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Nick Young Comments on D’Angelo Russell, Video Incident

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Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell haven’t had the greatest relationship since the young point guard took and shared a video that put Young in Iggy Azalea’s doghouse. It was a major violation of the bro and teammate code and there was a lot of drama in the Lakers’ locker room down the stretch last year. It has been a very ...

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Kobe Bryant leads Lakers over Warriors from the bench

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Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers throttled the defending-champion Golden State Warriors 112-95 Sunday night at the Staples Center. Bryant shot just 4-of-14, including misses on all five of his 3-point attempts and he sat the entire fourth quarter.  But he was was instrumental in his 24 minutes off the floor, constantly barking advice at his young teammates from the bench. “He’s ...

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Kobe Bryant: ‘What are you impressed by?’

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Kobe Bryant turned back the clock Tuesday night with a 38-point performance against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. Bryant went 10-of-21 shooting (7-of-11 from three), five rebounds, five assists and two steals to help the Lakers beat the Timberwolves 119-115 and snap a 10-game losing streak. Kobe scores a season-high 38 points after scoring 14 of the last 18 @Lakers points. (7-11 from 3) pic.twitter.com/to9nTmC9vH — ...

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Kobe Bryant top All-Star Game vote-getter

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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is an All-Star for the 18th time after fans voted for him almost 1.9 million times, the most among all players. “I look forward to hopefully being healthy and going out there and playing well,” said Bryant, Bryant will start alongside Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Thunder swingman Kevin Durant and San Antonio Spurs wing Kawhi Leonard. Curry, the reigning NBA MVP, received ...

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Lakers ‘scared’ and ‘intimidated’ by OKC Thunder

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Lakers coach Byron Scott said after his team’s 118-78 loss to the Thunder Saturday night that his players were “scared” and “in awe” of Oklahoma City. “Those guys looked like they were scared tonight or intimidated by [Kevin] Durant and [Russell] Westbrook,” Scott said,via ESPN.com, “They didn’t play well at all and really just got embarrassed by the way we played tonight. “Like I ...

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Kobe Bryant announces retirement

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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant announced Sunday on the Players’ Tribune website that he will retire after this season, saying “this season is all I have left to give.” In a piece titled “Dear Basketball,” the 37-year-old Bryant said he’s ready to let basketball go. You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream And I’ll always love you for it. But I ...

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Lakers coach ‘would never’ bench struggling Kobe Bryant

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Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott said benching Kobe Bryant during possibly his final NBA season is not an option. “I would never, never, never do that,” Scott said after practice at the Lakers’ facility to ESPN. “That’s not an option whatsoever. No, that’s not an option.” The 37-year-old Bryant is shooting a career-worst 31.1 percent from the field and ...

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Kobe Bryant: ‘If you asked me today, this would be my last year’

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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant said Saturday that he often asks himself, “Do I really want to do this anymore?” “If you asked me today, this would be my last year. But you never know,” said Bryant, who is in the final year of his deal with the Lakers. “We’ll keep it open. Whatever happens, happens.” Bryant, in his 20th ...

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Kobe Bryant suffers lower leg contusion

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Kobe Bryant left a preseason game against the Sacramento Kings due to a lower leg contusion. Lakers say Kobe Bryant left arena for personal reasons. Team isn’t slated to play until Saturday. Byron Scott expects Kobe to play then. — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) October 14, 2015 Bryant is recovering from a torn right rotator cuff that occurred in January against the New ...

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