Posts Tagged ‘ Kobe Bryant ’

Linhumanity

November 12, 2014
Jeremy Lin Kobe Bryant

If it was called “Linsanity” when Jeremy Lin helped lead a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks in 2012, what shall we call what’s going down in Los Angeles right now? Linhumanity? Watching the Lakers play this season has been inhumane for the purple and gold faithful, not to mention the rest of the NBA, as Los Angeles fell to 1-7 on the season tonight with a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Next up for the Los Angeles Lakers? The World Champion...

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Summing Up the Lakers’ Problems

November 8, 2012

With it being no lockout this season, the Lakers took full advantage of the time and their prestige. They went out and added Steve Nash, a definite upgrade at point guard. If they were not finished there, they added Dwight Howard at center. Not as big an upgrade, but an upgrade nevertheless. Then it begins, they hype that is! The Lakers starting 1 and 4 is not a help to that hype. In fact, it can quickly turn into panic. That in itself creates...

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LeBron James: Most Valuable Player to Never Win a Title

May 11, 2012
LeBron James: Most Valuable Player to Never Win a Title

With AP ruining the surprise Friday and announcing LeBron James has won the NBA's MVP award for the third time, the "King" is in some exclusive company. James, who is expected to except the award before the Heat's next game, is among just eight players who have won at least three MVP trophies in their careers.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Lakers vs. Heat, a Fan’s Perspective

March 7, 2012
PHOTO ESSAY: Lakers vs. Heat, a Fan’s Perspective

The Los Angeles Lakers roughed up Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat 93-83 on Sunday to improve to 17-2 at Staples Center.

But you know how the game went down. Here’s what it looked and felt like from one fan’s perspective (albeit from the nosebleeds):

The day started with a stroll down Chick Hearn Court, where the sun from above was beaming down on us like Big Chick himself was lighting our path to "church" on this fine Sunday afternoon. Amen, Chick. Amen.

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Kobe Bryant is on his way to becoming the Brett Favre of the NBA

January 6, 2012
Kobe Bryant is on his way to becoming the Brett Favre of the NBA

Superstars in any sport aren’t without faults. In fact, all superstars in any sport suffer from incredible bouts of narcissism or, at the very least, insane stubbornness. Save for a very rare few, the superstars who can’t come to grips with their declining talent after years of physical dominance in their arena are the ones most detrimental to their team’s success. The most popular, and recent, example of someone in such a dubious position was that of Brett Favre. Because despite a decade and...

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Here’s what probably went down when Kevin Garnett, Paul Piece and Kobe Bryant rejected a 50/50 split

October 16, 2011
Here’s what probably went down when Kevin Garnett, Paul Piece and Kobe Bryant rejected a 50/50 split

As you have heard by now, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Kobe Bryant went all by their lonesomes this past Tuesday to confront NBA commish David Stern to tell him that a 50/50 split of the pot wasn’t good enough. Apparently, things got out of hand with one unnamed player (though it’s heavily implied that it was KG who got crazy heated) and an NBA owner had to come in and calm things down. But what happened exactly? Not that I have any insider...

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The 4 Hs make a difference in sports (and I’m not talking HGH for once)

June 15, 2010
The 4 Hs make a difference in sports (and I’m not talking HGH for once)

If you’re an avid follower of the Bias, or have had the unfortunate luck of knowing me for an extended period of time, you’ve no doubt heard me rant and rave about everything from HGH to the horrendous officiating in the NBA. But if there’s one thing I bang on more than LeBron James and Joe Crawford, it’s ESPN and the bandwagon media, and how quick they are to judge and dismiss teams after one game, one quarter, even one play at times. But...

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Somebody get a hand in Ray-Ray’s face, or Swank, Stallone, Artest gonna knock you out

June 6, 2010
Somebody get a hand in Ray-Ray’s face, or Swank, Stallone, Artest gonna knock you out

Initial thoughts from tonight’s 103-94 victory by the Boston Celtics over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals: Who was the best fighter in the gym tonight? A. Hillary Swank. B. Sylvester Stallone. C. Ron Artest. Who’s guarding Ray Allen? Lakers are up 2-0 if someone gets a hand in his face. On second thought, you could have put Michael Jordan on Allen and it probably still wouldn’t have mattered. Props to the Lakers fans for actually cheering tonight. Remember...

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Lakers get physical, defensive, best of Celtics in Game 1 (despite Joe Crawford being on the floor)

June 3, 2010
Lakers get physical, defensive, best of Celtics in Game 1 (despite Joe Crawford being on the floor)

Initial thoughts from the Los Angeles Lakers’ 102-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday: The only bad news out of L.A. tonight: UCLA’s John Wooden, 99, in “grave” condition. This is exactly why the Lakers brought in Ron Artest. Getting physical with 2008 NBA Finals MVP Paul Pierce from the opening tip. Pierce had 24 points, but 11 of those came in the fourth when the game was out of hand. Ron-Ron also hit 3 of...

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Why I love Charles?

April 29, 2010
Why I love Charles?

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of posts from WCBias.com guest contributors. Interested in writing a guest post for WCBias.com? Contact us. By Nick Wilson Charles Barkley is the bomb. Charles is real. He speaks what he feels. And when he doesn’t, he gives pretty good hints. Charles likes certain guys; he’s a fan like you and me. He loves Nash, Russell Westbrook, Ginobili and the underdog in general and is loyal to his crew – Ernie, Kenny, and CWeb. I love...

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