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Exclusive photos: Floyd Mayweather reconnects with Kobe Bryant in Las Vegas after the Lakers’ loss to the Kings

Floyd Mayweather and Kobe Bryant in Las Vegas (All photos courtesy of Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

On Thursday night, Oct. 11, inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Sacramento Kings pulled off a 104-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in a preseason matchup.

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Sitting courtside for the game while showing his loyalty to the Lakers was boxing’s number one fighter, Floyd Mayweather. Despite some of the turmoil that the Lakers have had to endure the past year, Mayweather has constantly shown his loyalty to the team and that doesn’t figure to change in the upcoming season.

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Following the game, Mayweather could be seen having a few words with 15-time All Star Kobe Bryant, who is presently recovering from a torn Achilles that he suffered in April.

Real rap with Floyd Mayweather and Kobe Bryant after the Lakers-Kings preseason game in Vegas

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All-access coverage from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada following the Sacramento Kings’ 104-86 preseason victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, Oct. 10.

In this video we catch up with pound for pound boxing star and five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, as he speaks with Lakers’ star guard Kobe Bryant as they talk life and reconnect.

Lakers’ guard Jodie Meeks looking forward to China trip following preseason loss to the Kings

Post-game coverage from the MGM Grand Garden Arena as Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks speaks following his team’s loss to the Sacramento Kings. Hear what Meeks had to say about the preseason thus far, the team’s upcoming trip to China, and much more

Lamar Odom reportedly checks himself into rehab after Khloe Kardashian’s ultimatum

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian (Photo: Instagram.com)

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According to a report from TMZ.com on Wednesday, Sept. 4, Lamar Odom has finally decided to check himself into rehab to deal with his ongoing drug addiction.

The troubled NBA forward, known best for his days on the Los Angeles Lakers, has seen his name thrust into headlines in recent weeks for nothing related to his skills on the court.

Rumors of infidelity in his marriage to Khloe Kardashian swirled and the 32-year old star was arrested with DUI this past Friday.

According to a follow up report from TMZ.com, Khloe issued a stern ultimatum to Odom; enter rehab or see their marriage come to a close.

Big news as Doc Rivers to be released from Boston and set to join the Los Angeles Clippers

Doc Rivers and Rajon Rondo (Photo: Facebook.com)

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According to a report from CBSSports.com on Sunday, June 23, the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics have reached an agreement to release coach Doc Rivers from his contract with the Celtics that would allow him to sign with Los Angeles in exchange for a first-round draft pick in 2015.

There are three years and $21 million left on Rivers’ contract that Los Angeles has also agreed to pick up.

The league will reportedly approve the deal that will send the pick over to Boston in exchange for the release of Rivers, who lead Boston to a championship in 2008.

Photos: Behind the scenes with the Miami Heat following their second consecutive NBA championship

Go behind the scenes with the Miami Heat, including Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, and others following the team’s game seven victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.

All photos courtesy of Instagram.com

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VIDEO: Lebron James and the Miami Heat receive their NBA championship trophies

More updates from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, as Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and the rest of the Miami Heat receive their NBA Finals championship trophies following their 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in the seventh game of their series.

Chris Robinson can be reached at Trimond@aol.com

Miami Heat repeat as NBA champions with 95-88 game seven victory over the Spurs [Bonus Video]

Check out the video for highlights from game 7 of the NBA Finals as the defending champion Miami Heat repeat as league champions with an emotional 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs

Video: Tim Duncan says the San Antonio Spurs will be ready for the Miami Heat in game seven

A night after the San Antonio Spurs’ heartbreaking game seven loss to the Miami Heat in the sixth game of their NBA Finals showdown, Spurs’ center Tim Duncan addressed the media, assuring everyone that he and his teammates will be ready. Here what Tim had to say…

Video: Miami stuns San Antonio in overtime 103-100; check out the 3-pointer from Ray Allen at the end of regulation

Earlier tonight at the American Airlines Center in South Florida, the defending NBA champion Miami Heat capped off an incredible comeback with a stirring 103-100 victory in overtime over the San Antonio Spurs.

The Heat were down by double-digits in the 4th quarter but their team captain Lebron James helped to rally the team. An incredible 3-pointer by Ray Allen near the end of regulation helped to send the game into overtime. Check out the play above.

Video highlights: The San Antonio Spurs defeat the Miami Heat 114-104 to take a 3-2 series lead in the NBA Finals

Highlights from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas as the hometown Spurs emerge with a 114-104 victory over the defending champion Miami Heat to pull ahead three games to two in their NBA Finals. Game six takes place on Tuesday night in Miami, where Lebron James and company will look to even the series.

VIDEO: Behind the scenes with Lebron James prior to the Miami Heat’s loss to the Indiana Pacers in game 4 of the ECF

Go behind the scenes prior to the Indiana Pacers’ 99-92 victory over the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. After Tuesday’s vicotry by the Pacers, the series is now tied as the action again shifts back to Miami for gave five.

In this exclusive video by our friend Dennis ‘dSource’ Guillermo, we check out Miami star Lebron James warming up before the game.

As the Miami Heat go for another title, Chris Bosh set to welcome another child with wife Adrienne

The Bosh family (Photo: Instagram.com)

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According to a report from UrbanBelleMag.com on Monday, May 13, it appears that Miami Heat star power forward Chris Bosh and his wife Adrienne are expecting their second child together.

The news was confirmed via Twitter by NBC 6’s Roxanne Vargas, who seemed elated to spread the word.

“So honored to share the news first that @MrsAdrienneBosh and @chrisbosh are expanding the family! Congratulations!” stated Vargas.

Kobe Bryant attempting to stop his mother’s auction plans

Kobe Bryant and his mother  Pamela (Photo: Lakers.topbuzz.com)

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Kobe Bryant’s mother Pamela Bryant approached GoldinAuctions.com to sell her sons memorabilia.

She received $450,000 up front and her intent for selling his items was to get money to purchase a home in Las Vegas. The suggested amount of profit from the sale of the memorabilia is estimated around 1.5 million.

Las Vegas odds makers pick Miami Heat to win it all and believe the Lakers won’t make it out of the first round against the Spurs

Lebron James is favored to lift another NBA Championship this June (Photo: Instagram.com)

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The odds have been against the Los Angeles Lakers all season and now that they have made the playoffs, doubters remain.

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times on Friday, April 19, Las Vegas odds makers are giving the team a very slim chance of winning the 2013 NBA Playoffs.

It appears that the Lakers only have a 12% chance of even making it out of the first round against the San Antonio Spurs, who they meet this Sunday.

Brittney Griner confirms to the world that she is gay: ‘I’ve always been open about who I am’

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According to a report from Maggie Gray of Sport Illustrated on Wednesday, April 17, former College basketball standout Brittney Griner has come out with her sexuality as a young gay woman.

Griner spoke on why it is more acceptable for women to come out as a gay athlete as opposed to men in today’s society.

“I really couldn’t give an answer on why that’s so different,” said Griner. “Being one that’s out, it’s just being who you are. Don’t worry about what other people say, because they’re always going to say something, but if you’re just true to yourself, let that shine through. Don’t hide who you really are.”

Seventh-seeded Los Angeles Lakers have a date with the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs

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Los Angeles Lakers’ star forward Kobe Bryant made a promise months ago that his team would make the playoffs.

On Wednesday night, April 17, the Lakers defeated the Houston Rockets 99-95 to clinch the seventh playoff spot in the Western conference.

Kobe Bryant later took to his twitter account to announce “Playoff promise fulfilled #ontothenext.”

Of course, Bryant is recovering from surgery following a torn Achilles and will not actively be playing when the Lakers meet the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.

Kobe Bryant to undergo surgery after rupturing Achilles tendon

Kobe Bryant in the hospital following his season-ending injury (Photos: Instagram.com)

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The worst news was confirmed Saturday morning as Kobe Bryant’s MRI results showed that he indeed did rupture his Achilles tendon. He is scheduled to have surgery and it is speculated that it will take up to nine months of rehab before he can return. Last night after the Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors Bryant said he knew it was his Achilles.

“I can’t walk, I put pressure on it and I can’t walk,” claimed the five-time NBA champion.

Lebron James comments on Kobe Bryant’s injury plus other celebrity reactions via Twitter

On Friday night, Los Angeles Lakers living legend Kobe Bryant suffered a season-ending injury, as it is likely that he has a torn Achilles.

The news is devastating to the Lakers community, as the team, which is presently in the thick of an intense playoff hunt, facing the likelihood of life without their star player.

Continue reading below for some celebrity feedback to Bryant’s injury.

Kobe Bryant takes to his Facebook page to rant about Achilles injury

Kobe Bryant limping in pain following his injury last night in Los Angeles (Photo: Instagram.com/heyaitsjohn)

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There is no doubt that Kobe Bryant is more frustrated and confused than anyone about his possible torn Achilles.

On Friday night, the Lakers were hosting the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center and despite scoring a dramatic comeback victory, 118-116, the focus of the night went towards Bryant’s game-ending injury. While nothing has been confirmed, it is probable that Bryant has torn his Achilles.

Early Saturday morning, Bryant took to his personal Facebook page to vent about his frustration and vowed to return admist much uncertainty. Here’s what the five-time champion had to say.