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  1. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    On the day the Lakers hold their parade, here's an amazing collection of Laker title celebration videos. Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference on Kobe Bryant as Finals MVP: "I definitely don't think it's fair to say Kobe was 'bad' in the Finals. He di...

    Blog | June 21, 2010
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "This was why Trevor Ariza came to Houston, for nights like these. It was not that he wanted to beat the Lakers, though he seemed to enjoy that as much as a very classy pregame ceremony in which Kobe Bryant a...

    Blog | November 16, 2009
  3. Moneyball Comes to the NBA, Literally

    Henry Abbott

    "Moneyball" is shorthand for the advanced use of statistics in sports. It's also a book, of course, about the Oakland A's, by Michael Lewis. Lewis is the king of writing about this kind of stuff, but has not done so in basketball. U...

    Blog | February 14, 2009
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times: "With all the recent talk about Andrew Bynum's contract status, little attention has been paid to Kobe Bryant's possibilities after this season. Talk about options. Bryant has many, all of which lead to a win-...

    Blog | October 24, 2008
  5. 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
  6. Kobe Bryant: Sad to See Ronny Turiaf Go

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant sure liked playing (and appearing in YouTube videos) with Ronny Turiaf. Janis Carr of the Orange County Register quotes Bryant on Turiaf's departure, via free agency, to the Warriors: As a businessman, Kobe Bryant understands why the Lak...

    Blog | July 22, 2008
  7. 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
  8. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Amazing amazing amazing video of Rocket players imitating Dikembe Mutombo. Via Odenized. Blogger MVP rankings have been going on for a while, and LeBron James is winning at this point. Kobe Bryant is second, Chris Paul is third, and Kevin Garnett is...

    Blog | March 11, 2008
  9. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    On SportsHubLA Ted Green shows us that things have changed in Lakerland: "Kobe Bryant has made a lot of acrobatic shots in his Hall of Fame career. But never as spectacular a 180 as this. This was a 180 that Doctor J or Michael would be proud of. O...

    Blog | January 16, 2008
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Wages of Wins author David Berri uses some numbers to argue that Andrew Bynum has been more effective than Kobe Bryant, and wonders if Bynum should start lobbying the team to trade Bryant for Jason Kidd. (And the case that Lamar Odom might be the odd...

    Blog | December 04, 2007