COYFEE PRESENTS ‘FOR THE LOVE OF BASKETBALL PLAY-OFF CONFERENCES “

PLAYOFF CONFERENCES

Heat vs. Pacers Game 3, NBA Playoffs 2013: Miami dominates Indiana 114-96 to take 2-1 series leadImage

The San Antonio Spurs look to close out the Western Conference Finals strong with a possible sweep of the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4, but will the Big Bad Blue Bears play better with their backs to the wall?Image

Who are you cheering for? What is your opinion on the 4 fabulous teams left fighting for the NBA championship. As most of you know, I have been a Laker’s fan for most of my life.  I fell in love with the Lakers long ago. You know before they were making millions to dribble down the court.  Before Kobe was a household name..Needless to say, it may be years before we seen another championship.Image

Let’s look at what going on with the Pacers and the Heat.  I honestly think it’s still anybody’s game in the East.  If the Pacers want it bad enough they could fight back and take this thing to the next level. I know Heat fans, I know.  But there is somethng deep inside that urges me to cheer for the underdog.. So we will watch and see what the Pacers are made of!!!

Over in the west, not so much hope there.. the Grizzlies will have to push hard and keep the ball out of the had of the Spurs.. I still like to cheer for the underdog so let’s cheer for the Grizzlies.. I might add that I am blogging out of the beautiful state of Florida with some of the countries most beautiful beaches so I guess I should be cheering for the Miami Heat.. Well maybe but I honestly am not found of Lebon James (King James as he is known).

I remember when he decided to leave Cleveland for a ring.  I understand the thought of wanting to succeed but I wondered what of loyalty. What of carving a success out of what others were calling nothing.. Well don’t shoot me, it’s just my personal opinion. So now that I have spoken it back to the games…

Here is the line up for the Grizzlies and the Spurs..

 SPURS

 GRIZZLIES

Lineups

Starters
PG: Tony Parker
SG: Danny Green
SF: Kawhi Leonard
PF: Tim Duncan
C: Tiago Splitter

Key Bench Players
Manu Ginobili
Boris Diaw
Cory Joseph

Head Coach
Gregg Popovich

 

Lineups

Starters
PG: Mike Conley
SG: Tony Allen
SF: Tayshaun Prince
PF: Zach Randolph
C: Marc Gasol

Key Bench Players
Jerryd Bayless
Quincy Pondexter
Darrell Arthur

Head Coach

Lionel Hollins

 

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COYFEE PRESENTS FOR THE LOVE OF BASKETBALL- KOBE BRYANT VS MOM

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Hey sports lovers,

Kobe and his mom are in a huge disagreement.  I guess a disagreement is an understatement.  I read the below story and wondered why a mom would want to sell or auction off her son’s things. Please understand it is not my intention to judge her but just attempting to make sense of it all.. 

My son the ‘Black Mumba” …wow I would be so proud and would never sale any of things but again I am a Laker Lover.. I have loved the Lakers since I was 13 years old.  Now I will not tell you folks how many years that has been.  Smile, but it has been a lot of years. 

Read the story and let me know what you think.. Image

The story is provided by  ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell..

CAMDEN, N.J. — Kobe Bryant is in a court battle to try to keep his mother from auctioning off mementos from his high school days in Pennsylvania and his early years with the Los Angeles Lakers.

A New Jersey auction house filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Camden on Thursday for the right to sell the stuff after the NBA star’s lawyers wrote the firm telling it to cancel a planned June auction.

 

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The disagreement is a high-value, high-profile version of a question many families face: Can Mom get rid of the stuff a grown child left at home?

Pamela Bryant intends to sell: the NBA star’s jerseys, practice gear and sweatsuits from Lower Merion High School; varsity letters; a trophy for being the outstanding player at the 1995 Adidas ABCD basketball camp; and a signed basketball from the 2000 NBA championship game.

And then there are rings, for the 1996 Pennsylvania high school championship, a pair that the Lakers made for Bryant’s parents for the 2000 NBA championship and one from the 1998 NBA All-Star Game.

According to court filings, Pamela Bryant struck a deal in January with Goldin Auctions in Berlin, N.J., which earlier this year sold a rare Honus Wagner baseball card for a record $2.1 million.

She got $450,000 up front, which she intended to use for a new home in Nevada.

A source told ESPN that Kobe Bryant offered to pay his mother up $250,000 toward a home she wanted.

 She refused, saying she wanted $450,000. When Kobe Bryant turned her down, the source said that unbeknownst to Kobe Bryant she struck a deal to get the $450,000 advanced through the auction company.

The source said Kobe Bryant was unaware that his memorabilia was being auctioned until hours before the auction company released the news of the sale.

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Sources close to Kobe Bryant confirmed to ESPNLosAngeles.com that before learning about the auction through news reports, the Lakers star has given his parents “millions of dollars in financial assistance” throughout his 17-year career.

Bryant’s parents decided to sell his high school memorabilia without his consent in order to purchase an additional home, sources said. Bryant offered to buy a house for his parents, but they wanted a larger one.

 

 

In its court filings, Goldin Auctions says Pamela Bryant told the auction house that she asked her son five years ago what he wanted to do with the items that were in her home.

“Kobe Bryant indicated to Pamela Bryant that the items belonged to her and that he had no interest in them,” the auction house’s attorneys wrote. So she put them in a $1,500-per-month New Jersey storage unit.

The challenge came Tuesday when Goldin Auctions sent a news release announcing the auction. By day’s end, Kobe Bryant’s lawyer had sent a cease-and-desist letter telling the auction house to call off the sale and return the items to him.

Kenneth Goldin, owner of the auction house, says he can’t cancel the auction because he’s already advanced $450,000 to Bryant’s mother and put money into advertising the auction.

Kobe Bryant’s lawyer Mark Campbell said in a statement, “Mr. Bryant’s personal property has ended up in the possession of someone who does not lawfully own it. We look forward to resolving this legal matter through the legal system.”

Bryant has had a sometimes icy relationship with his mother and father, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, a former pro basketball player who is now coaching in Thailand.

Information from ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell, ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Dave McMenamin and The Associated Press was used in this report.