Posts Tagged ‘Kobe Bryant’

The Acceptance Of LeBron’s Good Decision On Taking His Talents To South Beach

I get so tired of hearing people talking about how LeBron chose to play alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. It’s not like they are carrying him to anything. They are role players on a team led by King James. I’m not a LeBron stan to say the least. I am a Knicks fan. A Knicks fan who wishes he...
April 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

2004-05 Flashback: The Last Los Angeles Lakers Losing Season

The Los Angeles Lakers will finish the 2013-14 NBA season with a losing record. For the franchise with the second-most championships in league history — 16 to the Boston Celtics’ 17 — this is a rarity. How rare? It will be just the second time in past 20 seasons (including this season) that...
March 11th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Why LeBron James Nor Kobe Bryant Can Ever Be The G.O.A.T.

What does it mean to be the greatest of all time? To be the best you have to have been dominant. I don’t mean for a few years — I am talking about to your generation as a whole. When you peak as an athlete, you shut it down for your generation. The NBA is a beacon of tradition and historical feats....
February 28th, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

8 Years Ago Today Kobe Bryant Scored 81 Points And Maybe It Signaled An End Of An Era In The NBA

Watchin Kobe’s historical 81 pt game. Question Kobe did u wake up and say I’m a hit 80 today, jalens guarding me. #answermyquestionkobe — SHAQ (@SHAQ) January 22, 2013 It’s funny to hear the current banter around the NBA. LeBron James is steadily monitoring the offensive outbursts...
January 22nd, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

QOTD: Is Today’s NBA A Better Product?

The other day I read where Kobe Bryant stated that the NBA has changed. I was an ’80s baby, and watching the NBA in the mid to late ’80s was exciting. A new breed of basketball was born with the emergence of superstars like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Isaiah Thomas. It...
January 22nd, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

Fixing The NBA All-Star Game: The Western Conference Logjam At Guard

Kobe Bryant wants you to vote for Damian Lillard in the NBA All-Star Game. Kobe Bryant also knows that no matter whom he tells you to vote for, most likely he’ll still be among the top vote recipients. Therein lies the beauty and also flawed system that makes up the NBA’s most prized exhibition...
January 17th, 2014 | Basketball, Sports | Read More

Nike Unwraps Their Christmas Kicks With Gifts For Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant And LeBron James

By Esau Howard / @easystylez It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for sneaker heads. The Christmas season usually means new releases for an abundance of sneakers, and specialized editions for established favorites. As always Nike takes the lead on this approach, by unveiling the 2013...
December 11th, 2013 | Basketball, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Inside The Nike Kobe 9 Elite: Embracing The Flyknit And Touching Nerves With Kobe Bryant

By Esau Howard / @easystylez Despite recovering from an injury that has delayed the start of his season, the latest edition of Kobe Bryant’s signature shoes has finally been unveiled. The good folks at Nike premiered the Kobe 9 Elite at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles yesterday...
December 5th, 2013 | Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

How Absence Helped One Heart Grow Fonder Of Kobe Bryant

Either you love Kobe Bryant or you hate Kobe Bryant. Or you realize how much you truly appreciate Kobe Bryant after nearly losing Kobe Bryant.  I miss Kobe Bryant. There, I said it. You happy? I miss Kobe Bryant. To understand how we arrived here, we must first backtrack. The lights were dim in Park,...
November 21st, 2013 | Basketball, Columns, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

The 5 Interesting Takeaways From The NBA General Managers Survey

By Esau Howard / @EasyStylez Preseason rankings and predictions are not new in any sports league, and certainly not to the NBA. That is why as NBA.com conducted its 12th annual survey of the NBA’s general managers, there wasn’t really reason to overanalyze some of the results. It’s all a collection...
October 24th, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

What If Fox Sports 1 Revived ‘Beyond The Glory’?

By now, sports media nerds and super fans have been staring at this Saturday, August 17, as if the date will run away if they blink. There’s great reason for it as the latest apparent competitor to ESPN, FOX Sports 1, hits our cable and satellite boxes this weekend. Much has been said about the network’s...
August 15th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera | Read More

Rappin’ About Kobe Bryant’s Rape Charges, 10 Years Later

In July 2013, the most important items on Kobe Bryant’s “to-do” list are fully recovering from a season-ending Achilles heel injury and ensuring Dwight Howard returns to Los Angeles next season. That’s quite the contrast from where he found himself this time exactly 10 years...
July 2nd, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

The NBA Finals, The Anti-Hero And The Generational War

Watching the NBA Finals annually now is as much an exercise in seeing the highest caliber basketball possible as it is watching a sociology experiment gone haywire. Since the Miami Heat have taken to their annual appearance in the Finals, the talk has been about the idea of LeBron James and friends...
June 18th, 2013 | Basketball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

The Other Side Of K.O.B.E.

Last month, Thomas Golianopoulos of Grantland wrote a revealing piece titled “The Secret History of Kobe Bryant’s Rap Career,” in which we found out that Kobe’s pursuit as a rapper was more serious than any basketball-turned-rapper foray we’ve ever made fun of. Among the...
May 17th, 2013 | Basketball, Steven LeBron | Read More

The Real Reason Andrew Wiggins Can’t Choose Where To Play Basketball Next Season

Everyone is up in arms about Andrew Wiggins holding back on his decision on where he will play college basketball next season. The kid is really taking his time, and plenty of people are getting very frustrated about where the high school phenom will land. He has it narrowed down to about four schools,...
May 7th, 2013 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

One Man’s Beef With Advanced Basketball Stats And The Bloggers Who Misuse Them

via Bryan Crawford / @BryanCraw4D I always laugh when people label me as “the guy who hates basketball stats and is always mad.” Whenever I hear that, it makes me realize the person making that comment has a real lack of understanding about me as an individual and this game that’s been a part...
April 23rd, 2013 | Basketball, From The Go | Read More

2013 NBA Playoffs Player Power Rankings: Because Andre Miller Wants His Denny’s Senior Discount

I have had the honor and the pleasure to spend the weekend with my legendary elder, Uncle Bill, here in Seattle for the last couple of days. I call my Uncle Bill “an old man” out of sheer respect, not because the man has been on this earth for 64 years as of three weeks ago. Anyway, there’s...
April 22nd, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Podcast: Kobe Bryant Appreciation Night….Sorta.

On the recent edition of The UC Show, the three-man weave started off the night paying tribute to the good people of Boston and extended our thoughts to everyone affected by the events of the Boston Marathon. We went on to discuss The 3 To See and how it would be in the WNBA’s best interest to...
April 18th, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam, The UC Show | Read More

Kobe Bryant Achilles Says ‘No Mas,’ Lakers Fans Everywhere On Life Alert

I’m not a Los Angeles Lakers fan, but the trials and tribulations that Showtime has had to go through this season has been simply unfathomable. The death blow to the Lakers may have officially come late in the 4th quarter versus the Golden State Warriors, in a basketball play that Kobe Bryant’s...
April 13th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Jermaine O’Neal Helps Rockets Clinch Playoff Berth, Lakers Recapture 8th Seed

The Rockets clinching their first playoff birth since 2009 wasn’t odd. It was how they did so. Tied at 98 with the Phoenix Suns with regulation ticking away, James Harden launched what proved to be the always entertaining game winning missed three pointer. That’s because Jermaine O’Neal...
April 10th, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More