Saturday, August 30, 2014

FIBA World Cup Boxscore USA vs Finland - USA Wins 114-55

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lakers’ physical therapist: Kobe Bryant has highest pain tolerance I’ve ever seen

Lakers head physical therapist Judy Seto has worked with the Lakers for more than 20 years. Plus, she has experience outside basketball.

So, Seto has seen a lot.

And Kobe Bryant stands apart.

Report: Kobe Bryant studying Paul Pierce on how to adapt game as he ages

Paul Pierce’s gets to the elbows and once there unleashes an old-man-at-the-YMCA game on his opponents, getting off an array of crafty shots that seem to always find the bottom of the net.

He’s evolved that part of his game over the years. That game has started to slip (he turns 37 this October) but he still is an above average player and a guy who can make contested shots. The kind you have to hit in the playoffs. Which is why the Wizards picked him up.

Monday, August 25, 2014

What Kobe Bryant texted LeBron James after The Decision

LeBron James’ decision to leave the Heat for the Cavaliers was pretty well-received. People ate up that BS going-home narrative.

But in 2010, LeBron invited plenty of scrutiny by participating in The Decision TV program, in which he announced his plan to sign with Miami. LeBron became the NBA’s biggest villain.

One of the naysayers was Kobe Bryant.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Steve Nash describe Kobe in three words..."Mother f****** a******”

Soon there is going to be a documentary  on Showtime about Kobe Bryant and his comeback this season, one that will undoubtedly play to the mythology of Kobe and his toughness, his determination, his single-mindedness. It promises to be interesting.

Kobe and his comeback also are the cover story this week in Sports Illustrated, a brilliant feature by one of the very best NBA writers, Chris Ballard. A story with a lot of great quotes and anecdotes.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Shaq answers the question: Kobe or LeBron?

There was a time not so long ago when Shaquille O’Neal would have been more than happy to take a free verbal shot at Kobe Bryant when given the chance.

But the feud between the two superstars that won three straight championships together with the Lakers has long since been quashed.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kobe Bryant says he will not be same player as before, says he’s evolved into something equally good

Kobe Bryant is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week, admitting he’s old in basketball terms (“I’m 70 in basketball years,”). He knows he put some hard miles on that body.

He also knows he’s coming off the kinds of injuries that can dramatically slow if not end a career — a ruptured Achilles two seasons ago, then a knee injury last year.