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The Mamba Strikes Again: Kobe Responds To A Hater On Instagram

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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. Continue Reading

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LeBron James Talks About Clutch Situations, We Get Excited For The NBA Season

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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. Continue Reading

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Kobe Bryant Finally Responds To His #NBARank

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting patiently for Kobe to respond to his ESPN Forecast #NBARank of 25 for the coming season. I don’t necessarily agree that he’ll be the 25th best player in our beloved association this year, but I just want to see him tweet something along the lines of, “Message Received. Mamba out. #challengeaccepted.” Continue Reading