NBA: Carmelo Anthony & Kobe Bryant Talked Last Summer & Decided Playing Together Wouldn’t Work

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Last summer had some big names in the free agent pool including Carmelo Anthony.  One of the teams Anthony met with was Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.  The Lakers dropped out of contention pretty quickly as Anthony narrowed his choices down to the New York Knicks and the Chicago Bulls.  Everybody assumed it was because the Knicks could offer the most money and the Bulls had the best championship contending team but there’s another reason Anthony decided not to join the Lakers.

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NBA: Nick Young on Lakers Without Kobe: “just give me the ball and get out of the way”

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Kobe Bryant will undergo season-ending surgery on Wednesday for a torn rotator cuff.  That means the Los Angeles Lakers have to find another way to provide offense.  Enter Nick “Swaggy P” Young.

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NBA: Kobe Bryant on Recruiting Rajon Rondo: “I’m not stopping until he signs an extension”

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Prior to Rajon Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, he had a very public breakfast with Los Angeles Lakers superstar, Kobe Bryant.  There were reports that the Lakers wanted to trade for the star point guard but they lacked the assets necessary to get the job done.  Rondo has been thriving with his new team and the Mavericks will certainly make it to the playoffs but he will still become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.  Many think he will re-sign with the Mavericks but Kobe Bryant is determined to continue recruiting Rajon Rondo and convincing the PG to join him.

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NBA: Kobe Bryant Says He Can’t Even Name 5 Celtics Players

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With both teams falling on hard times as they find themselves in the rebuilding stage, the Boston/LA rivalry just isn’t what it used to be…so much, that when asked about the Boston Celtics during an interview, NBA star Kobe Bryant said he can’t even name FIVE Celtics players!

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NBA: Kobe Bryant Reveals His Must-Have Meal & Secret to His Strength

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As Kobe Bryant creeps toward the two-decade mark in the NBA, every element of how he prepares, trains and recovers is so much more important, so much more amplified. Including what’s in his soup bowl.

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NBA: Byron Scott: If Lakers are Nowhere Near Playoff Contention in March, They Might Shut Down Kobe Bryant

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While most people think the Los Angeles Lakers should tank and hope for a top-5 draft pick, the team is still thinking playoffs, even in the brutal Western Conference.  This season’s roster has netted a franchise worst record and their aging star Kobe Bryant has to take time off to rest for several games.  There’s been talks that the Lakers should shut down Kobe Bryant for the season but coach Byron Scott says they’ll only consider it for one reason.

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NBA Report: Lakers Called Pistons About Brandon Jennings & Greg Monroe

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The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t content with a throw away season, apparently they’re still working the phones trying to make a trade happen.  They failed to land Rajon Rondo but are still in the market for a point guard.

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(Video) NBA: Damian Lillard Has Monster 4th Quarter Including Vicious Dunk on the Lakers!

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The Los Angeles Lakers without Kobe Bryant, hung around for three quarters against the Portland Trailblazers but the fourth quarter was all about Damian Lillard.  He put up 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting in that time and included this monster dunk.

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NBA: Charles Barkley Threatens to Quit TNT If They Keep Showing Knicks & Lakers Games

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When the NBA national schedule was revealed some people were really annoyed that the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers have so many national games.  Though they are two of the biggest and most profitable teams in the NBA, it was no secret that both of them would be pretty bad this year.  ESPN has flexed out several Knicks games but TNT has unfortunately still had to air them and it’s pissing off Inside the NBA host, Charles Barkley.

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NBA: Nick Young Says He Prefers the ‘Winning Atmosphere’ of the Lakers Over the Clippers

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Nick Young is a Los Angeles native and grew up a Lakers fan so of course he loves playing for the team he grew up idolizing.  But… obviously his love is clouding his judgement.  The Lakers are currently 11-24 and will likely miss the playoffs while their counterparts, the Los Angeles Clippers are currently 23-12 in the sixth spot of the Western Conference.  Young played with the Clippers in 2012 but says he prefers the Lakers because they have a winning atmosphere.

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