Kobe Bryant

Bret Lewis

Still coming up short

After his first tour of duty with the Lakers, Phil Jackson wrote a book and in it said that Kobe Bryant was “uncoachable.” Then he came back as coach to win two more titles. Said […]

05/16/2013

Bret Lewis

No excuses

The Clippers’ and Lakers’ seasons ended with disappointments. The one solace for fans of both teams? The injuries to superstars. Kobe Bryant, among others for the Lakers. Blake Griffin for the Clippers. Which makes what […]

05/07/2013

Pam and Joe Bryant, parents of Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. (AP Photo)

Kobe Bryant battles mom, NJ business over auction

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Kobe Bryant is in a court battle to try to keep his mother from auctioning off mementos from his high school days in Pennsylvania and his early years with the Los […]

05/03/2013

Bret Lewis

The ABCs of winning basketball

Alec Baldwin’s legendary tirade in “Glengarry Glen Ross” was “ALWAYS BE A CLOSER.” And basketball, more than any other team sport, thrives on the guys who can close. The one who not only can make the big play with the game on the line, but relishes the opportunity.

04/23/2013

Bret Lewis

Really, Kobe? Really?

I have been a Kobe fan since the day he got to town. But he makes it hard at times. The Lakers trying to salvage something from his awful season by at least winning a […]

04/22/2013

Bret Lewis

Wait a minute. I got one!

It’s so rare that I’m right… I wanted to keep this written BEFORE the Lakers win over Houston. The point being… there IS a lot of talent on the Lakers who, right or wrong, felt […]

04/18/2013

Bret Lewis

Is there life after Kobe?

The Lakers will say all the right things about how much they love Kobe Bryant. How much they miss him now that he’s out with a torn Achilles tendon. But make no mistake: Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol especially would LOVE to prove they can win without him.

04/17/2013

Bret Lewis

Forget ‘no pain, no gain’

So what are the chances we see Kobe Bryant back playing at or near the level we expect? He tore his Achilles tendon and by all accounts… it was a complete tear. The time frame is six to nine months before he could even attempt a comeback.

04/15/2013

Kobe Bryant

Kobe out for season with torn Achilles tendon

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) – Kobe Bryant had surgery Saturday on his torn Achilles tendon, ending the season for the Los Angeles Lakers star.
Bryant was hurt late in the Lakers’ 118-116 win over Golden State on Friday night.

04/13/2013

Lakers' Kobe Bryant (l) and Clippers' Blake Griffin

Clippers beat Lakers 109-95 to win division title

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The playoff-bound Los Angeles Clippers beat the Lakers 109-95 on Sunday to clinch their first Pacific Division title in franchise history against a team that has long overshadowed them.

04/07/2013

Bret Lewis

Keep dreaming

That Swiss Company that is paying Kobe to hawk their $25,000 wrist watches?

03/29/2013

Bret Lewis

Settle down kids

When WILL the Lakers learn to play nice? The New York Post claims that relations between Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant at the All Star game were “icy” to say the least.

02/20/2013

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