1. Snoop Dogg Trolls LeBron James' Return to Cleveland with Kobe Bryant Meme

    Snoop Dogg can’t stand a disloyal pro. The rapper posted an image to his Instagram account Friday after LeBron James announced his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 12 minutes ago 918 reads 4 comments

  2. Lakers News: Kobe Bryant on Carmelo Anthony, Summer League Preview and More

    Everyone around the NBA is playing the waiting game with LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony , but the summer is still rolling along without them making a commitment...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 1 day ago 5,861 reads 0 comments

  3. LeBron Drama Offers Lakers Chance to Appreciate Value of Kobe's Expensive Stay

    LOS ANGELES — If Carmelo Anthony has come around to accept his richest offer from the New York Knicks —and the very real wisdom being offered by two guys Kobe Bryant ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 1 day ago 100,390 reads 380 comments

  4. Who Should We Blame for LA Lakers' Underwhelming Offseason So Far?

    The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t done much to upgrade the team this offseason, and we can only point the finger in one direction to determine the source of L.A.’s slow free-agency dance...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 1 day ago 9,663 reads 42 comments

  5. Kobe Bryant Talks Carmelo Anthony, Byron Scott, More During Kobe Academy Presser

    Prior to his youth summer basketball camp at UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday, Kobe Bryant took time out to answer questions from the media, addressing everything from Carmelo Anthony to his physical fitness...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 1 day ago 130,930 reads 465 comments

  6. Lakers Rumors: Latest Rumblings on Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol and More

    The 2014 offseason could go a number of different directions for the Los Angeles Lakers . For one, the storied franchise could land some of the game’s best players and immediately be seen as a title contender in the loaded Western Conference...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 2 days ago 13,183 reads 5 comments

  7. Pairing of Kobe, Melo Offers Chance to Reinvent Themselves in Unforeseen Ways

    LOS ANGELES — Let's run through a few of the things you could rightly say about Carmelo Anthony if he decides to make a free-agent move to the Los Angeles Lakers . He still wants to be about as rich as possible...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 days ago 112,094 reads 374 comments

  8. What If No Free-Agent Superstars Sign with Lakers?

    The Fourth of July weekend was rife with speculation about the Los Angeles Lakers ’ hopes to sign free-agent superstars...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 5 days ago 10,672 reads 35 comments

  9. How Can the Los Angeles Lakers Maximize Kobe with or Without Carmelo?

    It’s exciting to be a Los Angeles Lakers fan again. After a season to forget, there’s reason for optimism...

    Justin Bedi Written by Justin Bedi about 5 days ago 2,336 reads 2 comments

  10. Lakers Offering Carmelo Anthony Max Contract All About Kobe Bryant

    Keeping Kobe Bryant happy isn't a part-time job. Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak would never admit it, but his aggressive pursuit of Carmelo Anthony presumably ...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 6 days ago 125,387 reads 209 comments

  11. Would Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol Pairing Extend Kobe Bryant's Title Window?

    All roads to Kobe Bryant 's sixth NBA championship lead through someone other than the Black Mamba himself...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 days ago 21,216 reads 180 comments

  12. Kobe Bryant Thanks Hornets on Twitter for Trading Him After 1996 Draft

    Eighteen years ago today, the Charlotte Hornets made a trade that they'd like to have back. Kobe Bryant hasn't forgotten that trade. Charlotte took Bryant out of high school with the 13th pick in the 1996 NBA draft...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 10 days ago 297,580 reads 543 comments

  13. Kobe Thanks Hornets for Trading Him to Lakers on Twitter

    Back in the grand year of 1996, Kobe Bryant was not yet a household name and was originally drafted by the Charlotte Hornets...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Adam Nofflett about 10 days ago 509 reads 0 comments

  14. Lakers News: Latest on Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and More

    This will likely be a big offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers , as one of the NBA 's most storied franchises won't sit back and suffer a disappointing season for the second year in a row...

    Kenny DeJohn Written by Kenny DeJohn about 11 days ago 24,110 reads 2 comments

  15. How Kobe Bryant Can Be Perfect Mentor for Julius Randle

    Julius Randle will need some guidance during his rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers , and Kobe Bryant will be the man to give it to him. Randle, the No...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 11 days ago 15,226 reads 34 comments

  16. Can Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol Lure Carmelo Anthony to Los Angeles Lakers?

    Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have eyes on Pau Gasol , which they're hoping is enough for Carmelo Anthony to have eyes on them...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 15,003 reads 53 comments

  17. In Julius Randle, Lakers Find Promising Bridge to Kobe's Present, Lakers' Future

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Like most of the prospects to come through the Lakers ' practice facility for predraft workouts, Julius Randle was extremely happy to be there...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 14 days ago 68,741 reads 178 comments

  18. Kobe Bryant Welcomes Julius Randle to Los Angeles Lakers During 2014 NBA Draft

    It appears Kobe Bryant is excited to play with Julius Randle next season. The Los Angeles Lakers took the former Kentucky star with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 15 days ago 201,096 reads 448 comments

  19. Kobe Bryant Makes Byron Scott the Right Choice for Los Angeles Lakers Coach

    It's hard to imagine anyone being cut from the same cloth as Kobe Bryant , but Los Angeles Lakers coaching candidate Byron Scott seems to be at least made up of the same material...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 16 days ago 10,646 reads 5 comments

  20. Lost and Found: Taj McDavid Today Is More Than an NBA Draft Punch Line

    I don’t believe in ghosts. But there is one standing before me. He is big—6'6" or so. And eye-catching. He has a black bead pierced below his bottom lip and silver hoops in each ear...

    Jeff Pearlman Written by Jeff Pearlman about 16 days ago 560,787 reads 341 comments

  21. NBA Draft Primer: Parker vs. Wiggins, Top Storylines, Vets on the Move, More

    The 2014 NBA draft —or any deal made in conjunction with it—is not expected to change the order of the league's power structure as much as the free-agent market could, ...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 16 days ago 72,336 reads 127 comments

  22. Kobe Bryant's Predraft Workout Has Become Stuff of Lakers, and NBA, Legend

    LOS ANGELES — Considering how much work it takes to leap from great to truly historic, a legend is made more than he is born. Truth be told, the two are interconnected...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 17 days ago 437,281 reads 300 comments

  23. Top 5 Issues the LA Lakers Need to Address in the Offseason

    The Los Angeles Lakers had a forgettable 2013-14 season, and the team has no shortage of issues to address if it hopes to turn things around for next season...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Brian Flores about 20 days ago 4,078 reads 6 comments

  24. NBA Draft 2014: Why Marcus Smart Would Be a Perfect Fit with the LA Lakers

    For a Los Angeles Lakers organization and fan base used to postseason success, the 2014 NBA draft highlights a harsh but undeniable reality: The team is in rebuilding mode. The process is set to begin with the NBA draft on June 26...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Brian Flores about 21 days ago 813 reads 0 comments

  25. LA Lakers Need '100 Percent' Kobe Bryant to Last Beyond Next Season

    Los Angeles Lakers future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant says he’s “100 percent” following an injury-riddled 2013-14 campaign, per an interview from Brazil where ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 21 days ago 7,301 reads 22 comments