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NBA: Kobe Bryant Asks David Beckam for Advice on Achilles Injury
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NBA: Kobe Bryant Asks David Beckam for Advice on Achilles Injury

Jun 23 2013, 11:45pm CDT | by

Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, sought out the advice of English soccer star David Beckham.

Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, sought out the advice of English soccer star David Beckham.  Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times says Beckham, who tore his Achilles in...

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NBA: Kobe Bryant Asks David Beckam for Advice on Achilles Injury

Jun 23 2013, 11:45pm CDT | by

Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, sought out the advice of English soccer star David Beckham.

Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, sought out the advice of English soccer star David Beckham. 

Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times says Beckham, who tore his Achilles in 2010, was able to make a strong return to the pitch. Bryant talked about their close relationship and him being encouraged by Beckham's comeback. 

"Becks and I have grown to be pretty close since he's been playing in Los Angeles for [the Galaxy] the last five years. 

"He and I talked for quite a bit about his process, and his recovery. He hasn't had any issues with it since. He's won several championships since the injury, so I'm pretty encouraged by that."

Bryant, whose return was originally set at six to nine months, recently said he expects to return to the court November or December, which would put him at seven to eight months. 

"It's going well. I'm pretty much two months out of surgery, and I'm walking. I can get up on my toes. I'm pleased with how it's going so far."

According to Pincus, Bryant admitted to having some doubts about regaining his physical abilities. 

"You have to allow yourself to think that, because it keeps you on edge. It keeps you motivated. It keeps you strong. I think for me, once I started hearing everybody else say, 'Well, maybe this is it. Maybe this is too much.' -- that's what really gave me the determination to see if I can prove them wrong."

The 34-year-old Bryant suffered a torn left Achilles' tendon in an April game against the Golden State Warriors as the regular season was drawing to a conclusion. Bryant averaged 27.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and six assists in the 2012-13 NBA season, per ESPN stats

 
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Why St-Pierre shouldn’t pursue a UFC comeback

Oct 20 2014 6:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Last week when UFC president Dana White tweeted about heading to Montreal and somehow managing to show up at the same restaurant as former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (wink, wink), the MMA populous immediately made the leap from "having a meeting" to "planning his comeback fight." When White told UFC.com on Friday that St-Pierre had been medically cleared to resume training, it was reshaped into a se ...
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Why St-Pierre shouldn’t pursue a UFC comeback

Oct 20 2014 6:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Last week when UFC president Dana White tweeted about heading to Montreal and somehow managing to show up at the same restaurant as former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (wink, wink), the MMA populous immediately made the leap from "having a meeting" to "planning his comeback fight." When White told UFC.com on Friday that St-Pierre had been medically cleared to resume training, it was reshaped into a series of "St-Pierr ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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16 hours ago

Why St-Pierre shouldn’t pursue a UFC comeback

Oct 20 2014 6:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Last week when UFC president Dana White tweeted about heading to Montreal and somehow managing to show up at the same restaurant as former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (wink, wink), the MMA populous immediately made the leap from "having a meeting" to "planning his comeback fight." When White told UFC.com on Friday that St-Pierre had been medically cleared to resume trainin ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Season Predictions and Analysis for the 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers

Oct 20 2014 4:50pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Los Angeles Lakers will welcome back Kobe Bryant this season with hopes of challenging for a playoff spot out West. Can Jeremy Lin and Kobe's supporting cast help the Lakers make a push?Howard Beck and Ric Bucher join Adam Lefkoe to break down the upcoming season for Los A ...
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Lakers' Annual Income From Local TV Deal Hinges On Ratings

Oct 20 2014 3:55pm CDT | Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

The Los Angeles Lakers' 20-year, $3 billion deal with Time Warner to broadcast games features annual income that hinges on ratings, according to sources. This contributed to the Lakers' decision to sign Kobe Bryant to an extension last year and is also why the team continues their attempts to field a competitive roster instead of embracing a full rebuild. One insider of the Lakers also believes many season ticket h ...
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Lakers aren't attracting stars with Kobe

Oct 20 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: TrueHoop

The Lakers have long been a magnet to the NBA's biggest names, but it's getting tough to find elite players who want to share the court with Kobe B ...
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Kobe Bryant Says Julius Randle Can’t ‘F*ck Up’ Playing With Him

Oct 20 2014 12:25pm CDT | Source: slamonline

Los Angeles Lakers rookie big man Julius Randle has two hard-driving folks overseeing his development, and Kobe Bryant can’t fathom Randle not having a great first year in the L. No pressure, rook! (Bryant also made sure to continue his war with a certain media behemoth): Kobe on Julius Randle having him and Byron Scott as mentors: "It means he can't f— it up. If you f— this up you're a really big idiot." — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi ...
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Kobe Bryant Says Lakers Will Play ‘Smashmouth Basketball’

Oct 20 2014 12:35am CDT | Source: lakersnation

After three consecutive blowout losses in the preseason, the Los Angeles Lakers were finally able to bounce back on Sunday nigh ...
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Alec Burks Crosses Over Kobe Bryant, Likely Earns Kobe's Eternal Ire

Oct 19 2014 10:55pm CDT | Source: Deadspin

Jazz guard Alec Burks achieved a neat little highlight for himself when he crossed over Kobe Bryant, and drove for the layup with the foul. At least Kobe's embarassing blooper in the twilight of his career was a little more graceful than Paul Pierce ...
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