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Kobe Bryant & D’Angelo Russell Have Skyrocketed Lakers Tickets

The Return of Kobe Bryant and Rookie D’Angelo Russell Have Skyrocketed Lakers Tickets

In recent years, the downfall of the Lakers has helped the Los Angeles Clippers become the team of LA. However, according to Laker ticket prices, the Lakers still hold more value in the City of Angels. The team has announced the prices of the tickets for the 2015-2016 season, and the prices have risen for 6.2% compared to the average price of last season.

But the higher price should be expected; given that next season could potentially be Kobe Bryant’s last season. Hampered by injuries the last two seasons, Kobe says he is finally healthy and ready to withstand the wear and tear of a full season. The star shooting guard will have minute restriction during the season, but even 25-30 minutes of action from Kobe is more than enough to entice Lakers fans and Hollywood A-listers to attend the games.

The numbers speak for themselves; the tickets for the 41 home games for the Lakers at the Staples Center are more expensive than last year. The average secondary market price is set at $246.95 at the moment, and the price might go even higher as the year progresses. Teams are not immune to increasing prices during the season, and that especially might apply if the Lakers win more games than they lose and suddenly compete for a playoff spot. Last year, the average price of the secondary market tickets was set at $232.55.

Many people believe that no matter that the Lakers play in a highly competitive Pacific division that is slowly becoming a rival to the Northwest for the toughest western division, other factors contribute to the increase in price. The first and most important factor is the return of Kobe Bryant, who should be back in uniform after suffering a season ending shoulder injury in January last season. Back then, Kobe Bryant said that his plan is to be ready for September and training camp. Aside from the return of Kobe Bryant, the Lakers will also welcome rookie D’Angelo Russell, for whom the city has high expectations. Add in the return of another lottery pick in Julius Randle, as well as additions like Roy Hibbert, Brandon Bass and Lou Williams, and the city has high expectations for next season.

As expected, the most expensive game the Lakers will play at the Staples Center is against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The rivalry between Kobe Bryant and Lebron James is one of the most anticipated in the past 10 years, and fans were always expecting that the two will meet in the Finals. Sadly, that hasn’t happen, but their duels are always primetime. The two teams will play at the Staples Center on March 10 and the tickets are currently priced at $397.23 for a secondary market average. The price is 60% higher than the season average for Lakers tickets. The cheapest Laker tickets for the March 10 game is priced at $86.

The second most expensive game is the Christmas matchup with the Clippers, the intra-city rival. The price for the Lakers Games in December Christmas matchup that has the Lakers as the official host of the Clippers is $383.68. On April 6, the two teams will again meet, and the Lakers will again be the host. That is the third most expensive home game for the Lakers with a price tag of $336.05 for the secondary market average.

Few games will have a price below $200 for the next season, and the cheapest game the Lakers will play against the Denver Nuggets. The two teams will meet on November 3, with the average price of tickets standing at $173.05. The cheapest ticket for the game costs just $23. Some other below $200 games include the duel against the Indiana Pacers (November 29, $192 average price), against the Portland Trail Blazers (November 22, $194 average price) and against the Charlotte Hornets (January 31, $198 average price).

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Should Kobe Bryant Retire Soon?

Should Kobe Bryant Retire Soon? Charles Barkley Thinks So!

Kobe Bryant has been a controversial figure throughout his basketball career, but regardless of how you feel about his personal decisions, there is no question that he is a superstar on the court. Many would argue that whenever Kobe Bryant retires he will be one of the top 10 basketball players to ever play the game.

However, no matter how great he is, he simply can not play forever. There is already speculation about how much longer Kobe can continue to play in the NBA.

Recently, basketball legend Charles Barkley voiced his personal opinion about how much longer Kobe should play basketball, and in a statement that is sure to anger fans of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant, he expressed his desire to see Kobe Bryant retire at the end of this season.

It was not a mean-spirited comment, but based more on his own experience playing in the NBA as he was getting older, he felt like he played longer than he should have. According to the CBSsports article, “Barkley Hopes Kobe Bryant Retires This Year, For Kobe’s Sake” by Matt Moore, Barkley had this to say,

“This should be like a farewell tour, play 20, 25 minutes a night. The Lakers aren’t going to make the playoffs. Could he play some more? Yeah, of course. His best days are behind him. I hear these fools on TV, talking about, ‘Kobe’s going to get healthy.’ Old people don’t get healthy; they die. Old people don’t get healthy. Father Time is undefeated.”

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This week, we bring you our NBA 2015-2016 Infographic!

During the off season we have season we have heard of many rumours of trade-offs and contract negotiations of key NBA basketball players. If you missed out on this, don’t fret – check out our infographic below! There, you’ll find a great visual representation of the confirmed top 10 highest paid players and and their career earnings to date.  This season will be  a record year for the salary cap, with the 2016-17 season looking to jump even more.

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Lakers Kobe Bryant Pros and Cons at Small Forward

Lakers Kobe Bryant Pros and Cons at Small Forward

Coach Byron Scott said that he envisions Kobe Bryant spending more time at the SF position than playing his natural SG position the following season. While that might be beneficial for both the Lakers and Kobe Bryant, the move caries some risks, but also rewards. Here some of the Pros and Cons of the Los Angeles Lakers playing Bryant at the 3.

Pros of playing Lakers Kobe Bryant at SF

Playing Bryant at SF allows the Lakers to have multiple ball handlers in their lineup. Additionally, they will have a quality player on each position in the starting lineup. If Bryant starts at the 2, the Lakers are left with Ryan Kelly or Nick Young starting at 3. Playing Bryant at SF will also allow the Lakers to start both D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson. Both can create and initiate offense, and Bryant will be relieved from those duties, something he had to do in the past two seasons.

Playing Bryant at the SF position also allows Bryant to preserve energy on the defensive end, where he won’t have to chase shooting guards through countless of screens. Playing SF also puts Bryant closer to the post, where he is most effective, playing at the elbows and using his footwork and post-game to punish opponents.
The Lakers have tried playing Bryant at the SF previously, in the 2000-2001 season, and in 2012-2013. In both cases, the Lakers had an abundance of players playing at guard positions.

Cons of playing Lakers Kobe Bryant at SF

If Bryant is moved to the small forward position, he becomes the de facto best wing defender the Lakers have. In previous seasons, the Lakers have used a small forward as a designated wing defender to preserve Bryant’s energy for the offensive end. That was the case with Ron Artest (Metta World Peace) and Trevor Ariza. If Bryant plays at the 3, he will have to defend Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James, OKC Thunder Kevin Durant, New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, Kawhy Leonard and others. In reality, some of them will spend time at the 4 in small ball lineups, and there are not as many quality small forwards nowadays.

Another downside of playing Lakers Kobe Bryant at SF is that it reduces the Lakers depth. While they will get to have their five best players on the floor at the beginning of the game, they have only Lou Williams and Nick Young to serve as backups to positions 1-3. Not that the Lakers have some better options at the SF position.

Another downside of playing LA Lakers Kobe Bryant at the Small Forward position is that it carries risks for his health. Bryant is not exactly the model for health in recent years, and banging inside with bigger and stronger opponents does carry certain risks.

If the Lakers elect to play Bryant at the 3 more, and give reins of the offense to the young back court, they risk the turnover-prone offense territory. Clarkson and Russell are great young players, but they do not have the experience to run an offense. Russell averaged almost 6 turnovers per game during Summer League, but that is to be expected.

But most importantly, the change could and probably will put Lakers Kobe Bryant in a secondary position. Kobe has served as the de facto unquestioned face of the franchise for so many years, and allowing Clarkson and Russell to run the show might not fare well with his ego.

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Kobe Bryant or Lebron James Who Will Cost You More In The Wallet?

The discussion which player is better, Kobe or LeBron is one that can never end. While there are similarities between the two, one of them is a shooting guard, while the other is a small forward. Therefore, their style of play is different. But one thing they have in common is their popularity. Kobe is one of the most popular athletes in the NBA, and LeBron got there the past few seasons as well. LeBron proclaimed himself the King, even before he stepped a foot on an NBA court, and signed a multiyear deal with Nike. There are two aspects to consider when considering who is more valuable moneywise, and those are ticket prices for away games, and attendance for both home and away games. The Lakers are a mess this year, but people still want to see Kobe Bryant.

The attendance battle
One of the aspects to compare is who brings more fans to the arena. According to ESPN statistics, the Cavaliers are second on the list for average attendance at home games. They fit 20,562 visitors to their games, or on average 100% of the capacity of the arena. In 2013-2014 season, the one before LeBron joined, the Cavs ranked 16th in home game attendance, with average capacity of 84.3%. Cleveland is also the only team in the top 10 in attendance, to have a higher percentage on the road than home. The Cavs percentage for away games is 100.9. The Lakers are 10th on the attendance list, with an average of 18,940 visitors in the arena, or 99.4%. Their away games fill 93.3% of the capacity.

Versus Golden State Warriors Kobe avg $165 | Lebron avg $240
The Warriors are the hottest team in the NBA, and is traditionally one with high prices for tickets. The starting price for tickets when Lakers are in town for this year is $97, with $165 being the average price. The Golden State Warriors routed the Lakers in both duels they already played this season. When LeBron comes to town, the starting price is $151, a lot more than what it was last year, when the price was $62 per ticket for the lowest price. The average price of tickets for the game at Oracle Arena is $240.

Versus Chicago Bulls Kobe avg $132 | Lebron $189
The duel between Kyrie Irving and Derrick Rose will cost $154 for the lowest priced ticket, and $189 on average. This is one duel where LeBron might not be the central figure, but nevertheless, he is responsible for the higher price of the ticket. Even on Christmas day, when the Lakers visit the Bulls, the price is significantly lower, starting at $94, and going up to $132 on average.

Versus Dallas Mavericks Kobe avg $88 | Lebron $72
Dallas is probably one city where the price for watching Kobe Bryant in live is higher than the one for LeBron James. Tickets start at $52 when the Cavs are in town, and the average price is $72. While the difference is not big, the tickets for Kobe are more expensive, and understandably so, since Lakers are rivals with the Mavericks. The duel between the two teams will cost $61 at the lowest, and $88 for an average ticket price.

Versus Toronto Raptors Kobe avg $102 | Lebron avg $172
Fans will have to pay at least $94 if they want to see LeBron James in person, and the average price is $172. For Kobe, the player that dropped 81 points on the Raptors, fans need to pay $73 for the lowest priced tickets, with average price being $102.

Versus New York Knicks Kobe avg $204 | Lebron avg $245
Even though New York is one of the worst teams in the league, ticket prices are high. Both James and Kobe have had some masterful performances at the Garden. Bryant holds the record for most points scored in the Garden. In 2009, he scored 61 points in a Lakers victory. This year, the tickets for the Lakers start at $110, and cost $204 on average. James is third on the list for average points in the Garden, right behind Kobe. When his Cavs come into town, fans will pay at least $132 to see his duel with Carmelo Anthony, and $245 on average.

Versus Memphis Grizzlies Kobe avg $74 | Lebron $161
Memphis has some of the lowest priced tickets in the league, which provides fans in the town to see their team and opposing stars in person for a cheap price. For example, the tickets for the duel with the Lakers, scheduled for March 6 start at $18, with the average price being $74. The starting price for the duel with the Cavs is higher, and set at $54, but the average price is lower and is $61.

Versus Los Angeles Clippers
The Purple and Gold come out strong in support of Kobe and the Lakers. The Clippers vs Lakers game is on January 7th and has a $75 get in price while the Clippers vs Cavaliers January 16th is 33.3% higher to get in the door at $100.00 per ticket. To sit in the section 209 row 9 for the Lakers will cost you $135 while the same ticket for the Cavs game is 22% higher at $165 a ticket and finally if you wanted to sit in section 111 row 3 (Center Court) for the Lakers game would run you $600 per ticket and for the Cavaliers expect to pay 62% more at $975 per ticket. Don’t foget that the Clippers and Lakers do play each other 3 more times at the Staples Center than the Clippers play the Cavs.

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5 Reasons Why You Must Visit the Staples Center

Want to visit one of the most iconic venues of all time? Then stopping at the Staples Center in Los Angeles should be on your bucket list! The multi-purpose sports arena is not only home to Michael Jordan’s competition–Kobe Bryant–but it’s a magnet for some of the best shows on the planet. Here are the 6 Reasons Why You Must Visit the Staples Center:

It’s Kobe’s office

The number six reason to Visit Staples Center? 6)Time is running out to see one of basketball’s elite players, Kobe Bryant, and the Staples Center just happens to be his place of employment. He may be knocking on retirement’s door, but watching him play is still a sight to be seen!

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It’s Jack Nicholson’s second home

The number five reason to Visit Staples Center? 5)If you’re heading to a Lakers game, grab your camera for a shot of Jack Nicholson. He’s a long time fan of the club, and can typically be found court side. In fact, he has owned his Lakers court side tickets for more than three decades, which makes him the NBA’s most dedicated fan! Plus, he’s just one of the many celebrities you’ll have the chance to gawk at during a Lakers game.

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It’s won awards

The number four reason to Visit Staples Center? 4)In 2000, the Staples Center was named “Best New Concert Venue of the Year” by Pollstar Magazine. It also won “Venue of the Year” in 2000 and 2001. This is no surprise considering it has hosted some of the biggest events. The arena boasts an impressive resume that includes Michael Jackson’s memorial, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, LA Kings Stanley Cup Finals, UFC fights, 2000 Democratic convention, figure skating championships, LA Lakers NBA Finals, Grammy Awards, and many more high profile events.

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It’s named most vegetarian-friendly by PETA

The number three reason to Visit Staples Center? 3)If anyone knows anything about being vegetarian, it’s People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In 2013, the organization named the Staples Center the most vegetarian-friendly NBA arena. So, if you’re vegetarian, you don’t have to worry about packing your lunch when buying tickets for an event here!

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It is the Premiere Concert Venue in Los Angeles for Stars to See Stars

The number two reason to Visit Staples Center? 2)Celebrities and fans come to the Staples Center to see the biggest acts in the world perform and no one has performed more than Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift has sung at the Staples Center 18 times including sold out concerts, five different times at The Grammys and the MTV Video Awards. Taylor Swift will add to her lead over U2 who has performed at the Staples Center 13 times when she plays there on August 25th and 26th in 2015.

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Easiest way to catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrity in Los Angeles

The number one reason to Visit Staples Center? 1)Athletes attract Stars! Besides Jack at any given Lakers game you can usually spot many A listers sitting courtside from David Beckham, Chris Pine,Tom Hanks, Jason Bateman, Stallone, Tom Cruise, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Zac Efon, Denzel Washington and the list goes on and on. There are plenty of Celebrities at Clippers games to from Sir Paul McCartney, Drake, Rhianna, Justin Bieber, Mark Walberg, Drew Barrymore, Jessica Alba and who can forget Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis on the Kiss Cam.

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What’s the plan after Kobe retires?

Kobe Bryant is one of the league’s greatest players of all-time. Kobe Bryant LakersHe is entering his 19th NBA season this fall and has been to the All-Star Game 16 times in his illustrious career. Tack on five NBA Championships, two NBA Finals MVPs and one regular season MVP and Bryant is a surefire Hall-of-Famer. The past two years have been rough for the 36-year-old though. He has suffered two serious leg injuries including a torn Achilles and a fractured knee. To make matters worse, the Lakers are coming off a season in which they won only 27 games and things don’t look much better this year unless vintage Bryant comes back. With a poor supporting cast and an aging star coming back from serious injuries, the Lakers don’t appear to be building for the future or winning in the present. Bryant is expected to retire in two years and the summer of 2016 has several NBA stars becoming available in free agency. The Lakers are hoping some of those stars can get past the losing ways of recent and head to the attractive destination of Los Angeles.

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Last season, Bryant was coming back from a torn Achilles and all signs pointed to him being physically fine. The Lakers were coming off a summer in which Dwight Howard bolted town for the Houston Rockets, but if Bryant was healthy they were expected to be in the playoff hunt. He struggled initially coming back from injury just because he hadn’t played in game action for a while. In his 10th game of the year though, he went down with a fractured knee and the Lakers season went up in flames. Add in injuries to Pau Gasol and Steve Nash and Los Angeles was trotting a team of street free agents on the court. The results weren’t good. This offseason, they resigned Jordan Hill to a two-year deal and drafted University of Kentucky big man Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick. The cupboard is still quite bare though and asking your aging superstar to turn back the clock and win games on his own after the devastating injuries he’s suffered is unrealistic.

Los Angeles has always gotten by on their team history, spotlight and nice weather in southern California. Free agents loved that about the Lakers. That doesn’t appear to be the case anymore. Howard and Pau Gasol have left town during the last two offseasons. Unless Randle becomes a star in the next two years, it’s hard to expect any prominent free agents to come to town because the Lakers aren’t an attractive winning destination.

Kevin Durant, Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Nicolas Batum, Brook Lopez and Mike Conley are among the free agents that will hit the market in the offseason of 2016. Fellow Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James and Kevin Love could even hit the market if they opt out of their contracts. The summer of 2016 is gearing up to be one of the best in recent years and the Lakers will have plenty of cap room. However, without a plan for the future in place and the ability to win immediately, they may have to settle for the leftover free agents.

No matter what the next two seasons are going to be interesting ones for the Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers Fans and Kobe Bryant himself! Chris M.

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Toughest Games for Lakers in 2014-2015 Schedule

The Los Angeles Lakers are entering a 2014 – 2015 season full of mysteries and question marks. Will this be the season the Lakers will manage to bounce back? Will Kobe be back at his 100 percent and how will the new stars of the team end up performing? Let’s have a look at the most significant games of the 2014 – 2015 regular season for the Lakers.

Lakers vs Rockets
The Lakers start the season with a tough game against Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets, in the Staples Center on October 28. Kobe Bryant and his company will try to achieve a statement victory. The Lakers will once again host the Rockets on January 25. The only meeting between the two teams in Houston will take place on November 19. Lakers Vs Rockets Tickets

Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Lakers will host Lob City on October 31 and this will be a great test for them. The Clips are once again entering the season as strong title contenders while the Lakers will be looking to just make it to the playoffs. On April 5 the Lakers will once again play against Lob City with their championship banners raised. The Clips will be the ones to host their city-rivals on January 7 and April 7. Lakers Vs Clippers Tickets

Lakers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Kobe will play against his buddy, LeBron James but this season, The Chosen One will be wearing the wine and gold once again. The Lakers will host the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 15. The two teams will square off against each other once again in Cleveland on February 8. The Cavs are the obvious favorites for the victory in both meetings. Lakers Vs Cavs Tickets

Lakers vs Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers will host the Los Angeles Lakers on January 5 and then again on February 11. Portland will enter the 2014 – 2015 season with many improvements on its roster. The Lakers will take on Rip City at home on January 11 and April 3. Lakers Vs Blazers Tickets

Lakers vs Thunder
One of the toughest opponents for the Los Angeles Lakers will be the OKC Thunder. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and their company are looking to make it to the NBA Finals once again. The first meeting between the Lakers and the Thunder comes on December 19 in the Staples Center and the second one on March 1, once again in LA. The Thunder will host the Lakers on March 24. Lakers Vs Thunder Tickets

Lakers vs Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors have established themselves as a powerhouse in the Western Conference. The Los Angeles Lakers will try to take the Splash Brothers and their company down on November 1, in the Oracle Arena. LA will once again play against the Dubs on November 16 and on December 23, in the Staples Center. On March 16, the last meeting between the two teams will take place in Oakland. LAKERS Vs Warriors Tickets

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How much can Kobe Bryant help the Lakers next season?

The leader of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant, will be back this season. And not only will he be healthy but he is determined to help his team do much better than it did in 2013 – 2014. The Lakers failed to land another superstar so Kobe will now have to take the biggest chunk of the offensive load next season.

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And that’s something he can do.

Kobe Bryant Inspirational Quotes

The Lakers will be a different team next season and they will also have a new head coach, Byron Scott. He and Kobe know each other very well. Now, after two disappointing seasons under Mike D’Antoni, Kobe will have a unique chance to emerge as the clear leader of the team and lead it to a better course.

Kobe Bryant Inspirational Quotes

After spending the biggest part of last season sidelined due to an injury, Kobe Bryant is now fully healed and ready to go. In fact, he recently pointed out that he could be playing at his full speed even if the season started today

Kobe Bryant Inspirational Quotes

The Lakers will really need the Black Mamba to be at his best as soon as the season commences. Apart from what he brings to the table with his performance, Kobe is a superstar presence, a driving force for the rest of the group. He is always capable of motivating his teammate and he does that by giving 110 percent of himself every time he steps foot on the court.

Kobe Bryant Inspirational Quotes

With no second superstar on his side, Kobe will have to play as well as he has ever done over the course of the last few years. Although he is aging and in fact, gradually entering the last years of his career, Kobe can still be a true difference maker for the Lakers. And he will be exactly that guy.

Kobe Bryant Inspirational Quotes

Since 1996 Kobe Bean Bryant has been amazing Lakers and true NBA fans everywhere with his play and both physical mental toughness. I saw one of Michael Jordan’s last games I feel the same way about Kobe “Ahh Inspired” so I figured I would add some Inspirational Quotes from Kobe Bryant!

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Lebron James most searched NBA player on the Internet

Top five nba players searched in JuneAt this time of the offseason in the NBA, most of the top free agents have already found their new teams. We already know which will the most powerful teams in either conference will be and how the new balances across the league will be. Let’s take a look at the players who were searched the most on the Internet during the month of June.

It comes as no surprise that on the top spot we find LeBron James. June was the month in which the Miami Heat squared off against the San Antonio Spurs and eventually lost the NBA Championship. But it was also the month in which tons of speculation and rumors about LeBron’s Decision 2.0 arose. Millions of fans searched news about LeBron, trying to find a hint about his next destination. Eventually, his decision was announced in July.

Kobe Bryant lies at the second spot. Although the Black Mamba missed the biggest chunk of the 2013 – 2014 season he still had an influence in the course of the Los Angeles Lakers and their decisions for the future. Kobe was active during the Lakers’ free agency moves, which however didn’t end up with a superstar signing.

Kevin Durant came up third in the list, followed by Tim Duncan. The two of them squared off against each other during the , where Duncan and the Spurs prevailed.

It’s notable that at the fifth spot we find Michael Jordan. Of course, His Airness is no longer playing the game but as the owner of the Charlotte Hornets (formerly known as the Charlotte Bobcats), he still has a significant role in the league. Jordan always draws attention from the fans and the media and the recent changes in Charlotte together with the second playoff berth in franchise history increased the interest from the entire NBA world.

Carmelo Anthony lies on the sixth spot. Melo was the second best free agent this summer, behind LeBron. Although he tested free agency, he ended up re-signing with the New York Knicks. Of course, until mid-June, when the NBA Finals were still under way, Anthony’s name wasn’t that much searched on the Internet.

Dwyane Wade and Tony Parker occupy spots seven and eight in the most searched basketball athletes of the month of June. Again, this was widely expected, since the Heat and the Spurs made it all the way till the NBA Finals.

It’s notable that Lamar Odom entered the top 10 and ranked ninth in the list of Google’s most searched basketball players for June. Odom continues to draw much attention from fans and media across the globe. His marriage with Khloe Kardashian, his off-court issues and his bunch of unsuccessful efforts to return to NBA action are good enough reasons for the attention levels to remain high. Odom reportedly had discussions with some teams around the league about a possibility of a return to the NBA.

Kevin Love finished at No.10. In fact, the megastar forward is now drawing even more attention, as he is the next superstar who will most probably switch teams. The Minnesota Timberwolves have been exploring trade scenarios for a few months now. Now that LeBron and Melo all off the board, Love is the center of trade discussions in the NBA.

“It must be the shoes” because although Michael Jordan retired from the NBA in 2003 he still leads Lebron, Kobe, Durant and Duncan in being searches since 2004.

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