Carmelo & Knicks Rock Lakers

Carmelo Anthony(Illustration by Steve Shoff) NEW YORK — Sensing a fellow shooter had become gun shy, Kobe Bryant had a message for Carmelo Anthony last summer. Ignore the critics, he said. Stop worrying about fitting in and get back to a scorer’s mentality. “You have to do what you do best,” Bryant told him…(Click to read the entire story at ESPN.com)

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Phil Jackson; Hoops Zen Master Guru, Back to Lakers?

Phil_Jackson_LakersLOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant still hasn’t gotten over the way his final season under then-Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson ended in a second-round sweep from the playoffs.

Bryant wants a chance to make up for it this season. He fully endorsed Jackson to fill the Lakers’ coaching vacancy caused by Mike Brown’s dismissal, following L.A.’s dominant 101-77 win over the Golden State Warriors on Friday.

“Phil, obviously, you guys know how I feel about Phil,” Bryant said. “The one thing that’s kind of always bothered me is that his last year, I wasn’t able to give him my normal self because I was playing on one leg. That’s always kind of eaten away at me that the last year of his career, I wasn’t able to give him everything I had.” (Click to read the entire article by Dave McMenamin at ESPN.com)

Kobe & New Lakers Go Big Tonite; NBA Kickoff!

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SportSketch365 #22 – Bigg-er Three

The big three Celtics…Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce looked BIG last night at their home-opener over the Little Three in Miami…2011 hoist another trophy?

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SportSketch365 #21 – Spanish Big and Tall

Pau Gasol comes up huge in Laker’s home-opener…dangling the competition with full European neck beard and everything (Click to read Lakers)

Magic: Kobe One Away From Best Laker Ever

“The great thing about the Lakers is that we judge by championships,” said Magic, who — along with Kareem, Kobe and crucial role player Derek Fisher — has won a handful of rings with the Lakers. “So when Kobe gets that next one, then he’ll be The Man; he’ll be the greatest Laker. And I’ll have no problem giving him that.” (Click to read entire article)

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Conquest Continues; Lakers 6-0 Dominate Dallas

Kobe, Gasol, Bynum and Co. continue the Conquest of the West 2008-09…(Sports Illustration)

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