Archive for the Kobe Bryant Category

Friday Fire 2 From Cevidence: It’s Life Or Death. Who Do You Pick?

Posted in Friday Fire, Kobe Bryant, NBA on January 11, 2008 by mizzo
So you’re in a life a death situation that has to be decided by a one on one basketball game. Your worse enemy versus you. But instead of you two playing it out, you have to pick one current NBA player to take your spot. The coin flip is held and somehow your enemy gets the first pick. In turn, of course, he picks Kobe Bryant to represent him. Who do you pick as your player in hopes that you make it out of this game alive?

From Dr. J To Kobe Bryant: The Evolution Of The Slasher Past And Present

Posted in Connie Hawkins, Elgin Baylor, Julius Erving, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Mark Walker, Michael Jordan, Michael Tillery, SLAM, TSF on January 8, 2008 by mizzo

The entire piece posted below or you can check it on SLAM. doc-kobe.jpg
The mirror of basketball evolution past, present and future

I wanted to somehow chronicle the evolution and origin of the slasher. The slasher has become the most feared offensive force in basketball. The entity alone changed the game and also its unique characteristics by implementing a mid-range jumper, shelving the jumper and banging it on anyone and everyone because of the entertainment value of the ABA, picked it up again to keep defenses honest and now uses the jumper to become deadly and almost unstoppable. The latter is still a work in progress.

One December night in Philly, Kobe is playing the Sixers–who just so happen to be honoring Julius Erving.

Perfect…a dream realized….

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Friday Fire: Can Kobe Bryant And The Los Angeles Lakers Win The NBA Championship?

Posted in Friday Fire, Jimmy Lynam, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, The Starting Five on January 4, 2008 by mizzo

Run by the Commission for Old School Friday.
Fallin’ from the roof. Thanks Coach Lynam ;)

It’s simple. Can the Lakers do this? If not, what’s holding them back?

2007… The Best of Times; The Worst of Times!

Posted in A. CinQue Carter, Bennie Blades, Blogroll, C. Vivian Stringer, candace parker, CinQue, Devin Hester, J.A. Adande, Kevin Everett, Kobe Bryant, Michael Smith, Pat Summit, Reggie Wayne, Sean Taylor, Tiger Woods on January 2, 2008 by anthonycarter

2007 was quite a year in sports for me. There were several highs and several lows. The highest of highs occurred in Miami and on Miami Beach. The lowest of the lows occurred in Miami and in Buffalo, NY.

I’ll begin with the highs.

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Merry Christmas Steve Nash, But Can Kobe Bryant Have His Jock Back Now?

Posted in Andrew Bynum, Doug Collins, Grant Hill, Jemele Hill, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Richard Dumas, Steve Nash, Trevor Ariza on December 26, 2007 by mizzo

(AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
Yeah Grant, he got you

Andrew Bynum (11-13 shooting for a career high 28) and Kobe Bryant (38 pts., 8 dimes) went off on the Suns this Christmas day as the Lakers beat Phoenix 122-115.

Nash had a nice game with 24 and 14 but damn, do the Suns ever play D?

Grant, you know you are my man, but Richard Dumas Trevor Ariza banged it on you bruh. I guess you know how Nash felt last year.

*Sent the dunk 12/26 via email.  Good lookin’ B.

At least you were nice enough to be a little more judicious with your hands. ‘Sup with that Steve ?

Bynum is fast becoming a star. Do not sleep on the Lakers as this kid continues to grow into his limitless potential.

Posted this video in the second part of Jemele’s first interview.

Doug stop hatin’. Nash got dunked on, so deal with it.

Happy Holidays!

TNT Notes November 20: Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James; Allen Iverson and Carmello Anthony Go Off

Posted in Allen Iverson, Carmello Anthony, Charles Barkley, Craig Sager, Doug Collins, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, TNT Sports on December 21, 2007 by mizzo

Where’s Magic, Chuck, Kenny and Ernie?

Magic Johnson on Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning’s knee injury that he suffered Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks: “Alonzo (Mourning) has meant so much to the game of basketball, both on the court and off. Off the court he’s done more than anybody in the city of Miami, he is a guy who is relentless with what he wants to do for children in Miami. (On Wednesday night) I told him, ‘Now you start your life after basketball, continue on the path of giving back and you can start being a business man. This (injury) just sped up the process.'”

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Friday Fire 2: Who is Better…Kobe Bryant or LeBron James?

Posted in Kobe Bryant, LeBron James on December 21, 2007 by mizzo

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No matter what you think, both are damn good

LeBron James got the best of Kobe Bryant last night 94-90.

Who is better? Is it a fair question? Can we just appreciate both without end game marginalization?

TNT Notes Nov 13th: Kobe Does His Usual

Posted in Charles Barkley, Doug Collins, Ernie Johnson, Inside the NBA, Kenny Smith, Kobe Bryant, Reggie Miller on December 14, 2007 by mizzo

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No Duncan? Oh it’s all good.

Old School Friday at The Commission. 

Barkley on Senator George Mitchell’s report exposing steroid use in Major League Baseball: “I took a lot of criticism a couple of weeks ago defending Barry Bonds. Barry Bonds is a friend of mine, but I’m not here to defend him or condone (what he did), I just thought it was unfair how they tried to make him the bad guy and that no one else is doing steroids…This is bad for baseball, let’s get past it. This is ‘The Steroids Era,'; Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens deserve to go into the Hall of Fame.”

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Do the Right Thing: Anthony Gilbert Joins TSF

Posted in Blogroll, Detroit Pistons, Kobe Bryant, Scoop Jackson, Antonio McDyess, Flip Saunders, Chauncey Billups, Rip Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace, Aaron Afflalo, Public Enemy, Michael Tillery, Eastern Conference, Jason Maxiell, AXG, Do the Right Thing, North Philadelphia, West Philly, Temple University, Sonny Hill League,,, Yaphet Kotto, Philadelphia, Detroit on December 13, 2007 by north philadelphia


People my stomach’s been grumbling, but my main man Mookie is here to save the day… -Mr. Senior Love Daddy I’m not Mookie, nor was I in the movie Do The Right Thing, but as the title states…the right thing is exactly what I am trying to do, everyday on the wake up.

My name is Anthony Gilbert, (also referred to as AG or AXG) and I’m a freelance writer. My mentor Scoop Jackson put me on to this site and after sitting back for the past week and a half, I felt it was time to get off the bench and into the game. Michael Tillery gave me the rock and here I am.

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Interview With Jemele Hill: The Kev Dog Special

Posted in Allen Iverson, Althea Gibson, Andy Reid, Barry Bonds, Ben Wallace, Bill Cosby, Bobby Bowden, Boston Celtics, Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Chicago Bulls, Chris Webber, Cleveland Cavaliers, Conference Finals, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Doc Rivers, Donovan McNabb, Dwyane Wade, ESPN, First Take, Houston Rockets, Isiah Thomas, Jason Maxiell, Jason Whitlock, Jemele Hill, Jerry Buss, Jill Scott, Joe Paterno, John Coltrane, John Paxson, Kevin Durant, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Lakers, LeBron James, Luol Deng, Miami Heat, Michael Tillery, Michael Vick, Miles Davis, Mizzo, NBA, NBA Finals, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, P. J. Carlesimo, Pac Man Jones, Paul Pierce, Phil Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles, Randall Cunningham, Rasheed Wallace, Ray Allen, Richard Hamilton, San Antonio Spurs, Seattle Supersonics, Shaquille O’Neal, Skip Bayless, Stephon Marbury, Tayshaun Prince, Teena Marie, Toronto Raptors, Tracy McGrady, Tyrus Thomas, Utah Jazz, Wimbledon, Zach Randolph with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2007 by mizzo

Do you really think you know me?

Jemele Hill, columnist for, has caught some flack around these parts. This is an age where some media entities represent Disney eared, Aaron McGruder caricatures adorned with extra teenie glasses whose sole aim is to pander to the disillusioned masses–themselves jackasses. You all know where I personally stand with Jemele. Similar to what we have here with the TSF creative, I wanted to engage you with provocative thoughts of visualizing where she stands in OUR collective hearts. There’s no one in journalism like her and she hears it from everyone. Could you imagine being in the center of a room with your eyes closed and wearing headphones? Opening your eyes, you are bombarded with screaming criticism from any and everyone. The faces are Black. The faces are White…Brown and so on and so forth. There are men. There are women and even youngsters.

You stand up with a sista burned fire ready to snap.. As you remove the headphones, the faces and voices fade to black like rescinding fog in a bizarro world. You wonder to yourself , “What the hell is going on?” Thinking aloud… “Is this my professional existence? Is this what I signed up for? Am I supposed to care what these strangers think? Why are they so passionate about the words I write? Do they scream their loved ones way, like they spew hatred and venom in my comment section every day?

Why do all these people want my writing to just go away?

I tell you what, this my destiny. I do this for the love. I’m here to stay no matter what they say….

Read Jemele’s archived work here.

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Kobe Trade News; NBA Scores; Jackie and Doug Christie Launch Internet Radio Show; Hingis Retires..Again;Jags Take a Hit, So Do the Padres ; Bounty Hunters Use Slurs Too

Posted in Blogroll, Jacksonvile Jags, Kobe Bryant, Marcus Stroud, Mike Cameron, Mizzo, NBA, San Diego Padres on November 1, 2007 by mizzo

Lil Stevie swinging like everyone else

Kobe will veto Chicago Bulls trade if Luol Deng is included.

Deng is very much in play in the conversations between Chicago and Los Angeles, has learned.

And it’s mainly because of Bryant’s wishes that Deng is still wearing a Chicago uniform.

A source with knowledge of the trade talks said Deng has been included in proposals swapped between the teams, but Bryant has continually threatened to veto almost any deal in which Deng would be included. Bryant wants to be sure that the team he joins has enough talent remaining to compete for the NBA title.

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Interview with Editor In Chief Rob King

Posted in Barry Bonds, Bill Simmons, Bob Schiefer, ESPN, ESPN Digital Media,, Gannett, interview, Jeff Chadiha, Jemele Hill, Jimmy Clausen, John Kosner Sr., Knight Ridder, Kobe Bryant, Maurice Clarett, Meg Greenfield, Michael Tillery, Michael Vick, Mizzo, NBA, Penn State, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pulitzer Prize, Rob King, Scoop Jackson, sports and ethics, Terrell Owens, The Starting Five, TSF, Washing Week In Review, Washington Post on October 19, 2007 by mizzo


Simply put, the reason why there is a TSF is because of There’s no denying such a significant fact. In saying that, we also want an alternative to what has become almost a singular voice in sports. ESPN has a stranglehold on the way sports is packaged and the only way that grip changes is for sites like TSF and others to consistently speak out and offer a substantive check and balance. ESPN has hired numerous minorities as of late and Rob King is most likely ESPN’s most significant addition in quite some time. Just as some of you have questioned’s writers I’m sure some of you will question the hire mainly because of King’s graphic artist background. I had the same question and when contacting ESPN, John Kosner Sr., Vice President and General Manager, ESPN Digital Media responded with this statement via email: “Rob is a true leader. He is uniquely qualified to take to the next level bringing together a talented team to serve sports fans with the best in sports writing and reporting, audio, video and photography. It’s a dream assignment and he was born to do it.” Judge for yourselves what type of impact Rob King will have on MSM. He holds the keys to an organization that shapes the way we visualize and read sports. I must say that Rob King is one of the most intelligent people I have ever come across. The way we view sports is morphing just as fast as the technology that’s readily available. What’s your opinion and where do you see sports heading?

Read very carefully.

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To Live and Die In L.A., The Miracle That is Kevin Everett

Posted in Blogroll, Chicago Bulls, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers on October 18, 2007 by thebrotherreport

kobe_bryant_biography.jpg The Kobe Bryant/Los Angeles Lakers feud is at the point of no return, it is now possible to believe that Bryant will not begin the season in the Purple and Gold.

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