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  1. Jalen Rose pulls back the curtain

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I tweeted this out earlier in the week, but as it's still generating some chatter it's worth posting here, as well. With about 3:30 remaining in the first quarter of Game 2 during the 2000 NBA Finals, Kobe Bryant elevated for a jumper on the right...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  2. A very crowded drawing board

    Brian Kamenetzky

    On May 27, 1985, the Celtics destroyed the Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, 148-114, a game quickly declared the "Memorial Day Massacre." The Lakers, of course, went on to win the series in six games, finally vanquishing the Celtics curse. ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  3. 5-on-5 looks at Kobe, LeBron, and the lockout

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Andy and I participated in today's 5-on-5 feature at ESPN.com's NBA page, focusing on Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, two guys looking to make a point this year. Kobe that rumors of his decline -- and by extension his team's -- are exaggerated, while L...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  4. Beating the Heat doesn't mean being the Heat

    Brian Kamenetzky

    From the moment the SuperTeam! formed last summer in Miami, the NBA locked into an arms race for the finite pool of elite-level talent. Old-fashioned, garden-variety, championship-caliber teams weren't enough anymore. Either a roster could be punctua...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  5. Lakers vs. Celtics: Looking back at Game 7

    Brian Kamenetzky

    With the Celtics coming to town Sunday afternoon, I fired up Game 7 of last year's NBA Finals on my DVR Wednesday afternoon. I'd never re-watched it in full, and taking it in, six months later in the calm of my living room, makes for a wildly differe...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  6. Lakers poll: How much do you feel K.G.'s pain?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Celtics met the media Monday afternoon, and among the stories passed along by our friend Chris Forsberg at ESPNBoston.com: Apparently, the summer didn't treat Kevin Garnett particularly well. "[It] was very painful, very dark," he said. I'm...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  7. 2010-11 roster breakdown: Ron Artest

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As part of our look ahead at the Lakers' projected roster next season, we continue to work our way from the bottom to the top of the rotation. Next up... Player Ron Artest Salary $6,322,320 Christian Peterson/Getty Images Getting t...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  8. Pau Gasol: Exit interview and video

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Mirroring his work on the floor, a good Pau Gasol exit interview contains very little drama and is quietly efficient. He spoke about the satisfaction of winning another title, the distance he's come from his days in Memphis, his desire to see Phil Ja...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  9. Lamar Odom: Exit Interview and Video

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers began the process of wrapping up the '09-'10 season this afternoon in El Segundo with the first day of exit interviews. To say the least, this year's final meeting with the coaching staff and media was different for Lamar Odom than last se...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  10. Kobe Bryant on jewelry, Phil Jackson

    Brian Kamenetzky

    "The left hand's a little jealous," Kobe Bryant said Monday afternoon in reference to the now inequitable distribution of championship jewelry."I'm gonna try and fill it up." I'm sure Lakers fans are happy to hear he has no plans to stop at five. ...

    Blog | June 21, 2010
  11. Vulnerable Kobe: An appreciation

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Kobe Bryant has been many things over the course of his incredible career. Loved and hated. MVP and scoring champ. He's been a pitch man, a closer, a reluctant sidekick, an alpha male, and a global icon. But Thursday night, as the Lakers clinched ...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  12. Ron Artest: Best. Press. Conference. Ever.

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I mentioned it last night in our postgame wrap, and I'll say it again: Nobody, and I'm including Kobe Bryant in the equation, wanted a ring more than Ron Artest. As much, maybe. More? Absolutely not. If you had any lingering questions as to why hi...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  13. Kobe Bryant and Game 7

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I was talking to a colleague before Tuesday's Game 6 Lakers win, and he and I were doing the same as virtually every other basketball fan on the planet: Trying to guess how the series will play out. I had my doubts about how the Lakers would play, an...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  14. The psychology of Game 7

    Brian Kamenetzky

    No kid stands in his driveway, counting down the seconds before he fires the jumper at the buzzer to win Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals. It's always Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Thursday's game is, by definition, different than any...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  15. Andrew Bynum will play, Kendrick Perkins is out

    Brian Kamenetzky

    That's the big news out of Wednesday's media availability ahead of Thursday night's Game 7 between the Lakers and Celtics. It's very hard to predict exactly how long Andrew Bynum will be able to go or how long he'll play, but as it's been all post...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  16. Arnovitz on L.A.'s solid Game 6 defense

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Thanks to the layup drill the Celtics seemed to be running in Sunday's Game 5, it's no shock the focus for Kobe Bryant after the loss was on defense. Rightly so. The Lakers posted a defensive efficiency (points allowed per 100 possessions) of 105.9, ...

    Blog | June 16, 2010