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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?