Tweet of the Night: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar evaluates the return of Kobe Bryant

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The wait for the return of Kobe Bryant is officially over. The superstar guard posted a 2-minute video on facebook of his jersey going through the seasons before ending on a note that said 12.8.13, an indication that he will play against the Toroto Raptors on Sunday. The league has already dealt with plenty of devastating injuries, so this is truly a welcoming sight. The question now is, what will Bryant look like when he hits the floor for the first time since

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SH Blog: Kobe Announces His Return; Heat Talk Trade; Rose Not Ruling Out Playoff Return

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It’s official, Kobe Bryant is returning to the court this Sunday against the Toronto Raptors after an eight-month recovery from a torn Achilles that sidelined him during last years playoffs. While that technically is the “news” of the day, it sure isn’t the talk of the town. That is because Kobe announced his comeback with an extravagant, two minute video via Facebook titled “Seasons of Legend.” The video entails nothing more than Kobe’s jersey flapping in a windy sky. For two

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Tweet of the Day: LA Lakers, Kobe Bryant Announce Return

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Four days short of eight months. That is the extremely short span of time that spans the moment in which Los Angeles Lakers superstar and future Hall of Fame guard Kobe Bryant fell to the court after tearing his left achilles tendon and when fans can expect to see him suited up in his No. 24 jersey again. Friday Kobe and the Lakers made an announcement exclusively through the Black Mamba‘s Facebook page. [Read more…]

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Hubbard: For the Lakers and Kobe, it was good business

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LOS ANGELES – Arriving in at LAX for Thanksgiving proved to be entertaining as usual. Kobe Bryant signed his two-year, $48.5 million extension Monday morning, so by the time my plane touched down late Tuesday, the irrational debate and cheap analysis was kicking into a higher gear among Lakers Nation. This group is one of my favorites because its members live in a self-contained universe where there are only two types of humans – those who are Lakers and those who

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Sprung: How the Lakers are surviving without Kobe and Nash

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BROOKLYN – How many NBA teams could survive the loss of their starting backcourt for nearly a quarter of the season? How many NBA teams could survive that loss when those two players are future Hall of Famers like Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash? Through 17 games, you can count the upstart Los Angeles Lakers among those teams. Thanks to an unlikely effective backcourt rotation quartet of Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks, Jordan Farmar and Nick Young, the Lakers are 9-8 and

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Scotto: Kobe Bryant and Lakers Diagram Newest Championship Blueprint

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Kobe Bryant deserved every penny, if not more, of his two-year, $48.5 million contract extension. And I’ll say this: Bryant doesn’t deserve to be criticized as selfish for the amount of money he will make, and any subsequent cap space the Lakers lose as a result. Two of Bryant’s teammates, Chris Kaman and Xavier Henry, strongly agree. “I personally think he deserved more,” Kaman told SheridanHoops. “I know the only exception with that comment is that it can be hard for teams to

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Nets coach Kidd fined $50,000 for drink spill

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That was an expensive drink Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd spilled on the court Friday night. The NBA fined Kidd $50,000 on Thursday after determining that Kidd intentionally spilled his cup onto the floor to delay the game and buy his team some huddle time. [Read more…]

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Sheridan: Let’s Try to Trade Waiters, Shumpert, Turner and Deng

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Trades happen. And when they happen, good things can follow. Need proof? How about Marcin Gortat’s 11-for-12 shooting performance Wednesday night? Granted, it came against the woeful Milwaukee Bucks. But Gortat is 17-for-20 in his last two games, and the Washington Wizards – who dealt the injured Emeka Okafor for him prior to the season – appear to be headed to the playoffs as they float near .500 in the woeful Eastern Conference – which has two, count ’em, two! – teams

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