1. Kobe Bryant Game-Worn Protective Face Mask to Be Auctioned Off, Could Fetch $50K

    Throughout his historic career , some fans may have been lucky enough to get their hands on some of Kobe Bryant 's game-used memorabilia. For those who weren't that fortunate, there is a golden opportunity on hand...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 5 months ago 8,049 reads 19 comments

  2. Remember When: Shaq and Kobe's Alley-Oop in 2000 Conference Finals

    Even in a career filled to the brim with highlights, this one stands out. The iconic alley-oop from Kobe Bryant to Shaquille O'Neal in Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 6 months ago 7,855 reads 3 comments

  3. Kobe Congratulates Shaq Via Instagram for Induction into Hall of Fame

    Much has been said and written about the sometimes contentious relationship between former Los Angeles Lakers teammates Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal ...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 6 months ago 9,479 reads 5 comments

  4. Phil Jackson Says Kobe Bryant Requested Trade from Lakers During 1999-00 Season

    Kobe Bryant retired as a Los Angeles Laker for life, but Phil Jackson revealed in a recent interview that the Purple and Gold briefly entertained the thought of dealing him for another superstar a couple of seasons into his Hollywood tenure...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 45,329 reads 71 comments

  5. Muggsy Bogues Would Like to See Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry in 'Space Jam 2'

    Kobe Bryant 's basketball career may not be over just yet. If former Charlotte Hornets star Muggsy Bogues had his way, the legendary Los Angeles Laker would soon be suiting up again—for the Tune Squad, that is...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 6 months ago 17,806 reads 30 comments

  6. Kobe Bryant Comments on Kevin Durant Signing with Warriors, More

    Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant doesn't have any qualms about Kevin Durant leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to sign with the Golden State Warriors during the offseason...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 6 months ago 150,258 reads 230 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant Day Gets GOAT Treatment

    Wednesday is Kobe Bryant Day in Los Angeles, so this is only right. In honor of the retired Lakers superstar, B/R placed a goat head on the Black Mamba, honoring the five-time champion's status as one of the greatest of all time...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 6 months ago 5,028 reads 13 comments

  8. Mamba Week: Bryant Hits 2 Impossible Shots, Beating the 'Kobe Stopper'

    On April 14, 2004, Kobe Bryant hit two clutch shots to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to the Pacific Division title with a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 6 months ago 21,064 reads 30 comments

  9. Kobe Bryant Day Declared by Los Angeles City Council

    Life after basketball is looking pretty good for Kobe Bryant . After 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers , the city he called home will honor the Black Mamba with a day just ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 6 months ago 43,803 reads 127 comments

  10. Kobe Bryant Catches Fan Filming His Family, Gives the Death Stare

    Kobe Bryant may have retired from the hardwood, but his Mamba Mentality is still alive and well. The well-being of this nosy neighboring fan, however, is less certain...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 6 months ago 88,566 reads 67 comments

  11. Mamba Week: Relive the Time Kobe Bryant Dropped 55 on Michael Jordan

    Kobe Bryant turns 38 on Aug. 23, and in his honor, Bleacher Report is celebrating Mamba Week. Throughout the week, we'll take you down memory lane with some of the greatest moments in Kobe's career...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 6 months ago 35,093 reads 103 comments

  12. Kobe Bryant Comments on Retirement, Lakers, Luke Walton and More

    Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is hopeful about the future of the organization as he transitions from the role of key player to perhaps the team's most famous fan...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 6 months ago 42,826 reads 88 comments

  13. Kobe Bryant Offers Praise to Ken Griffey Jr. on Hall of Fame, Asks for Golf Help

    "From one 24 to another..." On Saturday, retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant congratulated former MLB superstar Ken Griffey Jr. on being inducted into the Hall of Fame. The video was made for the Seattle Mariners' number retirement ceremony...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 7 months ago 12,156 reads 5 comments

  14. Kobe Bryant Gives Justin Timberlake 1st-Ever Decade Award at Teen Choice Awards

    On Sunday, retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant handed pop star Justin Timberlake the first-ever Teen Decade Award. Cue the passing jokes...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 7 months ago 5,714 reads 1 comments

  15. Kobe Bryant Writes Letter to His 17-Year-Old Self for the Players' Tribune

    Retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant wrote a letter to himself as a 17-year-old on Wednesday. The piece, published at the Players' Tribune , focused on investing rather than giving...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 7 months ago 79,916 reads 93 comments

  16. Mike Krzyzewski Comments on Kobe Bryant's Interest in Playing for Team USA

    The United States Olympic basketball team is getting set for the 2016 Summer Games beginning on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 7 months ago 82,865 reads 62 comments

  17. Kobe Bryant Plays Pingpong in Ad for Chinese Food-Delivery Startup Company

    Kobe Bryant is walking an unconventional path after retiring from the NBA . According to Angela Doland of Advertising Age , he’s the newest pitchman for a Chinese food-delivery startup...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 7 months ago 97,923 reads 33 comments

  18. Kobe Bryant Blasted with Golden Slime at Kids' Sports Choice Awards

    Kobe Bryant 's gold-and-purple days aren't quite behind him. Well, the gold part, anyway. While on stage accepting the Legend Award during Thursday night's taping of Nickelodeon's ...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 8 months ago 119,557 reads 87 comments

  19. Kyrie Irving Reveals He FaceTimed Kobe Bryant After Cavs Won NBA Title

    When athletes win the ultimate championship title in their respective sports, they want to do nothing but celebrate with their teammates, family and closest friends...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 8 months ago 107,762 reads 169 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant and Wife Vanessa Are Expecting 3rd Daughter: 'Baby Mamba'

    Pretty soon, Kobe Bryant will be two kids short of a starting five. On Tuesday, the retired Los Angeles Lakers legend announced he and his wife, Vanessa, are expecting their third daughter...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 8 months ago 22,393 reads 20 comments

  21. Snoop Dogg Gives Kobe Bryant Purple and Gold Lakers Convertible for Retirement

    Looks like the West side really is the best side. On Wednesday, retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant posted a picture of a Los Angeles Lakers-themed classic convertible given to him by rapper Snoop Dogg...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 8 months ago 103,326 reads 91 comments

  22. Kobe Bryant Has Dinner with Jackie Chan in Beijing

    How bromantic. Kobe Bryant certainly seems to be enjoying retirement. The former Los Angeles Lakers star has filmed a Ghostbusters promo and appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show , and now he's dining with martial arts royalty...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 8 months ago 25,740 reads 37 comments

  23. Young Fan Cries After Not Meeting Kobe, Later Does with Help from Vanessa Bryant

    If at first you don't succeed, cry about it—then it might happen. That's how the saying goes, right? It worked for Ayden—a young fan who was particularly disheartened after missing his chance to meet Kobe Bryant last week...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 9 months ago 29,359 reads 16 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant Comments on Potentially Shortening NBA Season

    No one knows about the grind of an 82-game NBA season more than Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant , whose body eventually broke down in the final three years of his illustrious 20-year career...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 9 months ago 39,956 reads 89 comments

  25. Kobe Bryant Comments on Retirement, Kevin Durant's Free Agency, More

    Retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant appeared at the NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals Championship in Los Angeles on Wednesday night and spoke with Alysha Tsuji of For the Win about ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 9 months ago 19,419 reads 74 comments