Posts Tagged ‘Kobe Bryant’

Two decades of Kobe Bryant

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Yesterday was media day for the Los Angeles Lakers, which means it was Kobe Bryant‘s twentieth media day. To celebrate the anniversary, the people at TWC SportsNet put together this time-lapse video showing Kobe through the years. A couple of different haircuts, a few different jersey numbers, but either way, one of the greatest players of all-time…

Kobe Bryant shows off fancy footwork in FIFA 16 ad

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Kobe Bryant’s love for soccer has been well-documented here and elsewhere. So it’s not a huge surprise that he pops up midway through this new commercial for EA Sports’ FIFA 16 and does the equivalent of sinking a fullcourt shot…with his feet. Think there were camera tricks involved?

(via Silver Screen and Roll)

LeBron and Kobe and their shooting based on accessories

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — NBA players wear uniforms, so that all players will look alike for fans and teammates can tell who is on their team. Of course, nobody really looks all that much alike, mostly because everyone accessorizes differently — longer shorts, different socks, headbands, armbands, and on and on and on.

And many players change their looks from game to game, including some of the biggest names in the NBA. Twitter user @nbaayy went through the 2014-15 season stats and figured out what LeBron James‘ shooting numbers were based on what he was wearing during each game…

He also did the same for Kobe Bryant

Bottom line? Not sure if it matters what they wear — these guys can play ball no matter what.

Jordan Clarkson does a pretty good Kobe Bryant impression

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the cooler things about being on a team with a legendary basketball player is that not only do you get to see that teammate do work alongside you during games, but during practices you get to go up against that person. In the video clip below, we see Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson on the court, doing his best Kobe Bryant, from the step-back to the spin move to the follow-through on the shot. Not bad, young Clarkson, not bad…

Russell Westbrook really enjoyed the Taylor Swift concert

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERTaylor Swift started her run of concerts in Los Angeles with Kobe Bryant presenting her with a banner, and last night, Oklahoma City point guard (and Los Angeles native) Russell Westbrook — who as we previously noted, is a huge Taylor Swift fan — attended her show and got his groove on…

Kobe Bryant joins Taylor Swift on stage during concert

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, at the latest stop on her “1989 Tour,” singer Taylor Swift had a special guest join her on stage. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant made a surprise appearance, taking the stage to unveil a banner commemorating Swift’s 16 sold out shows at the Staples Center, the home of Kobe’s Lakers (as well as the Clippers).

Fan gets Michael Jordan versus Kobe Bryant tattoos

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We’ve seen fans pay tributes to their favorite athletes in several ways, from the temporary (with a haircut) to the more permanent (in ink). But I don’t think we’ve ever seen a fan get tattoos of two of his favorite athletes, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, in what I guess is a permanent staredown.

Kobe Bryant has a history lesson for D’Angelo Russell

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Lakers drafted D’Angelo Russell with the second overall pick in the 2015 Draft, and the point guard from Ohio State now gets to play alongside the legendary Kobe Bryant. And while Kobe will no doubt be a big help on the court, Kobe’s using Twitter to show he can teach the rook a few things off the court as well.

After Russell tweeted that Tracy McGrady “might have been the GOAT,” a tweet he’s since deleted, Kobe responded via Twitter…

Even Kobe Bryant likes this Kobe Bryant imitation

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERBrandon Armstrong is a basketball player who has played all around the world, from the D-League to overseas, but he hasn’t yet made it to the NBA. Which isn’t to say he can’t play like NBA players. Armstrong has spent his summer posting videos of himself imitating various NBA players, but he may have published his piece de resistance this week.

Here’s Anderson imitating Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, from the shooting form to the pump fake that makes half the team fly into the air to the celebration as he runs back down court. It’s pretty accurate…

And after seeing it, even Kobe seemed to approve…

Shaq says all-time Lakers would destroy Bulls greats

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s always fun to argue about NBA history. Who is the greatest player of all-time? What is the greatest team ever? Could this guy beat this guy? Would this team be able to beat that team?

As it turns out, even former NBA players enjoy being part of the conversation, like how Shaquille O’Neal recently took to Instagram to stir things up. What would happen if a team of former Lakers greats (Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Elgin Baylor, Shaq and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) faced off against a team of Chicago Bulls greats (made up of Derrick Rose, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Horace Grant)?

According to Shaq, the Lakers great would “beat em by 50.”

We would beat em by fifty "what you think". Let me know and don't hold back

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Pippen has a different opinion:


Update II:

Shaq responds to Pippen:


What do you think? Is Shaq right?