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  1. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: "Years removed from his public sparring from Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal proclaimed since then that the feuding served nothing more than a motivational tool between the two teammates and nothing more than a mar...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  2. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Laker trainer Gary Vitti tells's Mike Trudell about Kobe Bryant's right knee, which sounds like it's due for a busy offseason: "His is an articulating cartilage problem. The way I describe that to people is that if you look at the end of c...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jill Painter of the Los Angeles Daily News: "Kobe Bryant isn't really sorry for using a homophobic slur, and that's worse than saying it. The Lakers superstar was in the middle of a tantrum during Tuesday's game against San Antonio, when he angrily w...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Ding of The Orange County Register: "Kobe Bryant said about the Jerry West statue the Lakers are set to unveil in February outside Staples Center: 'It's about time.' West brought Bryant to the Lakers in 1996 and is one of his mentors. 'Obviousl...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Ding of The Orange County Register: "Since Kobe Bryant threatened to leave, he and the Lakers have gone the distance to play in the NBA Finals every single time. 'I just want to win,' Bryant said upon being asked for the umpteenth time about av...

    Blog | June 03, 2010
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Frank Isola of the New York Daily News: "Maybe one of these years LeBron James will grant the NBA its dream matchup and go head-to-head with Kobe Bryant in the Finals. Who knows, maybe James will be wearing a Knicks uniform when that happens. But for...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Heisler of the Los Angeles Times: "Don't we know you from somewhere? The day will come when Kobe Bryant won't be Kobe Bryant, but it wasn't Tuesday, when the Lakers' wounded franchise player emerged from a three-week funk to bail out the franchi...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: "Even though Kobe Bryant and Ron Artest had words during a couple of games last season, Bryant related a pro-Artest anecdote from the 2008 NBA Finals in which Artest, a spectator at G...

    Blog | July 07, 2009
  9. A Crazy Phil Jackson/Kobe Bryant Question

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson does a fairly convincing job not focusing on winning ten rings. But when he returned to the Lakers in 2004, his friend and colleague Tex Winter told Roland Lazenby, in "The Show," that Jackson had one goal: "That's wha...

    Blog | June 13, 2009
  10. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    In the course of a month, the NBA champion Boston Celtics have somehow emerged as gritty underdogs. The Magic has that look of the mid-80's Pistons -- a good team that hasn't yet learned how to win. The Lakers stomped on the Rockets and, for ...

    Blog | May 13, 2009
  11. Experts Gaze into the Crystal Ball of 2008-2009

    Henry Abbott

    Every season has its story. Last year, there was Kevin Garnett's trade, and Kobe Bryant's will, driving a resurgence of one of basketball's great rivalries. Other years have witnessed the rise of Michael Jordan, or the fall of Magic Johnson. Bigwigs,...

    Blog | October 17, 2008
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times: "Kobe Bryant is one of the cornerstones of Team USA, although Phil Jackson doesn't seem enamored of the long Olympic qualifying process, along with the increased commitment required by Team USA. 'We're taking ...

    Blog | March 25, 2008
  13. ESPN Smarmy About Paul Pierce's Long-Term Future in Boston

    Henry Abbott

    Their little season re-cap includes some pithy stuff, including the story of how Kobe Bryant threw one elbow and cost the Lakers three games. Here's what they say about Paul Pierce in Boston: OK, we get it Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics are not...

    Blog | April 17, 2006