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Interview: Kobe's retirement a dark day for his fans in China
Interview: Kobe's retirement a dark day for his fans in China

Sports major students paint an image of Kobe Bryant, as Bryant ends his 20-year career, in Shenyang, Liaoning province, April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer By Mark Lamport-StokesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While Kobe Bryant will be sorely missed by Los Angeles Lakers fans after he ended his stellar 20-year career in the NBA, his departure will leave a gaping hole for his legions of supporters in China.According to the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA

Apr 16 2016
Top 5 iconic moments of Kobe Bryant's illustrious 20-year career
Top 5 iconic moments of Kobe Bryant's illustrious 20-year career

Kobe Bryant won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers13 April 2016 – the end of an era, a legacy. It’s the last time Kobe Bryant will ever don a Los Angeles Lakers jersey. It’s the end of the road for one of the fiercest, ruthless and die-hard competitive players the NBA has ever seen. It’s the last day of a successful and storied 20-year association between Bryant as a player with the game of basket

Apr 14 2016
8 Quotes about Kobe Bryant that define his career
8 Quotes about Kobe Bryant that define his career

Kobe Bryant. The Undisputed GOAT. The Black Mamba. Vino.It is a historical day for the sport of basketball as Kobe Bean Bryant played the final game of his career and finished strong showing us yet again what it’s all about. Kobe has undeniably been one of the most influential and inspirational people in sporting history. He didn’t always say the words; he went to the hardwood and led by example. Showed what it takes to be great.As a

Apr 14 2016
NBA Wednesday round-up: Warriors clinch record-breaking 73rd win, Kobe Bryant signs off with 60 points
NBA Wednesday round-up: Warriors clinch record-breaking 73rd win, Kobe Bryant signs off with 60 points

The legend checks out: Kobe Bryant headed to embrace his family post-gameLos Angeles Lakers 101-96 Utah JazzKobe Bryant goes out with a bang in the most Kobe way possible. Bryant leads the Los Angeles Lakers to a win dropping 60 points while making 22 of his 50 shots. Yes, he took 50 shots. For all the Kobe Bryant haters out there, his last recorded stat was an assist. Along with the 60, Bryant grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists wh

Apr 14 2016
Bryant built Hall of Fame career with tireless work ethic
Bryant built Hall of Fame career with tireless work ethic

April 13, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) speaks to the crowd following the 101-96 victory against Utah Jazz during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY SportsBy Mark Lamport-StokesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For 20 long seasons, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant lit up the National Basketball Association with a work ethic and closing ability matched by very few unt

Bryant hailed as 'greatest' Laker by Magic before final game
Bryant hailed as 'greatest' Laker by Magic before final game

Apr 13, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) jogs back on offense against the Utah Jazz during the third quarter at Staples Center. Bryant was playing in the final game of his NBA career. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY SportsBy Mark Lamport-Stokes(Reuters) - Moments before starting the final game of his stellar 20-year career in the NBA, Kobe Bryant was described as "the greatest" ever to wear the

Apr 14 2016
Video: Barcelona pays tribute to Kobe Bryant on his retirement from basketball
Video: Barcelona pays tribute to Kobe Bryant on his retirement from basketball

NBA and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant (nicknamed Black Mamba) will end his basketball career this week as the regular season comes to an end. With the Lakers standing no chance of making the NBA Playoffs, the final game against Utah Jazz will be the last the world sees of Bryant after he announced his retirement in November last year.Since then, every game has basically been part of his farewell tour. The 37-year-old has received sta

Apr 12 2016
Nike Athletes salute Kobe Bryant for Mamba Day (4/13) in tribute video
Nike Athletes salute Kobe Bryant for Mamba Day (4/13) in tribute video

Nike’s Mamba Day poster for the 13th April, the date of Kobe Bryant’s last game in the NBA.Kobe Bryant announced his retirement on the 30th of November, prior to the Los Angeles Lakers’ home game against the Indiana Pacers. Thus, we have known for a while now that the ongoing season would be Bryant’s last but the clock has been ticking and the time for his final game at Staples Center (13th April) is just over tw

Apr 11 2016
LeBron James turns pizza chef for a day in Los Angeles
LeBron James turns pizza chef for a day in Los Angeles

Everyone had a good laugh after LeBron James signed off from the pizza joint.On March 11th, James entered the popular pizza joint Blaze Pizza as a member of their crew. He played the role of “RON” and had a chat with all the customers while they were placing their orders. Watch the entire prank here:We’re sure some of them eventually realized it was four-time League MVP LeBron James wearing an apron but certainly it was surprisi

Apr 10 2016
NBA Friday round-up: Pistons book Playoff spot, Clippers win with bench over Jazz in OT
NBA Friday round-up: Pistons book Playoff spot, Clippers win with bench over Jazz in OT

Reggie JacksonDetroit Pistons 112-99 Washington WizardsA long wait finally comes to an end for the Pistons as they finally secured their spot in the Eastern Conference Playoff for the first time since 2009. With this win over the Washington Wizards, the Detroit Pistons booked their Playoff spot while officially eliminating the Wizards at the same time. Reggie Jackson was the star of the show as he led the crew with his 34 points and 9 assists.&nb

Apr 9 2016
NBA Hits and Flops of the Week (March 28th-April 3rd)
NBA Hits and Flops of the Week (March 28th-April 3rd)

The recent NCAA Basketball Tournament or “March Madness” just concluded allowing the basketball media to shift their focus back to the NBA before the Playoffs. With less than two weeks remaining for the 82 game regular season to end, there’s still a lot at stake.In the Western Conference, five teams are battling for the final four Playoff spots. Meanwhile in the East Detroit and Indiana battle for the seventh seed and four teams

Apr 6 2016
2018 NBA All-Star Weekend to be hosted by Los Angeles
2018 NBA All-Star Weekend to be hosted by Los Angeles

Left to right: AEG President and CEO Dan Beckerman, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and LA Sports and Entertainment Commissioner Kathy Schloessman.The Staples Center in Los Angeles will host the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, that will constitute the 67th edition of the annual NBA All-Star Game.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was joined by AEG President and CEO Dan Beckerman, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA Sports and En

Mar 26 2016
NBA Tuesday roundup: Wade stars for the Heat; Lakers win against the Grizzlies
NBA Tuesday roundup: Wade stars for the Heat; Lakers win against the Grizzlies

Russell Westbrook starred for the Oklahoma City ThunderEastern Conference Charlotte Hornets 105-100 Brooklyn NetsVenue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn Nicolas Batum’s 23 points and Jeremy Lin’s 21 points on the night helped the Charlotte Horners defeat the Brooklyn Nets by 5 points at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday night.However, the real star of the night was Brook Lopez who netted 29 points for the hosts but in

Mar 23 2016
The All-NBA Team of the Week (March 7-13)
The All-NBA Team of the Week (March 7-13)

With only a few weeks worth of regular season left, the league is heating up and all the teams are giving all they have to get those coveted top Playoff seeds in their respective conferences. Some are looking to make the Playoffs whereas some are working towards getting higher up and securing home court advantage. Here are the best players this past week (March 7 to March 13) who took their game to a level above the rest.These five come together

Mar 15 2016
NBA Sunday round-up: Cleveland march on; Hawks inflict heavy loss on the Pacers
NBA Sunday round-up: Cleveland march on; Hawks inflict heavy loss on the Pacers

LeBron James in action against the Los Angeles ClippersEastern Conference: Cleveland Cavaliers 114- 90 Los Angeles Clippers Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CALed by their talisman LeBron James’s 27-point performance, the Cavaliers inflicted an 114-90 defeat on the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night  to record their second straight win after defeating the other side from the same city- The Lakers- by 12 points three days

Mar 14 2016
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