NBA: Kobe Bryant Hasn’t Played in 2 Months & STILL Leads the Lakers in Shots Attempted This Season

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Kobe Bryant is out for the season with a torn rotator cuff.  Somehow, Bryant – who hasn’t played since Jan. 21 – STILL leads the Lakers in shots attempted this season.

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NBA Report: Cavaliers Offered to Add Steve Nash If He Agreed to Buyout From the Lakers

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Steve Nash desperately wanted to continue playing basketball but his body repeatedly failed him with each comeback attempt.  He finally threw in the towel and announced his retirement on Saturday.  After many years with the Phoenix Suns he went to the Los Angeles Lakers to try and win a title with Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard but that resulted in an utter failure.  Now it turns out Nash had one more opportunity to possibly secure a championship ring.

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NBA: Vlade Divac Says Kobe Bryant is the ‘Best Talent’ He’s Ever Played With Even Over Magic Johnson

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Vlade Divac was one of the pioneers of Europeans coming to the NBA and having success, having been a key part of the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings.  Now he’s returned to the Kings as Vice President of Basketball Operations.  There’s many things Divac is remembered for and one of them is as the guy the Lakers traded for Kobe Bryant.

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NBA: Kobe Bryant Says There’s a Possibility He Could Play Beyond Next Season

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It’s clear that Kobe Bryant is in the latter end of his career.  With his body failing him it’s just a matter of time till he has to hang his jersey up.  The only question is when?  The controversial two-year contract extension he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers is up after next season and many people think that is when he’ll retire.  Even Kobe himself hinted that that would be it for him but now after sitting out much of this season with a torn rotator cuff, he says he can envision himself playing longer than that.

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NBA: Rajon Rondo on Kobe: “It’s an honor and a compliment that he’d want to play with a guy like me”

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Kobe Bryant has often said that he gets along with people who share his attitude and personality and Rajon Rondo is one of those people.  Bryant also said he would continue to recruit Rondo until he signed a contract somewhere.  The two have shared breakfast together in Boston and affectionately refer to each other as “assholes” and on Sunday as Rondo and the Mavericks came to Los Angeles to play the Lakers, Kobe was there to watch.

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NBA: Kobe Says Dwight Howard Needed to Be Like Magic, Bird or Jordan For Him to Hand Over the Lakers

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Kobe Bryant is out for the rest of the season with a torn rotator cuff; that coupled with the promotion for his documentary “Kobe Bryan’t Muse”, means he’s doing a lot press, and that coupled with the fact he’s nearing the end of his career makes him a quote machine.  He’s spoken on a lot of things including his relationship with Phil Jackson and Shaquille O’Neal, now he’s speaking on Dwight Howard.

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(Video) NBA: LOL Lakers Celebrate Ending 7-Game Losing Streak, Kobe’s Reaction is Priceless!

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The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics 118-111 on Sunday night ending a seven-game losing streak and winning just their 14th game of the season.  During Jeremy Lin’s post game interview, Nick “Swaggy P” Young and Jordan Hill jumped in and to say they were excited is an understatement.  Kobe Bryant is out for the rest of the season but appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the next day and was shown the video.  You can pretty much guess what happened next.

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(Video) NBA: Kobe Bryant Reveals Who He Was Almost Traded To In 2007, Speaks On Beef With Karl Malone

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Wow! I literally had no idea that Kobe was very close to being traded in 2007. I don’t want to spoil it for you so you can hear him say it, but let’s just say the NBA would be MUCH different if one of the two possible trades occurred. Kobe killed one of the trades because he wasn’t happy about it and the other scenario just never came to fruition. While he was speaking about that, Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons asked him about the Karl Malone beef and you could till Kobe doesn’t even think about that. Check out the clip.

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NBA: Kobe Bryant Says the 2011 Lockout Was Made to Restrict the Lakers

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Kobe Bryant did an in depth interview with GQ where he discussed a variety of things including his turbulent early relationship with Phil Jackson and his lack of friends due to his personality.  Another topic he discussed was the 2011 NBA lockout.  Of course the negotiations were mainly about money and the splits between the teams and the players but it was also about parity in the NBA.  Bryant believes the tactics used were specifically created to restrict the Lakers.

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NBA Report: Goran Dragic Wants to Leave Suns, Prefers Lakers, Heat or Knicks

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Though there were conflicting reports about what the Phoenix Suns wanted to do with Goran Dragic, he’s reportedly made it clear that he does not want to remain with the team.  Dragic wants to be traded and if he isn’t, he says he will not re-sign with the Suns this summer.  The NBA trade deadline is tomorrow which means the Suns don’t have much time to get a deal done, but Dragic has also made it clear which teams he prefers.

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