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NBA Rumors: Lakers Not Necessarily Regretting the Kobe Bryant & Byron Scott Mini-Era

Posted on 14 Nov, 2016, by in NBA

The NBA is more interesting when the big franchises do well, which is why the Los Angeles Lakers suddenly looking like a good team, and maybe more importantly a having-fun one, has been a great sight to see, even for non-Lakers fans. More

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5 Best Straight-Out-of-High School Players in NBA History

Posted on 25 Sep, 2016, by in Featured, NBA

The retirement of Kevin Garnett is a good opportunity to look at the best players who skipped college and entered the NBA straight out of high school. We made a … More

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Los Angeles Lakers: The No Kobe Bryant Experiment

Posted on 9 Aug, 2016, by in NBA

Was Kobe Bryant holding the Los Angeles Lakers back in recent years? We’re going to find out in 2016-2017, as the franchise moves away from the shadow of one man, trying to build something new with Luke Walton making his debut as head coach, trying to succeed with D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Ingram and others, all treading in new territory. More

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LeBron James Still Chasing Michael Jordan; Can he Succeed Where Kobe Bryant Failed?

Posted on 2 Aug, 2016, by in NBA

During a basketball camp run by Nike, when asked by one of the prospects what still motivates him, LeBron James said that the spectre of Michael Jordan is the thing that keeps him hungry, wanting more. More

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Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and the Difference Between Kobe Bryant & Dirk Nowitzki

Posted on 26 Jul, 2016, by in NBA

By holding on to Dirk Nowitzki and overpaying him to finish his career, the Dallas Mavericks probably doomed themselves to a few more years of mediocrity, which is similar but still so different from how the Los Angeles Lakers handled the Kobe Bryant situation in his final two years. More

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NBA Players With Back-to-Back Finals MVPs

Posted on 2 Jun, 2016, by in Featured

Since the NBA started handing out the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award (Finals MVP in short), there have been five players to win the award back-to-back: Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Andre Iguodala can be number six if the Golden State Warriors win in 2016. More

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Top Ten Scorers in NBA Playoffs History

Posted on 20 May, 2016, by in Featured

The NBA’s playoff scoring top 10 is slowly changing with LeBron James moving up the list, now making to number four overall and first among active players. Still above him on the list? Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan. Tony Parker and Tim Duncan are the two other active players on the list. More

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NBA Rumors – Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers Help Kobe Bryant Cement His Ball Hog Legacy

Posted on 14 Apr, 2016, by in NBA

Whatever the circumstances, a player who is four months away from his 38th birthday scoring 60 points is impressive. The way Kobe Bryant has been playing this season for the Los Angeles Lakers, anytime he scores over 25 points is something of an achievement. After one final year in a downward spiral that included getting called old, washed up and the cause for the franchise being in its current situation, Bryant got the goodbye he was looking for. More

Era is over

18 Best Memes of the Los Angeles Lakers Saying Goodbye to Kobe Bryant

Posted on 14 Apr, 2016, by in NBA

The most outlandish script writers in Hollywood wouldn’t have come up with the ending Kobe Bryant had to his NBA & Los Angeles Lakers career. Trashed all year in memes and everyone else for being old and bad, he dropped 60 points before actually dropping the mic as he left the Staples Building for the final time as an active player. More

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NBA Rumors – Golden State Warriors Changing History, Los Angeles Lakers Saying Goodbye to it

Posted on 13 Apr, 2016, by in NBA

The last night of games in the 2015-2016 NBA Season also presents two teams on the opposite ends of a scale: The Golden State Warriors, maybe the best team to ever step on an NBA floor, chasing history and records. On the other end are the Los Angeles Lakers, saying goodbye to a huge piece of their history, and moving on to an unknown, but finally not weighed down kind of future. More