Share Kobe Bryant has not gotten along terribly well with a number of teammates during his 19 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, but few have earned as much media attention as his spat with current Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard. When the Lakers traded for Howard in the summer of , they appeared to have acquired their superstar of the future. Yet Howard and Bryant did not mesh well, with various reports most of them anonymously sourced stating that Dwight felt Kobe demanded too much of him. It eventually came as little surprise when Howard left for Houston as a free agent in , and reports since have indicated that the difficulties of playing with Kobe were the primary reason for his decision. The two former teammates managed to turn their war of largely veiled words into a minor physical altercation during Tuesday’s season opener at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. With the Rockets in complete control up at the 7: Bryant pressured Howard immediately and earned a defensive foul, which caused Howard to swing some elbows to create space. The second of them caught Bryant on the chin, which caused him to fire back with a few words. Howard responded with some comments of his own before Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley stepped in to play peacemaker. Both stars continued their chatter, but there was very little threat of violence.
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His parents named him after the famous beef of Kobe , Japan, which they saw on a restaurant menu. Bryant was raised Roman Catholic. High school Bryant’s retired No. Bryant earned national recognition during a spectacular high school career at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore , which was located in the Philadelphia suburb of Lower Merion. He played on the varsity basketball team as a freshman.
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Kobe Bryant is a stark reminder of that. It must suck to be so broke. Ironically, Kobe Bryant may have a point. Years ago, Patrick Ewing told a reporter that he could barely afford to feed his family on what the New York Knicks were paying him. As sports fans, we tolerate the multi-million dollar salaries. We even talk with our buddies about the contract a particular athlete just signed.
We willfully spend our money on jerseys and game tickets and television packages, budgeting ourselves just such an allowance. While counting his millions, perhaps Mr. Bryant should consider the high-profile college athlete. Take, for example, Tim Tebow, Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston who made unimaginable profits for their respective universities while never receiving a dime, at least not legally. When we discuss whether college athletes should be paid, we can almost feel sympathetic for their plight.
Sure, they live the Life of Riley while on campus, bedding whatever co-ed they want except, of course, for Tebow and sneaking under-aged into whichever bars they please again, except for Tebow. Fortunately for them, I know better than to determine their net worth by their bank accounts. It is far more than the rest of us bring home in a lifetime.
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James had 19 points in the first quarter to set the tone, the Lakers led by as many as 21 and never trailed. His last shot was a footer with 16 seconds left, capping the 13th point game of his career — including playoffs — and he threw the ball skyward at midcourt when time expired. He was when facing the Heat since; his teams were , when including the three Cleveland-Miami games that he sat out for various reasons. Wayne Ellington scored 19 points for Miami , which has dropped four straight home games and is off to its second-worst start in the last 12 years.
Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) & Magic (@MagicJohnson) call out Lakers brass Cory McClanahan March 13, NEWS, SPORTS No Comments FINALLY SOMEONE SPEAKS OUT ABOUT THE OWNER AND THE FRONT OFFICE!
The NBA Sunday game of the week, which was seemingly always Lakers versus Celtics in the mid-to-late Eighties, helped ease the tensions of my bi-weekendly trips to visit my Dad and step family. I preferred the Lakers fluid style of play with Magic Johnson gracefully pushing the ball up the court and passing to A. Green or James Worthy for an easy layup under the basket sometimes without even looking at the recipient of the pass to the more methodical half court sets of the Celtics.
They had to run off multiple picks or make nifty backdoor cuts to get open. They bent over tugging the bottoms of their tiny shorts while catching their breath during dead balls. Larry Bird actually worked as a garbage man in his off year between transferring from Indiana to Indiana State. The Lakers have been a perpetually charmed franchise: The current Lakers however have finished fourteenth in the fifteen team Western Conference for two consecutive seasons. Their 7th overall pick, Julius Randle, who was to be the consolation prize for a 27 win season, broke his leg in the first game of the season.
The Lakers, still in need of a Point Guard and somewhat on tilt, then traded four picks to Phoenix for the ghost of Steve Nash in Nash played very little in L. In legendary playboy, poker player, and team owner Jerry Buss died leaving control of the team to his daughter Jeanie and son Jim. One of the advantages of having such a depleted roster is the flexibility it creates.
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She worked with coaches to ensure his playing did not affect academics. She was criticized by her friends for letting Lin play so much basketball, but let him play the game he enjoyed. Harvard and Brown were the only teams that guaranteed him a spot on their basketball teams, but Ivy League schools do not offer athletic scholarships.
Kobe Bryant waves the crowd in his final NBA game. Reuters Kobe Bryant is one of the best basketball players of all-time. And on Wednesday night, he finally graduated from the NBA.
Twitter Known as a fierce competitor, Los Angeles Laker star Kobe Bryant earned a reputation as a tough teammate that expects the best everyone. It should come to no surprise Bryant brings that demeanor into other aspects of his life such as parenting. Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! What age can she start dating? The idea is to be as intimidating as I possibly can.
Full Black Mamba face. His stare has been well known after cameras caught Bryant supposedly giving a glare towards former Lakers head coach Mike Brown. It also came out while Bryant appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and discussed his reaction to his teammates celebrating a rare win this past season. Bryant hopes to be ready to play when the new season begins in the fall.
Since his injury affected his shoulder and not the lower body, Bryant will be able to stay in shape with proper conditioning.
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What is wrong with us? Kobe Bryant now has the third most points in NBA history. We are blessed game in and game out with watching the third greatest scorer in NBA history continue to perform his mastered skill. There will come a day, probably a year and a half from now, when we will never have the chance to watch this man play again. For 19 seasons now, he has been criticized on every level.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) June 26, Obviously Bryant doesn’t mention anyone by name, so he could be talking about anyone, but someone as competitive as Bryant is unlikely to put out an.
Aug 17, at Now, Coca-Cola is throwing its money behind the new brand as a minority shareholder. According to market research data, the Pepsi-owned drink represents nearly 75 percent of the U. No other product has even come close to that number. Coca-Cola owns Powerade, which reportedly accounts for about BodyArmor currently accounts for just about 3 percent of the sports drink market. The exact amount of the investment were not disclosed. Pepper in a tricky spot.
It markets itself as a healthier alternative to other popular sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade. On its website , BodyArmor lists its main electrolyte as potassium. The founders say potassium is ideal for helping muscles recover because it prevents cramping, and also can help lower blood pressure.
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Retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his very pregnant wife, Vanessa, and their daughters, Gianna and Natalia, sat court side at the WNBA Finals this weekend. Kobe, 38, and his wife Vanessa, 34, are expecting another girl. Click here to see the likely reason why Kobe can only sire girls. This is an.
News , Nike Five time champion Kobe Bryant continues his success with the basketball market. Since then, the Kobe A. For years, Kobe enthusiast have been asking Nike Basketball to retro his older models and our sources indicate that it will happen sometime in with the Zoom Kobe 1. We have no word yet on what colorways will return, but expect Nike Basketball to go all-in with this retro with quickstrike drops and limited releases.
The Nike Zoom Kobe 1 would be welcomed with open arms by fans of new and old. The Kobe 1 was his first signature sneaker so this will be special for his brand when it drops. The Prelude Pack was meant to highlight certain points in your career. Is there any expectation for more down the line? The reason why it made sense for this was because of the story we are trying to tell.
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LeBron James has passed Wilt Chamberlain on the all-time points scoring list, moving up to number 5 while leading the Lakers to a 9-point win over the Blazers. The Lakers won James also snapped some of his own milestone marks as he put up 51 points and the Lakers cruised to a convincing win over the Heat — their fifth win in six games. James had 28 points in a first half barrage which saw the visitors lead at the main break. His pyrotechnics were just beginning.
After scoring another 14 points in the third quarter, James had NBA statisticians reaching for their record books as some famous milestones began to fall.
In , Kobe Bryant made a major investment through his company Kobe Inc. in the sports drink BodyArmor worth $6 million. The deal meant that he would own around 10 percent of BodyArmor, and sit.
While I agree Lebron was great right away as a rookie, I believe there’s a lot more to Kobe Bryant’s first few years that people have forgotten or were not around to witness. Kobe Bryant would have made an instant impact and became an instant star his rookie and sophomore year, but there are a few reasons as to why that didn’t happen, and it had almost nothing to do with Kobe’s basketball abilities. He came in an era where coming out of High School was still fairly new.
Nobody was given instant starters minutes, even if the team was horrible. KG didn’t even start all of his games his rookie season, and his team was Look at what all these Coaches and GMs are saying about Kobe and any high schooler coming straight into the league. Kobe Bryant was the first guard to ever be drafted straight out of high school. The other people drafted out of high school before him were all PFs and Centers. Kobe Bryant got drafted then traded to the lakers, his head coach Del Harris did not like the concept of high schoolers coming to the NBA.
Even if Kobe worked twice as hard as his peers, he still wasn’t going to get the due respect from Del Harris. I suggest everyone to watch the “Beyond the Glory” documentary about Kobe, this documentary is especially good because it is pre-rape case documentary, it came out after his championship.