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Byron Scott ‘Knew From Day One’ Kobe Bryant Would Be Special

The history between Kobe Bryant and Byron Scott goes all the way back to 1996. Kobe was a 17-year-old rookie drafted straight out of high school while Scott was a seasoned veteran from the Showtime era of the Los Angeles Lakers. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Bleed Purple and Gold" T-Shirts? -- Even though a lot of people at the time viewed Kobe as cocky and arrogant, Scott, who referred to Bryant ...

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Byron Scott Thinks Jordan Hill Is ‘Settling’ For Jumpers Too Much

Coming into the 2014-15 NBA season, Jordan Hill had the added motivation to prove his worth to the Los Angeles Lakers with the incentive of $9 million to be made next season. Hill signed a two-year deal with the team in the off-season with the second year being a team option. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Bleed Purple and Gold" T-Shirts? -- Hill has been filling up the stat sheet on a consistent b ...

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NBA Unveils Lakers Jersey For Christmas Day Matchup Against Bulls

The tradition continues for the Los Angeles Lakers with Kobe Bryant and company set to play on Christmas Day yet again. This time around, the Lakers will hit the road on Dec. 25 to face off against the Chicago Bulls. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Bleed Purple and Gold" T-Shirts? -- With more than a month to go before the Lakers head to the Windy City, the NBA has unveiled what the Christmas Day je ...

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Brandon Jennings Says He’d Have ‘Two Or Three Rings’ If He Played With Kobe

One of the biggest fans of Kobe Bryant that is currently playing in the NBA today is Brandon Jennings. Although everyone in the league is starting to sing Kobe's praises with his career potentially coming to an end after next season, Jennings has been an avid admirer of Kobe's for quite some time and has been very open about his respect for the face of the Los Angeles Lakers franchise. -- Have You Seen Thes ...

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Kobe Bryant Says San Antonio Spurs’ Longevity Is ‘Freaking Crazy’

In a perfect world, Kobe Bryant would still have Phil Jackson on the sidelines calling the shots for the Los Angeles Lakers. Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Derek Fisher would still be wearing purple and gold with potentially a few more championship banners hanging in the rafters in the Staples Center. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Bleed Purple and Gold" T-Shirts? -- Unfortunately, all four of these for ...

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Kobe Bryant Would ‘Love To Get Another Crack’ At Spurs In The Playoffs

Over the last two decades or so, the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs have consistently dominated the competition in the Western Conference. Only the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets have won titles in the West outside of the Spurs and Lakers in the last 20 years. Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan have been the faces of their franchise over the majority of the last two decades. After last season, both ...

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Kobe Bryant Calls Pelicans’ Anthony Davis An ‘Athletic Pau Gasol’

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies after a hard fought battle on the road. Unfortunately, Kobe Bryant and company won't have much time to rest before getting right back to work on Wednesday against the New Orleans Pelicans in the second game of a back-to-back. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Bleed Purple and Gold" T-Shirts? -- With the Lakers set to face the Pelica ...

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Lakers Rumors: Quincy Miller To Work Out With Lakers Later This Week

The Los Angeles Lakers may be on the verge of bringing in another player after being granted the Disabled Player Exception for rookie Julius Randle on Monday. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Bleed Purple and Gold" T-Shirts? -- According to Shams Charania of RealGM, the Lakers plan to workout free agent Quincy Miller: Free agent Quincy Miller plans to work out for the Los Angeles Lakers later this we ...

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Gregg Popovich On Kobe Bryant: ‘He’s An Icon As A Basketball Player’

The Los Angeles Lakers will face off against the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs this Friday for the first time this season. Not only will it be the first time the Spurs come to town, but it will also be the first time they'll go up against Kobe Bryant since Jan. 9, 2013. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Bleed Purple and Gold" T-Shirts? -- With the matchup against the Lakers right around the ...

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Lakers News: Team Granted Disabled Player Exception For Julius Randle

Back on Oct. 28, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered yet another major blow to their roster losing rookie forward Julius Randle to a season-ending leg injury in the season opener against the Houston Rockets. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Bleed Purple and Gold" T-Shirts? -- As if losing Steve Nash for the year and Nick Young for at least the first month of the season wasn't bad enough, the team's best ...

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