We all knew it would be sooner rather than later. It always is with Kobe Bryant. As improbable as it was for him to tear his Achilles in April and return by the first month of the NBA season, here he is, practicing like he never left. In today’s story of the day, Kobe Bryant discusses why a November return is not out of the question. So really, why should we question him?
As the NBA season kicks into high gear, two stories surfaced on Tuesday that should come as no surprise. And of course, they are centering around none other than, traditionally, the leagues two most popular teams: the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers. In just two weeks, both teams who are annually expected to compete for a title, and at the very least, the playoffs, have turned into the leagues biggest trainwrecks.
It has been a tough road for Steve Nash since leaving the Phoenix Suns to join the Los Angeles Lakers last season. Aside from all the scrutiny his team has faced due to a lack of success with what was supposed to be a championship roster, he has not been the same player he once was since breaking his leg last season. When he did come back, his impact on the game diminished as he adjusted to playing next to Kobe Bryant
When the deadline for contract extensions came and went Thursday night, point guards Eric Bledsoe and Greivis Vasquez didn’t get paid. But don’t shed any tears for them. Because when the summer rolls around, they will get their money. And it might be GMs Ryan McDonough of Phoenix and Pete D’Alessandro of Sacramento who are crying. As reluctant as McDonough and D’Alessandro may have been to pony up for point guards with plenty to prove, they should have done so. Both GMs are
Monday, November 4 Daily Trivia: Who won the first NBA MVP award? Answer below.
In a teleconference last week, we asked NBA analysts Chris Webber and Greg Anthony to pick a Western Conference team which missed the playoffs last season but will make the playoffs this season. “Dallas, mainly because of Dirk Nowitzki,” Webber said. “He’ll be back healthy. What he does, with spacing, getting guys involved … We take his game for granted.” “I would go with the Pelicans,” Anthony said. “I think that’s a team that could make sizeable leaps and surprise a lot
Monday, October 14 Daily Trivia: Golden State’s Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry each made more than 200 3-pointers last season. Who was the last pair of teammates to do that? Answer below. Carl Landry will miss 3-4 months Posted at 10:12 PM ET The Sacramento Kings announced Monday forward Carl Landry will miss 3-4 months with a torn hip flexor. Landry signed a four-year deal worth $26 million this offseason. Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday in Philadelphia. Landry was injured during a training camp
Right now, all the Lakers have is Pau Gasol. There is hope that Kobe Bryant will return early this season, but at age 37 and coming off a torn Achilles, the Black Mamba returning as his former self is no certainty. So as Gasol enters the final year of his contract with the Lakers, that precarious question has been asked: will Gasol take less money to help the Lakers improve next year?