Posts Tagged ‘Kobe Bryant’

Paul George named his new dog Kobe

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERKobe Bryant may be gone from the NBA, at least as an active player, but he has not been forgotten. Indiana Pacers forward Paul George took to Instagram last night to post a photo of his new dog. And what did he name his new dog? As George wrote in the caption, he named the dog as a tribute to Bryant…

Kobe, Melo, Porzingis ain’t afraid of no ghosts

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A modern reboot of the classic movie Ghostbusters is on the way, and to celebrate the new flick, last night new trailers dropped featuring several NBA players. In the first spot, set in New York City, Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis team up with Spike Lee and Walt “Clyde” Frazier to vanquish the ghosts of Madison Square Garden. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, who you gonna call? That’s right, Kobe Bryant.

Paul George to cover NBA 2K17

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It used to be that the pinnacle of stardom in the NBA may have meant scoring a magazine cover or maybe a TV commercial. Today, there may be no bigger honor than being on the cover of a video game. And last night we found out the latest NBA player to join the pantheon of stars who have been on the cover of the NBA 2K series. Indiana Pacers forward Paul George will be on the cover of NBA 2K17.

The game, which will drop in September, will also feature a “legend” edition, that will showcase the recently retired Kobe Bryant on the cover…

Kobe Bryant went to Disneyland

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — You’re Kobe Bryant, and you’ve just retired following a legendary twenty year NBA career. So what do you do next?

You go to Disneyland! At least, that’s what Kobe did this week, and a bunch of Lakers fans documented it on social media…

Kobe Bryant and Ellen Degeneres team up for hilarious prank

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERKobe Bryant may be finished on the basketball court, but he’s just getting started in his post-playing career. What will he do to fill his time? I’m not certain, but after watching the video below, maybe he should pursue a career doing a hidden camera show. For his first post-retirement interview, Kobe paid a visit to the Ellen Degeneres show, and Ellen and Kobe teamed up to trick a doctor with an elaborate and hilarious hidden camera prank…

Animated highlights of Kobe’s final game

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It was just a week ago that Kobe Bryant played his final NBA game, when he quite memorably went for 60 points against the Utah Jazz. But before we let Kobe ride off into the sunset, here’s a cool video with some animated highlights from Kobe’s final game…


VIDEO: Animated Kobe

(via r/NBA)

The NBA reacts to Kobe Bryant’s final game

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — On a night where the Golden State Warriors set a record by finishing the season 73-9, the story of the night was the final game of Kobe Bryant. As it turned out, even in his final game, one of the NBA’s greatest players still had some magic left in him. Kobe finished with 60 points, on 22-of-50 shooting, in the performance of a lifetime, as the Lakers came from behind to win, 101-96. Players from around the NBA watched and shared their reactions on social media…

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Kobe says goodbye, even to the haters

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — As Kobe Bryant preps to play his final home game with the Los Angeles Lakers tonight against the Utah Jazz (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), the tributes just keep coming. And this new commercial from Nike — with guest spots (and singing!) from Phil Jackson to Rasheed Wallace — manages to convey one interesting aspect of the Kobe experience: Win or lose, love or hate, Kobe always found fuel to thrive.


VIDEO: The Conductor

Which number should the Lakers retire for Kobe Bryant?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s the final day of the NBA season, April 13, which means today is Mamba Day, the final day in the legendary career of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. And while it’s safe to assume the Lakers will have some sort of extended tribute tonight for Bryant when they host the Jazz (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2), they’ve already revealed one facet of their celebration:

Because even though Kobe has worn number 24 since 2006, for the first decade of his career he wore the number 8. It works out pretty evenly: ten years wearing number 8, ten years wearing number 24.

Which leads to an interesting question: Which number should the Lakers retire in honor of Kobe Bryant? Cast your vote below…

Kendrick Lamar pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With just hours left before Kobe Bryant‘s final game in Los Angeles, who better to pay tribute to Kobe than a Los Angeles native, hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar? This song, “Fade To Black,” which was written by my main man Scoop Jackson, goes through the entire Kobe history, detailing all the highlights, and explaining why Kobe has meant so much to Los Angeles. And I love the moment before the song starts when we see Lamar struggling to even grasp the concept of Kobe leaving. He’s not the only one who feels that way…


VIDEO: Fade to Black