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Chris Paul, the Clippers and What Might Have Been with the Lakers

April 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Basketball, Clippers, Kobe, Lakers, NBA

How Clippers is this? Ten hours after learning yesterday that Stephen Curry, leading man of the Golden State Warriors, will be out for two weeks, setting up the possibility of the Clippers being able to beat a weakened Warriors team in the second round of the NBA playoffs … … Chris Paul suffers a broken […]

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Kobe’s 60 Eclipses the Warriors’ 73, at Least for One Night

April 13th, 2016 · No Comments · Football, Kobe, Lakers, NBA, soccer

Well, that was an NBA regular season that ended with a bang. The Golden State Warriors recorded an unprecedented 73rd victory, but somehow it seemed less astonishing than Kobe Bryant ending his 20-year Lakers career by scoring 60. 60! Kobe spent much of the season struggling to be something more than a subpar player who […]

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Today’s List: Kudos Only!

April 7th, 2016 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, Angels, Baseball, Dodgers, English Premier League, Football, Kobe, Lakers, Lists, NBA, soccer

Well, it’s good news in my view of the world, anyway. We don’t have to be negative all the time, do we? Let’s do a list to celebrate some of the uplifting or inspirational or remarkable. For one day, anyway.

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Kobe and the End of Eras: His and His Style of Play

November 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Basketball, Kobe, Lakers, NBA

Kobe Bryant’s decision on Sunday to announce his retirement, effective at the end of the current season, was timely and proper and even a bit quixotic, coming as it did in the form of a poem written by the player and posted on a somewhat obscure players forum. What he addressed in those words was […]

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For Kobe Bryant, the End is Here

November 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Basketball, Kobe, Lakers, NBA

How many more games do the Lakers give Kobe Bryant to demonstrate he has something left? How many more games does Kobe give Kobe? He was 1-for-14 with four points last night in the 111-77 humiliation at the hands of the champion Golden State Warriors, who set an NBA record by winning their 16th game […]

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End of the Line for Kobe Bryant?

January 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Basketball, Kobe, Lakers, NBA

Knee surgeries. A snapped Achilles tendon. A broken leg. Kobe Bryant fought back from those to return to the Lakers. But now a torn rotator cuff? In his right shoulder? In his shooting arm? At age 36? We may have just seen the last NBA game Kobe Bryant will play, which is sad … but […]

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L.A. Live; Lakers Dead

November 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Basketball, Kobe, Lakers, NBA, Sports Journalism

I’ve been away. I may have mentioned that. The last time I was at Staples Center probably was 2009.  Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals. The Nokia Theater was complete, before the jump to Abu Dhabi later that year. But I don’t remember much of anything around it. Most of the rest of […]

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Kobe Back to Being Kobe?

October 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Basketball, Kobe, Lakers, NBA

It was just one exhibition game, but Kobe Bryant scored 27 points Thursday night. After the ruptured Achilles and then the broken leg … I wasn’t sure he would score 27 again in a backyard game, let alone against an NBA team.

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Kobe and a Scary Debut

December 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Basketball, Kobe, Lakers, NBA

I concede I thought Kobe Bryant could beat this, too. I covered the guy for more than a decade, and I saw him come back, time and again, from injuries that would sideline the average athlete. “Badly sprained” ankle? Kobe would be back in a week, or sooner. He would keep playing right through things […]

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Catching Up with SoCal Sports News

December 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · Baseball, College football, Dodgers, Kobe, Lakers, Landon Donovan, soccer, UAE, USC, World Cup

A weird thing about being in Thailand — which is physically closer to the U.S. than is the UAE, and by several thousand miles — is an even bigger sense of disconnect from American sports. It’s the time zones. By 10 a.m. UAE time, just about every sports event “last night” in the U.S. is […]

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