1. Lost and Found: Taj McDavid Today Is More Than an NBA Draft Punch Line

    I don’t believe in ghosts. But there is one standing before me. He is big—6'6" or so. And eye-catching. He has a black bead pierced below his bottom lip and silver hoops in each ear...

    Jeff Pearlman Written by Jeff Pearlman about 1 month ago 562,219 reads 341 comments

  2. NBA Draft Primer: Parker vs. Wiggins, Top Storylines, Vets on the Move, More

    The 2014 NBA draft —or any deal made in conjunction with it—is not expected to change the order of the league's power structure as much as the free-agent market could, ...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 1 month ago 72,449 reads 127 comments

  3. Kobe Bryant's Predraft Workout Has Become Stuff of Lakers, and NBA, Legend

    LOS ANGELES — Considering how much work it takes to leap from great to truly historic, a legend is made more than he is born. Truth be told, the two are interconnected...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 1 month ago 440,485 reads 303 comments

  4. Top 5 Issues the LA Lakers Need to Address in the Offseason

    The Los Angeles Lakers had a forgettable 2013-14 season, and the team has no shortage of issues to address if it hopes to turn things around for next season...

    Brian Flores Written by Brian Flores about 1 month ago 4,319 reads 6 comments

  5. NBA Draft 2014: Why Marcus Smart Would Be a Perfect Fit with the LA Lakers

    For a Los Angeles Lakers organization and fan base used to postseason success, the 2014 NBA draft highlights a harsh but undeniable reality: The team is in rebuilding mode. The process is set to begin with the NBA draft on June 26...

    Brian Flores Written by Brian Flores about 2 months ago 950 reads 1 comments

  6. LA Lakers Need '100 Percent' Kobe Bryant to Last Beyond Next Season

    Los Angeles Lakers future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant says he’s “100 percent” following an injury-riddled 2013-14 campaign, per an interview from Brazil where ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 2 months ago 7,647 reads 22 comments

  7. Derrick Rose or Kobe Bryant: Who Has More Riding on 2014 NBA Comeback Season?

    Following a 2013-14 season lost to injury and individual disappointment, Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose are preparing for long-awaited comebacks, returning to different coasts, facing identical pressures...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 43,945 reads 248 comments

  8. Kobe Bryant Injury: Updates on Lakers Star's Knee and Recovery

    Updates from Sunday, June 29 Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak spoke about Kobe Bryant 's health and recovery as he tries to return from a knee injury that ended his 2013-14 ...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 2 months ago 55,573 reads 353 comments

  9. Kobe Bryant 'Not Okay With' Tim Duncan Winning 6th Ring Before Him

    By winning his fifth NBA title as the unquestioned cornerstone of the San Antonio Spurs , Tim Duncan managed to push his already lofty legacy into even more rarified air...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 2 months ago 451,736 reads 1020 comments

  10. Has Tim Duncan Surpassed Kobe Bryant as Generation's Best Superstar?

    Five NBA titles later, Tim Duncan is still quiet as ever, preferring to score, rebound, defend and dominate in peace, the occasional crazy eyes and half-smile remaining the only evidence that he feels at all...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 97,938 reads 922 comments

  11. Kobe Bryant Picks Soccer as His Favorite Sport over Basketball

    Kobe Bryant has made quite the career out of basketball. He's lived and breathed the sport as his ridiculously impressive work ethic drives him to new heights year in and year out...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 2 months ago 24,905 reads 54 comments

  12. Kobe Bryant Responds to Jurgen Klinsmann's Contract Criticisms

    Having spent a good chunk of his formative years living in Italy, Kobe Bryant developed a passion and appreciation for soccer—a love the Los Angeles Lakers star has been ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 2 months ago 206,085 reads 340 comments

  13. LA Lakers Coaching Candidates Whom Kobe Bryant Would Most Want

    Whether you agree with the decision to pay L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant close to $50 million or think the team totally overpaid is irrelevant...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 months ago 30,800 reads 22 comments

  14. What Type of Offense Will Fit Kobe Bryant Best Next Season?

    The Los Angeles Lakers must figure out what offense will serve Kobe Bryant best next season. Considering that L.A. has yet to name its coach, we can only theorize what style will fit Bryant best...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 2 months ago 4,273 reads 7 comments

  15. Breaking Down the Likelihood of Carmelo Anthony Joining the Miami Heat

    It's the type of thing you'd laugh about in a bar, or argue about on the playground, or maybe do in a video game...

    D.J. Foster Written by D.J. Foster about 2 months ago 11,296 reads 57 comments

  16. Early Predictions for Kobe Bryant's Comeback Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers ’ Kobe Bryant will return to the court next season, and it’s interesting to speculate what he will bring to the table...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 2 months ago 28,104 reads 68 comments

  17. How Kobe Bryant Must Adapt to Succeed with Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15

    Kobe Bryant isn't Kobe Bryant anymore. The work ethic and drive are there, the ruthlessness is alive and well and the saucy, defiant self-assuredness is intact. But his body is different...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 23,884 reads 86 comments

  18. Lure of LeBron James Clear to Lakers, but Coaching Search Much More Complicated

    LOS ANGELES — If LeBron James wins the current NBA Finals and is so brash as to ditch the Miami Heat while still on top for a third consecutive year, or if he loses to the ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 2 months ago 136,568 reads 348 comments

  19. Which Open NBA Head Coaching Gig Will Be the Most Challenging?

    Now that the Utah Jazz have decided to bring in former Atlanta Hawks assistant Quin Snyder—and Minnesota Timberwolves part-owner and president of basketball operations ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 2 months ago 1,955 reads 3 comments

  20. Should Los Angeles Lakers Structure 2014 NBA Draft Plans Around Aaron Gordon?

    If the Los Angeles Lakers ultimately decide to stay put and keep the seventh pick in the draft, finding a player with a high floor and high ceiling should be the top priority...

    D.J. Foster Written by D.J. Foster about 3 months ago 42,732 reads 194 comments

  21. Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan Have Private Dinner at Beverly Hills Steakhouse

    But who paid the tab? That’s the only question I have about Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan enjoying a fine dinner at a Beverly Hills steakhouse on Wednesday night ...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 3 months ago 287,577 reads 484 comments

  22. Smush Parker: Kobe Bryant Told Me Not to Talk to Him in Practice

    How iconic is Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant ? Spend a couple seasons at his side, and you'll be famous for life...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 3 months ago 279,847 reads 551 comments

  23. Would 3rd Ring Put LeBron James Above Kobe Bryant Among NBA's All-Time Greats?

    You'd have to ride Doc Brown's DeLorean all the way back to 2006 to find an NBA Finals that didn't feature either LeBron James or Kobe Bryant gunning for a ring...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 71,287 reads 1675 comments

  24. Aaron Gordon Says It Would Be 'Absolutely Insane' to Play with Kobe Bryant

    If you spend any time perusing mock drafts, you'll generally see a few options for the Los Angeles Lakers, who are picking at No. 7 in the June 26 proceedings. Some have Noah Vonleh falling to the Lake Show, as DraftExpress ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 34,956 reads 153 comments

  25. Will Los Angeles Lakers Rethink Approach to Free Agency?

    During Mike D’Antoni’s time with the Los Angeles Lakers , there was a fairly obvious plan—to create an exciting, free-flowing brand of basketball while simultaneously shedding salaries and building for the future...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 25,949 reads 110 comments