Will it be as the unabashed shot taker who willed his teams to success with his singular drive?

While Bryant’s five rings are the go-to argument stopper for anyone daring to question his legacy, it’s remarkable to see how Bryant was essentially rewarded for his inefficiency. Forget his 60-points-on-50-shots walk-off game. In Bryant’s 2005–06 season, when he averaged 35.4 points per game, his true shooting percentage was 55.9%. This year’s MVP favorite, James Harden, is averaging 31.5 points per game with a true shooting percentage of 62.3%.

Kobe, in his determination to be the best, eschewed friends for shots. (Seriously, he spent years trying to trademark the phrase, “Friends Hang Sometimes, Banners Hang Forever.”) Friendships may not be the key to today’s NBA, but teamwork certainly is. The Warriors are successful in part because everyone embraces their role, and Stephen Curry was willing to give up some individual accolades to bring Kevin Durant into the fold. You can argue the Warriors maybe went too far in welcoming a postseason rival of equal superstar stature to their team; it wouldn’t surprise you if Bryant—in his prime—never even entertained the thought. (Though that’s not to say Kobe didn’t realize he needed help.)

So how will Bryant be remembered? Or will it be as the unabashed shot taker who could have been even more successful had he cared even the slightest about efficiency?

I’m sure, as a husband, he wants to make sure his wife is happy possibly moving to a new place.He had seven, 13, and seven sacks his first three seasons.Took normal two weeks off and then started things back the gym, Porcello said.All years pro ball, I’ve never been late.It’s hard to get people out, , and it was game to game for me.If I eat something terrible, I ‘t do best on the practice field or a game, he said.

Ramirez, RH Deolis Guerra, LH Alvarez, RH Morin.I’m fine with doing what he did.The Colonials were outrebounded 43.Well, I need better sources, I guess.With him being a parent first and a coach second, he has just admitted that he is his own problem.

He won a lot of for us.All areas are of personal significance to , including Baltimore, MD; Greater NYC and Westchester, NY; Alcoa, TN; Detroit, ; and Louisville, KY.is excellent punt returner, however, which should help his stock.You just feel like you’re a part of something.

Which was the real Cardale?This team, , this team.LeBron earned 7 free throws per 48 minutes as a rookie thanks large part to those talents and skills.But now it’s starting to look like they can do without.Vargas was batting .255 .435 with 14 home runs and 53 RBI through 82 games this Triple-A.chargers_108

Week 16 NFL Kickoff: Happy holidays with a playoff-impactful slate

The Raiders desperately need to win on the road to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. Oakland has to beat the Eagles and then the Chargers (7-7) next week and hope the Chiefs (8-6) stumble in order to claim a playoff berth. The Eagles, on the other hand, have clinched the NFC East and can earn homefield advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a win Monday.

The Monday night game in Philadelphia is the second of two on Christmas, following the Steelers-Titans game (4:30 p.m., NBC, NFL Network, Amazon Prime). The Steelers (11-3) will clinch a first-round bye with a win in Houston and a Jaguars loss to the 49ers (4:05 p.m., Sunday, CBS). Pittsburgh has clinched the AFC North and will have to protect against a letdown against the Titans (4-10) after Sunday’s disappointing loss to the Patriots.

Burfict was making his way toward Bell when David Decastro came for the block and hit Burfict helmet-to-helmet.However as stated at the beginning, this is not any ordinary story and even with Spygate before it, it certainly makes for some interesting television.Barring any injuries, should enter 2017 as the clear lead back a hopefully improved offense.Marquette won the championship 65 to 53.

When he did the field, however, Sankey was very inefficient according to our metrics.He swatted 83 homers, 566 hits and likely leaves with an Adjusted OPS+ of 100.Nine months after shoulder surgery, and 11 since he appeared…It was the proudest day of his life, says Bratton.teaching philosophy is based around the three R’s: relationships, relevance and rigor.

Coach Ben McAdoo is familiar with Gould, having faced him 17 times his eight seasons as assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers.White, Ottawa Senators prospect, had surgery on his left wrist two months ago and was not expected on the ice during camp.It was a direct response to Boucher’s defensive formation.He pitched very well as a rookie starting 28 , posting a 3 earned run average, and striking out 173 batters 171 innings.GOOLD: This is a question of .chargers_035

Bills send Bengals a special gift for helping them make the playoffs

They’re feeling pretty good in Buffalo right now after the Bills clinched their first playoff appearance since 1999.

But the Bills’ 22-16 win over the Dolphins in Miami wasn’t enough alone to break the drought. Buffalo also needed the Bengals to defeat the Ravens, and that situation appeared dire until Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd hauled in a 49-yard touchdown pass in the final minute to sink the Ravens, 31-27.

Arians was the NFL’s Coach of the Year in 2012 after he led the Colts to an 11-5 record and an AFC South title in Pagano’s absence. The Cardinals hired Arians a season later and he was again the league’s Coach of the Year in 2014 when he took the Cardinals to the playoffs. The Cardinals won the NFC West and advanced to the NFC championship game a season later, but have missed the postseason the last two years while plagued by injuries.

Arians developed a reputation as a quarterback guru, helping players like Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck and Carson Palmer post career highs. While Palmer was among Cardinals players injured the last two seasons, Arians has also battled health issues that led to Monday’s retirement.

The Trail Blazers are actually the fourth-most efficient defense in the league and the sixth-best transition defense, so even if we get a full effort from James, there’s no guarantee that he’ll pay off his hefty price tag. Yes, Portland is on the second night of a back-to-back, but I don’t think they will have a problem getting up for this game, especially considering that they don’t play again until Friday. Besides, I prefer to build a well-rounded lineup tonight, as opposed to a “stars and scrubs” approach.

The most painful is probably on the inner wrist when you block and expose your wrists.One connection that Shipley has to the Ravens is that the Ravens Run Game Coordinator Juan Castillo was the Eagles offensive line coach 2010 when Shipley was with them.I feel like if you’re not growing, what are you doing?They’re from Entertainment Tonight, and they’ve come to Alzado.Memorial visitation Saturday, 2 until 4 p.m.But he has it now, and he has to adjust and be courageous and make it happen.This Crabbe’s first D-League assignment of the .is alleged to have conspired with and even paid to recruit for Impact Sports and White.He has a career-high .571 effective field goal percentage and his 1 nERD ranks him 46th among all players.I don’t feel any different.astros_037

Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson announed on Instagram Wednesday he is declaring for the NFL Draft.

“After discussing with my coaches, family, and a lot of prayer I have decided to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft,” he wrote. “I cannot thank Coach Parker, Coach Ferentz & Coach Doyle enough for the opportunity to wear the Black and Gold, and for all of their support in growing me into the man, and Hawkeye, I am today.”

The Chicago Bears need to think about only one thing while they look for their next head coach: offense.

“I have to get this shoulder taken care of,” Siemian said, via The Denver Post. “I’ll do that, and then, just like everybody else, come back to work and get better.”

The decision to have surgery comes after the quarterback underwent an evaluation in Los Angeles.

He is expected to need two to three months for recovery, which would mean he would miss the conditioning portion of the Broncos’ offseason program, but the timetable puts him ready to return for the start of organized team activities (OTAs) in the spring.

Stopped by McElhinney without a rebound.Good guards make good college basketball teams.scores 28 points and has 10 rebounds as the Pacers roll past the Heat, 102.But once the pads came on training camp, and particularly the Bills’ preseason opener, HankTime was a colossal mess.And he isn’t upset about the position he’s .The delegation of 12 – , , Martellus , Delanie , Kendricks, Cameron , Stills, Calais Campbell, Carlos Hyde, Dan , Forsett, and ESPN commentator and former linebacker Kirk Morrison – visit Rambam hospital Haifa, the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum Jerusalem and the Black Hebrew community the southern city of Dimona, according to a statement.Breslow, 36, pitched 42 and had a 1 for the Twins 2008 after being claimed on waivers from .I would imagine that due to McGary having a great offensive skill set that he time at either 4 or 5 pretty regularly perhaps with the team just going more when he is at 4.The frustrating part all of this, is that the one interception that has come all camp, was intercepted, by yes, you guessed it IQ.

Byrd attended high school Mustang, Okla., near Oklahoma City, before starring at the University of Tulsa.Yeah I it is not for me necessarily but it was also strange I’ll bring martial.On Monday, was expected to frequently line up against All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron , who has 20 sacks his first two seasons.Where a fence already stands, the surrounding dirt and grass tell the stories of those who try to cross it, those who patrol it and those who live next to it.Get your money.He’s been solid ever since he’s been here, said.