Kobe Bryant Defends Russell Westbrook from Haters After OKC Star Takes 43 Shots

After Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook nearly put up another triple-double Sunday with 54 points, eight assists and nine rebounds, there was only one number some people cared about:Forty-three.Westbrook took 43 shots during Sunday's game against the Indiana Pacers.Forget the fact that Westbrook shot nearly 50 percent from the floor, making 21 of his field-goal attempts. The fact that he took 43 shots seems to overshadow his overall numbers for some people.After seeing some of the criticism, Read more [...]

Ethan Skolnick and Kevin Ding Debate Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have arguably been the two biggest names in basketball for over a decade. Bryant's career achievements are unrivaled whereas LeBron's current statistical domination of the league is unmatched. Who is the better player? Which player has changed the game more? Who will have a greater legacy? Watch as Ric Bucher gets Kevin Ding and Ethan Skolnick to give answers on the Kobe vs. LeBron debate in the video above. Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

Kobe Bryant Thanks Hornets on Twitter for Trading Him After 1996 Draft

Eighteen years ago today, the Charlotte Hornets made a trade that they'd like to have back. Kobe Bryant hasn't forgotten that trade. Charlotte took Bryant out of high school with the 13th pick in the 1996 NBA draft. Less than a week later, the Hornets traded the Black Mamba to the Los Angeles Lakers: The reasoning behind the trade, according to Bryant, is pretty shocking: "No use" for Bryant? That doesn't look good now. All he has done since the trade is put together a Hall of Fame resume. Read more [...]

Could Lakers Have Big 3 of Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol Next Year?

With Mike D'Antoni allegedly on the hot seat, it's worth wondering if bringing in a new coach will affect the Los Angeles Lakers' offseason plans. We caught up with Kevin Ding to see if he thinks players like Pau Gasol and Carmelo Anthony are more likely to come to Los Angeles if they move on from Coach D'Antoni. You can see what he thinks in the video above! Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

Kobe likely to miss 6 weeks with fracture in knee (Yahoo Sports)

Kobe Bryant is expected to miss about six weeks with an injured left knee, dealing the second major injury setback of the year to the Los Angeles Lakers' superstar guard. Bryant made his season debut with the Lakers Dec. 8 after nearly eight months away while recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. After playing six games in 10 days, the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history is out again until February or longer - and the Lakers' already miserable run of injuries got even uglier. ''You hate it Read more [...]