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  1. Phil Jackson video: On Kobe, via Michael

    Brian Kamenetzky

    More on today's conversations about shot distribution in the wake of Monday's loss in Memphis. I posted thoughts from Pau Gasol and Derek Fisher earlier. Here, Phil Jackson responds to a question about the career-long questioning of Kobe Bryant's sho...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 15 seasons: Another franchise record for Kobe Bryant

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Kobe Bryant will own a multitude of franchise records by the time he calls it a career. Some will require a few more years of toil. Others, about 24 hours. Assuming he's not traded or cut before Tuesday's season opener against the Rockets, Bryant wil...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  9. Kobe Bryant diffuses M.J. and Top10GuardGate

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Last week, I noted my disappointment regarding Michael Jordan's comments about Kobe Bryant's place in basketball history. If you missed it (how did you miss it?), here's what His Airness said: "I think he is always going to be within the conversatio...

    Blog | October 19, 2010
  10. PodKast: On Kobe's knee, his new Least Favorite Question, and Bro...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The preseason is in full swing, and even though the final scores don't count, there's plenty to kick around with the purple and gold. Which explains why this week, after a quick Phil Jackson soundbite, we spend the next 10 minutes or so talking about...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  11. It says more -- much more -- about Michael than Kobe

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I'm not shy about pointing out when I think Lakers fans -- Kobe Bryant fans, specifically -- get a little too reactionary in defense of their guy, turning every slight, real or perceived, into evidence of widespread anti-24 conspiracies. Today, the K...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  12. Phil Jackson on Kobe's desire to be seen as the best

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Yesterday after practice, Phil Jackson was asked if he thought Kobe Bryant takes things -- say a Finals loss capped by a humiliating Game 6 in '08 -- more personally than other players: "You know, he devotes so much of his life to this game. It re...

    Blog | June 01, 2010
  13. Lakers beat Indiana: The Reactions

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Last night, we opined on all things related to Tuesday's 122-99 win over Indiana at Staples, including Ron Artest's defense, the play of L.A.'s bench, Shannon Brown's thumb, Kobe Bryant's shooting. Plus video, quotes, and poor, Modern Family-induced ...

    Blog | March 03, 2010
  14. Phil Jackson on George Karl, Michael Jordan

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Phil Jackson met the media before Tuesday's game wearing a pin on his lapel reading "Hoops for St. Jude." "It's concerning George Karl's treatment for cancer, and that's a cause he supports." While Jackson agreed many would see them as rivals, ...

    Blog | March 02, 2010
  15. Adam Morrison: Named 4th worst pick of the decade by ESPN's Chad ...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Ouch. Writes Ford (Insider required): "...Chalk (Adam) Morrison up as Michael Jordan's second devastating mistake as a GM. (Land O'Lakers Note: Having already taken on Kwame Brown, L.A. is officially only one Jordan bust short of a free latte.) T...

    Blog | December 29, 2009