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How many Laker fans remember the Smush Parker era? As a Celtic fan, I remember. It was a dark time for both teams, but we always felt that much better about ourselves because we knew that Smush Parker wasn’t our point guard.

Parker ran the point position for the Lake show in 2005-2006. Parker wasn’t a fan or team favorite to run the most important spot on the floor, but because they had no other choice, he got the chance to do it.

At that time, Parker was passing to Kobe Bryant in his prime. Kobe then was in the process of becoming the super-star that he is now. Even though his game and ring count didn’t justify “greatness,” his attitude did. Parker told a story about his relationship with Kobe to ESPN’s Highly Questionable.

He told a story of how Kobe actually told Smush not to talk to him, at all! It’s no shock really. in 2012, Bryant told media during an exhibition game that “Smush Parker was the worst.”

Hear Parker tell of his tragic relationship with one of the games greats below



Lil Wayne took time off from working on his album, C5 to speak with ESPN the Magazine about a slew of topics like his music, Donald Sterling, his favorite player Kobe Bryant and more.

Check out some snippets from his interview below.

On Kobe Bryant: “‘Carter V Season’ was all Kobe. He came up with it. I saw that and thought, That’s dope as hell, so that’s what we’re calling the [album] campaign. I thanked him. Then we thought about Floyd.”

On Floyd Mayweather: “We knew Floyd had a fight coming up. So all eyes were on him. I have his number, so I had my homey hit him up: Can you put this video of Drake out, as a little tease? He did [on April 30]. And it worked. That sh** was crazy. I told him I appreciate him. He said he’s down for whatever else. That’s Floyd—down for whatever.”

On Tha Carter V: “Tha Carter V is about growth, flat-out. My thoughts are wiser. I still say what I want to say—it just sounds better and makes more sense. That all comes with growth and maturity.”

On Donald Sterling: “My thoughts on Donald Sterling are I have no thoughts about a man who doesn’t, or can’t, think.”

Read the full interview here 




A full 24-hours later and people are still chiming in on the racist comments Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling said to his girlfriend.

Yesterday, TMZ posed audio on an phone call that Sterling had with his girlfriend where he instructed her not to take pictures with minorites or bring them to games.

The outrage continues to pour out about his comments. Lebron James and Kobe Bryant have become the next in the line to let Sterling know how they feel.

James told the Miami Herald:

“If the reports are true, it’s unacceptable. It’s unacceptable in our league. It doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, Hispanic, whatever, all across the races. It’s unacceptable and as a commissioner in our league, they have to make a stand, and they have to be very aggressive with it…there is no room for Donald Sterling in our league. There is no room for him.”

I’m not angry. Just disappointed more than anything. There is only 30 owners and 400-plus of us…I can only imagine if a player came out and said something of that stature what would happen to us as players. So, I believe in Adam [Silver], I believe in the NBA and they have to do something and do something very fast and quickly before this really gets out of hand. Like I said, there is no room for Donald Sterling in our league, man. There it is.”

Kobe tweeted this





Kobe Bryant is spending his free time wisely.

The Laker star took off for an early vacation. Bryant and his family have been in France hanging out and avoiding the play-offs. He did find time to cut a commercial for Panini. The World Cup ad gives Bryant a chance to show off his love of soccer.

According to Panini, the goal of the video is to highlight the excitement and affinity fans and collectors have for the FIFA World Cup and the FIFA World Cup Sticker Collection that Panini has been producing since 1970 and a Collection that is revered by World Cup fans globally.

The three-part video series, entitled Who Do You Collect, will also feature Andrew Luck.

Check out the clip below



The life and times of Kobe Bryant will be televised!

The Los Angeles Lakers great will be the subject of an up-coming documentary. Set to debut this fall, “Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” will air on Showtime his fall.

“We are thrilled that Kobe has given us this unprecedented access, which will allow our viewers to witness such a challenging period of time in the life of one of the NBA’s greatest players,” said Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager of Showtime in a statement.

The film highlight Kobe’s growth throughout his tenure in the NBA, including his mentorships, allies, and rivalries, as well as his recent achilles injury, and rehabilitation process.

Source: Balloverall




There should be a rule that hangs over ever NBA players locker that reads, “watch what you tweet.”

Recently, Laker guard Nick Young found himself holding a twitter press day of sorts. Young took to his account and asked fans to tweet him questions and he would answer.

Obviously, since the Lakers aren’t anywhere close to the play-offs, I can see why he has free time like this. After answering a few questions about whether he’d stay in L.A., being snubbed for 6th man of the year and more. This question stood out the most.


That would mean Young is better than a lot of talented people in the league, including his teammate and the starting shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant.

True or not true, you got to love the kids moxie.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors

Kobe Bryant has built an image of being one of the most hated men in sports. Part of it has to do with the way he plays the game of basketball, another part has to do with his up-bringing.

His recent interview with New Yorker will give people even more reasons to hate Kobe.

The interview, conducted by Ben McGrath was supposed be a look at a great player who’s on the last legs of his career. One quote in particular, took the focus off his career.

In the interview, Kobe mentions his feelings about the Miami Heat and their support for Trayvon Martin and is family.

Miami Heat

McGrath asked Kobe how he felt about the hoodie photo that the Heat players took to show support for Martin and his family. Bryants response was

“I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American. That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, we’ve progressed as a society, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won’t assert myself.”

For those who don’t know, Kobe wasn’t born and raised in the states. His father, Joe “JellyBean” Bryant spent most of his time playing overseas, so young Kobe could honestly be considered more European than American. Kobe Bryant is a global citizen who for the longest has not considered himself part of the African-American struggle.

His answer really doesn’t shock me that much. I guess it’s Kobe being Kobe.

Source: New Yorker 


Kobe Bryant is looking towards his life after basketball.

According to Darren Rovell of, Bryant, revealed that he has formed his own company called Kobe Inc., and is building a team around him to start new businesses and evaluate investing in others.

…”We want to own and help grow brands and ideas that challenge and redefine the sports industry while inspiring,” Bryant said. “If it doesn’t have the limbs of the sports industry, which I understand extremely well, then I probably won’t touch it.”

Bryant’s first investment, also announced on Sunday, will be upstart sports drink BODYARMOR, a beverage that has coconut water in it and boasts of delivering more potassium to an athlete’s body while offering less sodium than its competitors.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors

Kobe Bryant has not been happy with what he’s been seeing with his Los Angeles Lakers team. Since rushing to comeback from an injury, just to get injured again, he’s watched his team sink to the bottom of the league.

To add insult to injury, the team whiffed on getting Phil Jackson as a coach or director of basketball operations. So, when the team got together to take team pictures, Kobe’s face in the pictures says all about how he feels about this team this year.

Check out Kobe’s face in the teams pictures.



NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors

Lakers fans might be getting some more bad news soon. Star guard Kobe Bryant, who has been on the injured reserved list since he re-injured his newly repaired new early in the season.

Bryant has been promising to make a comeback before the end of the season, but with the Lakers losing on a consistent basis, it makes sense that Laker exes might tell Kobe to sit it down for the rest of the year.

According to Bleacher Report The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to declare Bryant out for the rest of the 2013-14 season later this week, according to team sources.

Bryant is not accompanying the team on its trip to Oklahoma City and San Antonio, staying back to be reexamined by team doctor Steve Lombardo. And considering where Bryant’s level of discomfort remains with the fractured lateral tibial plateau in his left knee, barring an unforeseen change, the team will finalize the decision that Bryant will not play again this season.

Look at it this way Laker fans, at least this assures that you will get a good draft pick.

Source: Bleacher Report