On July 6, 2004, John Paxson and Jerry Reinsdorf met with Kobe Bryant and his agent at a Newport Beach, Calif., hotel and nearly pulled off the unthinkable.
Archive for June, 2010
Monday meanderings - spanning the globe from Kobe Bryant at the World Cup in South Africa to Erin Andrews at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., and beyond: * ESPN’s siren of the sidelines , Andrews told media in Omaha of her expiring contract with ESPN, ‘’I'm in a situation where I’m not talking to people about that.'’ Well, rest assured …
U.S. runs out of magic in a World Cup heartbreaker. That’s all, folk… Danica takes the right approach to her NASCAR growth.
Louisville Native and Boston Celtics point guard, Rajon Rondo, is back in town. The former Kentucky basketball star helped lead the Boston Celtics to the 2010 NBA Finals.
Seeing Denver Nuggets coach George Karl sidelined last season with cancer will influence Phil Jackson’s upcoming decision on whether to return as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the legendary coach said at a meeting of Western governors on Sunday.
Phil Jackson is waiting to hear from doctors as to whether he’s healthy enough to get through another NBA season.
There is happy and there is African happy. There is time and there is African time.
OK, so if you’re Devin Ebanks and your world seems to be crashing down around you late one night, what’s the best pick-me-up? Well, how about being drafted by the best team in the world and being given a terrific chance of making the team? Oh, and as a bonus you get to hang out with arguably the best player on the planet, two buddies/idols from …
Sports fans can now keep track of their favorite teams with a new iPad application.
Enough talk about Kobe Bryant and LeBron James dueling for the title of the best player in the NBA.
Byron Scott is the obvious choice if Phil Jackson decides to retire. Also, a handicap of the LeBron James Stakes.
Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan celebrates after scoring against the United States in extra time during a 2010 World Cup second round match at Royal Bafokeng stadium in Rustenburg June 26, 2010.
The Los Angeles Lakers would end their quest for four consecutive titles with a loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the NBA Playoffs.
Pau Gasol was an exceptional player during his time as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies, but a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2008 changed Gasol’s fortunes and his destiny.
Posing with Goofy, Kobe Bryant and his ladies - wife Vanessa and daughters Natalia Diamante , 7, and Gianna Maria-Onore , 4 - celebrate last week’s Lakers win over the Boston Celtics with a trip to Disneyland on Tuesday.