, and Los Angeles has a team option on 2015-2016 for the re-signed Jordan Hill. Even Ko…
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  • The Los Angeles Lakers decline to use the stretch provision on …

    The Los Angeles Lakers decline to use the stretch provision on Steve Nash

    yahoo.com Sep 3
    What seemed like a frightening inevitability earlier in 2014, thankfully, never came to fruition. The Los Angeles Lakers have let the stretch provision deadline pass on Steve Nash’s contract, ensuring that the future Hall of Famer will not have to retir…
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  • Video - Kobe On First Practice Back 03:44

    Kobe On First Practice Back

    Sep 30
    Kobe Bryant discusses what it was like in his first practice back with the Lakers.
  • Video - Kobe Ready To Make Impact 02:23

    Kobe Ready To Make Impact

    Sep 29
    Kobe Bryant discusses his return to the Lakers following his injury and what his game could look like this season.
  • Video - Magic Has Respect For Ferry Following Meeting 03:54

    Magic Has Respect For Ferry Following Meeting

    Sep 23
    ESPN NBA writer Dave McMenamin reacts to Magic Johnson showing support for Danny Ferry following their meeting.
  • Video - The Forum: Managing Kobe's Minutes 02:36

    The Forum: Managing Kobe's Minutes

    Sep 16
    Beto Duran and Arash Markazi discuss the Lakers' plan to limit Kobe Bryant's minutes this season.

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