HoopsHype Kobe Bryant rumors


April 22, 2015 Updates

Serena Winters: Clarkson said when LA drafted him, Kobe texted him, but he thought it was one of his friends messing w/ him so he didn't text him back! Jordan Clarkson then called around to make sure his friends weren't messing w/ him & once he really knew it was Kobe, he texted back! Twitter @SerenaWinters

April 20, 2015 Updates

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is under contract to sell his home in Newport Coast, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The pending sale is expected to set a price record for the Pelican Ridge community. The current high water mark for the enclave is held by an 8,000-square-foot home that sold for $4.78 million in 2013, property records show. Bryant’s house currently shows a list price of $6.45 million. Daily Pilot

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Royce Young: Westbrook on Kobe taking up for him on Twitter the last few days: “That’s my guy. That’s my guy. That’s my guy. Kobe’s a good friend of mine and being in LA I was able to watch him and see him become a Hall of Famer and one of the best players to play the game. It’s an honor to be able to see somebody like that, to be able to have your back and support you.” Twitter @royceyoung

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SLAM: Even with the injuries this season, you still had a chance to be around guys like Kobe, Steve Nash, Carlos Boozer. That’s a lot of experience and longevity between those three alone. Has there been anything you taken from anyone of them that you can use going forward for the remainder of your career? ED: Once I signed—maybe a week or two after that—we started to work out with Kobe in Orange County. You hear the stories, but to see it up close with how hard he works out being 19 years in., getting in early. This is late July, early August with how hard he’s going and putting his body through these tough workouts. He was beating me up and down the floor in sprints. I’m in my fifth year and he’s in his 19th. His mentality and drive is something that really woke me up. SLAM

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