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Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy Coming to L.A.

The next phase of Kobe Bryant‘s post-NBA career is taking shape. Bryant is teaming up with the Sports Academy to create the MAMBA Sports Academy, a 100,000 square-foot palace in Thousand Oaks, California that, according to the former Lakers star, is “a natural expansion of my commitment to educating and empowering the next generation of kids through sports.” The press release describes it as an “academy to a holistic, multi-sport training for young athletes.” Continue reading Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy Coming to L.A.

Phil Jackson Speaks on the One Thing That Set Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant Apart

Although Phil Jackson‘s time running the Knicks didn’t go as well as he might have hoped, he remains one of the most revered coaches in sports history. He employed unconventional and effective methods for connecting with his players, and his triangle offense was revolutionary. It also certainly didn’t hurt that he was able to coach some of the greatest players of all-time, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Scottie Pippen. Continue reading Phil Jackson Speaks on the One Thing That Set Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant Apart

LeBron James Becomes the Seventh and Youngest NBA Player to Score 30,000 Career Points

After getting smoked by the Thunder last Saturday, LeBron James could at least look forward to finally breaking into the 30,000-point club during Tuesday’s game against the Spurs. The King has scored at least 10 points in 836 consecutive games and needed just seven more to break the mark, so accomplishing the milestone in San Antonio was a near-certainty. And it actually happened: James became the seventh player in NBA history to score 30,000 points with this mid-range jumper over Danny Green in the first quarter’s waning seconds.

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Kobe Is Getting His Own NBA Analysis Show on ESPN

More post-retirement perks are on the way for Kobe Bryant. After getting two jersey numbers retired by the Los Angeles Lakers and a brand new Lakers uniform inspired by his legendary nickname unveiled last month, there is now word that the Black Mamba will be getting his own basketball analysis show on ESPN.

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