USA Wins Gold And Kobe Says Adios
Monday , Aug , 13 , 2012 Featured Guest Journalist

USA Wins Gold And Kobe Says Adios

Team USA Wins Gold and Kobe Says No More

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Was there really ever any doubt? Hmmm, yeah, there was.

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Rumor: Bulls Looking To Trade Luol Deng
Wednesday , Jun , 20 , 2012 Paul Eide

Rumor: Bulls Looking To Trade Luol Deng

According to reports out of Chicago, the Bulls are dangling Luol Deng in front of teams prior to the draft to gauge his trade value.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: It's hard to imagine the Bulls without Deng, but when you consider he is slated to make $13.3 million dollars next season, it's definitely a possibility.

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Sunday , Sep , 05 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Should Lakers let Bynum play at 2010 Olympics?

Andrew Bynum has said he would like to play in the Olympic Games in 2012.


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The Los Angeles Lakers training staff must be cringing.

Credit Andrew Bynum for wanting to represent his country in London at the summer Olympics; however, the giant seven-footer has a history of injury and health problems.

Over the last three seasons, Bynum has suited up for an average of 50 games. And he seems to play with constant pain –like in the 2010 NBA Finals when he fought through significant knee troubles.

So Bynum’s body is rarely right. And repping for stars and stripes at an international tournament, while honourable, would tax his already fragile body.

Suppose Bynum plays in London. Suppose he tweaks a knee, groin, or back. How would owner Jerry Buss, teammates, and Laker-nation feel?

Buss may want a refund on the lucrative four-year, $60 million contract he signed him to. Teammates, who have supported him through an up-and-down career, would surely be frustrated.

And some fans would feel angry because they always stood by Bynum –like the time he was photographed at the Playboy mansion when he was supposed to be rehabbing an injury. 

The Olympics are a nice thought, but one Bynum and Lakers can probably do without.

--Oly Sandor.

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