‘I’m a Laker’

In the midst of recent speculation, including that of Coach Jackson, that he would finish his NBA career elsewhere, Bryant states that he doesn’t plan to play for anyone but the Lakers. A lot of players want to go to different teams or contend to win championships. I’m a Laker, man. I’m a Laker for […]

Hard cap on minutes

Lakers coach Scott says that Bryant will have a hard minutes cap this season. The cap is an attempt to preserve Bryant, who has had his last three seasons cut short by injuries. Scott: I know Kobe’s a competitor and he’s going to play as many minutes as you want him to play. I’m also a competitor, […]

Gives Swift banner

Bryant appears on stage during Swift’s show at Staples Center. Bryant presents her with a banner recognizing her for her record 16 sold-out shows at Staples Center, part of her 1989 tour. Swift: The screams you hear from an LA crowd when Kobe walks out onstage are so deafening you think you may have permanent hearing loss. But it […]

Scores 25,000 career points

Bryant becomes the youngest player to score 25,000 points in NBA history. Only 14 other players have reached the 25,000 point mark. The achievement comes with a free throw in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bryant is 31 years and 151 days old, whereas the previous record Wilt Chamberlain was 31 years and 186 days […]

All-time Lakers scoring Leader

Bryant becomes the Laker’s franchise leading scorer in a regular season match against the Memphis Grizzlies, passing Jerry West. The achievement came on a dunk in the 3rd quarter. Bryant has 44 points for the night, but the Lakers end up losing the match. It’s a great honor to say the least [because] of the great […]

Bryant, O’Neal clear the air

Bryant and O’Neal discuss their relationship on O’Neal’s The Big Podcast with Shaq. O’Neal and Bryant were teammates on the Lakers from 1996 to 2004, winning titles in 2000, 2001, and 2002. However, a constant feud between the two led to O’Neal’s eventual departure from the team in 2004. O’Neal: It’s time to clear the air, because […]

Westbrook, Earl marry

Westbrook marries Earl, in Beverly Hills. The bride wears two dresses, the first by Vera Wang and the second by Monique Lhullier. Westbrook wears a Tom Ford tuxedo. The pair have their first dance to Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo’s Nothing Even Matters. Guests include Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, James Harden, and Khloe Kardashian. My Mrs. ❤️ 8.29.15 pic.twitter.com/oTFRCww2ty — Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) […]

Rape, drugging suit filed

A woman sues Rose, accusing him of criminal activities including rape and drugging. The woman, identified only as “Jane Doe” in the lawsuit, claims that she dated Rose from 2011 to 2013. During that time, Rose allegedly tried to pressure her to masturbate in front of him, allow him to have sex with her friends […]

Shooting and arrest on Brown’s death anniversary

A gunfight occurs between four policemen and 18-year-old Harris on the periphery of demonstrations commemorating the killing a year ago of Brown. Harris is shot and critically wounded by the police. County prosecutors file charges against Harris for felony assault on law enforcement officer. Authorities say that the shooting is not related to the Brown […]

$1 billion for clean energy

Gates explains why he is investing $1 billion of his own money into clean energy research: I believe that the next half-decade will bring many breakthroughs that will help solve climate change. As I argued in this 2010 TED talk, we need to be able to power all sectors of the economy with sources that do […]

Charged Up

Drake releases Charged Up, a diss track aimed at Meek Mill. The track is in response to Mill’s recent comments, which accused Drake of using a ghostwriter for his songs. The song mostly consists of Drake freestyling over a subdued beat. While the song doesn’t address Mill by name, it is undoubtedly aimed at him: Wow, I’m […]

Back to Back

Drake releases Back to Back, a second diss track against Mill. The track release is part of an ongoing feud between the two artists. In the track, Drake emasculates Mill for serving as the opening act for his girlfriend Nicki Minaj’s tour: You love her then you gotta give the world to her / Is that a […]

Claims Drake uses ghostwriter

In a series of Twitter posts, Mill accuses Drake of being a fake. Mill claims that Drake doesn’t write his own lyrics and employs a ghostwriter. Drake recently featured on Mill’s album Dreams Worth More Than Money. However, Mill was upset when Drake didn’t promote the album through social media. Stop comparing drake to me too…. He don’t write […]

Fights FCC fine

AT&T fights back against the $100 million fine that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) planned on issuing against the company. The FCC claimed that AT&T mislead customers about its “unlimited” data plans. AT&T in a filing with the FCC: The Commission’s findings that consumers and competition were harmed are devoid of factual support and wholly implausible. Its […]

Claims $25 million stolen

Duncan files a lawsuit against Banks, his long-time financial adviser, claiming Banks stole $25 million from him: Luckily I had a long career and made good money. This is a big chunk, but it’s not going to change my life in any way. It’s not going to make any decisions for me…The bottom line is this: You can’t […]

Last season with Lakers

Bryant tells general manager Kupchak that the 2015-16 season will be his last season with the Lakers. Bryant is 36 years old, and will be entering his 20th season in the NBA. Kupchak: I think first and foremost, he’s on the last year of a deal. There have been no discussions about anything going forward. […]

Knicks 104-97 Mavericks

The Knicks defeat the defending champions Dallas Mavericks. Lin has 28 points and 14 assists in the victory. For the Mavericks, Nowitzki drops 34 points and 5 rebounds. Lin: This is helpful to us, not just to me but to us, just to be able to see where our team can go and what we […]

Pelicans 89-85 Knicks

The Pelicans defeat the Knicks and snap their seven-game winning streak. Lin puts up 26 points and 5 assists, but also has 9 turnovers in the loss. Ariza has 25 points and 8 rebounds for the Pelicans. Lin: Just a lackluster effort on my part coming out and careless with the ball, and so nine turnovers […]

Knicks 100-85 Kings

The New York Knicks defeat the Sacramento Kings for their seventh straight win. Lin plays distributor and puts up 10 points and 13 assists in the game. Lin: As a point guard, my field goal attempts have been really high and I don’t think that’s necessarily good. I think it’s more of my job to distribute […]

Knicks 90-87 Raptors

Linsanity continues as the New York Knicks defeat the Toronto Raptors. Lin puts up 27 points, 11 assists, and the game-winning three to extend the Knicks’ win-streak to six. Coach D’Antoni jokes: I’m just glad it went like this so we can calm the Linsanity down Lin: It’s not because of me, it’s because we’re […]

Knicks 100-98 Timberwolves

Lin leads the Knicks to a victory against the Timberwolves, extending their win-streak to five. Lin has 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists. For the Timberwolves, Love leads the team with 32 points and 21 rebounds. Lin: It was an ugly one, it was a gutsy one, it was a road win, everybody was […]

Knicks 92-85 Lakers

The Knicks defeat the Lakers. Lin has 38 points, 4 rebounds, and 7 assists. Bryant puts up 34 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers. Lin: The only thing we established tonight is four in a row. Now we try to go for five tomorrow. I’m not too worried about proving anything to anybody. As a […]

Knicks 107-93 Wizards

Lin leads the Knicks to their third straight win with 23 points and a career-high 10 assists. Lin has had a breakout week after going undrafted in 2010 and recently being sent to the D-League: Like I said after the last game, I wouldn’t have imagined this Coach D’Antoni: He just does everything easy and […]

Knicks 99-88 Jazz

Lin starts his first game in his NBA career. He scores a career-high 28 points along with 8 assists to lead the Knicks to victory, despite missing their two all-stars Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. Lin: Basketball’s so fun when you play on a team where people want to work together and work through tough times and […]

Knicks 99-92 Nets

Linsanity begins as Lin has a breakout game in a win against the Nets, dropping 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists. Lin has hardly been a factor in the NBA, and was even recently sent to the D-League. However, Coach D’Antoni gives him a chance to run the offense: I had my doubts, but […]

Joins Charlotte Hornets

Lin announces he will sign with the Charlotte Hornets on a two year, $4.3M deal. He’s the latest offseason addition as GM Cho looks to upgrade the team’s offense: We were looking to get more depth in the backcourt and we feel really good about the signing. He’s going to bring some energy to our backcourt […]

Sports Illustrated cover

In an issue of Sports Illustrated, Durant expresses his frustration at playing in James’ shadow: I’ve been second my whole life. I was the second-best player in high school. I was the second pick in the draft. I’ve been second in the MVP voting three times. I came in second in the Finals. I’m tired of being […]

Upset at finishing second

James expresses his displeasure at finishing second in the voting for the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award: It sucks. It definitely sucks, though, finishing second. Who wants to finish second? James averaged 6.8 defensive rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1 block per game for the season, but he says the most important aspect of his defensive ability is […]

Insults Kobe in freestyle

O’Neal performs a freestyle rap in which he insults his old teammate Bryant. Kobe [expletive], tell me how my ass tastes…I’m a horse. That’s why I’m getting divorced. He said Shaq gave a [woman] a mil. I don’t do that ’cause my name’s Shaquille. I love ’em, I don’t leave ’em. I got a vasectomy, now […]

Hits game-winner over Wade, Heat

Kobe hits a game-winning buzzer beater as the Lakers defeat the Heat 108-107. Down by two with 3.2 seconds left, Bryant slips when he catches an inbound pass and is forced to throw up an off-balance 3-point shot over Wade’s outstretched arm. Bryant: It was the luckiest shot I’ve ever taken, by far. It felt […]

Injures right index finger

Bryant injures his right index finger during a game against the Timberwolves. It is an avulsion fracture, in which a tiny fragment of bone tears away near a tendon or ligament. The injury occurs as Bryant reaches for a pass late in the first quarter. He sits out for most of the second quarter, but […]

Wins NBA MVP award

James wins his fourth NBA Most Valuable Player award. James almost has a unanimous MVP selection, garnering 120 out of 121 first-place votes for the award. James averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game for the season. He shot 56.5% from the floor and 40.6% from 3-point range. Heat president Pat Riley […]

Foot injury, will miss rest of season

The Oklahoma City Thunder announces that Durant will miss the rest of the season due to a Jones fracture injury in his right foot. He will undergo a bone graft procedure to address the fracture, the recovery for which usually takes four to six months. Thunder GM Sam Presti: It was the consensus of the specialists […]

Wins NBA MVP Award

Durant wins his first NBA Most Valuable Player award. He averaged 32 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 5.5 assists for the season, and led his team to a 59-23 record. During his acceptance speech, Durant thanks his mother: You made us believe, you kept us off the streets, put clothes on our backs, put food on the […]

Wins Defensive Player of the Year

Leonard wins the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. He helped the Spurs finish 3rd in defensive rating, with 99.6 points allowed per 100 possessions. Leonard joins Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only two players to ever win both a Defensive Player of the Year award and a Finals MVP award. Leonard: It […]

Wins Finals MVP

Leonard wins the NBA Finals MVP in a landslide vote. For the series, he averaged 17.8 points on 61% shooting. He also had the role of guarding LeBron James. Coach Popovich: He’s a great learner and he’s super competitive, has a drive to be the best that’s really uncommon in our league. He walks the walk. […]

Spurs 104-87 Heat Game 5

The San Antonio Spurs defeat the Miami Heat in Game 5 in order to win the 2014 NBA title. For the Heat, James puts up 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists. For the Spurs, Leonard puts up 22 points and 10 rebounds, and wins the Finals MVP award. James: We had a great first […]

Spurs 107-86 Heat Game 4

The Spurs defeat the Heat in Game 4 of the NBA Finals and take a 3-1 series lead. Leonard puts up 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs. James drops 28 points and 8 rebounds for the Heat. James: They smashed us. Two straight home games got off to awful starts. They came in and […]

Spurs 111-92 Heat Game 3

The Spurs defeat the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the 2014 NBA Finals. Leonard leads the Spurs with 29 points and 4 rebounds. For the Heat, James drops 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists. The Spurs have a phenomenal first half, shooting 25-33 from the field. Ginobili: It’s not something you can plan […]

Heat 98-96 Spurs Game 2

The Miami Heat defeat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of the 2014 NBA Finals. James leads the Heat with 35 points and 10 rebounds. For the Spurs, Duncan puts up 18 points and 15 rebounds. Duncan: Down the end there they executed really well. LeBron made some great passes and guys made open […]

Spurs 110-95 Heat Game 1

The San Antonio Spurs defeat the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals. For the Spurs, Duncan has 19 points and 10 rebounds. For the Heat, James has 25 points and 6 rebounds. The arena experiences an air conditioning malfunction during the match. Spurs coach Popovich: It was tough on both teams. They […]

Exits game with leg cramps

James leaves Game 1 of the NBA Finals before the match is finished because of severe leg cramping. The leg cramping is caused by extremely warm temperatures after the air conditioning in the arena malfunctions. James It was the whole left leg, damn near the whole left side. I was losing a lot [of fluids] throughout the game. […]

Breaks record

Thompson breaks the NBA record for most points scored in a quarter with 37. During the quarter, he doesn’t miss a shot, going 13-13 from the field, 9-9 from 3-point range and 2-2 on free throws. Thompson finishes the game with a career-high 52 points. Thompson: It was kind of a blur. I wish I could […]

Apologizes to Swift

West calls Swift and apologizes for interrupting her speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. Kanye did call me and he was very sincere in his apology. And I accepted that apology

Wins MVP

Bryant wins the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award. Bryant averaged 28.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.84 steals for the season while playing all 82 games despite tearing a ligament in his right pinkie in February. Bryant: This is an award I couldn’t have won on my own. I can’t thank these guys [his […]

Scores 81

Bryant scores 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors. Bryant shoots 28-46 from the floor, 7-13 from 3-point range, and 18-20 from the foul line. The performance is the second highest scoring display in NBA history, behind only Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game. Bryant: Not even in my dreams. That was something that just happened. It’s tough to […]

3rd NBA all-time leading scorer

Bryant passes Michael Jordan and moves into third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Bryant accomplishes this in a victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he puts up 26 points. The two players who are still ahead of Bryant are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone. Bryant: I’m just honored to be here, man, to […]

Scores 20,000 Career Points

James scores 20,000 career points and becomes the youngest player in the history of the NBA to reach the milestone. James is 28 years and 17 days old. The previous record holder, Kobe Bryant, was 29 years and 122 days old when he reached 20,000 points. James: The best part about it is I was […]

Wins scoring title, clinches 7th seed

Bryant scores 34 points in a victory against the Sacramento Kings. As a result, Lakers claim the 7th seed. Bryant also wraps up his second scoring title, averaging 31.6 points this season. It’s always a sense of accomplishment because there are so many great basketball players in the NBA. It’s always fun to be on the […]


The Cleveland Cavaliers select James with the 1st pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. This is a long time dream, and to finally accomplish this, and it finally shows that the hard work has finally paid off for me.