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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Basketball

Not Even a $4 Million Ring Can Help Kobe Bryant This Time

Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, has filed for a divorce, ending the couple’s 10 and a half year marriage. The court papers list the typical “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce, but many people believe rumors of Kobe’s cheating pushed her over the edge. Kobe of course admitted to having sex with a hotel…Read More

Kobe Bryant: I’m Not Sure What the Hell the Direction of the Lakers Is

Four years ago, Kobe Bryant was disappointed with the Lakers’ inability to surround him with a championship-quality roster and said he wanted to be traded. The Lakers responded by acquiring Pau Gasol in a trade, vaulting the franchise into three straight NBA Finals. GM Mitch Kupchak’s ability to pull off such an improbable trade inspired…Read More

Blake Griffin: Clippers Are Not a Joke Anymore

The Clippers are recognized as one of the biggest jokes of a franchise in sports. They’ve only had four playoff seasons since moving to LA, and that’s in a league where 16 of 30 teams make the postseason. Their draft picks often are busts, and the ones that aren’t get injured. Blake Griffin even suffered…Read More

Kobe Bryant Reportedly is Livid and May Demand a Trade

Kobe Bryant is livid with the Lakers, and he may demand a trade, Stephen A. Smith said Thursday. Appearing on SportsCenter, Smith said “I predicted that Kobe Bryant will demand a trade, and I am not budging from that. He’s livid. I’ve known Kobe too long. He is ticked off. “It’s not just because [the…Read More

Michael Jordan: ‘I’m Not Anti-Player’

Michael Jordan reportedly was the owner leading the hard-line stance against the players during the NBA lockout. While the players were used to a 57/43 split on basketball-related income, they settled on a near 50-50 share with the owners. Jordan reportedly wanted to give the players no more than 37%. Players were so upset with…Read More

Chris Paul Needs to Pick Up Option to Make Trade Worthwhile for Clippers

Two league-rejected deals later, the Clippers and Hornets reportedly have agreed to a trade that sends Chris Paul to Los Angeles. The initial deal between the teams was rejected by the league, but the newer version replaced Eric Bledsoe with Eric Gordon. As it stands, the Clippers are receiving Chris Paul and two future second-round…Read More

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