Clint Capela was traded because Russell Westbrook made him irrelevant at the rim. Capela wasn’t a versatile enough to be able to adapt to the Westbrook way.
Carmelo Anthony was a no-show in Los Angeles, opting to remain in Portland. But teammate Trevor Ariza, who was also a friend of Bryants, found no such comfort in staying behind.
It’s been a sad and sorrowful week for Jeanie Buss, the Lakers organization, and the Clippers organization.
The Lakers have been given more time to handle Kobe grief while continuing their NBA schedule. Next game is Friday.
When Kobe chose to wear the number 24 he had no idea that would be the number years Los Angeles would have him as their own.
originally published April 12, 2016 Kobe Bryant arrives at the arena in Phoenix, the same time as always. But nothing about this is the same. The crowd that used to loathe his every move, jeer at him, sling pejoratives and abuse are patiently waiting for him to emerge onto the court; that is the irony…
originally published December 29, 2015 On the Wednesday night of his Boston debut an 18 year old thinner version of the Kobe Bryant we know gazed at the famed parquet floor that creaked and dipped in spots every time he moved in the lay-up line. For a moment he paused and gave a momentary glance…
Kobe’s army didn’t just love him. They worshiped him.
Jimmy Butler is an outspoken man and those kind of players are punished in All-Star voting.
Derrick Rose is coveted by contenders who want to upgrade their bench with a combo scorer-playmaker. It’s a turnaround for Rose who considered quitting the game he loves.