It’s been a while since Kobe hit the court for a game, 8 months to be exact. Looks like we’ll be seeing him very soon as ESPN reports Kobe will be playing this Sunday. Hopefully all is well with his achilles and we can see him play out the rest of the season.
Looks like Kobe Bryant is officially going to be a Laker for life after today. He just signed a two-year extension deal with the team and will most likely be there for the rest of his career. Good to see Kobe staying loyal to his team throughout his entire career. It was tough to see Jordan play for the Wizards on his way out. Oh and the deal Kobe signed was for $48 million.
Metta World Peace got cut from the Lakers, but it didn’t take too long for him to pick up a new team. The Knicks and him have agreed to a 2-year deal. This seems like a good place for him to play alongside Melo. Click HERE for the full story.
Even though we’re not the biggest Laker fans over here, you still gotta give credit to one of the best players to ever hit the court. It’s tough to see Kobe Bryant in this state knowing that he thinks this is the biggest disappointment of his entire career. Here’s what he thought of everything that happened after the game, this reporter is ridiculous for asking if he will play through the injury.
There’s been a lot of talk about when Kobe Bryant will finally call it quits and announce his retirement. After an interview with NBA.com recently, it sounds like he’s still planning on retiring after next season. It seems as if his body is taking quite the beating just to play every night. Here’s what he had to say…
“We’ll talk,” Bryant said after piling up 19 points, 14 assists against one turnover and nine rebounds while playing all but 23 seconds of the 103-98 victory over the Kings at Sleep Train Arena. “I’ll talk to my family and stuff and really see if I want to continue to sacrifice as much as I’m sacrificing right now. I’m putting my body through a lot to just try to get ready to play every single night. To do what I’m doing right now, it’s not easy. I’ll tell you, it’s taken a lot of commitment.”
Is your sense that next season will be your last?
“As I sit here right now, yeah.”
Is there anything the Lakers can say that would make it more likely you played beyond next season?
“No,” Bryant told NBA.com. “It’s my decision. It’s really about what I want to do, if I want to train and be psychotic with my training. That’s what it comes down to. It’s really how I’m feeling physically.”
Looks like all that trying to make it into the playoffs finally caught up to Kobe Bryant as he suffered a serious ankle injury earlier today. X-Rays came back negative in the locker room but doctors say that there’s no telling when Bryant will return to the court. There are only 16 games left in the season and the Lakers just lost their best player, not a good look at all.
Owner of the Lakers Jerry Buss died today at the age of 80. He was very well known for bringing all of the big players to Los Angeles and always making sure they put on a great show for the fans. We will be missed by the entire league for being one of the hardest working men in basketball and a great spirit. Click HERE for the full story.
Ha, this is pretty funny. Kobe Bryant might be taking the whole black mamba thing a little too seriously and apparently hisses on the court when he wants the ball passed to him. Wizards guard Jordan Crawford said “No Kobe really IS the Black Mamba” when he released the information. Click HERE for more on this hilarious news.
Alright alright… Even though we don’t talk about the Lakers much on here, Kobe Bryant needs some credit tonight. Throwing down on Humphries and Wallace after 17 years in league is pretty damn impressive. Just look at that slam!
No need to say much here. As you can see from the Tweets above, this random Twitter user got son’d by the Black Mamba.