At 37, Kobe Bryant will take the floor Wednesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, for his swan song as an NBA player. The dynasty player managed to play his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five championships in the process.
The Lakers game featuring Kobe’s final game is against the Utah Jazz and pops off 10:30 p.m. ET. The game will be available on TV TWC SN / TWC D, ESPN 2 and on radio 710 AM ESPN / 1330 AM ESPN DEPORTES.
After his final road game Monday, Bryant described how much it has meant to have the career he’s had in a Lakers’ uniform.
Below find the full email penned by Bruce Levenson and leaked by the Hawks organization.
It’s only fair to note that Levenson was one of the most vocal critics of owners of Donald Sterling.
From: Bruce Levenson
Sent: 8/25/2012 11:47:02 PM
Subject: Re: Business/Game ops Continue reading
Donald Sterling is singing a new tune, but this time he knows he’s being recorded..
In a damage control to end all damage controls, Sterling sat down with Anderson Cooper’s 360 to apologise.
USAToday is reporting that NAACP interim president and CEO Lorraine Miller has accepted the resignation of the Los Angeles chapter president after questions surfaced as to why his branch honored beleaguered L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life Tuesday after revelations surfaced regarding Sterling making numerous statements denigrating black Americans.
In a letter of resignation, L.A. chapter president Leon Jenkins wrote,
Leon Jenkins, the president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, announced on Monday afternoon that the organization would give back donations it had received from disgraced NBA owner, Donald Sterling.
While the return of the cash was surely the noble and predictable thing to do, the move has not stopped some from wondering why in the hell they accepted the cold hard moola in the first place.. Continue reading
Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be banned for life and fined $2.5 million for racist comments, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday.
“We stand together in condemning Mr. Sterling’s views,” Silver said. “They simply have no place in the NBA.”
The move comes after days of outrage at ugly words attributed to Sterling from a taped conversation with an ex-girlfriend. source
NBA owners and players reached a tentative agreement on a new labor deal that would end the lockout, and would have the teams playing by Dec. 25.
NBA Commissioner David Stern said, “We’ve reached a tentative understanding… We’re optimistic that it will hold and we’ll have ourselves an NBA season.” They will get a full 66-game season if the deal goes.
NY Daily News said that before the lockout is over, owners and players must vote to approve the deal to finalize the agreement. Players will have to reform the union and then ratify the deal to make it official.