Thursday 27th April 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Kobe Bryant

Pau Gasol: In leaving the Lakers

Pau Gasol: In leaving the Lakers

Pau Gasol still came out as a Laker again after a series of trade talks that started two seasons ago. [...]

February 27, 2014 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Kobe Bryant: Will we see the Mamba’s last dance?

Kobe Bryant: Will we see the Mamba’s last dance?

A ruptured Achilles tendon seemed to be a deeper and bigger mountain to climb for a 37 year old athlete like Kobe Bryant. [...]

October 29, 2013 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

2013 NBA free-agency the Alchemist’s roundup part one

2013 NBA free-agency the Alchemist’s roundup part one

The Dwightmare had just ended and Houston awarded Howard an $88 million maximum contract agreement which includes an early termination option... read more [...]

July 12, 2013 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant’s latest injury

Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant’s latest injury

This couldn’t be it… a fairy tale journey should end with a “happy ever after”. He had worked so hard to get to this point and retirement was never an option. It was not even on Kobe’s vocabulary. [...]

April 14, 2013 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Los Angeles Lakers: Pau Gasol’s role

Los Angeles Lakers: Pau Gasol’s role

After the Lakers loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, the team talked about accountability. Pau understands now what he will do to fit. Mike D’ Antoni was never a fan of the low post [...]

January 30, 2013 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant’s cold realization

Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant’s cold realization

Kobe never felt this threatened… this insecure, as the six championship banners sway across the United Center. It is not too late… forty games left, and the Lakers can still make a monumental 360-degree turn. [...]

January 23, 2013 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA 3

Kobe Bryant to the Lakers: Give Peace a chance

Kobe Bryant to the Lakers: Give Peace a chance

Way back when the Houston Rockets were struggling with all the injuries from Tracy Mcgrady and Yao Ming, it was World Peace that inspired his teammates and went past the first round in the 2008-2009 playoffs. [...]

January 10, 2013 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Los Angeles Lakers: Mike D’ Antoni’s ultimatum

Los Angeles Lakers: Mike D’ Antoni’s ultimatum

Mike’s Lakers is a whole lot different from the Suns or even the New York Knicks. He got a championship team, from Dwight Howard all the way to Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant. [...]

November 18, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe’s Clock Is Ticking

Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe’s Clock Is Ticking

Losing to the Dallas Mavericks last year was a realization that brought Kobe to think that his playing days are nearing to an end. His arthritic knee has become seemingly impossible to repair. [...]

May 16, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 1