Dwightmare: The Sequel coming to an off-season near you! Does $100+ million and the allure of L.A. really not enough for Dwight Howard? Maybe he really does care about winning more than entertaining if he is interested in joining either the Rockets and/or the Mavs. When Kobe, Gasol, and Nash are healthy, the Lakers would still be a contender but how can you not be intrigued by the Rockets with Harden, Lin, Asik and Parsons or a Dallas team with Nowitzki and the prospect of Chris Paul joining you?
Kobe Bryant is in a court battle to try to keep his mother from auctioning off mementoes from his high school days in Pennsylvania and his early NBA career.
I guess Kobe should clean his room more so that his mom doesn’t give stuff away without telling him.
A great read by Thomas Golianopoulos and the staff at Grantland.com.
This is why he will never be at the same level of Michael Jordan - rather than seeing his team’s recent struggle this season as a challenge to elevate everyone around him, he finds more excuses. You can only blame Mike Brown, Mike D’Antoni, Pau Gasol’s lack of fire and age so much. At the end of the day you have to just find a way to make it work.
A blast from the past with Kobe Bryant being featured in Brian McKnight’s music video “Hold Me”. You will find his “smooth” stylings at the 2:39 mark. Good thing he didn’t quit his day job.
Jalen Rose admits to trying to injure Kobe Bryant during the 2000 NBA Finals. I don’t blame him
TMZ is reporting that Vanessa Bryant is peeved over the Kobe bryant shirtless pic. I guess I would too if Kobe had cheated in the past. Looks like Kobe’s Summer of love is officially over.
I think Lebron James is still drunk from all the champagne that he drunk from that NBA Finals run with the Miami Heat.
The 2012 team may be a bit more versatile and younger than the players that played on the 1992 Dream Team but make no mistake that the Dream Team would still easily win. The 2012 Olympic Mens Basketball team lacks in team play and is still too egotistical (except for Kevin Durant and James Harden who put the team above themselves) to accept deferring to the right player when in the right game play situation.
Too bad we’ll never get the chance to see these two teams play. But if it ever was possible for them to play, Nelson Laut would say that final score would be Dream Team wins agains the 2012 U.S. Mens Basketball Team 125 - 103.
I don’t know if it’s even worth trading for a guy that will only be there for 1 year. Does Laker management think they have a good shot at keeping Dwight Howard after 1 year if they potentially gut their team out to get him? The only players that Howard can expect to be here after this season would be Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash and is that more than enough to content with the Thunder, Mavs, Clippers, and Spurs?
Not that anyone is surprised, the U.S. Olympic Basketball team beats the Dominican Republic led by the hot hand of Kevin Durant with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Of course as they get closer to the Olympics in London, the competition will get a lot more fierce. I think everyone is confident that Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and the rest of the U.S. team will learn to gel but time is not on their side.