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Monday , Apr , 05 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Greg Popovich: Nobody Wants Lakers in First Round

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, speaking before Sunday's game in Los Angeles, knows his team is the seventh seed in the West thanks to its two-game winning streak and wants no part of falling back into the eighth seed and a playoff matchup with the top-seeded Lakers.

"The ones that say, 'We don't care who we play,' they're full of baloney," Popovich said. "We're all trying to hide from the Lakers in the first round and that's the truth.

"Really, it's like, 'Who do you want to play in the first round?,'" Popovich continued before sarcastically answering his question. "Oh, the Lakers! We'll play the Lakers!"

San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Portland are within a game of each other to determine the sixth, seventh and eighth seeds in the West. Popovich said the playoff race is the toughest it's ever been.

"We're all kind of fighting to try get our position or move up and nobody is giving any ground to anybody else," he said. 


End of Zen: Kobe Bryant’s extension complicates Phil Jackson’s return as L.A. Lakers’ coach
Sunday , Apr , 04 , 2010 Oly Sandor

End of Zen: Kobe Bryant’s extension complicates Phil Jackson’s return as L.A. Lakers’ coach

The Quick Hit: There are many theories on the Los Angeles Lakers' recent struggles.

Perhaps, they’re bored having all but locked up first in the Western Conference standings. Perhaps, players are distracted by the trappings of Hollywood. Perhaps, they miss injured giant Andrew Bynum more than they care to acknowledge. Perhaps, Kobe Bryant’s on-going contract negotiations and unknown future was unsettling. And perhaps, tension exists between Bryant and Pau Gasol over shots and touches.

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Saturday , Apr , 03 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Kobe Bryant Signs Three-Year Extension with Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Kobe Bryant to a three-year contract extension, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. “We are extremely pleased that we were able to reach an agreement and come to terms on the extension at this time,” said Kupchak. “Kobe has been a cornerstone of the Lakers for well over a decade, helping to lead us to four NBA Championships and in the process developing into one of the greatest players in basketball history.”

Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The Big Appeal: why Kobe Bryant and LeBron James like New York Knicks
Monday , Mar , 29 , 2010 Oly Sandor

The Big Appeal: why Kobe Bryant and LeBron James like New York Knicks

Why leave a championship contender for an organization years away from contending?

This is the question Kobe Bryant and LeBron James will face if either leaves the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers as an unrestricted free agent this summer to sign with the dysfunctional New York Knicks.


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Sunday , Mar , 14 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Alvin Gentry: Kobe Is Best Closer Ever

"He's the best closer in the history of the game if you ask me," Gentry said. "Yeah, that is including Michael Jordan. I just think what he's done this year, to have six game-winning shots that come on the last possession of the game, I don't know if anybody has ever done that.

"If that's the case, we have to try to make somebody else be that closer. That's not to say that he'll give it up. I've seen him make it over three guys, too. But as far as we're concerned, we have to try to get the ball out of his hands some kind of way."

Gentry noted that Bryant was on the floor at 4:45 p.m. putting up shots - and it turned out he actually had gotten out there about a half-hour earlier.

"I tell our guys, 'You want to be great?' That's how you become great," Gentry said. 


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Friday , Mar , 12 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Kobe’s Father Applies for Hawaii Coaching Job

Another notable candidate has emerged for the Rainbow Warrior basketball head coaching vacancy.
Joe "Jellybean" Bryant told KHON2 today that he plans on submitting his application tomorrow.

Bryant is a former professional hoopster who played in the NBA as well as overseas.

He’s also the father of current NBA superstar Kobe Bryant.

"Jellybean's" coaching career took him all over....from an assistant at his alma mater, Lasalle University to head coach of the WNBA’s L.A. sparks. 


Kobe Bryant and victim agree to settle civil suit
Monday , Mar , 28 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Kobe Bryant and victim agree to settle civil suit

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and the woman who accused him of sexual assault have reportedly agreed in principle to settle the civil lawsuit she filed in a Denver Fe

ABC News is reporting that Kobe Bryant and his victim agreed to a settlement for emotional and other injuries the woman suffered in regard to the alleged sexual assault. Sources say both parties are working out details of the settlement and that it could be signed by the end of the week.

Bryant had been scheduled to give a deposition this past Friday, but it was cancelled, raising speculation that the civil lawsuit against him might be nearing a settlement.

The 26-year-old Bryant was accused of sexually assaulting a then 19-year- old woman at a Colorado resort in June of 2003. Bryant, who was in Colorado for surgery on his right knee at the time of the alleged incident, claimed the two had consensual sex.

Eagle County prosecutors eventually dismissed the sexual assault charges last September, just before the trial was set to begin.

Prosecutors decided to drop the criminal case after the alleged victim was not willing to testify when the trial began. She then filed a civil suit on August 10. In a civil suit, the alleged victim doesn't have to testify.

The All-Star guard issued an apology after the criminal charges were dropped. He maintained that the encounter was consensual, but recognized that the woman did not view the incident the same way.

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Kobe Bryant settlement with Katelyn Faber ? how much ?
Tuesday , Mar , 01 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Kobe Bryant settlement with Katelyn Faber ? how much ?

ABC News Radio reported this Tuesday march 1st:

Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant and his  accuser have reached an agreement in principle. This settlement could take place this first week of march.

"What you buy is an end to litigation, an end to courtrooms, an end to meetings with lawyers, and what you give back is money, and what Kobe Bryant has a lot of is money."

U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch hopes the trial will begin this summer 2005.

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Katelyn Kristine Faber picture, Kobe Bryant victim ?
Monday , Jul , 14 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Katelyn Kristine Faber picture, Kobe Bryant victim ?

Katelyn Kristine Faber

Those pictures are suposed to be the one of Katelyn Kristine Faber who is the number one suspect in Kobe Bryant sexual assault case. She might the victim of this mediatic case against Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant.

At this time, it has not yet been officially confirmed that Katelyn Kristine Faber is the girl that Kobe Bryant admitted having sexual relation with.

...is Katelyn Kristine Faber, Kobe Bryant's victim ?


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