1. Kobe Bryant-Signed No. 8 Hardwood from Final Game Listed in NBA Auctions

    No. 8 or No. 24? Countless debate has been waged over which of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant 's jersey numbers should be hung in the rafters of the Staples Center...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 10 months ago 35,396 reads 44 comments

  2. Nike Kobe 11 'Draft Day' Release Date, Pics, Retail Price

    Nike is set to release the newest version of the Kobe 11 on April 28. It's called "Draft Day," and the new look will retail for $160. The design of the shoe hasn't changed much...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 10 months ago 4,053 reads 4 comments

  3. Kobe Bryant Learned to Play Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' for Vanessa by Ear

    Kobe Bryant is not one to take the easy road. Even when it comes to learning to play the piano—which he did by ear. No formal lessons. Why? Well, he wanted to play "something nice" for his wife, Vanessa...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 10 months ago 36,681 reads 57 comments

  4. Bag of Air from Kobe Bryant's Final Career Game Is for Sale

    You might have wondered what the feeling in the air was like at Staples Center for Kobe Bryant 's final career game Wednesday—and now you can know for certain, for a starting bid of $1...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 10 months ago 172,098 reads 114 comments

  5. Kanye Puts the 'I Feel Like Kobe' Shirt He Wore to Kobe's Last Game Up for Sale

    Kanye West passed on the No. 24 jersey and instead opted for his own purple-and-gold threads for Kobe Bryant 's farewell on Wednesday night—and now, you can own it too...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 10 months ago 56,664 reads 90 comments

  6. LA Lakers Paid Immeasurable Price for Kobe Bryant's Farewell Tour

    The Los Angeles Lakers closed out their 2015-16 season Wednesday night with perhaps the defining performance of Kobe Bryant ’s career...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 10 months ago 240,415 reads 251 comments

  7. 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 10 months ago 43,364 reads 74 comments

  8. 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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  9. 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 10 months ago 215,453 reads 196 comments

  10. 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 10 months ago 95,012 reads 13 comments

  11. 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 10 months ago 234,988 reads 488 comments

  12. 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 10 months ago 16,691 reads 21 comments

  13. 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 10 months ago 27,233 reads 66 comments

  14. 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 10 months ago 12,290 reads 59 comments

  15. 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 10 months ago 98,892 reads 157 comments

  16. 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 10 months ago 23,748 reads 31 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 34,143 reads 38 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 3,967 reads 15 comments

  19. 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 10 months ago 68,757 reads 143 comments

  20. 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 10 months ago 12,474 reads 14 comments

  21. 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 10 months ago 88,402 reads 135 comments

  22. 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 11 months ago 101,918 reads 117 comments

  23. 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 11 months ago 15,382 reads 41 comments

  24. 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 11 months ago 21,028 reads 29 comments

  25. 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 11 months ago 288,867 reads 133 comments