A NBA Christmas

As we enter the Christmas season it is time to look forward to the annual NBA Christmas Carol. For the last two years the NBA has entertained us with the NBA Christmas Carol: Dribbling the Bells and last year’s Jingle Hoops. Although we have not found a new video to add to our collection we can still enjoy the YouTube videos from the years past.

 

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Brandon…Knight in Shining Armor

Sorry Brandon Knight… you know… for the reminder.

When Brandon Knight‘s name is mentioned people automatically think of that alley-oop. With over 12 million hits on that one video, every NBA fan witnessed Knight get embarrassed and since then have not given him the respect he deserves for the basketball talent he possesses. Early in his life, Brandon Knight was revered as one the top talents in any stage of basketball that he played for.

Early Basketball Years

Brandon Emmanuel Knight was born on December 2, 1991 and reigns from Miami, Florida. Since starting his basketball career at a young age, it should be no surprise Knight found early success playing high school basketball for Pine Crest in Fort Lauderdale. Continue reading Brandon…Knight in Shining Armor

Kobe Bryant: A Product of Los Angeles

5 time NBA champion, 2 time Finals MVP and Olympic Gold medalist, NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2008, and NBA All-Star for 15 years, Kobe Bryant has had nothing but success in his career.

Kobe Bryant was drafted with the 13th pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 draft. He was then traded for Vlade Divac to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Thus began the eventual legend that is Kobe Bryant.

The History

So much pressure comes with playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. Rightfully so, before Kobe Bryant joined the Lakers, the organization won 11 NBA championships. Fans and analysts questioned if Kobe could contribute to the winning culture.

And he had the answers.

No one knew when Kobe Bryant was traded to the Lakers that he would become the franchise’s all-time leading scorer and 4th all time on the NBA’s scoring list. That is understandable.

It did not happen right away for Bryant. In his rookie year, Kobe came off the bench and averaged 15.5 minutes per game. He averaged 7.6 points per game, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. Kobe was not looking like an all-time great, but anyone watching saw flashes of it.

In his second year, Kobe Bryant made his first NBA All-Star game and that is when the world started to take some notice. The numbers did not really jump off the page. Kobe averaged a little over 15 points a game and 3 rebounds. Continue reading Kobe Bryant: A Product of Los Angeles