If there's anything we should have learned from watching Kobe for 17 years, it's to never doubt what he says he can do. He will nail the buzzer-beater. He will play 48 minutes a game for a week. And more so than anything else, he won't let us forget about it.
Anyone who's played a fair amount of basketball knows the thrill of the "hot hand." You hit two or three in a row and soon even the longest of long sh...
Kobe did what he does best on Sunday afternoon, captivating NBA audiences everywhere. And this time, he didn't even need a court to do it. Handles were active, #hashtags were a-plenty.
Derrick Rose can help his team. He owes it to his teammates, and the organization, and the city of Chicago, and fans everywhere to get back on the floor and give it his all.
Following Kobe Bryant's season-ending Achilles tendon rupture, there's much debate about the role of increased minutes during the Lakers' playoff push in contributing to the injury. Here are at least four major factors to be considered.
With the focus on projecting the impact of 35 year-old Kobe Bryant's ruptured left Achilles on the Lakers' playoff prospects and his future in the sport, there hasn't been much said about the implications of Bryant having played hurt.
Over Bryant's 17-year career, he has created an NBA masterpiece. Almost like a pseudo-basketball version of a Leonardo Da Vinci portrait. Each Bryant game is a brush-by-brush painting of perfect body control.
When I watched Kobe Bryant talking about his uncertain future, I couldn't help but think of Bruce Wayne's situation in The Dark Knight Rises.
On Friday Kobe Bryant ruptured his Achilles tendon, the most important tendon for a jump shot. He underwent surgery to repair his Achilles but will his jump shot be the same? Well, that all depends on the extent of his injury.
Ask any athlete and they will tell you that they know instantly when an injury is bad. You just know it in your bones. It hits you in your gut. Even if you don't see it, but hear it, you know. Often, if the angle is right when watching on TV, you know instantly.
There is no need for a coach to abuse his power in order to gain the respect of his players. The players at Rutgers deserve a coach that mentors, not a bully that demoralizes.
If Kobe fails to make it to the playoffs with this current roster, it will forever taint his legacy. Would Michael Jordan ever fail to make the playoffs with a former MVP and three time Defensive Player of the Year on his team? Enough said.
Super Kobe. Kobe Bryant has put the Lakers on his shoulders scoring 47 points last night in their win over Portland. The Lakers, at the moment, are in the playoffs.
Kobe merely guaranteed a postseason appearance, but I'm willing to take it a step further. The Los Angeles Lakers are going to win the championship this season.
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Things in Lakerland have been coming together these past few weeks, and Laker Nation is beginning to buzz. Once the postseason comes along, no one will be looking forward to playing Kobe Bryant and his Lakers.