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Rojas saved from his 2nd error by a great play from Gordon, who is then saved off the relay by an incredible scoop from Gonzalez. DP, LA. BK
Carl Crawford is to left field what Hanley Ramirez is to shortstop. BK
Watching the 2008 Lakers playoff run. (I'm bored.) Amazing that team made it to the NBA Finals without Andrew Bynum and Trevor Ariza.
My two-year old is cleaning the wheels of his bubble mower with his toothbrush. BK
It's also Jeremy Lin's 26th birthday today. The other half of the likely LAL starting backcourt is exactly 10 years Bryant's junior.
"Gentlemen, you've both worked very hard. And in a way, you're both winners... But in another, more accurate way, Barney is the winner." BK
Among the NBA players sharing a birthday (Aug. 23) with Kobe: Rik Smits, Pat Garrity, Jeremy Lin, and Darren Collison. BK
Call me a cynic, but I think this man at El Pollo Loco complaining to the manager about raised prices may be wasting his breath. AK
MT@Angels: Garrett Richards underwent left knee surgery today w/Dr. Grumet, Dr. Shepard to repair his patellar tendon. Out 6-9 months.
Adam Morrison actually turned 30 about a month ago, so happy birthday to the two-time champion. More rings than ______.
Throwback Thursday: Once wrote crowd "oohed and aahed" instead of "oohed" and "aahed." Imagine a crowd really going "ooh and aah." LOL.
Writing a story about Kobe Bryant and reached out to multiple Hall of Famers. Ironically, only PR people not to get back to me...Kobe's.
But seriously Tillamook... white Licorice. It's like my childhood didn't even matter to you.
Four words you won't be seeing on the Staples Center scoreboard come the Clippers' Oct. 30 opener: LET THE GAMES BEGAN.
British "The Office" > American "The Office." Can only imagine "Broadchurch" >>> FOX's "Gracepoint."
Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant: "I look at this young man as being a whole lot better than I was at 36, that’s for sure."
Byron Scott, on sticking to his minute limit with Kobe Bryant: "I don’t want to put him in jeopardy in any capacity on that basketball court
Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant: "He will be on the low box, he’ll be in the mid-post, he can be there a lot more than he has in the past."
Reggie Miller was so compelling in his thoughts about Kobe Bryant turning 36 that I could dedicate an entire article to his quotes.
Jeremy Lin's wax figure unveiling brings to mind about 10 potential Steve Nash wax figure jokes, but I'll restrain myself.
Reggie's prediction of 21-23 points may seem low, but it makes sense. I'm hoping Kobe's minutes are reduced to 30-32 in the regular season.
Mitch Kupchak said Jeremy Lin has been to practice facility 2-3 times but not to work out. "I’m not sure where he’s spending the off-season"
Mitch Kupchak pauses so long between questions and answers sometimes that you wonder if he's still there.
Mitch Kupchak said he's seen Steve Nash two or three times over the last few weeks and Nash reports feeling great.
Does Mitch Kupchak worry about Kobe Bryant overexerting himself? "He hasn’t played much the last year and a half, so I do worry a little bit
Mitch Kupchak on Kobe Bryant: "I think he’ll be very efficient and I don’t think offensively he’s going to struggle at all."
Where was Mitch Kupchak in his NBA career at 36? "I was entering my fourth year in the front office."
Byron Scott said Kobe Bryant called him "Mr. Scott" for so long his rookie year he had to say, "Look, we're teammates. You can call me Byron
Byron Scott on Saturday: "I think Kobe’s probably going to be with his family. I will call him and say, ‘Happy birthday, old man.’ "
Kobe Bryant turns 36 on Saturday. Jerry West, George Gervin, Clyde Drexler, Larry Bird and Tracy McGrady never played one game at that age.
Byron Scott turned 36 during his final NBA season, which also happened to be Kobe Bryant's rookie year.
Byron Scott said his next big conversation with Kobe Bryant is about his number of minutes; they've already talked stylistic tweaks.
Byron Scott on Kobe: "He understands that he’s just not at that age where he can play 40-plus minutes a night and last for 82-plus games."
Byron Scott has target # of minutes for Kobe Bryant so that he "still has a lot left ... that last month when we’re making that playoff push
Dr. Alan Beyer: We’re going to see a better Kobe Bryant than we’ve seen in the last couple of years b/c he’s had time to rest & rehabilitate
Dr. Alan Beyer says he's "much more bullish on Kobe Bryant now" than he was when Bryant first came back from Achilles' injury and hurt knee.