Sports: Justin Timberlake to Present Icon Award to These 3 Major Athletes at 2016 ESPYS

For the first time ever, The ESPYS will honor three retiring athletes with its prestigious Icon Award.

(Photos) NBA: Kobe Bryant Did Not Get High With Snoop Dogg

There was a picture floating around social media yesterday that appeared to show Kobe Bryant, high out of his mind with red eyes after hanging out with Snoop Dogg. People got a kick out of it and since he was hanging with Snoop, it was quite possible that they enjoyed some herbal remedies together. The two L.A. stars were hanging out because Snoop had gifted Kobe with a custom 64 Impala as a retirement gift.

(Photos/Video) NBA: Snoop Dogg Gifts Kobe Bryant Lakers-Themed 64′ Chevy Convertible

Snoop Dogg is a huge fan of California teams including the Los Angeles Lakers.  He even got a customized Lakers themed 64′ Chevy Impala convertible that’s purple and yellow with “Lakers “on the headrests and the hood is a picture of him and the championship Lakers team.  Kobe Bryant received a lot of retirement gifts but this may top them all.

NBA: Kobe Bryant Gives Kevin Durant Free Agency Advice

Kevin Durant is the biggest name in free agency this summer and everyone is wondering what his decision will be.  He seems very loyal to what he calls “home” with the Oklahoma City Thunder but retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant says Durant should look at every opportunity.

(Video) NBA: Kobe Bryant’s Cameo in New “Ghostbusters” Movie

Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters Kobe Bryant.  If you thought the Black Mamba was going to disappear into obscurity after retirement then you’re sadly mistaken.  The NBA legend will appear in the new Ghostbusters movie and The Players Tribune gave us a behind the scenes look at his cameo.

NBA: Kobe Bryant Texted Draymond Green After Thunder Went Up 3-1 Over Warriors

Kobe Bryant sees a lot of himself in Draymond Green and they formed a bond.  Bryant said Green was a “rare breed in this day and age” and was the only one who could create tension within the Warriors that they needed to win another championship.  Following Golden State’s Game 4 loss, Bryant reached out to Green over text message and gave him some motivation to make history, according to Green’s Uninterrupted video series.

(Video) NBA: Magic Johnson Names the Greatest Laker of All Time

Aside from what you see today, the Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the greatest franchises in the NBA.  They’ve had legendary players on the team including Jerry West (the NBA symbol), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (the all-time points leader in the NBA) , Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and of course Kobe Bryant.  Magic Johnson appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and discussed the Lakers, as well as who’s the greatest from the franchise.

NBA: Kobe Reveals His Plan For Life After Basketball As Hublot Unveils New $20,400 Black Mamba Watch

Kobe has been associated with the Hublot brand for a few years now and they have already created two watches together but the company wanted to do something nice for him and his retirement. What came from that was a fancy dinner where they unveiled the third watch designed by the company in Kobe’s honor called the “Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant HeroVillain timepiece”. Only 24 of the HeroVillain’s were made so they will be hard to come by even if you have the money. An unexpected twist from the dinner was we also got some more clear details about what Kobe plans to do with his life after basketball.

NBA: Dwight Howard Holds Nothing Back As He Explains What Happened With Him & Kobe

Dwight Howard has been refreshingly honest lately and we are the ones benefiting. Recently he was on “Inside The NBA” where he confronted questions from Charles Barkley about people not liking him and also about how things were going in Houston. We all know before he was in H-town, Dwight had a not so memorable experience playing for the Lakers and with Kobe Bryant. Luckily for us, Dwight was asked about that relationship by ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan and he was still in that mindset of being honest about it all, instead of giving your typical “PC” answers.

(Video) NBA: Kobe Bryant Answers If He’ll Take “Inside the NBA” Job & Train Shaq’s Son Shareef

Kobe Bryant was out in Beverly Hills for a Hublot watch event and was asked about his retirement plans, mainly will he take the “Inside the NBA” job offer and also train Shaquille O’Neal’s son Shareef.

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