1. Just Showing Up Is Its Own Reward for Kobe Bryant in His Farewell Season

    NEW ORLEANS — The ill-fitting Boston affiliation notwithstanding, Kobe Bryant has always seen himself as something of a New England Patriot...

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  2. LA Lakers Have Somehow Surpassed Philadelphia 76ers as NBA's Worst

    LOS ANGELES — On the shoulders of what might be the last awe-inspiring performance of Kobe Bryant ’s legendary career, the Los Angeles Lakers avoided losing a franchise-record 11th straight game on Tuesday night...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 day ago 50,694 reads 278 comments

  3. Cold Hard Fact for Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    Fact: Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 38 points, including seven three-pointers on Tuesday night. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light...

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  4. Kobe Bryant Comments on Lakers After Blowout Loss to Hornets

    The Los Angeles Lakers lost 101-82 to the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, dropping to a Western Conference-worst 9-41...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 5 days ago 79,586 reads 16 comments

  5. Nike Unveils NBA All-Star 2016 Signature Sneakers

    Looking to get laced up for the All-Star Game? Nike has rolled out this year's lineup for five of its signature athletes, drawing inspiration from the city of Toronto's heritage and natural elements while also nodding to each athlete's achievements...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 8 days ago 29,149 reads 10 comments

  6. Derrick Rose Calls Kobe Bryant 'Our Generation's Michael Jordan'

    Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose praised Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant on Thursday prior to his final matchup with the legend at the Staples Center...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 8 days ago 51,857 reads 146 comments

  7. Pau Gasol Puts the Moves on Kobe Bryant, Scores on Former Teammate

    Two years ago, Pau Gasol would’ve been doing this while wearing purple and gold. But instead, he’s wearing Chicago Bulls red—and scoring on his former teammate, Kobe Bryant ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 8 days ago 3,838 reads 6 comments

  8. Kobe Bryant Injury: Updates on Lakers Star's Shoulder and Return

    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was suffering from a shoulder injury and did not play in Tuesday's 92-90 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. However, he's ready to return. Continue for updates...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 10 days ago 4,297 reads 15 comments

  9. Samaki Walker Opens Up About Time Kobe Bryant Punched Him in the Face over $100

    It didn't take much for young Kobe Bryant to give you the mitts. Standing in stark contrast to the poem-penning, sensei-meditating-amid-the-bamboo aura of Vino Bryant , the younger, ...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 11 days ago 154,071 reads 39 comments

  10. Kobe Bryant Comments on AAU Basketball's Impact on Sport

    Never one to mince words, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant found an interesting subject for his ire: AAU basketball...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 13 days ago 119,462 reads 48 comments

  11. Kobe Bryant Reveals How Ronaldinho Introduced Him to 17-Year-Old Leo Messi

    Lionel Messi isn't running low on plaudits, but this one has to be quite humbling for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner. Retiring NBA legend Kobe Bryant revealed in an interview with ESPN, via Goal...

    Joe Gallagher Written by Joe Gallagher about 13 days ago 74,440 reads 18 comments

  12. Do Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant Deserve Starter Status in 2016 NBA All-Star Game?

    Kobe Bryant secured his 17th straight starting nod for the West while Dwyane Wade locked down his 10th start for the East in the last 11 seasons, according to Inside the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 15 days ago 61,057 reads 190 comments

  13. NBA All-Star Game 2016 Rosters: Complete Starting Lineups for Both Conferences

    Let the debates begin: The NBA announced Thursday night the starting fives for the Eastern and Western Conferences in the 2016 All-Star Game, which will be held Feb. 14 in Toronto...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 15 days ago 260,665 reads 550 comments

  14. What Should We Expect from Kobe Bryant's Final All-Star Game?

    Earlier this season, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant announced that he would be retiring after the season, giving him one more All-Star Game in which he can play...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 15 days ago 2,632 reads 39 comments

  15. NBA Players, Coaches Still in Awe of Kobe Bryant's 81-Point Game 10 Years Later

    LOS ANGELES — Every season, one roster is awarded the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Each year there’s an MVP and a scoring champion. But Kobe Bryant 's 81 points on Jan...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 15 days ago 45,481 reads 151 comments

  16. Kobe Bryant Says Retirement Plans Include Skiing and Skydiving

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is in the midst of his farewell NBA tour, but it appears the 20-year veteran is looking forward to letting loose during retirement...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 16 days ago 7,867 reads 17 comments

  17. Grammy Winner Robert Glasper Teams Up with Nike to Create Kobe Bryant Theme Song

    If you had to set Kobe Bryant 's career to a theme song, what would it be? Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Robert Glasper sought to capture the Los Angeles Lakers star's ...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 18 days ago 19,295 reads 8 comments

  18. Bryant Moves into 2nd Place on Lakers' All-Time Assists List

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant used a big first-quarter performance in Sunday's 112-95 loss to the Houston Rockets to move past Hall of Famer Jerry West for the second ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 19 days ago 10,412 reads 20 comments

  19. Kobe Bryant Will Not Play in 2016 Rio Olympics: Latest Comments and Reaction

    While Kobe Bryant and USA Basketball originally left the door open for the Black Mamba to suit up in red, white and blue for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the Los ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 20 days ago 53,589 reads 185 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant Trademarks Phrase: 'Friends Hang Sometimes Banners Hang Forever'

    Being Kobe's friend means you'll always be second-best. To what, you ask? His championship rings! The Black Mamba's been busy investing with his business Kobe, Inc., created in 2014, including Body Armor and The Player's Tribune...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 22 days ago 52,614 reads 82 comments

  21. Kobe Bryant Signs Shoes for Draymond Green After Game, Says 'Make History'

    Since Kobe Bryant announced his retirement, Kobe Fever has run rampant across the NBA and has been expressed in a variety of fashions, from personalized tributes to abundant All-Star voting...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 22 days ago 87,447 reads 73 comments

  22. Jerry West Comments on Kobe Bryant's Legacy

    With Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant set to hang up his sneakers at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season, one of the most legendary figures in Lakers and NBA history expressed great admiration for the Black Mamba on Thursday night...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 22 days ago 2,245 reads 15 comments

  23. Jerry West and Warriors Honor Kobe Bryant with Video for His Last Game at Oracle

    Kobe Bryant ’s farewell tour made its final stop at Oracle Arena on Thursday night. Before the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Golden State Warriors, Dubs executive Jerry West narrated a heartfelt tribute to the Black Mamba...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 22 days ago 31,614 reads 35 comments

  24. President Barack Obama Takes Michael Jordan over Kobe and LeBron

    We know President Barack Obama has game , so his opinion on hoops arguments holds weight. On Thursday, the commander in chief fielded some questions on Twitter, and one basketball ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 22 days ago 46,502 reads 341 comments

  25. Lost in Kobe's Shadow, Russell, Randle Offer Lakers Vision of Bright Future

    LOS ANGELES — Someday, someone might recall the visual of D'Angelo Russell, relaxing outside the team hotel during his first year, reclining on a bellman's luggage cart of all places...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 23 days ago 86,236 reads 366 comments