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mike brown appreciated kobe bryant’s toughness, brutal honesty


warriors assistant coach mike brown did not just appreciate kobe bryant's talent when he coached him in the 2011-12 season and five games into the 2012-13 season. brown also admired bryant's willingness to play through injuries and share his unfiltered feedback.






shooting for 2: lakers retire kobe bryant's 8 and 24 jerseys


although kobe bryant has been asked many times, he still isn't sure who would win a mystical game of one-on-one between the young kobe in his no. 8 lakers jersey and his older self, who wore no. 24.






shooting for 2: lakers retire kobe bryant’s 8 and 24 jerseys


los angeles (ap) — although kobe bryant has been asked many times, he still isn’t sure who would win a game of one-on-one between the young kobe in his no. 8 lakers jersey and his older self, who wore no. 24. “i kind of go back and forth,” bryant said with a sly grin. “but […]






kobe bryant returns to staples center for jersey retirement, but he never really


toward the end of kobe bryant’s career, rob pelinka decided he had to save bryant from himself, and, well, save himself from bryant. so he pulled out a copy of the nba’s collective bargaining agreement and scoured the uniform player contract for language that would keep bryant from jumping out...






los angeles lakers will reportedly retire kobe bryant’s jersey


kobe bryant's storied career will forever be immortalized in the staples center this christmas.






garbrandt gets pep talks from kobe, tyson before ufc fight


cody garbrandt got a pair of championship pep talks in the week leading up to the biggest fight of his career: kobe bryant and mike tyson each stopped by for a motivational pick-me-up and to rub elbows with perhaps ufc's next big thing.






all these years later, kobe bryant says he didn't have a power struggle with sha


among the notables at shaquille o'neal’s statue unveiling ceremony friday at staples center will be kobe bryant, once his teammate and once his rival. “i’m excited for him," bryant said. “obviously had an amazing career here. he’s taking his rightful place among some of the greatest lakers of all-time.…...






how kobe bryant became a source of influence on the warriors’ stars


former lakers guard kobe bryant has impacted the growth of stephen curry, kevin durant, draymond green and klay thompson in different ways.






kobe bryant memorabilia stolen from the lakers legend's alma mater


authorities say memorabilia from kobe bryant's high school career have been stolen from a display case at the lakers legend’s school near philadelphia. philly.com reports the theft from “kobe's shrine” outside the bryant gymnasium at lower merion high school was discovered by school officials on...






does kobe bryant miss playing basketball? no. he explains why


it’s almost hard to imagine that it’s only been a year since the last time we saw kobe bryant don the purple and gold lakers uniform. of course who could forget the 60-point performance in bryant’s finale? he has many memorable moments throughout his 20-year career with the lakers. so you would...






kevin durant reveals his favorite kobe bryant memory


two days before kobe bryant’s jerseys will be retired at halftime during a game between the los angeles lakers and the golden state warriors, kevin durant talked a bit about what bryant has meant to him over his career. the lessons started his rookie season, when durant played against bryant on jan. 14, 2008. the […]






watch kobe bryant perform slam poetry on steve urkle from '90s sitcom 'family ma


retirement has been busy for former lakers star kobe bryant. yet his knows how to have a little fun with it. the black mamba has recently been promoting his latest animated short documentary “dear basketball,” which narrates bryant’s life from childhood to his nba career. although his career has...






gregg popovich praises kobe bryant


from 1999 to 2013, kobe bryant and the lakers met san antonio in the playoffs seven times and the games and series were always tense and tough. when spurs coach gregg popovich was asked monday about bryant having jerseys nos. 8 and 24 retired in los angeles later that night, popovich heaped praise...






garbrandt gets pep talks from kobe, tyson before ufc fight


new york (ap) — cody garbrandt got a pair of championship pep talks in the week leading up to the biggest fight of his career: kobe bryant and mike tyson each stopped by for a motivational pick-me-up and to rub elbows with perhaps ufc’s next big thing. garbrandt yearns to share more than championships with […]






ex nba star kobe bryant:trump just divides america


kobe: trump just divides america “the black mamba” struck saturday away from the nba court. this time on twitter and against president donald trump. retired five-time nba champion kobe bryant, who famously nicknamed himself after a black snake, used trump’s signature phrase “make america great again...






nick young unsure about asking kobe bryant for autograph anymore


kobe bryant, who has an endorsement with nike, once threw nick young's adidas shoes in the trashcan.






kobe bryant dishes an assist to test-weary high schoolers


kobe bryant has come through with an assist for some high school students in indiana by getting them out of a final exam.






kobe bryant memorabilia stolen from ex-nba star’s alma mater


ardmore, pa. (ap) — authorities say memorabilia from kobe bryant’s high school career have been stolen from a display case at the former nba star’s school near philadelphia. philly.com reports (http://bit.ly/2lgf8nv ) the theft from “kobe’s shrine” outside the bryant gymnasium at lower merion high school was discovered by school officials on sunday evening. the […]






dubs recap: warriors spoil lakers tribute night for kobe bryant


it wasn’t pretty. it took more than four quarters. but the warriors managed to extend their win streak to nine games with an overtime victory against the los angeles lakers. on a night where the lakers honored kobe bryant by retiring both of his jersey numbers, kevin durant, much like bryant used to do, just […]






lakers to retire kobe bryant’s 2 jersey numbers in december


one retired jersey number just isn't enough for kobe bryant and the los angeles lakers.






lakers plan to retire kobe bryant's jersey this winter


two seasons removed from his celebrated retirement, the lakers are planning to retire kobe bryant’s jersey this fall. bryant’s will be the 10th player jersey retired by the team. the others belonged to wilt chamberlain, elgin baylor, gail goodrich, magic johnson, kareem abdul-jabbar, shaquille...






kobe bryant memorabilia stolen from his high school


the place usually represented kobe bryant’s accomplishments at lower merion high school. the place recently be e a source of frustration and sadness for his alma mater.






steve kerr predicted kobe bryant’s ceremony will be at least a half hour


warriors coach steve kerr wished kobe bryant's jersey retirement ceremony came after the game after realizing how long it would be.






lakers to retire kobe bryant’s 2 jersey numbers in december


los angeles (ap) — one retired jersey number just isn’t enough for kobe bryant and the los angeles lakers. the lakers will retire bryant’s no. 8 and no. 24 in a ceremony dec. 18 during their game against golden state, the franchise announced tuesday. bryant wore no. 8 from 1996 to 2006, when he switched […]






klay thompson, kevin durant respect kobe bryant’s business acumen


former lakers star kobe bryant liked that warriors guard klay thompson threw a gatorade bottle off the press table during a recent press conference.






kobe bryant says lonzo ball will 'figure it out'


the night before the nba draft, lonzo ball considered what he would ask kobe bryant if the lakers legend was standing right in front of him. ball cocked his head and thought for a few seconds. “what was the hardest thing you had to deal with your first year?" ball said. "i'd ask him that.” in the...






shaquille o'neal will get his lakers statue on friday, and kobe bryant couldn't


only in looking back can kobe bryant truly appreciate the impact shaquille o’neal had on his career. in basketball history it is impossible to mention one without the other. “when you win three titles together and you’ve had so much impact on one another’s legacy as a player and as a champion,”...






stephen curry passes kobe bryant in career 3-pointers


stephen curry reached no. 11 all-time in 3-pointers made with two 3s against the bulls on thursday, passing lakers legend kobe bryant.






stephen curry ties kobe bryant in career 3-pointers


stephen curry reached no. 11 all-time in 3-pointers made with a 3 against the bulls on thursday, tying lakers legend kobe bryant.






as kobe bryant's numbers are retired, he hopes his legacy inspires the next gene


kobe bryant walked the same path he walked hundreds of times during a 20-year career that earned him this moment. from the tunnel that leads into the lakers locker room, he emerged just as his short film, “dear basketball,” concluded on the video board at staples center. as the crowd noticed they...






as kobe bryant's numbers are retired, he hopes his legacy inspires the next gene


kobe bryant walked the path he walked hundreds of times during a 20-year career that earned him this moment. from the tunnel that leads into the lakers locker room, he emerged just as his short film, “dear basketball,” concluded on the video board at staples center. as the crowd noticed his appearance...






celtics guard isaiah thomas getting tips from kobe bryant


washington (ap) — boston celtics star isaiah thomas is getting some assists from kobe bryant. thomas, who has had some huge performances in the playoffs, says he’s been talking and texting with bryant to get tips about his game. thomas says after the celtics were down 2-0 in the first round to chicago, he emailed […]






lakers debut new kobe bryant-inspired 'city edition' jersey


the lakers on wednesday unveiled a new kobe bryant-inspired “city edition” alternate uniform that features a black jersey with shadowbox numbers and a snakeskin-like print that honors bryant’s “black mamba” nickname. “i think they’re awesome,” coach luke walton said at a shootaround in preparation...






kobe bryant memorabilia stolen from ex-nba star's alma mater


authorities say memorabilia from kobe bryant's high school career have been stolen from a display case at the former nba star's school near philadelphia.






watch: nba referee does not enjoy mike brown’s jest after game 2


nba official tony brothers clearly did not like mike brown's joke about him.