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  1. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: The Lakers are in town and that means Kobe Bryant holds court with the assorted Los Angeles and Boston media today at the TD Garden. Among the nuggets from the interview is that he said he had never formally met Cel...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  2. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News: The Celtics might come into the Garden on Christmas Day without a hobbled Paul Pierce. Later on that day, Kobe Bryant could be sitting out with a wrist injury when the Lakers host the Bulls. Obviously, this ...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  3. 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
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: "Here's the true sign that at least part of the NBA season appears in jeopardy. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reportedly reached a verbal agreement to play with the Italian professional basketball team Virtus Bologna....

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Ding of The Orange County Register: "It remains to be seen when and if Kobe Bryant makes more of a real impression on Twitter, but you don't think they give out the account with the celebrity's correct name - @KobeBryant - to just anyone these ...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Shemar Woods of The Washington Post: "In addition to attending Saturday's Manchester United and F.C. Barcelona exhibition on Saturday as an ambassador for Turkish Airlines, Kobe Bryant was expected to meet with executives from Besiktas this weekend i...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  7. Kobe Bryant bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Victor Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images Bryant played to stereotypes by taking difficult shots in crunch time, and extra shots post-game. Lots of good writing about Kobe Bryant today, after two demonstrations of his uniqueness: Some insanely difficult cr...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  8. Heat's House steals Oklahoma's Thunder

    Henry Abbott

    After losing eight of their first nine games that were decided by five points or fewer, the Miami Heat have won back-to-back games in such fashion. HouseAnd, for a second straight game, Eddie House was a key contributor late in the fourth qua...

    Blog | January 30, 2011
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times: "The main question was simple, an oft-repeated theme -- Is Kobe Bryant shooting too much? -- as that and other related questions flew in abundance after the Lakers practiced Monday, a day after another embarra...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Kobe Bryant: Rival of Your Life

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Scocca, writing for, makes the case that Kobe Bryant is "the perfect foil for every sort of rivalry." For instance: Dynastic? Tim Duncan's Spurs have four rings to Kobe's three. Cryptodynastic? The critically acclaime...

    Blog | May 28, 2009
  13. Kobe Bryant: "I Had to Shake the Trees a Little Bit"

    Henry Abbott

    Remember when Kobe Bryant was seen as wholly insane for wanting a trade, or a team upgrade? Now he has gotten that upgrade, everything looks good in Lakerland, and Bryant is looking smart. Michael Lee of the Washington Post had an interesting convers...

    Blog | April 15, 2008
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    John DeShazier of The Times-Picayune: "All due respect to Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, those 'MVP!' chants for Paul beginning to reverberate throughout the New Orleans Arena every time his face is shown, or every time he swishes a clutch shot, aren'...

    Blog | February 21, 2008
  15. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Team USA draws fewer than 5,000 people (ESPN's Chris Sheridan estimated about 1,000) for a game against Mexico (where a player named Romel Beck managed a four-point play against Kobe Bryant). Is Las Vegas really ready for NBA basketball?Michael Lee o...

    Blog | August 28, 2007
  16. Dwyane Wade: Not the Un-Nike

    Henry Abbott

    Helen Jung makes a good point: as a Converse guy, Wade might seem like a refreshing change of pace from the Nike stable that includes LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and so many other big names. But not so fast. Don't forget that, these days, as Jung po...

    Blog | June 26, 2006