Monday 18th December 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Kobe Bryant

Sportsalchemist: 2016 Year-end Review

Sportsalchemist: 2016 Year-end Review

As we put 2016 to rest, we look forward to more exciting history in sports in 2017. When they talked about the “light at the end of the tunnel” … maybe it’s just the front of the oncoming train. Let’s all take it easy and enjoy the ride…. [...]

December 30, 2016 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, boxing, NBA, NBA files, Pacquiao, Pinoy sports, sports 0

Boston and Kobe Bryant

Boston and Kobe Bryant

As the final buzzer ended, Kobe waved to the crowd for one last time as he walked down the runway all the way to the locker room. “Kobe, Kobe… Kobe” as the chants slowly diminished when Kobe was out of sight. [...]

December 31, 2015 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

D’Angelo Russell needs to learn

D’Angelo Russell needs to learn

While we celebrate every point Kobe scores regardless of the outcome of the game, his teammates are left with a dysfunctional home and team. [...]

December 10, 2015 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files, sports 0

Kobe Bryant’s fate

Kobe Bryant’s fate

Kobe Bryant has done that before… breaking hearts, breaking history by scoring 81 points in the modern NBA. [...]

November 26, 2015 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

On the Lakers Losing streak…

On the Lakers Losing streak…

While head coach Byron Scott, is looking for answers, it is very clear that the Lakers need a revamp in rotation. [...]

November 4, 2015 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Jordan Clarkson’s Dilemma

Jordan Clarkson’s Dilemma

Jordan Clarkson cheered and supported the team as he joined them in every huddle, win or lose with fists in the air holding each other’s hands shouting “Puso” (heart). [...]

September 8, 2015 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files, Pinoy sports 0

Did the Lakers made a good choice in drafting D’Angelo Russell?

Did the Lakers made a good choice in drafting D’Angelo Russell?

D’ Angelo Russell plays similarly to Rondo but with Stephen Curry’s shooting touch. This is the type of player who can shoot and who loves to pass. [...]

July 15, 2015 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Lamarcus Aldridge and the Power of Persuasion

Lamarcus Aldridge and the Power of Persuasion

I don’t know how Kobe and the Lakers presented, but maybe it was something that Aldridge want to hear but never got anything in return. [...]

July 2, 2015 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Manny Pacquiao: Rematch or Retire?

Manny Pacquiao: Rematch or Retire?

Boxing has no spot for people that goes beyond the 33-35 year old mark, the savagery and brutality of the sport is too much for an old warrior. [...]

May 8, 2015 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao, Pinoy sports 1

Los Angeles Lakers: Not with Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers: Not with Kobe Bryant

Kobe is one of NBA’s greatest players, his work ethic if not superior is closed to maniacal. His drive to achieve has always been his motivation. [...]

January 27, 2015 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, sports 0