Here’s Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball offering a good and correct take on the great LeBron vs. Kobe debate of our time:
Meme face and one-time basketball man Michael Jordan addressed youngsters at his 2017 Flight School basketball camp, offering the obviously wrong and bad opinion that Kobe Bryant ranks ahead of LeBron James as an all-timer:
All of the best-known basketball sneakers were high-tops. Every sneaker spokesman from Chuck Taylor to Michael Jordan to Allen Iverson to LeBron James had, until recently, worn signature high-tops.
You may have already seen the best part of the pilot episode of the sitcom Jalen vs. Everybody. The clip, which surfaced earlier this week, featured a fictional meeting between Jalen Rose and Kobe Bryant.
The story originally appeared in The Los Angeles Times Magazine on Oct. 31, 2004 and can be found in Kaye’s ebook anthology, Men: What They Do, How They Think, And Why. It is republished here with the author’s permission.
Earlier today the Los Angeles Lakers burnt their front office down, firing GM Mitch Kupchak and swapping out former president of basketball operations Jim Buss for Twitter user Magic Johnson. Owner Jeannie Buss said that the team wanted to fill their GM job “in short order” and it seems that the search is already over.
Kobe Buffalomeat, a 6-foot-7, 285-pound high school senior offensive lineman out of Lawrence, Kansas, is in all likelihood the most popular Illinois State recruit in school history, and is certainly the only good thing to happen on Twitter during National Signing Day.
Considering green-light incarnate Dion Waiters drained a pair of game-winners in the past week, it seems natural that the human heat check would be feeling himself a little bit. After putting both the Warriors and the Nets in the garbage and averaging 22.4 points over his last five games, the Miami Heat guard spoke…
Incoming Lakers head coach Luke Walton was a rookie in L.A. once upon a time, and he joined up right at the tail end of the first era of dominant Kobe Bryant teams. Yesterday, he told a story about Kobe’s intensity back in those days to Jesse Williams on his “Open Run” podcast yesterday. He showed up to practice…
The Los Angeles City Council declared today Kobe Bryant Day, because the date 8/24 contains the two jersey numbers Bryant wore during his Lakers career. The inaugural Kobe Bryant day was marked by Bryant and his family shaking hands and posing for pictures at city hall, where he was also serenaded by adoring local…
Kobe Bryant rang in the New York Stock Exchange yesterday and unveiled his new career: heading up a $100 million venture capital fund. Along with Jeff Stibel—a former Web.com CEO—the creatively named Bryant Stibel will invest in “technology, media and data companies.” Apparently, the fund will succeed because Bryant…
The Christmas season is all about peace on Earth, goodwill towards your neighbors, and defending the honor of your favorite basketball player by driving 35 minutes to go fight some chump who talked shit online. Two Christmases ago, Twitter user @MyTweetsRealAF made the drive down to Temecula, Ca. after @SnottieDrippen…
There are, obviously, rules that explicitly govern sporting events. But there are also implicit rules, too, ones that say things like You always play to win and No player is bigger than the game. Last night, Steph Curry and Kobe Bryant took turns shooting holes in those implicit rules, and it made for one of the best…
Kobe Bryant is the patron saint of volume shooters forever and ever amen, and he really went out and Did The Shit tonight, ending his career with an insane, revelatory game in which he scored 60 points on 50 shots in a win over the Jazz. 60 points! 50 shots! What the hell man!
Kobe Bryant’s career spans a remarkable amount of NBA history, from the late years of the Chicago Bulls dynasty through the rise of the Golden State Warriors. If there’s been one constant through all those years, it’s that the best player in the league has never, ever been Kobe Bryant.
In a few hours Kobe Bryant’s career will be over. It was very long.
If it’s me, I’m taking Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Shaq, Wilt Chamberlain, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. If tasked with creating the most competitive logical starting five, I swap in Elgin Baylor for Wilt. What about you?
When a sports event becomes so big that it produces a flood of coverage, as Kobe Bryant’s season-long goodbye tour has, it’s easy for pundits and reporters to end up in awkward positions simply by virtue of having had to say so much for so long about one thing.