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Kobe Bryant and Gary Vitti

Lakers trainer Gary Vitti: Kobe Bryant had himself waterboarded

Los Angeles Lakers head athletic trainer Gary Vitti has announced he is retiring from the NBA and the Lakers at the end of the upcoming season. He joined Fred Roggin to talk about working with […]

07/28/2015

Mitch Kupchak, Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, Brandon Bass

Hibbert, Williams, Bass eager for fresh starts with Lakers

Right after Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass received their new gold jerseys Wednesday, they all spoke variations on the same theme. The three veteran NBA players entered the summer looking for a fresh […]

07/23/2015

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Lakers’ Nance was ‘terrified’ of Kobe’s response to tweet

Larry Nance Jr.’s elation at getting drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers lasted about two minutes before he was reminded of a tweet he sent out in 2012 criticizing Kobe Bryant. Nance was overjoyed when […]

06/30/2015

Byron Scott is introduced as the successor to Mike D'Antoni as the Lakers' head coach during a news conference in Los Angeles Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Scott is coming home for his fourth NBA coaching job. He inherits a team that missed the playoffs for just the third time in 38 years. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Byron Scott: “We’ve got a great draft pick, but it’s going to take these guys some time”

The Beast 980 reporter Ted Sobel spoke with Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott after the team’s press conference today with the team’s three newest members — D’Angelo Russell, Larry Nance Jr., and Anthony Brown. […]

06/29/2015

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Kobe Bryant weighs in on the NBA Finals on Twitter (of course)

Kobe Bryant has weighed in on the NBA Finals. “Cavs playing as if their life is on the line,” Bryant wrote on Twitter after Game 3, getting retweeted more than 10,000 times within the first […]

06/11/2015

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Kobe Bryant to offer Game 3 analysis for livestream in China

Kobe Bryant, who has won five NBA championships, will be part of Sina’s pregame and postgame livestream of Game 3 of the NBA Finals in China. The Lakers superstar will provide analysis before and after […]

06/09/2015

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, center drives between Phoenix Suns guard Jason Richardson (23) and forward Jared Dudley (3)

Wojnarowski sees no evidence that guys don’t want to play with Kobe Bryant

Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports Insider covering the NBA, joined The Home Team to talk about Jared Dudley’s remarks that most NBA players don’t want to play with LA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant; will the Lakers keep their draft pick; […]

05/28/2015

Fred Roggin and Byron Scott

Lakers head coach Byron Scott with Fred Roggin in the Beast studio

Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Byron Scott joined Fred in the studio today for an intimate conversation and to talk about Kobe Bryant; how things got so bad for the Lakers this year; what Byron […]

05/27/2015

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Byron Scott on Kobe’s retirement: We know how the Black Mamba is; he might reconsider

Los Angeles Lakers Coach Byron Scott joined Jim Rome today for an exclusive interview. He explains how he felt leading up to the Draft Lottery and when he got nervous during that night. He talks […]

05/26/2015

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Kobe Bryant tweets respect to Blake Griffin, but still bleeds gold

We’re assuming that Kobe Bryant was watching Game 6 last night at 9:30 p.m. when he tweeted that Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin has grown tremendously, adding the hashtag #respect. When ESPN writer […]

05/15/2015

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