Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Young Pistons
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The Kobe Bryant stories just keep on coming. As the Los Angeles Lakers legend readies for the nineteenth season of his career, tales of Bryant’s unmatched and relentless drive to improve have been added to his historical lore on a seemingly daily basis.…Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers Therapist On Kobe’s Pain Threshold: “It’s The Highest I’ve Ever Seen”dimemag.com Aug 28 (5 days ago)There’s no end to the mythologizing that’s happening every time we see a new facet to Chris Ballard’s Sports Illustrated feature on Kobe Bryant. First, came Steve Nash‘s hysterical three-word summary of the Mamba, then we heard about Kobe’s text to LeBr…Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe Says He’d Rather Miss 30 Shots Than Miss His First 9 And Stop Shootingdimemag.com Aug 27 (6 days ago)An aging, wistful Kobe Bryant is the quotable gift that keeps on giving. We’ve already touched on several anecdotes from Chris Ballard’s Sports Illustrated cover story and Gotham Chopra’s documentary on the Los Angeles Lakers legend, but this one might …Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers sign second-round pick Jordan Clarksonnba.com Aug 25The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, whose rights were acquired from the Washington Wizards on draft night, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.Upvote Share Tweet
We Reminisce: Robert Horry’s Most Clutch Performancesdimemag.com Aug 25Robert Horry turns 44 years-old today. We take a look back at two of his most memorable clutch performances. In 2002, the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings faced off in the Western Conference Finals. Horry and the Lakers were looking for their thi…Upvote Share Tweet
We Reminisce: The Time A Young Michael Jordan Tried To Dunk On Kareemdimemag.com Aug 22It’s hard for a certain generation of basketball fans to remember how regal and dominating Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was during his 20-year Hall-of-Fame career. The stalwart Bucks and Lakers center won six MVP awards and was named Finals MVP 14 years apart (1…Upvote Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin gets Madame Tussauds wax figure, which is nice, and shoves cake in mom's face, which isn'tyahoo.com Aug 21The San Francisco branch of renowned international wax museum Madame Tussauds unveiled its newest addition on Thursday — newly minted Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin, who played his high school ball about 45 minutes outside the city in Palo Al…Upvote Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin Celebrates Mother’s Birthday By Smashing Cake In Her Facedimemag.com Aug 21Jeremy Lin has already “dunked” on his mother this summer, but apparently that wasn’t enough. To “celebrate” his mom’s birthday, the Los Angeles Lakers guard smashed a cake in her face. Happy Birthday to my mom!! Heres one of her many bday gifts we got …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 18The NBA and its associated retail partners sell a lot of merchandise, from the most coveted retro jerseys to those toasters that burn team logos into bread. While many of these items are sold at considerable markup, they rarely reach prices so high as t…Upvote Share Tweet
There's a sculpture of a nude Kobe Bryant wrestling a giant black mamba, because art is amazing (Photo)I think we all probably thought the same thing when we learned last June that there is a huge sculpture of Kobe Bryant at a museum in the Chinese province of Guangzhou — "OK, cool, but how come he's standing still in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform ra…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 15Surely, you've spent countless hours wondering, "Why isn't Nick Young's left arm tattooed?" Fear no more, for we have the answer. The Lakers guard's right arm is "strictly for buckets." Expect nothing less from the man who dubbed him…Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Andrew Wigginsdimemag.com Aug 15During the 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Bryant was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick, and promptly traded to the Lakers for center Vlade Divac. At the time, it seemed like a big win for the Hornets, since Divac was one of the better big men i…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Aug 15The Houston Rockets took a big gamble on ace defensive point guard Patrick Beverley when they unloaded Jeremy Lin — and his expiring poison pill contract — on the Lakers this offseason. The move has solidified the starting spot Beverley swiped from Lin …Upvote Share Tweet
We Reminisce: Magic Wins Finals MVP As An NBA Rookiedimemag.com Aug 14Magic Johnson turns 55 today. To honor his birthday, we take a look back at his incredible rookie season, which ended with Magic winning NBA Finals MVP as the Lakers defeated the 76ers in six games to win the title. Taken first overall in the 1979 NBA D…Upvote Share Tweet
Mavs-Spurs, Rockets-Lakers open NBA slateThe NBA released its 2014-15 season Wednesday night, with playoff rematches and a heavy dose of the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers featured heavily early.Upvote Share Tweet
Gasol, Bulls to host Lakers on ChristmasKobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers will square off against former teammate Pau Gasol and the revamped Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day next season, according to multiple league sources.Upvote Share Tweet
Magic: Think L.A. will get NFL team in 2 yearsLos Angeles Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson says Los Angeles is ready for the return of an NFL team.Upvote Share Tweet
Nick Young Shows Off Hops With A Smooth 360, Behind The Back Jamdimemag.com Aug 12Say what you will about Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Nick Young – he’s a gunner, a minus defender, and frequently abandons team concepts on both ends of the floor to placate his zany basketball livelihood. Fine. All fair. But at least admit this fo…Upvote Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin Puts His Mom On #JLinDunkCamdimemag.com Aug 6Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin is a little late on the “dunk cam” meme, but we’ll forgive him – posterizations like this don’t have an expiration date. Lin went all out for his #JLinDunkCam video with three amusing jams, even “dunking” all over his…Upvote Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers trainer Gary Vitti has been a very busy man over the past two seasons. Aside from Kobe Bryant‘s injuries, the Lakers have dealt with extended absences from other players including Steve Nash and Pau Gasol. Vitti spoke about his role o…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 4“Ring-chasing” is an oft-derided modern phenomenon. It wasn’t mocked in 1985 when Bill Walton demanded a trade to either the champion Los Angeles Lakers or would-be champion Boston Celtics, but for some reason (deduce as you will) it was roundly critici…Upvote Share Tweet
Heat sign journeyman Williamsnba.com Aug 1Forward Shawne Williams, who spent part of last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, has signed with the Miami Heat.Upvote Share Tweet
Cavs To Win Title?Aug 23Stephen A. Smith breaks down the Western Conference teams that could pose a threat to the Cavaliers if they make the NBA Finals.
Jeremy Lin Pies His MomAug 21Lakers guard Jeremy Lin stuck a pie in his mom's face for her birthday.
The Forum: Steve BallmerAug 19Dave Shore and Arash Markazi recap Steve Ballmer's introduction to the Clippers.
The Forum: Lakers' ScheduleAug 19Dave Shore and Arash Markazi break down the Lakers' 2014-15 schedule.
Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company m…Aug 31With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.
Sources: Spurs, Clips join race to sign AllenAug 30The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.
San Antonio Spurs have interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo AyonAug 29The San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon, ESPN.com has learned.
Team USA fields youngest squad since '92Aug 29USA Basketball will field its youngest team since 1992 when it takes the court for the FIBA World Cup this weekend.