August 21, 2013 |
Former Laker Ronny Turiaf, currently with the Minnesota Timberwolves, attempted to one-up Kobe Bryant by jumping over a monster truck -- sort of. The spoof, released on YouTube via SportsNationESPN , parodies the 2008 video of Bryant leaping over a speeding Aston Martin. Turiaf does successfully jump over a truck outside of Staples Center -- except it's a small toy truck. Bryant's commercial for Nike's Hyperdunk shoes was certainly more impressive, but the dangerous stunt never happened -- it was produced in a studio with special effects.
August 20, 2013 |
As noted by Lauren Beale of The Times on Tuesday, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, are selling one of their two homes in the area. According to Beale, their Newport Coast home was put on the market with an asking price of $8.599 million. The property was last sold in 1997 at $1.7 million. In addition to the four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, the home features an 850-square-foot-gym, a hair salon, a theater and, naturally, a shark tank. Bryant was originally acquired by the Lakers in 1996 in a trade with the Charlotte Hornets (now New Orleans Pelicans)
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.
January 28, 2013 |
Earlier this month, Vanessa Bryant announced on Instagram that she and Kobe Bryant were officially back together, saying their "divorce action will be dismissed. " The Bryants' relationship may be all good now , but the couple is still irked by a rap line that was released during their estrangement. After Vanessa filed for divorce in 2011, rapper Drake said in the song "Stay Schemin' " that Vanessa didn't deserve a large sum of Bryant's fortune because "...you wasn't with me shootin' in the gym. " That line became an instant hit and has often been repeated by Bryant's fans.
January 10, 2013 |
Vanessa Bryant has sold a Newport Coast house for $3.22 million. The Mediterranean-style house was signed over to her as part of her divorce settlement with Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, and went on the market in September at $3.75 million. The mountain-view house was built in 1999 and sits on about a quarter of an acre in a gated community where the Bryants have two other houses. Features include an office/library, five fireplaces, balconies, five bedrooms, a bonus room and 5.5 bathrooms.
October 17, 2012 |
The Lakers were already in midseason form, appearing 20 minutes later than scheduled for their exhibition game Tuesday. They arrived in plenty of time for tipoff, though their pregame rituals were rushed and the product on the court didn't come close to resembling the dominance that awaits around the corner. That's what Lakers fans hope, anyway. The Lakers lost to Utah at Honda Center, 114-80, and are 0-4 in exhibition play, losing by an average of 23 points. Unlike so many NBA teams, the Lakers thankfully don't come up with cheesy promotional slogans each season.