Kobe Shuts Down Lebron in Houston All Star Game

HOUSTON — After watching Kobe Bryant defend LeBron James during the final minutes of last night’s All-Star Game, you’d be forgiven for thinking Bryant thought he was playing in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. “[Bryant] was talking during the timeout he wanted to take [James] one on one,” Spurs point guard Tony Parker said, “and he did a pretty good job.” (Click to read the entire article by Tim Bontemps for the New York Post)

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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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Olympics 2012: The Golden Era of LeBron James

“What a year, huh?” Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “NBA champ, MVP, gold medal. Only two other players in the history of our sport have done that, (Michael) Jordan and (Bill) Russell. For LeBron to join those two, he is worthy of joining those two.” (Read entire article at Sporting News)

Lebron James Team USA Flyin' High

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?

Big Three Celtics

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)

SportSketch365 – #1 – Lebron Over Miami

Wow, next week kicks off the 2010-11 NBA season, unbelievable! What better way to kick-off SportSketch365 than with Lebron takin’ it strong to Miami! You can see all the white-out, I started to draw something else then I decided to draw ‘Bron’s body…maybe looks like his tatoos a bit?

King James Takin' It Strong To Miami