#TBT: 2005-2006 Kobe Bryant

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With Kobe’s final season coming to its close in less than 2 weeks, how could we not go back in time to the Bean’s MVP year of the 2005-2006 NBA season. The great debate about which of Bryant’s 20 year career always falls back on this great season and it’s not hard to see why.

Come take a trip with us after the jump and revisit the man that was Kobe Bryant from ’05-’06.

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Zero Dark 23

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For weeks now we’ve heard LeBron this and LeBron that, but in those last few weeks something that this LeBron is doing has changed and its almost perfect timing as the Cavaliers gear up for a playoff run.

For LeBron however, at this point in his career he has shown that even with all the talks about him being out-shined by the Warriors and Steph Curry, he still manages to fool everyone (at least the media) into thinking he’s regressed and borderline done.

But for James, the playoffs are just starting and so is his NBA season

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The #1 Pick is at Duke

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Ben Simmons was everybody’s unanimous #1 pick this upcoming NBA Draft but perhaps there may be another player that has emerged as the front-runner for teams around the NBA.

At 18 years old, the young freshman Brandon Ingram has been a key part of Dukes great regular season and soon to be a NCAA Tournament run. He has been pinned with Kevin Durant qualities and honestly it’s not hard to see why.

But what does Ingram do differently to Simmons?

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New Futures

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One of the most dynamic duo of superstars the league has ever seen in Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant has been something marvelled at by fans and NBA media alike. The combination of an explosive and freaky athletic point/shooting combo guard and an MVP leading scoring monster, if that doesn’t scream NBA championship then what else does?

Coming into this season, something that has been echoed since the Thunders departure from the 2012 NBA Finals has never been chanted more as we continue to watch this team underachieve. This year is also Durant’s free agency and questions and rumours have swirled around the team for the last 2 years.

So is it time for a break-up?

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