1. 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 1 month ago 3,959 reads 15 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 68,544 reads 143 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 12,346 reads 14 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 88,301 reads 135 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 101,471 reads 117 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 15,350 reads 41 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 20,955 reads 29 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 285,699 reads 133 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 1,626 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 50,028 reads 47 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 17,538 reads 112 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 221,325 reads 203 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 24,690 reads 40 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 23,886 reads 28 comments

  15. Doc Rivers Comments on Kobe Bryant's Retirement, Facing Lakers Star in Playoffs

    As far as retirement tours go, there's a typical decorum. You say nice things about a player, compliment his career and say you're going to miss competing against him—even if it's all a lie...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 month ago 51,221 reads 54 comments

  16. Game of Zones Set to Return April 6 with 'The Purple Retirement'

    It's coming... Not winter but something far more monumental—the retirement of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant ...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 1 month ago 16,649 reads 10 comments

  17. Kobe Bryant Sets Record for Most NBA Games Played at a Single Venue

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant played his 596th career regular-season game at Staples Center on Sunday, breaking Hakeem Olajuwon's record for the most NBA games played at one venue, per the Lakers' official Twitter account ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 1 month ago 6,434 reads 5 comments

  18. Kobe Bryant Reportedly Turned Down Offer to Play for Barcelona in Euroleague

    Kobe Bryant 's time with the Los Angeles Lakers is coming to a close, but a report Wednesday from Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo (h/t Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin , citing ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 59,244 reads 65 comments

  19. Sentimental Kobe Bryant Is Not Who We'll Remember When Farewell Tour Concludes

    Pretend you don't know it actually happened for real Monday, and try to imagine, hypothetically, what it would look like if Kobe Bryant lost an NBA basketball game by 48 points...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 29,249 reads 58 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant Says He's Signed over 30 Shoes for Opposing Players This Season

    Everybody wants a piece of Kobe Bryant 's farewell tour—especially his opponents. On Tuesday, ESPN...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 2 months ago 41,665 reads 48 comments

  21. Lakers Equal Worst Loss in Franchise History with 48-Point Defeat vs. Jazz

    What was already a disappointing season for the 15-win Los Angeles Lakers took an embarrassing turn Monday with a 123-75 loss to the Utah Jazz ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 2 months ago 37,066 reads 238 comments

  22. Lakers Fan Smells Kobe Bryant's Shooting Sleeve

    Kobe Bryant gifted his shooting sleeve to a Los Angeles Lakers fan during the team's 123-75 loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 2 months ago 10,636 reads 17 comments

  23. Randy Wittman Says He Might Ask Kobe Bryant to Play for Wizards Next Season

    Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman doesn't think Kobe Bryant should retire after the 2015-16 season, as he told Baxter Holmes of ESPN: Bryant, 37, is averaging 17...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 2 months ago 54,161 reads 73 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant Plans to Play in Remaining Lakers Games, Barring 'Something Drastic'

    Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant revealed Sunday that he intends to play in all nine of L.A.'s remaining games this season "unless something drastic happens," according to the team ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 2 months ago 13,076 reads 79 comments

  25. Dwyane Wade Comments on Kobe Bryant Potentially Sitting Out vs. Heat

    With the Miami Heat playing the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant —two of the best shooting guards of their generation—will be facing off for the final time...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 2 months ago 87,705 reads 187 comments