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Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Aug 5, 2009
Time for Apache to do right thing with Joe Bryant
It's been 2 1/2 months since the Ryukyu Golden Kings defeated the Tokyo Apache in the bj-league championship game.
BASKETBALL / NBA / NBA REPORT
Jun 10, 2009
Kobe Bryant's virtuoso performance off the charts
LOS ANGELES — When Kobe plays as he did in Game 1 of the NBA Finals he may as well be in a vacant gym at midnight with the lights off throwing uncontrollable moves on operatic phantoms. Every other possession was so perversely pure he had the Magic wandering aimlessly around Bryant Park.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
May 15, 2009
Kobe Bryant says series should decide title
A veteran coach, a voice of reason, a passionate advocate for a better and stronger bj-league, Tokyo Apache floor boss Joe Bryant has plenty of suggestions on how to improve the hoop circuit in the future.
BASKETBALL / NBA / NBA REPORT
Apr 22, 2009
Time is right for a LeBron-Kobe showdown
NEW YORK — Last season the NBA and its fans got what they sold their souls for, a showdown between the Celtics and Lakers . . . the league's two most venerated and decorated franchises.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Apr 19, 2008
Kobe Bryant has Apache poised for title run
Joe Bryant and his famous son, Kobe, have made remarkable turnarounds with their respective basketball teams.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Feb 11, 2008
Joe Bryant knows player comparisons serve as strong motivational tool
They call him "Jellybean," which happens to be one of the best nicknames in all of professional sports.
BASKETBALL / NBA / NBA REPORT
Nov 2, 2007
Pistons in position to deal for Kobe
NEW YORK — Since the NBA last played games that counted, we've had a rogue referee plead guilty, an oafish organization found guilty and the league's principal point producer/insubordinate is within a hair ball of leveraging himself off the Lakers' lot.
BASKETBALL / NBA / NBA REPORT
Jun 20, 2007
Bryant not a good fit for rising Bulls
NEW YORK — For those still engrossed in the Spurs-Cavaliers series, Kobe Bryant met Friday in Barcelona, Spain, with Lakers owner Jerry Buss and demanded to be traded. More or less — depending on which interview of the glut he did with U.S. journalists we accept as true — Kobe's request...
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 28, 2007
Joe Bryant says conditioning key for Kobe
Kobe Bryant has never been in better shape, and he's never played a better stretch of basketball than he has during the Los Angeles Lakers' current five-game winning streak.
Reader Mail
Feb 25, 2007
Freedom to dislike anything
Regarding the Feb. 17 article "NBA sanctions ex-star Hardaway following anti-gay tirade": The recent trouble that American basketball player Hardaway has found himself in gives us lots to consider. First, since when does a single sentence ("I hate gay people") amount to a "tirade"? By definition, a tirade...
BASKETBALL
Feb 11, 2007
Bryant to appear on NHK show
Tokyo Apache coach Joe Bryant, father of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, will appear on the NHK program "Eigo de Shaberanaito" on Feb. 16, the bj-league team announced.
BASKETBALL / NBA / NBA REPORT
Jan 3, 2007
Kobe's getting cooked like stew by all foes
NEW YORK -- No matter whom Kobe Bryant guards this season the opposing coach goes right at him.
BASKETBALL
Apr 29, 2006
Bryant thinking long term
Tokyo Apache coach Joe Bryant has been all over the world because of basketball, and heading into this weekend, Bryant is hoping for another destination -- the top of the heap in the bj-league.
SPORTS / SPORTS SCOPE
Jan 25, 2006
Father says focus key to Kobe's ability to endure, achieve
Fathers are known to be tough on their sons -- especially those who try to follow in their footsteps.
BASKETBALL
May 24, 2005
Basketball nomad Bryant's latest stop in Tokyo
Joe Bryant's career as a basketball player and coach has taken him all over the world. Now the father of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will add Japan to his list of far-flung destinations.
BASKETBALL
May 19, 2005
Kobe's dad to head 'bj league' team
Joe Bryant, a former NBA player and the father of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, has been named the head coach of the Tokyo Apache of the "bj league," Japan's first professional basketball league which will open its inaugural season in November, team officials said Wednesday.

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