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Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant does ‘feel pain’

Los Angeles Lakers physical therapist Judy Seto said Thursday that Kobe Bryant’s pain tolerance is “the highest that I’ve ever seen.” The 36-year-old Bryant, who suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in April 2013 and a fractured lateral tibial plateau in his left knee eight months later in December, averaged 13.8 points, 6.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds over six contests. “I think that trait makes him who he is, and his ability to focus also allows him to channel his energies,” said Seto. “It’s not that he doesn’t feel pain; it’s how he responds.” Without Bryant, the Lakers (27-55) finished … Continue reading

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New Orleans power forward Anthony Davis is a dangerous Pelican

Spectacular New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks in Team USA’s 95-78 win over Brazil on Saturday. The 21-year-old Davis, who suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand on December 1, battled back spasms in the springtime and has been a somewhat fragile employee in the association. Still, Davis averaged 20.8 points, 10.0 boards and a league-leading 2.8 rejections over 67 games. Despite Davis’ brilliance, New Orleans (32-46) sat in the basement of the Southwest Division. Taken first overall out of Kentucky in 2012, “Unibrow” appeared a bit stronger as … Continue reading

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Greg Oden allegedly punches woman and cements place in NBA infamy

Unrestricted free agent Greg Oden was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges earlier this morning in Lawrence, Indiana. The 26-year-old Oden allegedly punched an ex-girlfriend at his mother’s house. Police reportedly “observed blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area of the victim’s face.” Furthermore, the fuzz “observed blood on the sofa and floor in the sitting area. (They) observed (blood) on the living room carpet (and) dirt from a flower pot that was knocked over.” Oden, who signed a one-year deal with the Miami Heat last August, was slated to visit the Los Angeles Clippers next … Continue reading

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Derrick Rose is excited for ‘the most talented’ Chicago Bulls team of his ‘NBA career’

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose has reportedly dominated Team USA scrimmages and practices for the past week. More important than Team USA, Rose is healthy and thrilled with the work of Bulls general manager Gar Forman. In an effort to reshape their roster, Forman axed Carlos Boozer, acquired Pau Gasol, and drafted Doug McDermott this offseason. “I think this is the most talented team I’ve played on in my NBA career to tell you the truth,” said Rose, 25, who may onlookers prematurely considered this generation’s version of Grant Hill. “With all the players that I have, with the experience … Continue reading

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Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving is excited ‘to run alongside’ LeBron James ‘and be his point guard’

Although readying to compete in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving seems more focused on teaming with LeBron James this autumn. The 29-year-old James signed a two-year deal worth $42.1 million on July 12 to rejoin Cleveland. “At first you were speechless because you couldn’t believe (James was coming back),” said Irving, 22, who inked a five-year contract extension valued at roughly $90 million on July 10. “I’ve been watching LeBron for a while now and it’s nice to be going to run alongside of him and be his point guard.” Since being taken … Continue reading

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