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Photos: Lakers Retire Kobe Bryant’s Jerseys At Emotional HT Ceremony

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant was hailed as the “greatest” Los Angeles Laker of all Monday by fellow legend Magic Johnson in a ceremony to retire Bryant’s jersey numbers. The tribute came at half-time of the Lakers’ Staples Center matchup against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, with Bryant’s Numbers 8 and 24 joining other inspirational Laker icons from the …

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NBA: Lakers To Retire Two Kobe Bryant Numbers On Monday

The Los Angeles Lakers will retire both of Kobe Bryant’s jersey numbers in a lavish halftime ceremony Monday when the Lakers host the defending champion Golden State Warriors at Staples Center arena.  “As a kid growing up in Italy, I always dreamed of my jersey hanging in the Lakers’ rafters, but I certainly never imagined two of them,” Bryant said. …

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We Speak To IRUPA & The PFAI About Life After Sport In Ireland Today

Aviva Stadium Opening Ceremony 14/5/2010 General view of the Tricolour, IRFU, FAI flags Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Venture capitalist and Angel investor Chris Sacca, who became a billionaire after investing in tech companies like Twitter, Uber and Instagram, is a big name in California’s famed tech hub Silicon Valley. Located just south of the San Francisco Bay Area, the valley is home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world and it’s a place where start-up companies …

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Nba Finals Game 4 – Deep Dive and How the Game Was Won and Lost

The Golden State Warriors have evened the series at 2 games a piece, triumphing over The Cleveland Cavaliers 103-82 Tuesday night. That scoreline flatters them slightly, this was a competitive game through three quarters. Here I will look at where the game was won and lost. The phrase must win was created for game 4 of The 2015 NBA Finals. …

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The NBA Finals – The Weirdest Moments So Far

Game 4 of the NBA Finals was packed with all sorts of funky moments that if you saw just one of would make them instantly memorable, but to have so many was truly hilarious. The Quicken Loans arena lends itself to moments of goofyness, watching games on T.V from their it often feels like more than a religious experience than …

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How The Cavs Won Game 3 & The Adjustments GSW Must Make

Conor O’Mahony looks at how the Cavs won game three and the adjustments GSW must make.  _____ Cavs Defence On Steph Curry Watching Curry play in game 3 of the finals through the first three quarters, a thought began to form in my mind. Curry was playing like LeBron did in the 2011 NBA Finals vs the Dirk Nowitski-led Dallas …

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Warriors Win Game 1- Talking Points

steph curry moon landing

Game 1 was all kinds of amazing. However I really feel that the Cleveland Cavaliers had to win last night to have any hope of knocking off the Golden State Warriors. Lets run it back, and I’ll explain why. The Cavs Played as Well as they Can and Still Lost. LeBron played out of his mind, going off for 44 …

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The Lakers Are Horrendously Bad, But That’s A Good Thing

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the worst teams in the NBA, but fear not Laker fans that’s actually a good thing. It’s been a tough few years for Lakers Nation. Cast into the barren playoff-less wilderness, time has not been too good for the storied franchise since the highly publicised Steve Nash trade. Since Mike D’Antoni’s failure to unite …

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NBA: Postpone the Funeral, Spurs Win Five Straight Games

Here Conor O’Mahony discusses the San Antonio Spurs’ recent return to form, which has seen them win five games in a row.  Obituaries were being written for the 2015 San Antonio Spurs two weeks ago. They had lost four games in a row, culminating in a pummelling by The Portland Trailblazers 111-95 on the 25th of February. Sports reporters, as they do whenever …

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Kobe Bryant Overtakes Michael Jordan In Scoring List

It was a historic night for in Minnesota for Kobe Bryant, as he overtook the great Michael Jordan to move into third in the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Kobe needed just nine points to achieve the feat (32,292)but finished the game with 26, leading the Lakers to a six-point win over the Timberwolves. It is a much welcomed positive in a negative …

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Graph Shows Frightening Gulf In NBA Ticket Prices

The difference in ticket prices between storied franchises such as the New York Knicks and presumed lottery teams such as the Charlotte Hornets and New Orleans Pelicans is frightening. Despite Derek Fisher’s New York Knicks riding a six-game losing streak and sitting at 4-16 for the season, the average ticket price at Madison Square Garden sits at a steep $130. Bearing in …

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Kobe Bryant – Career Left To Records, Not Rings

Garbhan Madigan looks at Kobe Bryant’s career as he continues to break NBA records, while winding down towards a cruel ending with the Los Angeles Lakers. I met ‘Kobe Bryant’ when I was in my basketball infancy. As a child playing basketball games on various game consoles in the early 2000’s, we strove to find out more information so as …

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Mamba As Potent As Ever: Kobe Bryant Reaches 30k Pts, 6k Assts

Kobe Bryant made  history last night when he became the first NBA player to reach 30,000 points and 6,000 assists, pipping greats like Michael Jordan and Karl Malone. The Black Mamba came into the Lakers’ clash with the Raptors knowing that nine assists would see him etch his name into the history books. But, Kobe being Kobe, he went gung-ho and …

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Horror Start For The Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers’ injury woes continued last night when top prospect Julius Randle broke his leg in the season opener with Houston. The blow was another dark moment in a pitch black few years that have seen the Lakers’ key men struck down by horrific injuries. With Kobe Bryant having just returned from a stop-start horror two seasons, there …

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Kobe Bryant Delivers During Eagerly-Anticipated Lakers Return

Comebacks have been an ever-present in the career of Kobe Bryant and Monday night was no different for the Los Angeles Lakers legend. The Black Mamba made his eagerly anticipated return in the Purp n’ Yellow for the game with Denver on Monday night following a long injury lay off and although it’s only pre-season, Kobe displayed an athleticism that transcended his …

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