“You guys play harder at a pickup game at UCLA, and it ain’t billion of people watching”: Kobe Bryant let his disappointment known to the NBA players for playing the All-Star games for fun

Lakers were not the only team Kobe Bryant gave his 100 percent for, the Western Conference All-Star team was the other, and he wanted every player in the league to do the same. The All-Star weekend is the time of…

“Kobe Bryant hit me with one shoulder in the chest and threw me back 5 feet”: Steph Curry dishes on how the Lakers legend was the first to bust his a** in the NBA

Steph Curry breaks down how Kobe Bryant gave him his ‘Welcome to the NBA’ moment while on the Knuckleheads podcast.  It’s easy to forget that Steph Curry didn’t burst onto the scene as the number one offensive option that he…

“We gon’ run that sh*t back like Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant”: Von Miller is ready to take the Rams back to the Super Bowl like the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2000s

Von Miller hopped on the Los Angeles Rams train when he was traded there mid-season, and now he’s ready for a Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O’Neal type run with them. Los Angeles built a team of strong veterans through trades and signings…

“Kobe Bryant sat me down and told me he wanted to be just like me and Michael Jordan”: Magic Johnson dishes on the Lakers legend’s deserve to be great post NBA career as well

Magic Johnson talks about Kobe Bryant wanting to succeed at his post NBA career as well as him and Michael Jordan had.  Kobe Bryant had several incredible relationships across the league during his playing days that translated over into his…

“Kobe Bryant is a part of this, he belongs here”: Cooper Kupp pays tribute to Lakers legend during Rams Super Bowl parade

Cooper Kupp had himself one hell of a season and a postseason run to remember, but when he got the limelight, he made sure to thank Kobe Bryant. The Rams wide receiver had perhaps the greatest season ever by someone…

“Vanessa Bryant shares an emotional post about Kobe Bryant on Valentine’s Day”: The late Lakers legend’s wife continues to inspire millions across the globe

Vanessa Bryant shares a heartfelt post about her late husband and NBA legend Kobe Bryant on Valentine’s Day. As the sporting world continues to reel from the tragic demise of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his wife Vanessa Bryant recently paid…

“I only saw Kobe Bryant at Staples Center through 4 years of living in Los Angeles”: Quentin Richardson narrated his own Kobe story in an interview with the Lakers legend

Quentin Richardson was a Clippers player for the first 4 years of his career, but he only spotted Kobe Bryant at Staples Center. There’s no  doubt that Kobe Bryant was one of the most dedicated athletes ever to play basketball.…

“You couldn’t tell me nothing about Kobe Bryant”: Shannon Sharpe shockingly reveals that he rooted harder for the Lakers legend than even LeBron James, for whom the Hall of Famer pulls on GOAT masks

Shannon Sharpe made quite a surprising admission on All the Smoke Podcast. He says he used to pull harder for Kobe Bryant than he does for LeBron James. Kobe Bryant may have gone away from this mortal world a little…

“If I had to pick one shoe, it would definitely be a Kobe; like a Kobe 4”: PJ Tucker reveals how he signed an endorsement deal despite wanting the freedom of switching to any sneaker the Heat forward likes

PJ Tucker has often been spotted sporting Kobe 4 shoes. The Heat forward confirmed that these are his sneaker style of choice. Sneakerhead culture is thriving and there’s no sneakerhead on the planet with more heat than PJ Tucker. Yeah,…

“I want to see Stephen Curry shoot the ball and be on my team!”: When Kobe Bryant talked about how he was excited to see the Chef take his ‘ridiculous’ shots at the 2016 All-Star Game

When 2016 All-Star Starters Kobe Bryant and Stephen Curry shared an interview before the Mamba’s final All-Star game Back in 2016, we witnessed one of the best All-Star weekends of recent time. Toronto did a wonderful job of hosting the…