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Reminiscing on my 23-year idolization of Kobe Bryant

It was February 8, 1997, at Mary L. Brown’s house in Lincoln Terrace, Oklahoma City, OK where I was four years old, eating popcorn and watching the NBA Slam Dunk competition. Mary L. Brown was my maternal grandmother and my first influence on professional sports. She was the biggest Michael Jordan fan, and outright basketball […]

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Lakers trading Russell resembles OKC and Harden

The Los Angeles Laker traded D’Angelo Russell, Timofey Mosgov and a draft pick to the Brooklyn Nets at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 regular season. Trade talks were already active regarding the 20-year-old Russell, but after the storied “snitching” incident involving his then teammate, Nick Young, the Lakers almost needed to do so to keep […]

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All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men

As a lifelong Lakers fan, July 1st, 2018 was the best day for fans in years. Seeing that picture from Klutch Sports Group was like a dream. “LeBron James, four-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA finals MVP, fourteen-time NBA All-Star, and two-time Olympic gold medalist has agreed to a four year, $154 million contract with the […]

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Threes fall, defense lacks, Thunder lose fifth in six

Both the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers faced a must-win situation on Thursday night and only one team left the Chesapeake Energy Arena with that much needed ‘W.’ The Lakers came into Oklahoma City and torched Oklahoma City’s defense, defeating the Thunder 138-128 in overtime behind Kyle Kuzma’s 32 points. The 28th and […]

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Kobe Bryant Announces New Young Adult Novel

After retiring from the NBA in 2018, Kobe Bryant has tested various, vastly different endeavors.

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Why Lakers-Rockets fight was healthy for NBA culture

Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo, and Chris Paul were handed down suspensions by the NBA for their involvement in the internet-breaking brawl on Saturday night. With many not satisfied with the mild suspensions and others saying the fight tainted Lebron James’ Staples Center debut as a Laker, this is a blessing in disguise for the NBA. […]

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