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  1. Kobe Bryant's leadership doctrine

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Last week was highlighted, if that's the right word, by another flare up in the periodically entertaining and almost always perplexing feud between Kobe Bryant and Smush Parker. (Perplexing because the notion of someone with Kobe's stature in the ga...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  2. Kobe Bryant balances the scales

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It started with basic ballhandling drills, the kind you probably did at your summer basketball camp in middle school. Head up, hard dribbles in different rhythms. Then he moved just above the free throw line, and snapped the ball between his legs. On...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  3. Stats and information from Stats and Information

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The fine folks at ESPN Stats and Information have been digging for juicy little nuggets heading into Monday's media day kickoff to the 2012-13 season, and were kind enough to send them along. Here are a few of the more interesting bits of informat...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  4. Financial pressures emphasize L.A.'s small window

    Brian Kamenetzky

    We've touched on this before, but whenever the numbers are written out in one place -- as the L.A. Times' Ben Bolch does here -- they're worth a mention. The Lakers have for this year and next undertaken a massive, and growing, financial commitment: ...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  5. L.A.'s needs look very familiar

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Gary A. Vasquez/US Presswire When Chris Paul ended up in the wrong Staples Center locker room, the Lakers' plans for the 2011-12 season hit a major snag. At this point one year ago, the Lakers were well into their offseason, having been swept out...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  6. Kobe Bryant: Expects a title, not chasing Michael Jordan

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Kobe Bryant called into Max and Marcellus on 710 ESPN this afternoon -- I believe he appeared on the call screen as "Kobe in Orange County" -- and stayed on the phone for about an hour. Needless to say, with that kind of time there was an incredible ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  7. Kobe Bryant has a nasal fracture

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Sunday was a busy one for Kobe Bryant. First, fueled by a red hot start -- he'd finish with 27 points as the Western Conference held on against a furious rally from the East -- Kobe passed three legends on the all-time list for All-Star Game scoring:...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  8. A stroll through Kobe Bryant's 109 40-point games

    Brian Kamenetzky

    After dropping 48 points on the Suns Tuesday and another 40 the following night in Utah, Kobe Bryant ran his career total of 40-point games to 109. That's good for third all-time, behind Wilt Chamberlain (271, which is kind of absurd) and Michael Jor...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  9. What Kobe Bryant loses if we lose season

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Standing in that meeting room Monday afternoon in Times Square, things felt grim. Today, a little less so. The NBPA, now the world's tallest trade association, has in David Boies a legal eagle currently bringing a level of calm to the proceedings...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  10. NBA cancels the first two weeks of the regular season

    Brian Kamenetzky

    One of Kobe Bryant's most admirable qualities is an insistence on suiting up whenever humanly possible, not simply because he's a ludicrously competitive guy but because, as Michael Jordan did before him, he knows there are fans in the stands specifi...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  11. PodKast: Michael Cooper on Magic, Bird, socks, USC hoops, and mor...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Tuesday afternoon, I was fortunate to spend some time talking with Lakers great Michael Cooper, an integral part of five championships with the Showtime Lakers, and now coach of the women's basketball team at USC. Long and lean-- very, very lean-- Co...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  12. Phil Jackson meets the media -- Video

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It sounds strange to say as one of the iconic figures in basketball history prepares for the last stand of his last stand, but the end of the road for Phil Jackson isn't yet a dominant storyline for the Lakers heading into the playoffs. Maybe it's be...

    Blog | April 15, 2011
  13. Phil Jackson on Tex Winter and the Hall of Fame

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Before Sunday afternoon's loss to Denver at Staples, Phil Jackson spoke at length on the news Tex Winter, pioneer of the triangle offense and longtime assistant coach and mentor, will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.Whil...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  14. Gearing up for the stretch run -- Lakers practice videos

    Brian Kamenetzky

    There was an interesting moment Monday afternoon in El Segundo when Kobe Bryant was asked about his All-Star experience and transition into among the youngest elder statesmen you'll find in any industry. "That's what I am. It's pretty cool. [Russe...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  15. Why the All-Star Game matters

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Henry Ray Abrams/AFP/Getty Images The meeting between Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan in the 1998 All-Star Game has become an iconic moment in the careers of two players constantly compared to each other. It's become fashionable in some circles to r...

    Blog | February 19, 2011
  16. How many of us still fit into stuff we wore in high school?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Nice piece from ESPNLA's Dave McMenamin on the dedication of the gym at Lower Merion High School to its most famous basketball toting alum. It was a big night for Kobe Bryant, no question, and the process of going back to school gave us all an opport...

    Blog | December 17, 2010