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Archive for December, 2009
Wary Christmas. If this didn’t throw some caution into the lovely prose cataloging the Lakers’ steamroller of a season, would anything? The Lakers were uninspiring and unexciting, in case their angry, booing fans didn’t prove the point during a thorough 102-87 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday at Staples Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ first extended trip away from the Staples Center revealed various things about the team and reinforced several things that were already known.
Kobe Bryant has a knack for hitting the last-second shot. The 11-time All-Star guard has knocked down two buzzer-beaters this month.
The Bryant-James rivalry is more heated in commercials than it is on the court, where admiration rules.
The Lakers ownership knows what wins games - and sells out Staples Center and its expensive seats - and they want to keep the good times rolling until at least 2014.
LA Lakers’ Kobe Bryant is out to upstage Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lebron James, the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player, in Christmas Day showdown.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is still the leading vote-getter in the balloting for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game, while Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson took over a starting spot in the East.
After winning three titles together to begin the decade, Kobe Bryant, left, and Shaquille O’Neal seemed unstoppable.
LeBron James had 34 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers held the Sacramento Kings scoreless in overtime to pick up a 117-104 win Wednesday night.
It took longer than he had hoped but by finally stepping out of Shaquille O’Neal’s enormous shadow, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has been named The Sports Network’s Player of the Year for 2009.
The Lakers are saying Kobe Bryant “tweaked” his knee after landing awkwardly on a layup attempt during Tuesday’s game against the Thunder.
Kobe Bryant scored 40 points for the sixth time this season, and the NBA-leading Los Angeles Lakers shook off a rough first half before hanging on for their 16th victory in 17 games, 111-108 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
After 13 years, Kobe Bryant says the motivation still comes from the same place, the love he has for the game.
Believe it or not, Kobe Bryant, the champion of champions, called Akeem “The Dream” Olajuwon, the veteran, and asked him to teach him how to play basketball.