Kobe Bryant to the Lakers in ’96 draft trade was suppose to be canceled

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, receives a basketball from Jerry West to commemorate Bryant breaking West's record as the all-time leading scorer for the Lakers before their game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.

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Los Angeles Lakers fans, brass and players over the last 20 seasons might want to include NBA icon Jerry West in their prayers for now on. This is because without the convincing of West while he was general manager of the Lakers back in 1996, the Lake Show would have never landed Kobe Bryant. Wow! In what might have been the best offseason for any team in the history of…

Kobe Bryant lists interesting top five list of toughest opponents he’s ever played

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  Los Angeles Lakers long-time star, Kobe Bryant, has apparently modified his list of NBA players that are the toughest opponents he’s ever played. To be fair to the Black Mamba, he’s played 20 seasons, and therefore, has gone up against a ton of talented players, so we’ll give him a pass. With that said, it’s hard not to scope back through the archives of Google to see that Bryant…

Kobe Bryant’s posterizing dunk leads to Dwight Howard laughing on bench

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It looks like 37 year-old Kobe Bryant still has some juice left in those legs of his. The Los Angeles Lakers long-time star has a plethora of posterizing dunks during his 20 seasons as a Laker, but as he’s gotten older, injuries and Father Time have slowed down the highlights from the Black Mamba. But Thursday night against the Houston Rockets, Bryant gave us another highlight to remember as he…

Dwight Howard says he prays for Kobe Bryant every day — Says people made up the drama between them

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Center Dwight Howard has been in the news lately in regards to more drama with his current team, the Houston Rockets, about playing second fiddle to James Harden in addition to trade rumors. But possibly a more surprising admission was made today when Dwight was talking about his relationship with Kobe Bryant during his one year with the Los Angeles Lakers. Howard says that Bryant and him don’t hate each…

Gregg Popovich critical of Lakers method in trying to sign LaMarcus Aldridge — Did he take a subtle jab at LeBron?

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesn’t mince words when it comes to his opinions — or say too many words for that matter. Known for his memorable and, at times, uncomfortable in-game interviews, Popovich is pretty much a straight shooter with his thoughts. So it wasn’t really much of a surprise when coach Pop essentially criticized the Los Angeles Lakers for the way they pursued LaMarcus Aldridge in last…