HoopsHype Kobe Bryant Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: May 25, 2015 | 06:00 PM

Gary Lee

Lakers GM on his expectations for Kobe Bryant’s 20th NBA season. lakersnation.com/lakers-gm-mitc… http://t.co/YPUjwDNfX1

Roland Lazenby

Kobe Bryant on Lakers' Draft: 'Don't Pick a Player That Sucks' - goo.gl/alerts/8RHw #GoogleAlerts

Baxter Holmes

On @br_radio, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said of Kobe Bryant: “He indicated to me, a year or two ago, that this was the last deal."

Mark Followill

Last occurrence of 37 shots in a playoff game, Vince Carter for NJ in 2005 (2OT game). Kobe had 38 FGA in regulation loss to SA in 03 WCF

Dan McCarney

LeBron took 37 shots, 10 FTs. Somewhere, Kobe lifts a goblet of the world's most expensive wine in his honor.

Jared Zwerling

While the NBA game is more 3-pointers, most of the great perimeter players (MJ, Kobe, LeBron, etc.) still own the mid-post area in setups.

Gary Lee

Lakers GM on his expectations for Kobe Bryant's 20th NBA season. lakersnation.com/lakers-gm-mitc… http://t.co/tECsuE99Wh

Baxter Holmes

Except for Lakers fans. They don’t do that and they especially don’t do that when it involves Kobe. twitter.com/FearTheSword/s…

Gary Lee

Lakers GM on his expectations for Kobe Bryant's 20th NBA season. lakersnation.com/lakers-gm-mitc… http://t.co/RirxdYPYoj

Gary Lee

Damian Lillard believes 'people sleep on Kobe's greatness... That's crazy' lakersnation.com/twitter-damian… http://t.co/ddu7TcRYPG

Ethan J. Skolnick

What does Mitch Kupchak expect from Kobe Bryant this season? "I don't know..... Father Time is the enemy."

Michael Grange

That's what happens when you give brittle Kobe a lifetime achievement award instead of a contract. twitter.com/howardbeck/sta…

Howard Beck

Kupchak reiterates next yr likely Kobe's last;but if he wants to continue,"I’m sure that’s something that will be discussed a year from now"

Ethan J. Skolnick

Mitch Kupchak reiterates that he's been under impression that this is Kobe Bryant's last season. Says he's open to reassessing in a year.

Ric Bucher

Kobe's Final Season: 'We Will Never Again See Anything Like Him' bleacherreport.com/articles/24733… via @bleacherreport

Enzo Flojo

ICYMI: Kobe Bryant Addresses Talk Of Next Season Being His Last lakersnation.com/twitter-kobe-b…

Gary Lee

Kobe Bryant is the greatest I've watched, but to me, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the greatest of all-time.

Gary Lee

Damian Lillard believes 'people sleep on Kobe's greatness... That's crazy' lakersnation.com/twitter-damian… http://t.co/3OW5Z5WvDL

Gary Lee

Yeah, imagine if Twitter was around during Kobe Bryant's prime years. twitter.com/Dame_Lillard/s…

Damian Lillard

People sleep on Kobe's greatness... That's crazy

Jerian Grant

Gotta watch the Kobe and AI thing when I get home.

Mico Halili

Interesting read. There's a generation of kids named after Kobe Bryant. Just like Kobe Paras. and many more. philly.com/philly/sports/…

Travis Heath

If one is arguing once in a generation talents (like Kobe) are overrated via analytics, this in when one has become a slave to numbers.

Kurt Helin

Lakers GM: If free agents don’t choose L.A. because of Kobe Bryant, ‘we don’t want them. You should go someplace… dlvr.it/9xSbBr

Sam Amick

Also in Playoffs podcast: Draft talk, Laker Land post-Kobe chat, & why JR Smith is making Jeff's father cringe - ftw.usatoday.com/2015/05/nba-a-…

Steve Kyler

Kobe has an unquenchable desire to compete -- if his body is right I think he plays because he loves to play twitter.com/omara341/statu…

Ryan Wolstat

NBA roundup: Kobe, Harden’s unreal play, death of the centre in today’s NBA overstated + more torontosun.com/2015/05/22/kob… http://t.co/kZ8U7RvY9I

Steve Kyler

Here is why --- at #4 you get Mudiay, Russell or Cauley-Stein, you have Randle, Melo & Kobe and a great FA pitch twitter.com/EdMigs/status/…

Julian Mozo

#NBA LeBron ya tiene 74 partidos de playoffs con al menos 30 pts. Alcanzó a West, está a uno de Abdul-Jabbar, a 13 de Kobe y 35 de Jordan.

Tommy Beer

All-time leaders in 30-point playoff games: MJ (109 times in 179 games) Kobe (88 in 220 gms) Kareem (75 in 237 gms) LeBron (74 in 170 games)

Steve Kyler

I understand what Mitch said -- but that doesn't mean anything until Kobe says he's done. twitter.com/TheSwaggyTeam/…

Steve Kyler

I do not. I am not sold Kobe is finished after this season, but I don't think he'll sign anywhere else in the NBA twitter.com/HYP3EGO/status…

Mike Wise

Or Can Shaq Get a knucklehead like Isaiah Rider a ring, or Can Kobe Help Make Ron Artest a champion? That's mark of a true winner.

Gary Lee

Kobe Bryant addresses talk of next season being his last in the NBA. lakersnation.com/twitter-kobe-b… http://t.co/V7JUgJWJox

Janis Carr

Kobe cont'd: "After three years of dealing with this crap, I kind of understand that I don’t want to deal with that anymore.”

Janis Carr

More Kobe from March: “If I feel like playing, if I feel like doing the process again, do I enjoy getting up and training every single day?

Janis Carr

What Kobe told LA media last March: “As I sit here right now, do I want to play beyond next year? No, but that could change,” he said.

Eric Pincus

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: Kobe Bryant (still) likely to retire in 2016 - nothing new here (read it though please) latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Kurt Helin

Kobe Bryant tries to explain Stephen Curry with a riddle dlvr.it/9wv5j8

Gary Lee

Kobe Bryant addresses talk of next season being his last in the NBA. lakersnation.com/twitter-kobe-b… http://t.co/A70QCqoqxI

Sam Amick

A Kobe-esque Jerry West quote I didn't use in Barnes piece: "I’m a sick competitor,& all I care about is winning.I don’t care about excuses"

Sam Amick

Also in podcast w/ @Jeff Zillgitt & @kevin_spain: what does it mean if Kobe retires after next season? Draft talk too- ftw.usatoday.com/2015/05/nba-a-…

Andy Larsen

And here's #4-6 of the top 10 Jazz playoff moments of all time, featuring Kobe's airballs, by KSL intern @alclark35: ksl.to/kwgOV3

Moe Harkless

Liking these Kobe X highs... http://t.co/5GNJ17WacA

Ryan Ward

Seriously doubt Kobe will make anything set in stone in terms of his retirement before next summer. Too much can happen between now & then.

Mark Medina

In interview with Jeanie Buss earlier this season, she stressed that only Kobe can decide when he's hanging it up bit.ly/1ANaxNC

Mark Medina

Regarding Kobe retirement talk, Mitch had indicated the same thing during exit meetings bit.ly/1b2SD4z. But it has stayed open ended

Frank Isola

Paul George, Carmelo, Bosh, Durant & Kobe all got injured and their teams missed the playoffs. Bulls had guys in & out of lineup and won 50.

Frank Isola

Our friend @Nick Friedell writes that Thibodeau coaches every game "like it is his last." U mean like Pat Riley? Ever see Jordan play? Kobe?

Mike Trudell

Nothing new on Kobe retirement. He's long implied this - his 20th season - will be his last. We may not know for sure until end of 2015-16.