As a rookie, Devin Booker was given a pair of Kobe Bryant’s shoes with the words “Be Legendary” written on them. Five years later, 24-year old Booker has taken his idol’s advice to heart. In the first playoff series of his career, against the Lakers, Devin Booker was absolutely legendary.
Wake me up when the Lakers win a title. Wait what? It’s been a decade??
When all is said and done, Giannis Antetokounmpo will have two NBA MVPs. But will he have an NBA ring?
The 1996 NBA draft ushered in elitism, athleticism, and dominance.
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.
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…
The most incredible effort from a single player I’ve seen in person came on January 14, 2002 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. I bought tickets at the last moment and invited a friend for a night neither of us could have expected. I had already seen plenty of games in which Kobe Bryant scored at will,…
Kobe’s army didn’t just love him. They worshiped him.
LeBron is going to cement his legacy when he becomes the 3rd All-Time leading scorer dropping Kobe Bryant to 4th. LeBron will have lived up to all the hype and surpassed the lofty expectations that imagined he would be the best ever. That prediction is close.