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Spencer Dinwiddie Once Shared How Kobe Bryant Was Responsible For His Proudest Moment In The NBA: "For Him To Tell Me That, In His Book, I'm An All-Star... I Didn't Need To Be Selected Anymore."

Spencer Dinwiddie is enjoying something of a career resurgence following a disappointing spell with the Washington Wizards. Dinwiddie was part of the trade that sent Kristaps Porzingis to Washington, while he and Davis Bertans became a part of Luka Doncic's supporting cast with the Mavericks. The Mavericks find themselves 3-1...
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Jayson Tatum Second-Youngest After Kobe Bryant to 1,500 Points in Playoffs

Jayson Tatum second-fastest to 1,500 playoff points, behind only NBA icon originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston. Through his first five NBA seasons, Jayson Tatum has already racked up ample postseason experience for the Boston Celtics. With 66 playoff games now under his belt after Boston's win over the Miami...
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LeBron James And Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan And Scottie Pippen 2 On 2 Game (Full Breakdown)

LeBron James has recently come out to explain which players he would choose to be his teammate in a 2-on-2 matchup against the legendary duo, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. His options were clear: Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, or Kyrie Irving. Obviously, James played with all 3 players with Team USA and also competed with Kyrie Irving by his side with the Cleveland Cavaliers. James and Irving famously won the 2016 NBA championship after making the Finals 3 times together. Obviously, LeBron James is one of the greatest pass-first players, and outside of Magic Johnson, he might be the best pure passer of all time.
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AC Milan win Serie A title after 11-year wait, club inspired by Kobe Bryant

AC Milan clinched the Serie A title for the first time in 11 years on the final day of the league season on Sunday, defeating Sassuolo 3-0. Stefano Pioli's side came into the final round of fixtures knowing a point would be enough for them to finish top ahead of rivals Inter Milan, with a double from Olivier Giroud and one goal from Franck Kessie sealing the Scudetto in style.
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Basketball great Dwyane Wade tells Marquette graduates to take time for solitude, self-awareness and quotes the late Kobe Bryant

One of Marquette University's most recognizable players returned to Milwaukee Sunday to accept an honorary degree from the school and serve as the commencement speaker during its graduation ceremony. Dwyane Wade spoke at American Family Insurance Amphitheater on the Summerfest grounds, telling 1,942 undergraduates and their families that he asked...
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Rare Kobe Bryant jersey expected to fetch millions in upcoming auction

A game-worn Kobe Bryant jersey is on the auction block and could fetch as much as $5 million, according to a report from TMZ. The number 8 jersey is from the late Lakers superstar’s 1996-97 season, which was Bryant’s rookie year. He reportedly wore the jersey for five games between April and May, including two playoff games. The Lakers were 56-26 that year, the first that paired Bryant with Shaquille O’Neal, and they went on to reach the Western Conference semifinals, before falling to the Jazz in five games. Per TMZ, experts at SCP Auctions, which is handling the sale, said it’s the only jersey to be photo-matched from Bryant’s rookie season, which makes it a rare piece. As for the jersey itself, it’s classic Lakers gold with purple lettering and trim. It also has two patches at the bottom, including Bryant’s size, a 44. Bryant spent 20 years in the NBA before retiring in 2016 after five NBA championships and two Finals MVP awards. He was tragically killed, along with eight others, including his daughter Gianna, in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles in January 2020. The auction will end on June 4.
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Klay Thompson Wants To Emulate Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, And Dwyane Wade As A Two-Way Player: "All The Best Two Guards To Ever Play The Game Played Both Sides Of The Ball."

Prior to his devastating injuries, Klay Thompson was considered one of the best shooting guards in the game. He was an elite two-way player that was capable of taking on the toughest defensive assignment on any given night, while also being able to provide 20 or more points on offense.
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LeBron James picks Kobe Bryant as teammate in 2-on-2 game against Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen

If LeBron James was looking to further endear himself to Lakers fans, he picked the perfect way to do it. On Monday, LeBron hosted a Q&A on his Twitter account that didn’t go nearly as badly as one would assume a Q&A from an account with 51.3 million followers might go. Among the questions asked came from our own SB Nation account as they posed the question of the one past or present teammate LeBron would pick to take on Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in a 2-on-2 game.
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Shaquille O'Neal Calls Out People Who Compared Joel Embiid And James Harden To His Duo With Kobe Bryant: "Only One Superduo Ever Created, Yeah I Said It, Only One."

The Philadelphia 76ers brought in James Harden ahead of the 2022 trade deadline. The guard failed to make an impact on the team despite a promising start with the Sixers. Once again, he couldn't deliver in the playoffs and the Miami Heat dominated the 76ers in the second round of the postseason.
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How The Lakers Landed Their Biggest Stars Over The Years: Kobe Bryant Joined The Lakers On Draft Night, LeBron James And Shaquille O'Neal Signed As Free Agents

The Lakers endured the most disappointing season in NBA history during the 2021-22 season, finishing with an ugly 33-49 record, outside of the play-in tournament. The Lakers gave up three quality role players, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Montrezl Harrell, for former MVP Russell Westbrook. Brodie struggled throughout the season, shooting 29.8% from deep while coughing the ball up a league-leading 295 total times and playing uninterested point-of-attack defense. Meanwhile, Kuz, KCP, and Harrell played solid basketball during the year, making the Lakers’ acquisition of Westbrook all the more painful.
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