VIDEO: Kobe Bryant’s 26 Sparks the Lakers’ Comeback Win

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Utah Jazz vs LA Lakers. Lakers Preseason Game #5

10/19/14. Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA.

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PHOTOS:

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Associated Press

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Game Results: 

Kobe Bryant Game Report

Kobe Bryant Postgame Interview

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Postgame Interview 10/19/14

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On The Game

‘’It seemed like we were a little more active, we started anticipating a little bit more. We had a lot of steals, seventeen. We talked about being more active, getting out in transition, hitting some easy ones.’’

‘’We got to really attack defensively, which is different style that we’re used to playing, but it’s a fun style, you just have to be more aggressive, get out in the passing lanes, take a little bit more chances.’’

Carlos Boozer

‘’He’s a force down low. It’s just a matter of him getting back to the way that he used to play in Utah, be really aggressive night in and night out.’’

Julius Randle

‘’The game is so much easier for him when he just takes the shot, if guys are backing up off of him, their hands are down, just shoot it, he’s working on that a lot in practice, and the better he gets at it the more unstoppable he’ll become. He can do pretty much do everything on the floor.’’

On Own Health

‘’I felt fine, still working it back but I feel ready.’’

Priorities

‘’Getting guys back on the floor. Preseason is about getting those lineups on the floor and getting used to playing with those line-ups. We got to get guys back.’’

On Free Throws

‘’I wanted to get there as much as possible.’’

Team Perspective

‘’We’re a grind it out team. Our personalities are just that way. The guys that we have on the floor, we are all put-our-hard-hats-on type of guys. In terms of what it says about the team, I don’t know, the whole team is not out there.’’

What The Win Means

‘’For me it really didn’t seem like a big deal, in looking at them, [the team] is so young, these things are like life or death, it’s a big deal to get a win and get some confidence, a little positivity.’’

Handling The Ball

‘’Who do we have out there who is going to handle the ball? Ronnie Price, the guy was like the energizer bunny out there, went almost the entire first half, we don’t have many ‘’ball handlers’’ out there. Typically I won’t be on the top of the floor that much at all.’’

What Julius Randle Can Learn From Mentors

‘’He can’t f*** it up, seriously, f*** this up and you’re a really big idiot, ESPN are idiots but you are a really big idiot if you manage to f*** this up.’’

Adjusting Roster

‘’We’re missing a really big playmaker, Jeremy is a really great playmaker when he gets into that paint, Nick and his scoring ability, Xavier and his ability to penetrate, put pressure on the defense, and Ryan Kelly, who is a great all-around player, so we’re missing some very valuable pieces.’’

Nature Of The Team Going Forward

‘’Smashmouth basketball. That’s just how we’re going to play. It’s going to be nasty, it’s going to be physical, it is what it is.’’

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Game Results: 

Kobe Bryant Game Report

Kobe Bryant Video Highlights / Photos

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Lakers.com

Kobe Bryant Game Report 10/19/14

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Kobe Bryant: 26 pts, 4 rebs, 5 assts, 1 stls, 0 blk, 4 TO. | 31:32 mins.
7-22 FGM-A | 3-7 3PM-A | 9-11 FTM-A
Lakers Preseason Game #5: Utah Jazz 91 - L.A. Lakers 98
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Preseason: 2 - 3
Next: Oct. 21. Phoenix Suns. Anaheim, CA. Honda Center 7:00 pm PST
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Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

Kobe Bryant Game Report 10/19/14

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Kobe Bryant: 26 pts, 4 rebs, 5 assts, 1 stls, 0 blk, 4 TO| 31:32 mins.

7-22 FGM-A | 3-7 3PM-A | 9-11 FTM-A

Lakers Preseason Game #5: Utah Jazz 91 - L.A. Lakers 98

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Preseason: 2 - 3

Next: Oct. 21. Phoenix Suns. Anaheim, CA. Honda Center 7:00 pm PST

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Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

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Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

Video: The LA Lakers at Pechanga Resort and Casino. 

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Kobe Bryant at Pechanga 2014

October 16, 2014

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Photos

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Kobe Bryant at Pechanga                                       (J Alexander Diaz)

Lakers.com

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10/16/14 Game Results:

Kobe Bryant Game Report

Kobe Bryant Video Highlights

Kobe Bryant Photo Gallery

Kobe Bryant Postgame Interview

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Casino Night

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Photography: Richard Sandoval 

hispaniclifestyle.com | pechanga.com 

@PechangaCasino

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Kobe Bryant Postgame Interview (10/16/14)

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On The Game

‘’Being more aggressive. Byron and I worked out the schedule in terms of playing time. Tonight wanted to play it more like a real game, I figured I’d play my game.’’

‘’We have a lot of guys sitting right now. We’re playing with a lot of young kids, who are playing hard trying to make the team. It’s been a little difficult.’’

Needed For Defense Improvement

‘’Pack the paint in. Build a wall. Close out shooters. Try to keep the offense in front of us.’’

Injuries

‘’It’s tough, the injury thing. Hopefully we can get the guys back. It’s tough to access and evaluate anything until we get the guys out on the floor and have a regular season rotation.’’

Steve Nash Health

‘’I’m very concerned. It seems like he can’t get going on a consistent basis. I understand how frustrating that is, it’s extremely frustrating. But he just has to stay at it and hopefully turn the corner.’’

Team Effort

‘’A lot of guys are really nervous to be out there, but the desire to do well is certainly there.’’

Julius Randle Progress

‘’It’s all part of the process. I remember a big year for me is when I got hurt on Phil’s first year here and I had a chance to watch and observe and sit next to Tex (Winter) and really study the game from that perspective. There are many ways to learn, doesn’t just have to be on the court.’’

ESPN Ranking

‘’I’ve known for a long time they’re a bunch of idiots.”

”I tend to use things of motivation that tend to be in the realm of reality. All jokes aside it really doesn’t bother me too much. I’m going to do what I do regardless. God willing I can stay healthy, if I wind up proving a lot of people wrong in the process, that’ll just wind up being collateral damage.’’ 

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Game Results:

Kobe Bryant Game Report

Kobe Bryant Video Highlights

Kobe Bryant Photo Gallery

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Lakers.com

Kobe Bryant 10/16/14. L.A. Lakers vs Utah Jazz. 
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Honda Center, Anaheim, California.
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Game Results: Kobe Bryant Game Report
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Game Results:Kobe Bryant Game Report
Kobe Bryant Video Highlights
Kobe Bryant Postgame Interview
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Lakers.com

Kobe Bryant 10/16/14. L.A. Lakers vs Utah Jazz. 

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Honda Center, Anaheim, California.

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Game Results: Kobe Bryant Game Report

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Photo Gallery:

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Game Results:

Kobe Bryant Game Report

Kobe Bryant Video Highlights

Kobe Bryant Postgame Interview

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Photos by:

Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Associated Press

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Lakers.com

Kobe Bryant: 27 pts, 5 rebs, 4 assts, 1 stls, 0 blk, 2 TO. | 27:59 mins.
10-23 FGM-A | 0-0 3PM-A | 7-13 FTM-A
Lakers Preseason Game #4: Utah Jazz 119 - L.A. Lakers 86
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Next: Oct. 19. Utah Jazz. Los Angeles, CA. STAPLES Center. 6:30 pm PST
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Game Results:
Kobe Bryant Video Highlights
Kobe Bryant Photo Gallery
Kobe Bryant Postgame Interview
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October 16, 2014. Honda Center. Anaheim, California.

Kobe Bryant: 27 pts, 5 rebs, 4 assts, 1 stls, 0 blk, 2 TO| 27:59 mins.

10-23 FGM-A | 0-0 3PM-A | 7-13 FTM-A

Lakers Preseason Game #4: Utah Jazz 119 - L.A. Lakers 86

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Preseason: 1- 3

Next: Oct. 19. Utah Jazz. Los Angeles, CA. STAPLES Center. 6:30 pm PST

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Kobe Bryant Highlights:

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Game Results:

Kobe Bryant Video Highlights

Kobe Bryant Photo Gallery

Kobe Bryant Postgame Interview

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Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

October 16, 2014. Honda Center. Anaheim, California.

L.A. Lakers Casino Night 2014
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Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers took time to meet and interact with fans at Casino Night at the Pechanga Resort and Casino to raise funds benefiting the Lakers Youth Foundation.
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Pechanga Resort and Casino.
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Lakers Jeremy Lin and Nick Young.

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L.A. Lakers Autographed Authentic Jerseys. 
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L.A. Lakers Casino Night 2014

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Casino Night

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Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers took time to meet and interact with fans at Casino Night at the Pechanga Resort and Casino to raise funds benefiting the Lakers Youth Foundation.

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Pechanga Resort and Casino.

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Lakers Jeremy Lin and Nick Young.

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L.A. Lakers Autographed Authentic Jerseys. 

@LakersScene

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@Lakers 

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Instagram / Lakers Community

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Pechanga Resort and Casino.

Lakers.com

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Practice Report: Kobe Bryant (10/14/14)
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On Today’s Practice

‘’Had a chance to get off the legs a little bit, rest, ice, stretch, all the things old guys got to do to try to get ready.’’

On Last Game vs The Golden State Warriors

‘’They’re a very talented team. Those guys are great shooters, you got to be really exceptional, get there really really early with those guys.’’

Cause For Concern?

‘’No I don’t think so, they were just tough, they’re just incredible shooters, and when they get hot they’re tough to corral. We’re playing hard, we’re doing all the right things. In the half court we played them pretty well actually. In transition they were exceptional. We’ll see what we look like against Utah on Thursday.’’

On The NBA Testing 44 Minute Games

‘’I’m kind of old school. Used to the 48 minutes. At this stage I won’t complain if it’s less.’’


On Team Improvement

‘’Spacing has been a big topic of conversation for us in terms of how we open up the floor, right now it’s a little too congested. Those are things we’re working through.’’

On The New NBA CBA

‘’You’re supposed to do what’s right. Business is business. I think people get that confused very easily and understanding that players should take less than their market value, substantially less than their market value in order to win championships. It’s very easy to look at the elite players around the league and talk at the amount of money they get paid and compare that with the average. But we don’t look at what the owners get paid, how much revenue they generate off the backs of these players.’’

On New NBATV Deal

‘’You have a TV deal that comes out and you look at it almost being a billion dollars up over the previous one. And this is coming off the back of a lockout, in which the cap is not a hard cap but it’s pretty close to being a hard cap. And now it’ll be interesting to see what happens in this next labor agreement, because my understanding is that this TV deal kicks in the last year of this current agreement, so I’m sure they’ll try to lock us out again and try to harden the cap even more.’’
‘’I think as players you’ve got to hold your ground a little bit, not be afraid of what the public perception is, but instead try to educate the public a little bit and understand it’s not about complaining about how much you’re making because that’s ridiculous. We are overpaid. But at the same time, so are the owners, and you have to fight for what your market value is’’.

On The Lakers

‘’Very fortunate to be with the organization that takes care of its players, rewards its players and has a long history of doing that. It speaks volumes, not only to me or this city but to other players around the league, as well. You look around at some of the other owners that try to milk their players or get rid of them or discard them, this organization doesn’t do that.’’

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Lakers.com

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Practice Report: Kobe Bryant (10/14/14)

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On Today’s Practice

‘’Had a chance to get off the legs a little bit, rest, ice, stretch, all the things old guys got to do to try to get ready.’’

On Last Game vs The Golden State Warriors

‘’They’re a very talented team. Those guys are great shooters, you got to be really exceptional, get there really really early with those guys.’’

Cause For Concern?

‘’No I don’t think so, they were just tough, they’re just incredible shooters, and when they get hot they’re tough to corral. We’re playing hard, we’re doing all the right things. In the half court we played them pretty well actually. In transition they were exceptional. We’ll see what we look like against Utah on Thursday.’’

On The NBA Testing 44 Minute Games

‘’I’m kind of old school. Used to the 48 minutes. At this stage I won’t complain if it’s less.’’

On Team Improvement

‘’Spacing has been a big topic of conversation for us in terms of how we open up the floor, right now it’s a little too congested. Those are things we’re working through.’’

On The New NBA CBA

‘’You’re supposed to do what’s right. Business is business. I think people get that confused very easily and understanding that players should take less than their market value, substantially less than their market value in order to win championships. It’s very easy to look at the elite players around the league and talk at the amount of money they get paid and compare that with the average. But we don’t look at what the owners get paid, how much revenue they generate off the backs of these players.’’

On New NBATV Deal

‘’You have a TV deal that comes out and you look at it almost being a billion dollars up over the previous one. And this is coming off the back of a lockout, in which the cap is not a hard cap but it’s pretty close to being a hard cap. And now it’ll be interesting to see what happens in this next labor agreement, because my understanding is that this TV deal kicks in the last year of this current agreement, so I’m sure they’ll try to lock us out again and try to harden the cap even more.’’

‘’I think as players you’ve got to hold your ground a little bit, not be afraid of what the public perception is, but instead try to educate the public a little bit and understand it’s not about complaining about how much you’re making because that’s ridiculous. We are overpaid. But at the same time, so are the owners, and you have to fight for what your market value is’’.

On The Lakers

‘’Very fortunate to be with the organization that takes care of its players, rewards its players and has a long history of doing that. It speaks volumes, not only to me or this city but to other players around the league, as well. You look around at some of the other owners that try to milk their players or get rid of them or discard them, this organization doesn’t do that.’’

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Lakers.com

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Postgame Interview (10/12/14)

Lakers Preseason Game #3: G.S. Warriors 116 - L.A. Lakers 75

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 On The Game

”It was tough to get our legs underneath us. We’ve been pushing pretty hard, I think everybody has heavy legs. We practiced really hard, we practiced today, we went really hard for about an hour and a half scrimmage, ran, we’re in training camp mode, we’re still pushing our legs pretty hard.”

”They got some phenomenal players over there. That’s a problem for some of the top defensive teams in the league to deal with. For us, just acclimating to how we want to play, it’s a huge, huge challenge for us to take on. We learned quite a bit in these last two games.”

How To Improve

”We just have to figure out how to problem-solve that team. They’re a tough team to box in with all those shooters. I don’t know if it’s so much of an ‘’us’’ thing, there’s things that we’ll look at obviously, to do better when we face them in the regular season, but they got some phenomenal offensive players over there.”

”We’re really trying to focus on getting better with the guys that we have out there on the floor. Looking at what we did tonight, learning from it, getting better.”

”It’s a tough team over there, we can push them pretty hard. We haven’t started tapering down yet, once we do, you’ll see everybody having fresh legs, being more lively, shots won’t be as short, things will pick up.”

On Kevin Durant (Fractured Foot)

"Got to be patient, do what he can in the interim to study the game and try to improve the mental aspect of it, which is always what I tried to do when I was out, and come back a better player.”

How would Kobe assess his own performance?

”It was sh** seriously? Can you print that? Digital Media you can, you can get away with that sh**.”

As A Team

”We’re not a particularly three-point shooting team, we don’t have great floor spreaders per say but we are an attack –the-basket team, post-up team, some mid-range, we’re still trying to figure that out a little bit.”

”Honestly you have to consider the opposition, we’re not as bad as we look against this team, this Golden State team, we’re really not, they got some exceptional, exceptional offensive players over there.”

On Ronnie Price (Throws Shoe)

”After 18 years, I’ve seen all that stuff before, I’ve actually seen someone try to block a jump shot with it, actually, try to throw it up in the air, and take it out the air. After 18 years I’ve seen it all.”

On Stephen Curry

”You got to challenge, what the hell are we out there for, I’m supposed to let him run around, and shoot the ball care-free? No, I’m going to challenge him and I expect him to do the same. That’s what competition is all about. He makes a phenomenal shot because he’s a phenomenal defensive player, you have to pat him on the butt for it, tough shot, do it again.”

”You got to step up and take those challenges, that’s what the game is all about, there will be times where he gets the best of you, which he did by knocking down that long three, other times when I get the best of him, that’s what competition is all about. Even at this age, that’s one of the things that I thrive on the most, try to keep up with these young bucks.”

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Next: Oct. 16. Utah Jazz. Anaheim, CA. Honda Center. 7:00 pm PST

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October 12, 2014. Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California.

Associated Press

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More: Kobe Bryant Game Report / Photo Gallery

Kobe Bryant: 6 pts, 1 rebs, 5 assts, 4 stls, 1 blk, 0 TO. | 24:00 mins.
3-13 FGM-A | 0-0 3PM-A | 0-0 FTM-A
Lakers Preseason Game #3: G.S. Warriors 116 - L.A. Lakers 75
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Next: Oct. 16. Utah Jazz. Anaheim, CA. Honda Center. 7:00 pm PST
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October 12, 2014. Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California.

Kobe Bryant: 6 pts, 1 rebs, 5 assts, 4 stls, 1 blk, 0 TO| 24:00 mins.

3-13 FGM-A | 0-0 3PM-A | 0-0 FTM-A

Lakers Preseason Game #3: G.S. Warriors 116 - L.A. Lakers 75

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Preseason: 1-2 

Next: Oct. 16. Utah Jazz. Anaheim, CA. Honda Center. 7:00 pm PST

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October 12, 2014. Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California.

Nike Kobe 9 Elite ”Brave Blue”
October 18, 2014 | $225



The Kobe 9 Elite ‘Brave Blue’ is inspired by a legendary team owner and his signature look while playing poker.
The Flyknit upper is a nice shade of Brave Blue that complements the Metallic Silver Swoosh and white outsole.




Nike Kobe 9 Elite ”Brave Blue”
$225 | 630847-404
Brave Blue/Metallic Silver-Military Blue-Dark-Dark Obsidian
Launch: October 18, 2014 | 8am EDT/5am PDT
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Nike.com

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Brave Blue

October 18, 2014 | $225


The Kobe 9 Elite ‘Brave Blue’ is inspired by a legendary team owner and his signature look while playing poker.

The Flyknit upper is a nice shade of Brave Blue that complements the Metallic Silver Swoosh and white outsole.

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Brave Blue

$225 630847-404

Brave Blue/Metallic Silver-Military Blue-Dark-Dark Obsidian

Launch: October 18, 2014 8am EDT/5am PDT

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Photos: NBA Inside Access With Kobe Bryant
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Photoshoot Part Of NBATV’s Real Training Camp. NBA 2014

Real Training Camp provides extensive access to practices, daily workouts, training sessions, players, coaches and front-office executives. Fans have an exclusive opportunity to see — through the eyes of those closest to the game — how teams prepare for the upcoming NBA season.

Inside Access: Kobe Bryant. L.A. Lakers 2014-2015
Toyota Sports Center, El Segundo, CA
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L.A. Lakers 2014

Photos: NBA Inside Access With Kobe Bryant

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Photoshoot Part Of NBATV’s Real Training Camp. NBA 2014

Real Training Camp provides extensive access to practices, daily workouts, training sessions, players, coaches and front-office executives. Fans have an exclusive opportunity to see — through the eyes of those closest to the game — how teams prepare for the upcoming NBA season.

Inside Access: Kobe Bryant. L.A. Lakers 2014-2015

Toyota Sports Center, El Segundo, CA

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Kobe Bryant Photo Gallery

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Video: Kobe Getting Ready For The Season.

NBA.com | NBATV

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L.A. Lakers 2014