December 2, 2009 |
So, Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic , where is "The Machine"? "The Machine is here," Vujacic said. "I'm just not playing." OK, then, why aren't you playing? "I don't know," Vujacic responded. Coach Phil Jackso n " has a group right now that he's playing. I'm just going to try to be patient." Mostly, Vujacic has found himself in games when they already have been decided. That's an issue for him. "I play a couple of games in garbage time," Vujacic said. "That's not where I see myself.
August 31, 2009 |
For most of his career in the NBA, there have been two Kobe Bryants, each evolving in mirror universes. One is a 6-foot-6 Los Angeles Lakers guard who grew up playing Double Dribble, a video game released in the 1980s, with his cousins during summer visits to his grandmother's house. The other is also a basketball player, albeit a digital one created 10 years ago by Visual Concepts, a video game developer in Novato, Calif. If the real Kobe built up his shoulders, so would the virtual Kobe.
March 21, 2012 |
Reporting from Dallas — Despite all the accolades for Ramon Sessions , the Lakers haven't forgotten about Derek Fisher . They were well aware he signed with Oklahoma City for the rest of the season. They'll see him March 29 when they play host to the Thunder, as if that game needed any more story lines. "It's going to be emotional, I'm sure, for everybody, him and I in particular," Kobe Bryant said. Or as Metta World Peace said: "Kobe and Fish … mmm mmm mmm. Didn't they win five rings together?"
February 27, 2013 |
And for his next trick, Kobe Bryant will throw a baseball in the air behind his back, catch it on a fingertip and spin it like a basketball. That actually was the scene Wednesday at Lakers practice, where Bryant donned a Dodgers cap and did the seemingly impossible in a promo for the baseball franchise across town. The ball hit the court when Bryant threw it skyward, with the catch and spin (presumably) to be added electronically later. But the symbolism remained: Nothing is out of reach for the Lakers guard.
September 12, 2012 |
For a short while Tuesday evening, Kobe Bryant drove far away from his Newport Beach mansion and completely abandoned his opulent lifestyle. He arrived at skid row. It's a place filled with garbage and littered with human waste -- but among the despair, he found hope. "You get to hear the stories, you get to see firsthand what's going on," Bryant said Wednesday at an event in Hollywood to promote his work with homeless people. While walking around downtown L.A., Bryant met one man in particular who seemed to have a deep affect on the Lakers guard.
March 14, 2013 |
Was the Dahntay Jones play that injury Kobe Bryant dirty? According to Bryant on his Twitter feed . . . absolutely. #dangerousplay that should have been called. Period. - Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 14, 2013 The Lakers guard suffered a severely sprained left ankle in the final seconds of the Lakers 96-92 loss Wednesday to the Atlanta Hawks. With his team down two, Bryant took a baseline fadeaway that didn't drop. Jones stepped under the jumping Bryant, who landed on Jones' foot.