Kobe Bryant had something to prove last night as he stepped on the floor at Staples Center, after his poor shooting performance in Denver that resulted in him going 6-28, that he knows how to play this game: His Way! After all the criticism he took for not getting the ball inside more when his shot was obviously off, Bryant responding by taking the first shot of the game, and making it. Kobe would actually finish the game shooting 50% on 14-29 with 37pts/8rbs/6asst. The pain in that right wrist is still evident though on a lot of trips down the floor, where you can see Bryant wincing from the pain or simply rotating it continually. As a Laker fan we get so spoiled, because Kobe never complains about his injury, he just shows up for work day in and day out. I asked myself why his legacy on the court is marred with success that’s usually played through injury? But I guess everyone has their legacy that they will live. How much greater when people realize that he not only played when sick (flu) but with torn ligaments, bad knees, & ankles on his way to his 6th championship. Read the rest of this entry »
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Ah the NBA is back, and it did not fail to deliver in it’s excitement on Christmas day. After watching the Celtics lose by one, on a KG missed attempt at the end, followed by a subsequent choke out of Bill Walker by KG. Then an absolute embarrassing banner raising day for the defending champions, Dallas Mavericks at the hands of the Miami Heat. I really didn’t know what to expect from my new look Lakers. I was nervous and excited all at the same time. Read the rest of this entry »
Please tell me this isn’t happening? Why would Metta World Peace want to even put himself in this position? Well right now it’s a he said/she said story, but it’s looking like what she said is what happened. DEADSPIN has let it be known that they received some information from an “unidentified” woman with text messages that were sent back & forth between she and Ron Artest.
This is just crazy..and I pray it’s fake. Why? Because I’m sure Kimsha has no problem GOING OFF!! And Ron does not want this to be a topic on BASKETBALL WIVES LA!!
UPDATE: SO ACCORDING TO TMZ…RON HAS BEEN DIVORCED FOR 2YRS NOW…WHEW
According to TMZ.com – Lakers small forward, Metta World Peace aka Ron Artest, just revealed that he has been divorced for over 2 years now. Right before Ron Ron signed the papers to replace Trevor Ariza as the Lakers starting small forward, Artest filed for divorce on June 30, 2009.
Ron Artest, one of the most out-going sports figure I have known, broke his silence on why the name change to Metta World Peace and how he feels about Brian Shaw not getting the Lakers head coaching job.
“I changed my name because I got tired of Ron Artest, he’s a [expletive],” said Metta World Peace. “And when fans get mad at me, they can’t say, ‘I hate World Peace.’ ”
Now every since Ron..uh Metta became a Laker, he has been on a mission to change the public’s perception of who they think he is, based off the incident in Detroit. He has hired a therapist to help him to control his emotions, he has always been there for his community and helping disadvantage youth have an opportunity to go to college. Now he has taken it a step further. I have alway been a believe that what you “call” a thing is the roll it would accept and become, well let’s see how this name change goes for Metta. Read the rest of this entry »