Kobe Bryant set to play in ITALY during NBA lockout

This should not sound strange at all. He actually grew up there and I believe speaks fluent Italian.

via SI.com

Kobe should be in Bologna by Wednesday or Thursday with his visa in hand for medical visits and then we can deposit the contract with the league,” Sabatini said. “I want to make clear that right now there are still no signatures. We’ve got to write the contract, which will then be read over and over again.”
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Kobe Bryant aka ‘Black Mamba’ joins Twitter, the QUITS Next day

I immediately followed him once the account was live and could not wait to see what Black mamba would bring to the Twitterverse. Well it seems somebody in Kobe’s camp jump the gun. Read below:

via ESPN
In a brief period of a couple of hours on Wednesday evening, Bryant launched a Twitter account, amassed more than 35,000 followers and then abruptly shut the account down.

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[video] Kobe Bryant debuts Nike Kobe Zoom 5 at House of Hoops (Harlem NYC)

Source: Kicks on Fire

The homie Khan shot this exclusive footage over of Kobe introducing the new Nike Kobe Zoom 5.

Fresh off of his victory at the Garden (115-105), Kobe Bryant made a very special appearance at the House of Hoops, showcasing his latest shoe – the Nike Zoom Kobe 5. He arrived at approximately 11:00pm through the back exit of the store surrounded several security guards. The crowd went crazy as soon as Kobe walked in. Strangely enough, the person interviewing him was no other than Nick Cannon. Kobe was asked several questions about the Nike Zoom Kobe 5 and its inspiration and technical specifications. Check out the video below…

About the shoe: The Nike Zoom Kobe 5 weighs about 10.6 ounces and is currently Nike’s lightest basketball shoe ever. The Nike Zoom Kobe 5  is a true low cut design for Kobe’s snake-on-the-hardwood speed and razor sharp ability. It’s basically lightweight, sharpened.

adidas Originals Los Angeles Lakers Superstar

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via HighSnobriety

The World Champion Los Angeles Lakers begin their 2009-2010 season tonight along with the ring ceremony and banner raising acknowledging their 15th NBA Championship. To commemorate this moment, adidas Originals is releasing a special edition metallic gold and purple Superstar. The shoe will be available beginning on November 1st at the following retail locations: Undefeated, NBA Store, LA Lakers Team Shop, adidas Originals Store Melrose, adidas Originals Chicago, adidas Performance Store Santa Monica, adidas Performance Store Chicago and online at shopadidas.com.


[pics] Kobe Bryant L’Uomo Vogue Spread

Good fit because this dude actually was raised in Italy.

luomo vogue 2009 october kobe bryant 2 LUomo Vogue 2009 October Issue featuring Kobe Bryant

via Hypebeast

NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant makes an appearance on the cover of the latest L’Uomo Vogue, the Italian version of Men’s Vogue. Shown in a three-page spread, one of the sport world’s biggest attractions shows off his fine European taste while sporting new items from BOSS, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, and of course the Nike Zoom Kobe IV.

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Air Jordan Touches Down in Hall of Fame

Former Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards guard Michael Jordan applauds his 2009 classmates before his enshrinement in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., today. (AP Photo)

Former Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards guard Michael Jordan applauds his 2009 classmates before his enshrinement in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., today. (AP Photo)

via Newser

(AP Summary) – Michael Jordan, maybe the greatest of them all, is taking his place alongside basketball’s other greats. Jordan was being enshrined in the Hall of Fame tonight, an honor that follows all the championship rings and MVP trophies he collected during his career. He joins David Robinson and John Stockton, a pair of his 1992 Dream Team teammates, and coaches Jerry Sloan and C. Vivian Stringer in a distinguished class.

“It all started with that little round ball. I think if you take that away from any of us, I’m pretty sure we would have struggled in life, because that’s how much the game meant to us,” Jordan said. The enshrinement ceremony took place at Springfield’s Symphony Hall, because Jordan was too big for the Hall of Fame. The move to the other building allowed for a crowd of about 2,600, more than double what the Hall can accommodate.

Exclusive: Los Angeles Lakers 2009 N.B.A. Champions Custom New Era Fitted Line

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Rock-N-Jocks brings to you the Los Angeles Lakers 2009 N.B.A. Champions Custom New Era Fitted Line. All of these are only limited to a total of 20 pieces each. They will be sold out fast and will not be restocked. Go pick up one or all four and be one of a select few to have these gems in your collection. Available only and exclusively at www.rocknjocks.com


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RockNJocks.com presents Shaquille O’ Neal/Lebron James Witness Protection Adult t-shirt. This shirt is all black with the Shaquille O’Neal and Lebron James on the front with the saying “Witness Protection Plan.” Just dropped and it will be very difficult for you to find this anywhere but here. Officially licensed by Adidas. Get yours before they are all gone!

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Breaking News: Shaq goes for ring with Lebron in Cleveland

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns have come to an agreement on a blockbuster trade that sends Shaquille O’Neal to Cleveland to team with LeBron James, according to sources.

The deal has been agreed to in principle and is expected to be finalized Thursday, according to sources.

Cleveland will send Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic to Phoenix for the future Hall of Famer. Sources said the Suns will also receive the 46th pick in Thursday’s NBA draft and $500,000.

The trade gives the Cavs a player they’ve coveted since February. With center Zydrunas Ilgauskas starting to break down, adding Shaq to the roster gives them a dominant force in the middle. The Cavs were obviously unhappy with their ability to defend Dwight Howard in the playoffs and bringing Shaq into the fold should help.

The Cavaliers were also in talks with New Orleans about obtaining Tyson Chandler. If they had not made the trade for O’Neal, they would have traded for Chandler, according to a source.

The Cavs felt O’Neal was the better option because he has just one year left on his contract, and will not eat up cap space that will enable them to pursue free agents such as Chris Bosh in next summer’s star-studded free agent class. Chandler, who has had injury problems the past two postseasons, has a player option for $12.7 million in 2010-2011 that he is likely to pick up.


Exclusive: L.A. Custom New Era Fitted

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Rock-N-Jocks brings you the Los Angels Dodgers done in “Los Angeles Lakers” colors L.A. Custom New Era Fitted. This hat is all purple with the embroidered “LA” logo in lakers yellow outlined in white. The bill is all yellow. The back of the hat has the embroidered m.l.b. logo in purple, yellow and white. The Lakers and Dodgers are both blazing hot now so it’s time to get in the game with this one. It is only limited to 30 total pieces. Go get your only and exclusively at www.rocknjocks.com

MVPs- Kobe & Lebron (Chalk)

Well, atleast we know one of these dudes is showing up to the BIG dance..will the other one manage to get his act together to deliver David Stern the highest rated NBA Finals Series ever? Trust me, everyone in the world would like to see this showdown!

Shaq puts (MTV)crib on the market for $25 million

Shaq has made alotta money over the years and with so much talk about the financial, and real estate  markets, is he about to take a lost for this property he so famously showed off on MTV Cribs ?

Shaquille O’Neal has re-listed his Miami Beach estate for $25 million.


Shaq was at one point seeking $35 million for the 19,000 sq. ft. estate, which has been on and off the market since 2005. The home sits on two acres in Miami’s exclusive Star Island community.

The Phoenix Suns star bought the home while he was playing for the Miami Heat in 2004, for 18.8 million. Fellow athlete Alex Rodriguez was slated to buy the property in 2007 before his (now ex-) wife waffled, and a prospective buyer in November backed out after making a $19 million offer.

The listing advertises a gym, indoor racquetball court, tennis court, infinity pool with swim-up bar, and 300 feet of waterfront space along Biscayne Bay, in addition to a two bedroom guest apartment.

Oprah snags Phelps, Bryant for Season Opener

Yes only Oprah could pull this off. This is also a nice audition for Chicago to get the Olympics in 2016. Story below:

The Most Powerful Woman in the Universe...Oprah Winfrey

The Most Powerful Woman in the Universe...Oprah Winfrey

CHICAGO — Fans began lining up at 6 a.m. Saturday for a chance to snag free tickets to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” season premiere featuring 150 U.S. Olympic athletes.

By noon, the line of Winfrey fans and U.S. Olympic supporters stretched nearly six city blocks in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The show will air Sept. 8 and include appearances by gold medalists Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin and Kobe Bryant.

Tickets for the Winfrey’s tapings are usually available only by phone and nearly impossible to get, so fans were itching for the 2,000 seats up for grabs for Wednesday’s taping.



[video] LaDainian Tomlinson and Kimbo Slice Give You the Ghetto Work-out

via OnSmash
Nike is at it again. LaDainian Tomlinson and Kimbo Slice show how to train if you’re broke and don’t have anything.

Could be seen as stereotypical or just plain genius. Wherever you stand with this viral video it will definitely be a hit and expect to see more of these soon a la Kobe Bryant. OnSmash has a video of the original ghetto work out right here..

McFly Hyperdunk Release @ UNDFTD

via Highsnobiety

On July 2, UNDEFEATED SANTA MONICA hosted a special event for the release of the much hyped Air McFly edition of the Nike Hyperdunk. Kobe Bryant was on hand to great punters, and discuss the shoe. Also there, a DeLorean. Very important for time travel and for making the Back to the Future experience as authentic as possible.

Kobe Remains Mum on Shaq Telling Him to Kiss His Bum

Reporters recently caught up with LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant at a practice session for the upcoming 2008 Olympics. When asked what his response was to some outlandish statements made about him by former teammate Shaquille O’Neal in a recent freestyle, he said “I didn’t take it any kind of way whatsoever,” before declining to harp on the question anymore. Bryant is focusing his energies on bringing home the gold medal from China, where he is looked upon as an iconic figure. He compared the redeeming notion of winning an Olympic medal in China after losing the NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics to drinking a full glass of cold water after having a parched throat. CLICK [HERE] for the full story.