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  1. What active players are bound for basketball’s Hall of Fame?

    Aug 11, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Hornets - Game Three

    Chris Mullin is in. So is Artis Gilmore. Arvydas Sabonis is in (more for his European career than what he did in the NBA after that). Dennis Rodman will join them (in spectacular fashion). Those are the NBA players entering the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame on Friday. All of them deserving. But what current…

  2. Poll: Who wins, 1992 Dream Team or 2008 USA Olympic squad?

    Aug 5, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT

    1992-dreamteam

    Magic Johnson came out recently and said exactly what you would expect Magic to say — the original 1992 Dream team was better than the 2008 Olympic “Redeem Team.” “When you think about the Olympics and the Dream Team, I have to throw it to you. Kobe [Bryant] and them won by 22 points. Ehh,…

  3. Report: Besiktas officials met with Kobe’s agent, to do so again

    Aug 5, 2011, 9:50 AM EDT

    FC Barcelona v Manchester United

    Officials from the Turkish team Besiktas finally did meet with Kobe Bryant’s agent Thursday, but Bryant himself wasn’t there. The two sides are supposed to meet again Friday. That’s the word via twitter from Turkish journalist Ismail Senol (the Turkish side of these talks continues to be the leaky one). According to club sources, Besiktas-Pelinka…

  4. One zealous fan gets Kobe Bryant calf tattoo

    Aug 3, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    kobe-bryant-leg-tattoo

    We’ve got Dirk Nowitzki on an a–, a woman with Thunder thighs, a LeBron James calf tattoo, and now…. The Kobe Bryant calf tattoo. You can see the entire thing to the right (via CBSSports Eye on Basketball). My first thought — that’s actually some really impressive work. I most enjoy seeing Kobe in “The…

  5. Report: Kobe to meet with Turkish club Thursday

    Aug 3, 2011, 9:55 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Bryant walks off the court after Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas

    He’s not going. But when Kobe Bryant said the other day he had not talked to Beşiktaş officials in weeks, with his next breath he said he’d listen to offers — “I’m just waiting for my phone to ring.” Now Beşiktaş is calling and the two sides will meet Thursday, according to multiple reports out…

  6. Watch Kobe score 81 — the NBA 2K11 version

    Aug 2, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

    bryant-81

    It was a nondescript Monday in January that turned into a night that helped define legend of Kobe Bryant. The Lakers were struggling against the woeful Toronto Raptors and Kobe decided to put the team on his back, got on a role like no other, and dropped 81 points in one game. We want you…

  7. Kobe finally talks about Mike Brown, and all is right with the world

    Aug 2, 2011, 8:13 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Silence can speak volumes. When Kobe Bryant refused to talk about the hiring of Mike Brown, it had less to do with the hire than how it went down. First, Kobe was on record as a Brian Shaw backer. Second, he wasn’t even consulted or told about the hire — a consideration top stars all…

  8. Kobe Bryant tells LeBron’s critics to “back off”

    Aug 1, 2011, 12:57 PM EDT

    2011 NBA All-Star Game

    You can add Kobe Bryant to the list of LeBron James defenders. In an interview with ESPN Sunday, Kobe — who has seen his share of fan and media criticism, and a few other people’s shares also, especially following the trade of Shaquille O’Neal from the Lakers and the incident in Colorado — told people…

  9. Kobe to Turkey rumors will not die. We wish they would.

    Aug 1, 2011, 11:42 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference after the Lakers were knocked out of the NBA basketball playoffs in Los Angeles

    You thought the Kobe Bryant to Turkey rumors were over. You still don’t get it, do you? They will find him! That’s what they do! That’s ALL they do! You can’t stop them! They can’t be reasoned with. They don’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever! The day…

  10. Video: Kobe shows some soccer skills, drills penalty kick

    Aug 1, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

    NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant takes a penalty kick as part of a promotion during halftime of the 2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge soccer match between Barcelona and Manchester United in Landover

    Kobe Bryant had his fantasy soccer weekend in Washington D.C. On Sunday he played in the Mia Hamm-Nomar Garciaparra Celebrity Soccer Challenge and had two goals — well, the first was an own goal, but he atoned for it with a nice strike. He actually got some cheers from the crowd for his ball control and…

  11. Kobe not talking to Turkish club, but he will talk overseas

    Aug 1, 2011, 8:01 AM EDT

    FC Barcelona v Manchester United

    Please, let this be the end of the Kobe Bryant to Turkey talk. Please. There have been plenty of rumors swirling about Kobe and talks with Turkish side Besiktas — most of it from club officials in Turkey thinking they had a real shot at landing him. That or playing the marketing game. Either way,…

  12. Report: There is no chance Kobe is playing in Turkey

    Jul 31, 2011, 3:01 PM EDT

    NBA basketball player Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers smiles to fans upon his arrival at a stadium during his 2011 China Tour in Changsha

    This never made a lot of sense to us anyway — why would Kobe Bryant, a man obsessed with winning another NBA ring, risk injury and put more mileage on his knees to play in Turkey for Besiktas (the team that signed Deron Williams)? Still reports surfaced that he was to meet Saturday with the…

  13. Kobe says his knee is “best it’s been in a long time”

    Jul 29, 2011, 5:09 PM EDT

    NBA's Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant dun

    Maybe what Kobe Bryant’s knee needed was a little rest and some expensive, exotic therapy. His knee had been an issue the last couple seasons — it’s almost bone on bone. It’s why Kobe had surgery on it last summer, and why he had to have it drained multiple times in previous years. It’s why…

  14. Kobe Bryant to be in on meeting with Turkish squad

    Jul 29, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference after the Lakers were knocked out of the NBA basketball playoffs in Los Angeles

    We’d already told you that Kobe Bryant’s people would be meeting on July 30 (Saturday) with officials from the Turkish club Besiktas, but it turns out Kobe himself will be in on the talks, according to Reuters (via ESPNLA). As we mentioned in previous stories, every time Kobe’s people speak things are cautious, every time…

  15. How the Kobe, Rose Philippines exhibition came together

    Jul 28, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

    NBA's Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant dun

    Being rich has its perks. That essentially is how the two big exhibition games in the Phillipines last week that included Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Chris Paul and four other NBA players came together. It was because Filipino tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan — called MVP by most — decided he wanted it to…

  16. Kobe Bryant to play in charity soccer game

    Jul 27, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Meets With FC Barcelona

    From Janis Carr of the Orange County Register: Kobe Bryant is taking his soccer talents to Washington, D.C., where he has agreed to play in a celebrity soccer game Sunday. Former soccer great Mia Hamm and her husband, former Dodgers player Nomar Garciaparra, are playing host to their fourth annual Soccer Challenge that benefits the Mia Hamm…

  17. Derrick Rose saved his best for the best defenses

    Jul 27, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    We get it, you don’t need to remind us Chicago — Derrick Rose is a stud. An MVP. One of the new faces of the game. On top of all that, last season he played his best against the best defenses in the league. Every summer over at Basketball-Reference Neil Paine does an interesting analysis…

  18. Kevin Love getting input on Wolves next coach

    Jul 26, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT

    Kevin Love mohawk

    (Editor’s note: Yes, that is Kevin Love in the photo to the right, he tweeted a pick of himself with his new haircut, and as it is a lockout we want you to know what is up with Love’s locks. You can thank us later.) Kevin Love is getting more respect from his organization than…

  19. Did Jordan ruin it for Kobe, LeBron and everyone else?

    Jul 25, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

    Michael Jordan

    LeBron James is no Michael Jordan. Kobe Bryant is no Michael Jordan. Dwyane Wade, Vince Carter, Allen Iverson, Grant Hill and even Harold Minor have not been the next Michael Jordan. Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant will not be Jordan either. Nobody is going to be the next Michael Jordan. Nobody. Ever. We know that,…

  20. Report: Kobe Bryant to meet with Turkish team July 30

    Jul 25, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    I’m really weary of the “Kobe Bryant to Turkey” rumors. Here is what it comes down to: Kobe’s camp sounds hesitant (at best) and say the two sides haven’t really talked much, officials from Besiktas are overly optimistic. That comes through in another report from Turkey, via Slam. The interview is with Seref Yalcin, the…

  21. Kobe, Durant Rose well paid for Philippines pickup game

    Jul 25, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Manny Pac

    You make any money this weekend? Kobe Bryant did. So did Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose and the rest of the NBA players who went to the Philippines for a couple of exhibition games over the weekend where they beat some local teams. In a story about players being serious looking overseas, Sam Amick of Sports…

  22. Kobe, KD, Rose top Filipino national team Smart Gilas

    Jul 24, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

    NBA's Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant dun

    In the second game of the Filipino All-Star Weekend in Manila, the result was pretty much what you’d expect. A more experienced team gave the NBA stars (dubbed the “Smart All-Stars”) a tougher contest, but it wasn’t enough, because, you know, that whole “best players in the whole world.” From the Philippino Stars: After overpowering…

  23. Wait, wait, now Kobe Bryant’s NOT talking to Turkey. Wait 30 seconds, there will be another update.

    Jul 24, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    NBA's Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant dun

    So he’s going, but wait, no, no he’s not. Wait, no he is! Totally talking to them! No, wait, no, no he’s not. From Yahoo! Sports: Kobe Bryant is “nowhere near any kind of a deal,” in Turkey, source tells Y! “Not even close.” He’s listening to offers, but that’s all now. via Twitter / @WojYahooNBA:…

  24. Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant show off in Philippines exhibition

    Jul 23, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT

    NBA's Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant dun

    Saturday, NBA basketball was back. Okay, not really. But NBA players (or former, I guess, considering they’re locked out) played in the Philippines on Saturday in an exhibition against the PBA All-Stars. It was a huge event, with a raucous Filipino crowd chanting and cheering everything. Honestly, it was louder than about 95% of all…

  25. Kobe wants to pass Jordan on all-time scoring list

    Jul 22, 2011, 12:10 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Michael Jordan

    I’m not sure how this is surprising to anyone. In an article discussing how an extended lockout could impact Kobe Bryant’s assault on the record books, Mark Medina at the Los Angeles Times wrote about how Kobe really wants to pass Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list even though Kobe denies it at every…

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