LeBron James Almost as Hated as Kobe Bryant & The Top NBA News

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Jan 19, 2009 - Los Angeles, California, USA - Laker KOBE BRYANT #24 and Cavalier LEBRON JAMES #23 in the first half. Los Angeles Lakers defeat Cleveland Cavalierst at the Staples Center Photo via Newscom

There was a time when Kobe Bryant was hated by the rest of the NBA and many people outside basketball.  However, Kobe has erased all his legal problems  and has received love from every corner of the world.  From the USA to China, Kobe Bryant is considered a hero and role model.   That can no longer said about LeBron James.  At first, James was a liked figure in basketball, someone who everyone looked up to.  However, in the Q Score Company reported that LeBron is now more hated than Kobe Bryant.  James in number six, while Kobe is number five.

LeBron is nearly as hated as Kobe: OC Register

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Number four on Lakers.com top ten plays of the 2009-2010 is… Kobe’s amazing Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. [Lakers.com]

Who will be the biggest threat to the Lakers next season.  There are many teams in the West that can challenge the Lakers, but what team should the Lake Show look out for the most?  [ESPN Los Angeles]

Matt Barnes will attend court on October 18, due to  his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. [LA Times]

Here is an interview with one of the new rookies, Derrick Caracter. [OC Register]

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Brandon Jennings believes that the Bucks can win the Central Division, a pretty bold statement by the second-year player. [Hoopsnotes] He also blames the shoes he wore, as the sole reason why he didn’t make the USA team. [Slam Mag]

The Miami Heat are interested in the former Mavericks’ center Eric Dampier. [Slam Mag]

It is sad to see a future hall-of-famer trying to find a job, but Allen Iverson is considering playing in China next season; his agent is “shocked” that no team in the NBA offered him a contract. [Slam Mag]

The Minnesota Timberwolves are trying to land Carmelo Anthony, but I believe that will never happen.  Why would Melo leave a top team in the West, to go to one of the worst teams in the West? [Hoopsnotes]

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