Kyle Neubeck – Kobe Bryant is a polarizing figure. He is either the best of his era, or a gifted gunner with no conscience that was aided by extraordinary circumstances, depending on who you ask. The truth falls somewhere in between. He was among the most productive players of the last two decades, and he was fortunate enough to play […]
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Russell Simon – March 12th, 2014 was a truly special day in the NBA. Not only did Cole Aldrich actually start in a professional basketball game with playoff implications, but Crabdribbles debuted a new podcast. Tentatively titled “The Jump,” our new show will feature plenty of debate on the three biggest headlines in the NBA each day. It’ll feature a rotating panel of Crabdribbles writers […]
Drew Corrigan – Just having to ask if Kobe Bryant’s career is over causes sad emotions to take over my body. The Lakers are expected to announce that the franchises’ all-time leading scorer will miss the remainder of the season sometime this week (per Bleacher Report). Kobe Bryant is trying to recover from a fractured left lateral tibial plateau in his left knee, 11 months […]
In the same interview that Michael Jordan told a story of how he beat a young O.J. Mayo at his basketball camp some years ago, he listed a handful of players who, if he could go back to his prime, he’d want to play one-on-one. On that list were some obvious names – Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Jerry […]
In a pre-season game against the Washington Wizards in 1999, Kobe Bryant put up 18 points, five assists, four steals and zero turnovers in 30 minutes of action. I know what you’re thinking: what is so special about this game? Well, here’s another little tidbit for you: he put up those numbers while playing [...]
He may be a 35 year old man recovering from a torn Achilles, but Kobe Bryant won’t let either of those factors stop him from doing what he wants in the off-season. And last night, he wanted to launch himself, fully clothed, into a pool from a 40-something-foot diving board for his very first Vine, so he did it: […]
Duly noted: Torn Achilles or not, Kobe Bryant takes any game to do with basketball seriously. Even Pop-A-Shot. When Kobe turned up at the Twitter headquarters earlier this week, he was challenged to a shoot-out and ended up losing 89-87. And when he found out that he came up three points shy [...]