1. Paul Pierce Retirement Tribute Video Released by The Players' Tribune

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce likely played the final contest of his career Sunday when his team fell to the Utah Jazz in Game 7 of their playoff series...

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  2. Kobe Bryant Says His Daughters Don't Listen to His Basketball Advice

    You'd think retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant would be a good resource for his oldest daughters, who play youth hoops. Apparently, they don't care for the Mamba's wisdom...

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  3. Kobe Bryant Performs Slam Poem About Steve Urkel on 'The Tonight Show'

    A stone-faced assassin on the court, the retired Kobe Bryant loosened up by performing a slam poem about Family Matters ' Steve Urkel on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon ...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 2 months ago 20,791 reads 0 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant Says He Doesn't Miss Basketball on 'Good Morning America'

    Kobe Bryant , on a promotional tour for his film Dear Basketball, told Good Morning America on Monday that he does not miss playing the sport. “No, I don’t. It’s crazy,” Bryant said...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 2 months ago 35,911 reads 0 comments

  5. LeBron James Passes Kobe Bryant for 3rd All-Time on NBA Playoffs Scoring List

    Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James continues his march up the playoff leaderboard, surpassing Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA 's all-time postseason scoring list...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 2 months ago 18,724 reads 0 comments

  6. Kobe Bryant Recalls Being Angry at Allen Iverson's 41 Points vs. Lakers in 1999

    Kobe Bryant 's competitive streak during his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers was legendary, and in a piece published Tuesday for the Players' Tribune , he recalled a game ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 2 months ago 66,578 reads 0 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant and Nike Form Youth Basketball 'Mamba League' in Los Angeles

    A year after Kobe Bryant concluded his NBA career, Bryant and Nike have announced a partnership to establish a youth basketball program in Los Angeles...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 2 months ago 10,927 reads 0 comments

  8. B/R Kicks: Revisiting Kobe Bryant's Signature Sneakers

    Bidding farewell to Kobe Bryant after his retirement at the conclusion of the 2015-16 NBA season remains a hurdle many of us in the sneaker community haven't yet climbed over...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 2 months ago 8,937 reads 0 comments

  9. Kobe Bryant's Last Game, from the Players, Reporters and Coaches Who Were There

    "Mamba out." As last lines go, this falls somewhere between "Rosebud" and whatever the last line of Ghost in the Shell was. Like Kobe Bryant 's trademark playing style, it seemed to be both totally extemporaneous and meticulously planned...

    Dave Schilling Written by Dave Schilling about 2 months ago 55,069 reads 0 comments

  10. Keeping Up with the Warriors Forced the NBA to Embrace Its Fun Side in 2017

    Kevin Durant chose the Golden State Warriors over the summer, the superteam was formed, and a lot of people said it was over before it started. One thing becoming super, however, does not mean everything else turns rotten...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 2 months ago 49,923 reads 0 comments

  11. Kobe Bryant Defends Russell Westbrook's Answer About Hunting Assists vs. Suns

    Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant defended Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook after the NBA MVP candidate was asked about hunting assists late in OKC's 120-99 ...

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  12. Kobe Bryant Gifts Oregon Ducks with New Nike Kobe A.D. NXT Shoe

    It's a great week to be a Duck! After fighting their way to the Final Four as a No. 3 seed in the 2017 NCAA tournament, the Oregon Ducks are on a good streak. Now the team has Kobe Bryant in its corner as it gears up to take on the No...

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  13. Lakers' Home Stretch Is About Ping-Pong Balls and D'Angelo Russell Experiment

    LOS ANGELES — Tanking is an ugly buzzword, but the Los Angeles Lakers (21-54) are in a blatant free fall...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 3 months ago 54,238 reads 0 comments

  14. NBA Metrics 101: Best Seasons That Didn't Result in MVP

    Not every great season in NBA history is rewarded with an MVP trophy. This year, another all-time campaign will go unrecognized...

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  15. The Hype: Looking at Kobe Bryant's Influence on Devin Booker's 70-Point Game

    On Friday night, Phoenix Suns rising star Devin Booker scored 70 points in a 130-120 loss against the Boston Celtics. It was the highest scoring output since Kobe Bryant 's 81-point game in 2006...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 3 months ago 5,766 reads 0 comments

  16. Kobe Bryant Recently Realized He Didn't Have NBA Cable Package

    Given how much Kobe Bryant lived and breathed basketball during his 20-year NBA career, it's easy to picture him still obsessing over the game in retirement...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 3 months ago 56,458 reads 0 comments

  17. Dwight Howard Discusses Kobe Bryant, Magic Career, More with 'The Undefeated'

    Dwight Howard has been portrayed as a malcontent for much of his career, but he attempted to clear the air this week with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 3 months ago 10,079 reads 0 comments

  18. Rob Pelinka Discusses State of Lakers in Introductory Press Conference

    The Los Angeles Lakers formally introduced Rob Pelinka as their new general manager Friday, and he outlined his vision for the organization during a press conference that was ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 41,685 reads 0 comments

  19. Lakers GM Rob Pelinka on Kobe Bryant's Friendship: 'What Beethoven Is to Music'

    The Los Angeles Lakers introduced Rob Pelinka as their general manager Friday, and the former NBA agent had some gushing words for Kobe Bryant ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 5,182 reads 0 comments

  20. Lakers Show Loyalty Matters More Than Family with New Magic-Pelinka Front Office

    LOS ANGELES — The buzzword in L.A. is "family," because everyone has one and it's natural to rubberneck when someone else's has run itself off the road…especially when the folks can afford much more than a minivan...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 35,651 reads 0 comments

  21. Issues That Magic Johnson Must Address as LA Lakers' New Leader

    With the playoffs nowhere in sight, Los Angeles Lakers fans knew the clock was running out on Jim Buss' tenure as the team's executive vice president of basketball operations ...

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  22. Stephen Curry Passes Kobe Bryant for 11th Most 3-Pointers in NBA History

    Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry continued his assault on the record books Thursday, passing Kobe Bryant for 11th all-time in made three-pointers...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 4 months ago 8,279 reads 0 comments

  23. Agent Rob Pelinka Is a Shrewd Gamble for Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Job

    LOS ANGELES — As president of the National Basketball Players Association, Derek Fisher was tasked with guiding his constituents through a difficult battle...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 4 months ago 53,351 reads 0 comments

  24. AAU Coaches Fire Back at Garnett: 'They Didn't Know You...Until You Played AAU'

    Kevin Garnett ’s reputation for starting dialogue continues even in retirement. Garnett recently sat down with Boston Celtics legend Kevin McHale on NBA TV and said he thinks ...

    Joon Lee Written by Joon Lee about 4 months ago 115,986 reads 0 comments

  25. New Lakers Regime Now Faces Difficult but Doable Path to Paul George

    LOS ANGELES — There wasn't enough time left in the season—or talent left on the roster—for the Boston Celtics to confidently deal for Paul George at Thursday's NBA trade deadline...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 149,270 reads 0 comments