Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

What Kobe got for Christmas VI: A little help from his friends

Usually the Christmas Day game featuring the Lakers is a battle of two contenders trying to prove their championship mettle. A preview of things possibly to come in June. At least that’s the way it’s been the last few years watching LA against the Bulls, Heat, Cavs and Celtics. But this year was very different. […]

What Kobe got for Christmas Part V: The MVP and some stuffing

Note: This post was written last night after the first days’ play. Since the beginning of time, every season without fail, I’ve been posting up my “Things I Learnt from Day 1″ – a brief run down on the biggest stories and themes coming out of the season’s opening games. But this year, thanks to […]

What Kobe got for Christmas Part IV: Glimpse of a Juggernaut

So it finally happened. The Heat v Lakers game that everyone has been salivating over for the past few months. Only that it was a bit of an anticlimax, and instead of seeing two powerhouse teams slog it out, we saw one completely whoop the other. Was I surprised? No. I know these games mean […]

Merry Christmas Sacramento, from Andrew Bogut

What Kobe got for Christmas Part III: Lebron and the Little Things

 (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) I don’t mean to make this all about Kobe, but this Christmas Day theme has kind of become an NBAMate tradition (2007, 2008) so we might as well run with it. I missed the first quarter of this game because I was sleeping – seriously, do the NBA […]

Merry Christmas from Lebron, Kobe and Santa

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What Kobe got for Christmas Part II and the Jordan-Paxson Effect

A year ago Kobe Bryant had a very special Christmas Day realization that his team was perhaps a real championship contender. A lot has happened since that day, namely the Gasol trade and a trip to the NBA Finals. But despite the lofty heights achieved by the Lakers in the last 365 days, Christmas in […]

What Kobe got for Christmas

I watched the Heat-Cavs game this morning knowing full well that the second game of the day, the Lakers vs Suns match up, would be a thousand times better. And it was. 59 more points were scored, 8 more threes, I didn’t have to watch Sasha Pavlovich miss open shot after open shot, I didn’t […]