// Kobe Bryant

Celtics Defeat Lakers 113-96, All Is Right with the World

  Celtics beat Lakers. My favorite sentence ever. To me, it’s synonymous with good defeats evil. I can never get tired of watching Boston beat L.A., regardless of how meaningless the game is. However, the game itself was not the primary storyline entering last evening. Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant sharing breakfast together somehow became breaking news, […]

SoB Satire: Sources Say Rondo Was Recruiting Kobe at Breakfast

The following is the latest in our SoB Satire series. Much of the following isn’t real or confirmed to be true, but we totally wish it was. According to sources, it wasn’t “just two a–holes having breakfast” when Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant met for breakfast on Thursday morning, contrary to earlier reports. The two players did engage […]

Breakfast of Champions: Kobe and Rondo Share Side of Bacon Before Lakers-Celtics

Normally a Friday night game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics would be a marquee matchup of longtime rivals and storied franchises that dominates the headlines. But with both franchises stuck in NBA limbo (or purgatory, depending on your point of view), instead the talk of the town is about a Thursday […]

World Peace to Join New York Knicks

According to ESPN.COM, Metta World Peace is heading to New York to play for the Knicks. World Peace cleared waivers late Sunday afternoon after being amnestied by the Los Angeles Lakers. Artest said he wanted to join the Knicks because he wanted to win ” I don’t care if I’m starting or sweeping the floors. […]

Celtics Get Blown Out By Lakers as Trade Deadline Approaches

Amidst rumors at last season’s trade deadline, the Celtics were also on an epic west coast road trip, but they had just won two games in a row. Many viewed the Celtics strong play after last season’s All-Star break as an emphatic statement that Paul Pierce and crew wanted to keep the band together for […]

Pierce, Garnett Lead Charge as Celtics Rout Lakers

Paul Pierce put up 24 points, dished out six assists and grabbed seven rebounds in a huge blowout win against the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night, 116-95. Six of the Boston Celtics’ scored in double figures while only three did for the Lakers. This is the Celtics’ sixth straight win even though the Lakers came […]

Garnett’s Big Night Pushes Celtics Past Raptors

Kevin Garnett scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in just 26 minutes of game play as the Celtics notched their fifth straight win by beating the Raptors in Toronto, 99-95. The Celtics trailed by 10 after three quarters, but Leandro Barbosa would not let his team fold. Barbosa scored 12 of his 14 points […]

NBA Power Rankings: The Almighty to Unsightly Edition

So far, things have not exactly gone as planned in the NBA season. Expected playoff contenders have struggled mightily (don’t give me that look, Kobe, I like my job), and teams missing their star players have overachieved (kind of in for d rose?). It’s still early of course, but I guess that’s why it’s the SoB […]

BREAKING: Lakers Fire Mike Brown

All it took was a 1-4 start for the Lakers to part ways with their Head Coach. USA Today reports that the Lakers have fired Mike Brown. The team has been without Steve Nash for the past two games, and Dwight Howard, though playing, is still working his way back into shape after having offseason […]

Celtics’ News Roundup, 6/18-6/23: 2013 Title Odds, Garnett’s Future, Royce White

Rondo and Garnett among NBA’s most popular jerseys internationally The NBA released it’s top-10 internationally sold jerseys on Thursday. Kevin Garnett was the fourth most popular jersey, while Rajon Rondo’s #9 sold the seventh most. Both Celtics’ players ranked above the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant.  Arch-rival, Kobe Bryant, was the […]

Bynum Fuels Dramatic Lakers Win over Celtics

Andrew Bynum is having some kind of year for the Los Angeles Lakers. The big seven footer made a hook shot with just over 15 seconds remaining in regulation to give L.A. a three-point lead, and the Boston Celtics’ inability to get a good look for the tie resulted in a 97-94 loss on Sunday […]

Has the Novelty Worn Off for NBA All-Star Saturday?

All-Star Weekend is supposed to be for the fans, and this year most fans didn’t find Saturday’s events very good. We got to see the game’s biggest stars in street clothes cheering for most of the night. Back in the 80s, the dunk contest was bigger than the All Star Game; this year, it was […]

Bryant and Lakers Stop Celtics in OT Classic

In the closing seconds of Thursday night’s overtime game against the Lakers, the Celtics found themselves a point down. Paul Pierce fired a potential game-winner, but the shot rimmed out. Ray Allen grabbed the rebound and sent up one final prayer, but Pau Gasol blocked it as as time expired. The Lakers beat the Celtics in […]

The Atlantic, Week 2: Ray Allen & No One Else in Great Shape

Welcome to “The Atlantic,” a weekly column where we ‘trend up’ and ‘trend down’ news and notes from the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The Boston Celtics are riding Ray Allen’s hot hand. The Philadelphia 76ers are emerging as a powerhouse. Have the New Jersey Nets found their backcourt of the future? What’s going on this week […]

Shaq’s 2004 Miami Police Application: An In-Depth Investigation by Sports of Boston

The Miami New Times published a story last Wednesday detailing Shaquille O’Neal’s 2004 application to join the Miami Beach Police Force. It’s about time. Why should anything about one of the league’s most gregarious and hilarious superstars be hidden from the public eye? Boston Celtics fans only got a brief glimpse of that disarming smile […]