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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: 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
  3. 5-on-5: What happens now with MWP

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Andy and I participated in today's 5-on-5 at's NBA page weighing in on Metta World Peace's elbow to James Harden. Also joining the panel are's Kevin Arnovitz and Michael Wallace, and ESPN the Magazine's Chris Palmer. The five questi...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  4. Sources: Lakers closer to acquiring Michael Beasley

    Brian Kamenetzky

    ESPNLA's Dave McMenamin has the story: "The Lakers revisited talks to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley on Wednesday, multiple league sources told Several variations of the trade have been discussed. One woul...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  5. Report: Lakers reject offer for Michael Beasley

    Brian Kamenetzky

    After he dropped 27 points on the Clippers last night, we were hit with a ton of tweets and questions in today's chat about when the Lakers would bring in Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley. According to ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard, apparen...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Drew League 151, Goodman League 144: 10 postgame thoughts (VIDEO)...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    LONG BEACH, Calif. -- SoCal takes Round 2. After falling to the Goodman League when All-Star teams representing the two vaunted summer programs met in August, the Drew League got its revenge Sunday night at the Pyramid in Long Beach. Final score: ...

    Blog | October 09, 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. Video roundup: Kobe Bryant on PTI

    Brian Kamenetzky

    If you missed it, Kobe Bryant was the guest on PTI's "Five Good Minutes" segment Wednesday afternoon. Some interesting ground was covered, including his comments on Andrew Bynum's foul on Michael Beasley, and whether he thinks Phil Jackson could be t...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  13. Los Angeles Lakers C Andrew Bynum 'ready to go' after two-game b...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lakers center Andrew Bynum, suspended for his team's previous two games for a flagrant foul 2 against Minnesota's Michael Beasley last week, said Thursday he's excited to return to the court Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2011
  14. NBA suspends Andrew Bynum two games

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I'm surprised, but not exactly shocked. In the wake of the flagrant foul 2, and the accompanying ejection, of Andrew Bynum in the fourth quarter of Friday's game against Minnesota, speculation immediately began on a possible suspension. In my unsc...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  15. Lakers edge Minnesota -- Postgame quotes and video

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Among the angles explored after L.A.'s 106-98 win over the Timberwolves Friday night at Staples was whether or not the foul Andrew Bynum laid on Michael Beasley in the fourth quarter, good for a flagrant 2 call and the automatic ejection coming with ...

    Blog | March 19, 2011
  16. 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