NBA: Phil Jackson: Carmelo Improving Ball Hog Habit & Can Play Jordan & Kobe Role in Triangle

The triangle offense worked well when Phil Jackson was a coach for the Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan, and the Los Angeles Lakers with Kobe Bryant, but it’s been critiqued a lot on its use with the New York Knicks.  Many people felt it just wouldn’t work with this team, but Jackson has been dedicated to keeping it, and improving the Knicks use of the infamous offense.  Jackson was asked it Carmelo Anthony can fit in the triangle, and he made it clear that Melo can.


(Photo) NBA: Kobe Selling “Merry Swishmas” Sweaters With 100% Of Profits Going To His Foundation

Kobe Bryant is doing the best he can to get folks into the holiday spirit with the hopes of helping others at the same time. He and his wife’s foundation, “The Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation” are selling their own versions of an ugly Christmas sweater with a twist. The sweater is all about Kobe, complete with options to have him wearing #8 or #24 on it, topped with the words “Merry Swishmas”. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the foundation so your purchase can hopefully make an impact.


NBA: Kobe Bryant Says He’s ‘Comfortable’ With Dying Literally & the Death of His Basketball Career

Kobe Bryant held the 13th — and first post-retirement — signature shoe release with Nike at the MAMA gallery in downtown Los Angeles.  It had a very morbid feel, so Micah Peters of The Ringer, asked Bryant about death in the literal sense, and the death of his basketball career.


NBA: Kobe Bryant Says He Doesn’t Miss Playing, ‘Not Even a Little Bit’

Kobe Bryant was one of those players that lived and breathed basketball, so when he retired, many people thought it would be hard for him to step away from the game.  Well, it turns out Kobe is doing just fine and isn’t missing the court at all.


NBA: Anthony Davis Says Kobe Bryant Taught Him How to be a Leader

If you want to learn how to be a leader, Kobe Bryant is definitely someone who can give you words of wisdom.  Anthony Davis got some quality time with the Black Mamba in the summer of 2015 at a Nike event.  It was also Bryant who, more than anyone on the gold medal-winning 2012 U.S. Olympic squad, took the most interest in Davis, the lone college player on the team.  Having just signed a five-year contract extension to stay in New Orleans, Davis felt it was time to take ownership of his team. He asked Bryant for advice.


(Photo) NBA: Kobe Bryant’s Face Mask Hits Auction Block & Expected to Bring In Thousands!

Now that Kobe Bryant is retired, all of his memorabilia is worth much more, even his face mask.


(Video) Sports: Fans Chant ‘Kobe’ as LeBron James Enters LA Rams Game

The Los Angeles Rams played their first home game in their new town and some big stars came through, including LeBron James.  The LA crowd, however, didn’t give him a warm welcome.


(Photo) NBA: Kobe Bryant Congratulates Shaq On His Hall Of Fame Induction

The careers of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant will forever be connected and they both played major roles in each others greatness. Sure they have had their personal issues on occasion over the years but all that is in the past. Kobe took to his Instagram account yesterday to congratulate the big fella on his induction and in about five years I’m sure Shaq will be doing the same to Kobe.


NBA: Phil Jackson Revealed He Briefly Considered Trading Kobe Bryant To Detroit For Grant Hill

Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant won five NBA championships together but it almost never happened. In a recent interview with Today’s Fastbreak, the zen master revealed that the legendary partnership was very close to ending before it ever started, thanks to an immature Kobe, who at the time wasn’t found of Phil’s advice to come off the bench. It led to a trade proposal from the Pistons of Grant Hill for Kobe, which Phil says he considered before realizing Kobe would be great.


NBA: Kobe Bryant Compares Russell Westbrook To Himself (Again), Also Speaks On KD’s Decision

Kobe Bryant comparing himself to Russell Westbrook is nothing new, in fact he has done so on numerous occasions in the past couple years. During an appearance on the Jim Rome Show this week, he found himself talking about Russ again and also shared his thoughts on Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Warriors.


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