Tag Archives: Kobe Bryant

Bryant Leaves Lasting Impression in Grand Finale

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Kobe Bryant simply wouldn’t slip into oblivion Wednesday night. Instead, in the final of his 1,346 career regular season games, the 37-year-old dragged the Lakers to one more victory, as he has done for the previous 20 years. When the final horn sounded, Bryant erupted for 60 points — the sixth time in his Hall-of-Fame career he reached the mark in …

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Podcast: Warriors Closing in on History

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The Warriors are a single victory away from immortality. After compiling 72 victories during the 2015-16 regular season, Golden State is one win away from surpassing the 1995-96 Bulls as the most winningest team in NBA history. If the team manages to defeat Memphis — a team it has already beaten three times this season — it will finish the year at …

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Fantasy Focus: McCollum Locking Up Most Improved Player

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Portland continues to defy the odds as C.J. McCollum hones in on the Most Improved Player in the League award. After four of the five starters from a season ago all defected in free agency, or were traded away, the team expected to begin a massive rebuilding effort by elevating the roles of its young talent. The most vital piece was …

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Podcast: Fantasy Basketball Draft Toss Ups

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At some point, fantasy owners have to make the difficult decision between two players that provide similar attributes to the team. Often, the right choice isn’t the more popular player. A year ago, Joakim Noah was almost unanimously praised as the better fantasy option than Tyson Chandler. Chronic foot injuries, the emergence of Pau Gasol and nearly 800 fewer minutes …

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Podcast: Casting the 2016 Olympic Team

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The United States will have plenty of difficult choices to make when whittling down its roster for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next summer. Coach Mike Krzyzewski intends to take a different approach to selecting 12 players for what will be his final Olympic run for the United States. Instead of conducting a final training camp session weeks …

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Fantasy Focus: Ignoring the Pain

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LaMarcus Aldridge has decided surgery can wait. Instead of fully repairing his left thumb and undergoing a procedure with at least six weeks of recovery time, the three-time All-Star forward opted to heavily tape his hand and play Saturday night. His presence against Washington was a necessity, as his 10 first quarter points prevented the contest from getting out of …

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Fantasy Focus: The Restoration of Bosh

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Once LeBron James indicated he was returning to Cleveland this summer, Miami presented Chris Bosh with a five-year $118 million contract just hours later. Even though the four-time league MVP was leaving the Heat and Bosh had a maximum contract offer from the Rockets, he ultimately decided to remain in South Beach once Miami revised its contract offer. 

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Podcast: Bryant’s Plight in Los Angeles

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A triple-double performance from Kobe Bryant both helped etch his name into the NBA’s record books and carry the Lakers to a much needed victory Sunday night. Bryant tallied 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds, becoming the first player in league history to record 30,000 career points and 6,000 career assists in the process, but Los Angeles still needed …

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Bryant’s Inefficiencies Costly for Lakers

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The lack of scoring threats has forced Kobe Bryant to try and carry the Lakers offense by himself. While his production has yielded a league-high 27.5 points a game, the lofty scoring figure hasn’t helped turn Los Angeles into a threat in the Western Conference. The era of the scorers that log 25 shot attempts and leading the team to a …

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Julius Randle Breaks Leg, Lakers Future Not as Bright

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When the Los Angeles Lakers selected Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, fans of the franchise had their first rookie to get excited about since they traded for Kobe Bryant in 1996. But it took just one game for all the optimism surrounding the former Kentucky power forward to come crashing down after a …

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