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Ron Artest in PEAK Artest II, Kobe Bryant in Nike Kobe 5

Ron Artest’s Game Winner in the PEAK Artest II

Ron Artest is remembered for a lot of things including the Malice at the Palace, becoming Metta World Peace and wearing Panda sneakers on-court. However Lakers’ fans will remember him for his improbably game winning shot in 2010 and eventually helping the team become world champions. Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals was played …

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The Complete Kobe vs LeBron Head-to-Head Sneaker History

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James first played against one another during the King’s rookie season, 2004. Since then they have played against each other for a total of 22 games. Although technically playing different positions they never backed down from the challenge of guarding one another. Kobe, of course, has spent his entire career on the …

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Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP

Kobe Bryant’s All-Star Game Sneaker History

Kobe Bryant’s final NBA season has had some ups and some downs. We have seen flashes of old Kobe, but then missing games to rest and not being in during the fourth quarter makes us realize the harsh reality that no one beats Father Time. But as the world counts down the number of games …

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Los Angeles Lakers Short Shorts

Remember When the Lakers Wore Short Shorts?

Who wears short shorts? Well on this day in 2007 the Lakers did, for at least one half of their game against the Boston Celtics. For some reason the team’s powers-that-be decided to pay homage to the rivalry and their predecessors by throwing it back and wearing shorts that John Stockton would approve of. They …

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Kobe Bryant's Sneaker Legacy

A Look Back At Kobe’s Sneaker Legacy

With nearly 19 years in the league we’d like to wish the “Black Mamba,” a nickname he created, a happy 37th birthday. We can’t deny the impact that Kobe Bryant has had on us as an athlete. He has also had an enormous impact on us with the kicks he’s worn on and off the court. Initially …

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Becomes NBA Playoff Scoring Leader

Thirty years ago today, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar passed the amazing Jerry West’s total of 4,457 points to become the all-time NBA playoff scoring leader. Eventually, Kareem would be passed by Michael Jordan. Currently, Kareem is the all-time NBA points leader in the regular season with 38,387, followed by Karl Malone (Kobe has to get over 3,000 …

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Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers

SHAQ Scores 61 On His 28th Birthday

We all have memorable birthdays, however Shaquille O’Neal’s 28th birthday is pretty memorable. On March 6th, 2000 the Los Angeles Lakers were playing an “away” game against the Clippers at the Staples Center. Besides being pumped because it was his birthday, SHAQ was especially juiced because he had to buy a lot of tickets for …

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Does The Unthinkable

No we’re not talking about striking a pose, although Jabbar is known for keeping picturesque company. Nobody will argue that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar isn’t one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game. After all, he is the all time leader in points (38,387). But one thing you would never …

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Elgin Baylor Scores 71 Points Against the New York Knicks

Elgin Baylor Scores 71 for the Lakers

Only five players in NBA history have scored 70 or more points. Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Thompson, David Robinson and Elgin Baylor. On November 15th, 1960, Lakers superstar Elgin Baylor scored 71 against the New York Knicks. At the time, it was the most points ever scored in an NBA game. Baylor’s 71 came on …

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