We've seen players from the 1996 come and go in this league, and while some have arguably had more successful careers, no one's persistence is quite as surprising as Derek Fisher's.
There’s not much left to say about Kobe Bryant that hasn’t been said but we decided he was undeniably worth writing about, so I kind of decided to go rogue.
Kobe Bryant while in Boston for an away game, decides to learn a thing or two about marketing at Boston College.
Kobe Bryant is expected to miss 6 weeks. /sad trombone
There's Keynesian Economics. There's Heisenberg's String Theory. There's Martin Heidegger. There's David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. And then there's the realm of Kobe Bryant's mind. Understanding Kobe isn't rocket science. Actually, he's confounding in ways that would make aerospace engineering blush.
Kobe Bryant suffered another injury against Memphis which will keep him out for six weeks. Can he get back up?
Kobe Bryant will make his return Sunday night at home against the Toronto Raptors.
Kobe Bryant has a new commercial out with soccer star Lionel Messi.
In case you missed the big news today, Kobe Bryant signed a two-year extension with the L.A. Lakers worth a whopping $48.5 million. That's right, the 35-year old Kobe Bryant who tore his Achilles less than a year ago, and is yet to play a game since doing it, just signed a contract that will make him the highest paid player in the NBA for two more years.
LeBron was very clearly never interested in any of the late game glory, or at least not in recreating the Jordan and Kobe clutch experience. He wanted to use his skills to manipulate the defense into giving his team a good shot. If that meant he took the shot so be it; if that meant he passed to a wide-open Donyell Marshall in the corner, that was okay too. Miles Davis was famous for his understanding of space and silence. There was no excess. The time between notes was just as important as the notes themselves -- the notes played equal to the notes left unplayed. For LeBron, the shots he did take have always been as important as the ones he didn't, both to him as a player, and us as fans. For whatever reason, it's been difficult for LeBron to get the general public to understand this approach. The shots he didn't take always stood out as missed opportunities and the ones he took and missed served as the miner's canary for his clutch-less soul.