1. Staples Center Sells Record $1.2 Million of Kobe Bryant Merchandise in Last Game

    Kobe Bryant wasn’t the only one racking up some shocking numbers Wednesday night. During the Los Angeles Lakers star’s final game, the Staples Center sold $1...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 3 months ago 43,353 reads 74 comments

  2. Cold Hard Fact for Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Fact: Kobe Bryant (37) is the oldest player in NBA history to score 60 points in a single game. 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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  3. Kobe's Unforgettable Finale a Perfectly Drawn Portrait of a Unique NBA Career

    LOS ANGELES — I came to say goodbye to a legend. Kobe Bryant refused. It was too soon, by three weeks. And Kobe Bryant, as you might know, does everything on his own terms...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 3 months ago 214,850 reads 196 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant's Stats, Highlights and Reaction from Final NBA Game

    Kobe Bryant called it quits Wednesday night in a way only he could. While the Los Angeles Lakers appeared destined for a loss to the Utah Jazz in the final game of the Black ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 85,207 reads 13 comments

  5. Kobe Bryant Puts Exclamation Point on Career with Surreal, Epic Finale

    LOS ANGELES — The last game of Kobe Bryant ’s career—arguably the most lionized in NBA history—began like just about every other game this season: with ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 3 months ago 234,550 reads 488 comments

  6. Fans Across the Globe Send Farewell Messages to Kobe Bryant

    Greatness has no borders. Greatness belongs to no one country. And for the better part of 20 years, greatness has worn purple and gold...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 3 months ago 16,649 reads 21 comments

  7. The Illustrious Career of Kobe Bryant Presented Through B/R's Instagram Poster

    Kobe Bryant wraps up his 20-year NBA career against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night, so now is the perfect time to look back at the Black Mamba through the years...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 3 months ago 27,079 reads 66 comments

  8. Byron Scott, More Comment on Kobe Bryant's Final NBA Game

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott has said a lot of silly things this season. But on the precipice of Kobe Bryant 's last game in a Lakers uniform, Scott may have offered the most prescient quote of them all Wednesday...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 3 months ago 12,260 reads 59 comments

  9. His Body Failing Him, Kobe Bryant's Words Explain a Career We Won't Soon Forget

    LOS ANGELES — Absent from his farewell season has been the basketball that Kobe Bryant made his standard—so wicked and righteous that it shaped all who beheld it...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 97,503 reads 157 comments

  10. Kobe Bryant to Grace Cover of 'NBA 2K17' Legend Edition

    Hours before Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant takes the court for the final time, 2K Sports announced plans to keep the Black Mamba's legend alive forever...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 4 months ago 22,649 reads 31 comments

  11. Lakers Will Have Kobe Bryant's No. 8 and No. 24 on the Court for Final Game

    The Los Angeles Lakers are doing what they can to appropriately send off Kobe Bryant on Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 34,127 reads 38 comments

  12. FC Barcelona Thanks Kobe Bryant for Support with Tribute Video

    Most Kobe Bryant tribute videos have come from those around basketball. Here’s one from one of the world’s most prestigious soccer clubs...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 3,964 reads 15 comments

  13. With End Almost Here, Kobe Bryant's Humane Side Finally Revealing Itself

    OKLAHOMA CITY — It was the last time for me. Of the 1,397 games Kobe Bryant has started in his career, I've been there in person for maybe 1,250. Too many to count. Way too many highlights to remember, frankly...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 68,624 reads 143 comments

  14. Fan Paints Kobe Bryant Portrait on Belly for Lakers Star's Final Career Road Game

    Fans are pulling out all the stops for the Black Mamba Farewell Tour—belly art included. One fan paid quite the tribute to Kobe Bryant for the Los Angeles Lakers star's ...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 12,442 reads 14 comments

  15. Kendrick Lamar Performs Special Tribute for Kobe Bryant Dubbed 'Fade to Black'

    Kendrick Lamar is on a mission to help you understand what the legacy of Kobe Bryant has meant to the City of Angels...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 88,351 reads 135 comments

  16. Lakers Say Kobe Bryant's Last Game Will Be a 'Zircus,' Pull out All the Stops

    The Los Angeles Lakers are (understandably) out of actual words to describe Kobe Bryant 's final game. "The game is going to be a 'zircus'—a zoo and a circus," Lakers publicist John Black told the Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan ...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 101,587 reads 117 comments

  17. Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson, Kendrick Perkins Thank Kobe Bryant in Pels Tribute

    At this point of Kobe Bryant ’s farewell tour, teams have to get creative if they’re going to make an impactful tribute...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 15,369 reads 41 comments

  18. Staples Center Selling Some Super-Expensive Kobe Bryant Gear for Last Home Game

    Everybody wants a piece of Kobe Bryant before he retires. The items being sold by Staples Center through the Anschutz Entertainment Group, though, are not made for a typical fan’s budget...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 20,987 reads 29 comments

  19. Nike Debuts Incredible Kobe Bryant Commercial in China: 'You Should Hate Me'

    Kobe Bryant ’s new Nike commercial will give you goosebumps. It’s well-documented that the Black Mamba is an absolute icon in China, which is a credit to Nike as well as the retiring Los Angeles Lakers guard...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 286,841 reads 133 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant Signs Jordans for Chris Paul, Calls Him an All-Time Great Competitor

    Add Chris Paul to the list of stars with autographed sneakers from Kobe Bryant . The retiring Los Angeles Lakers legend has been generous with the ink this year, but CP3 appears to be the first with a signature on a pair of Jordans...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 1,628 reads 0 comments

  21. Kobe Bryant to Be Honored by Nike on April 13 with 'Mamba Day'

    The 2015-16 NBA season has been a celebration of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant 's legendary career, and the future Hall of Famer will go out with a bang on April 13, when Nike honors him with "Mamba Day...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 4 months ago 50,459 reads 47 comments

  22. Byron Scott Comments on Lakers' Struggles in Kobe Bryant's Final Games

    The Los Angeles Lakers are limping to the finish to close the 2015-16 NBA regular season, which doesn't sit well with head coach Byron Scott given the fact it has coincided with Kobe Bryant 's last season...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 4 months ago 17,580 reads 111 comments

  23. Game of Zones: The Purple Retirement

    "Game of Zones" returns for a sixth episode, just in time to "honor" Kobe Bryant 's legendary career. The gift-giving ceremony pays homage to the Black Mamba and brings old friends, loyal admirers and even some past adversaries to the kingdom...

    Media Lab Written by Media Lab about 4 months ago 223,147 reads 203 comments

  24. Hakeem Olajuwon Comments on Kobe Bryant Utilizing His Post-Move Advice

    Hakeem Olajuwon has made the transition from a dream-shaking Hall of Fame center with the Houston Rockets to a teacher who has worked with a number of NBA players who wish to improve on their post play...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 4 months ago 24,745 reads 40 comments

  25. Shaquille O'Neal Comments on Kobe Bryant's Retirement Tour

    NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal won three championships alongside Kobe Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he didn't get the treatment at the end of his career that the Black Mamba is receiving in his final year...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 4 months ago 24,047 reads 28 comments