Last summer both of them wanted to be traded. Now both Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce are excited beyond belief that their respective franchises didn’t heed their wishes.
Archive for June, 2008
SIXTEEN TEAMS MADE the NBA playoffs last season. Fifteen of them had at least one top-five draft pick among their main contributors.
Kentucky guard Joe Crawford said he had been waiting for this moment all his life.
Full disclosure: When the first snippets surfaced of Shaquille O’Neal dogging Kobe Bryant onstage at a New York club, I laughed.
Shaquille O’Neal is no longer affiliated with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office or the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, known locally as Operation Blue Ridge Thunder.
WASHINGTON * National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Kobe Bryant, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA Finals, smiled when asked about his summer plans following the play-offs. Mindful of …
Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 6:01 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 2:30 a.m. ** THIS CORRECTS THE YEAR TO 2008 ** Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the USA team, second from left, talks with …
Via Awful Announcing , Shaq freestyle dissed Kobe Bryant in a New York club. What, you thought this feud was over? Shaq probably popped a bottle of champagne, Miami Dolphins style, when the Celtics bounced the …
There is a tendency among those who don’t understand the NBA game very well to dismiss the importance of coaching.
Just in case anybody had forgotten that Kobe Bryant has never won an NBA title without Shaquille O’Neal, the big man sent out a reminder.
MVP Kobe Bryant will be heading to his first Olympics, and he’ll have LeBron James and Dwyane Wade with him.
They will lead a U.S. Olympic basketball team that was announced Monday and hopes to capture the gold medal in Beijing in August after a third-place showing in Athens four years ago. They’ll have plenty of help.
Carmelo Anthony and Jason Kidd were among the 12 players placed on the squad. They were joined by Tayshaun Prince, Carlos Boozer, Chris Bosh, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Michael Redd and Deron Williams.
As the Mavericks prepare for a draft that, for them, might prove utterly meaningless, at least they have one thing that surprisingly they do not have to prepare for.
Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant is grabbed by Boston Celtics’ P.J. Brown, left, as Celtics’ Ray Allen watches during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball finals Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Boston.
Kobe Bryant, shown Tuesday after the Lakers were finished off in the NBA Finals, said the team’s playoff run and loss to the Celtics were valuable learning experiences for the Lakers’ young roster.
The Boston Celtics players and officials celebrate their NBA championship victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Boston.