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Kobe Bryant retires in epic fashion

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It was the final match of a true legend. The future hall of famer has ended his superb career on an equally as good performance at the Staple Center, “his home”. At the age of 37, he indeed scored 60 points, achieving the highest scoring performance of the year. A huge symbol of his career, that will remain among the greatest of all time.

For his last game, it was all about Kobe, as the Laker’s team gave him nearly every possession, to have every chance to score as much as po
ssible. However, he had a quite good night shooting-wise, with 44% field goal percentage and 83% from the free throw line (which is even better considering the year he has had).

Finally, we can sum up this game as the dream finish for Kobe Bryant, who was the main attraction of the game, even if the Jazz was still in race f
or a play-off spot (they finished 9th, behind the Rockets). Kobe even dropped 5 points in the decisive moments (the last 50 seconds) to give LA the lead (97-96), which they kept for the rest of the game (101-96, final result). Clutch, as always.

Concerning the atmosphere in the Staples Center, it was the one he must have dreamed of. The fans, who paid an average $971 ticket to see this moment of basketball history, enjoyed one last time a game of the greatest Laker’s player of all times. Emotional scenes took place at the end of the game. And he is not going to miss only Laker’s fans.

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Shady MENARD, 1ere année bis

NBA is back!

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Spurs celebrating their win against the Heat, the 15th of April (photo by Bob Donnan – USA Today Sports)

Tonight, the NBA takes over. Since the 15th of April, and the victory of the San Antonio Spurs over the Miami Heat, the National Basketball Association let us all the summer without games to look at. The pending was really long for the fans, but here we are.

 LeBron James came back home to Cleveland – joined by Kevin Love – and the superstars Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose are finally back after their big injuries. Tony Parker and Boris Diaw’s Spurs will try to win a back to back title, which would be the first in San Antonio’s history. Bulls, Clippers and Thunder are also big contenders for the Larry O’Brien trophy. There will be a lot of suspens during all the competition, and it begins tonight. Indeed, the Spurs are opening this 2014/2015 season against their rivals, the Dallas Mavericks, in Texas. After five months without the most famous basketball league in the world, we are now at few hours of the big game. Tic tac, tic tac…

Anthony Poulain, IEJ3E

Kobe Bryant : The much awaited comeback

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kobe_crop_northKobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers’ legend, is about to make his comeback on the basketball courts. After missing 6 months of competition because of an achilles injury, the «Black Mamba» is about to amaze the Staples Center (Lakers’ Basketball court) again.

 

Supposingly ready for the season opener versus their biggest ennemy, the Los Angeles Clippers, he was finally ruled out. The 34-year-old guard left the gym and his physiotherapy routine to start practicing again with his teammates, whom he hadn’t played with since May.

 

Lakers are off to a very slow start in the regular season, after losing their forward, Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets, and can’t wait for their superstar’s return.

 

The much awaited comeback is supposed to happen on December 6th, against the Sacramento Kings , an old Californian rival Kobe knows perfectly.

Lionel Herreras, IEJ 3F1