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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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Kevin Durant Re-Signs With Nike

Sep 1 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: slamonline

Nike was able to fend off Under Armour and retain the NBA’s reigning MVP. Kevin Durant confirmed Sunday night that he inked a deal to remain with the Swoosh. Nike will reportedly pay Durant somewhere between $265-$300 million over the next decade. Per ESPN: Excited and humbled to sign back with the swoosh! — Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) September 1, 2014 Nike, whose seven-year deal that guaranteed Durant $60 million is expiring, made an initial offer of about $20 million a year that was far from wh ...
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Aug 28 2014 1:45pm CDT | Source: lakersnation

Click To Download: 1024 x 768 | 1440 x 900 | 1920 x 1200 | Facebook | iPad With about a month away from training camp, all the focus is on the return of Kobe Bryant. After two consecutive season-ending injuries, the five-time champion is determined to finish what will likely ...
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Their Dinner With Andray

Aug 28 2014 12:43pm CDT | Source: Grantland

Nineteen stories above downtown Miami, behind a glass wall that looks out on lounge chairs and cabanas surrounding a glimmering pool, inside an NBA-approved gymnasium where LeBron James once filmed a commercial, Andray Blatche stroked his first jump shots as a member of the Philippine national basketball team. Blatche, a nine-year NBA veteran who has played for the Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets, wore br ...
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NBA2K15: Kobe Bryant, Jeremy Lin Featured In Trailer

Aug 28 2014 11:39am CDT | Source: lakersnation

The Los Angeles Lakers are turning over a new leaf heading into the 2014-15 NBA season with many new faces on the roster and on the sidelines. Kobe Bryant and company will attempt to defy the odds with seemingly everyone counting this team out after the worst season ...
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Los Angeles Dodgers: Turn down for what?

Aug 27 2014 12:05am CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

Los Angeles is the city of stars. From Kobe Bryant to Clayton Kershaw, Hollywood Blvd. to a night at the Griffith Observatory, stars can be seen on a nightly basis in LA. However, a lesser known utility infielder may be the MVP of the Los Angeles Dodgers so far this season. Nobody made a huge deal when the Dodgers signed Justin Turner, who still has arbitration years left and cannot become a free agent until 2017. The 29-year old has played at first, second, third a ...
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Kobe Bryant: ‘I Found My Inner Zen’

Aug 26 2014 3:05pm CDT | Source: slamonline

Don’t be fooled: Kobe Bryant is still the same bloodthirsty competitor he always has been. It’s just that he doesn’t have to tear anyone’s head off to get his point across anymore. In a series of excerpts SI didn’t fit into their original piece on Bean from last week – read the whole thing, it’s fantastic – Bryant opens up about, well, pretty much everything (money, teammates, leadership, growing old, rehab, his basketball future, etc.) Here are his thoughts on findin ...
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Kobe Bryant Having ‘Zero’ Trade Value Is Irrelevant

Aug 26 2014 11:44am CDT | Source: Rant Sports

You don’t have to be an NBA expert to figure out that Kobe Bryant is going to finish his career with the Los Angeles Lakers. They’re the only team he’s ever played for, and in 2013 they just so happened to sign him to a massive two-year extension worth $48.5 million that will keep him […] ...
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The continuing evolution of DeMar DeRozan

Aug 26 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

If you wanted any indication of USA Basketball’s opinion of Raptors star wing DeMar DeRozan, consider those who didn’t crack the final roster for the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain: Damian Lillard, John Wall, Paul Millsap, Gordon Hayward and Kyle Korver. Some have called it “surprising”, others “well-deserved,” but make no mistake about it: DeRozan’s inclusion on Team USA represents another giant ...
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The continuing evolution of DeMar DeRozan

Aug 26 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

If you wanted any indication of USA Basketball’s opinion of Raptors star wing DeMar DeRozan, consider those who didn’t crack the final roster for the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain: Damian Lillard, John Wall, Paul Millsap, Gordon Hayward and Kyle Korver. Some have called it “surprising”, others “well-deserved,” but make no mistake about it: DeRozan’s inclusion on Team USA represents another giant leap forward in what is shaping up to be a rather impressive career. ...
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The continuing evolution of DeMar DeRozan

Aug 26 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

If you wanted any indication of USA Basketball’s opinion of Raptors star wing DeMar DeRozan, consider those who didn’t crack the final roster for the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain: Damian Lillard, John Wall, Paul Millsap, Gordon Hayward and Kyle Korver. Some have called it “surprising”, others “well-deserved,” but make no mistake about it: DeRozan’s inclusion on Team USA represents another giant leap forward in what is shaping up to be a ...
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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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