1. 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 1 month ago 1,925 reads 3 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 42,658 reads 194 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 287,044 reads 484 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 278,799 reads 551 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 71,193 reads 1675 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 34,906 reads 153 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 25,891 reads 110 comments

  8. Should Kobe Bryant Be Involved in LA Lakers' Coaching Search?

    As the Los Angeles Lakers look for a head coach, one would think Kobe Bryant would be consulted in the search for the person who will lead the franchise going forward...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 1 month ago 3,076 reads 1 comments

  9. Kobe Bryant 'Jealous' of Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich as NBA Marvels at Spurs Era

    No team in the NBA is built quite like the San Antonio Spurs. During the Tim Duncan, Gregg Popovich era—which dates back to the 1997-98 season—the Spurs have made the playoffs 17 consecutive times and won four titles...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 1 month ago 147,580 reads 224 comments

  10. Los Angeles Lakers Smart to Avoid Pairing Carmelo Anthony with Kobe Bryant

    Deep within the cosmos, there exists an alternate universe where Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers need Carmelo Anthony ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 12,485 reads 33 comments

  11. Byron Scott: If I Coach LA Lakers, Kobe Bryant Will 'Have to Change His Game'

    If Byron Scott is as interested in becoming the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers as he says he is, he's got a funny way of showing it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 241,352 reads 420 comments

  12. Los Angeles Lakers: The Offseason Uncertainty Looms Large

    It’s a weird time here in Los Angeles to be a basketball fan. Both local teams' seasons have drawn to a close. Moreover, both are in a state of turmoil...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Victoria Sterling about 2 months ago 756 reads 2 comments

  13. Lakers Insider: Kobe Bryant's Role Central to Coaching Search, New Game Plan

    Welcome back, Kobe. Kobe Bryant realized the last years of his career weren't going to be maximized in Mike D'Antoni's system, and the Los Angeles Lakers now agree...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 2 months ago 59,883 reads 132 comments

  14. Julius Randle Excited by Potential to Play for Lakers with Kobe Bryant

    Playing with Kobe Bryant may be an acquired taste for some, but it's an attractive prospect for any young player who wants to learn how to win. There aren't many experts on the subject with Kobe's credentials...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 2 months ago 34,341 reads 81 comments

  15. Will No. 7 Pick in 2014 NBA Draft Be Enough to Keep Kobe Bryant Happy?

    Pleasing Kobe Bryant isn't easy. Somehow, the Los Angeles Lakers have managed to keep him happy—or relatively happy—for nearly two decades. That could change now...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 13,620 reads 41 comments

  16. Michael Jordan Says He Influenced the Way Kobe Bryant Plays

    There's an uncanny resemblance between NBA heavyweights Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant . From the style to the swagger to the success, the two all-time great shooting guards are near mirror images of one another...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 79,967 reads 106 comments

  17. Will Kobe Bryant Win the PR War vs. Los Angeles Lakers?

    Whether you like him or not, Kobe Bryant ’s learned to play all the angles—on court and, most recently, off it. This isn ’t your headstrong rookie or the angry superstar who asked for a trade seven years ago...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 4,079 reads 5 comments

  18. Mitch Kupchak Says Kobe Bryant 'Won't Weigh In' on Lakers' Coaching Decision

    For those who think otherwise, Kobe Bryant does not control the Los Angeles Lakers . He may be paid an exorbitant sum, have an undeniably ridiculous amount of sway within ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 2 months ago 29,246 reads 177 comments

  19. Will Kobe Bryant's Coach-Killer Rep Hamper Finding the Right Guy?

    For all of his gifts, Kobe Bryant can certainly complicate relationships with people in his workplace. As a result, Bryant’s less-than-accommodating personality likely makes replacing former head coach Mike D’Antoni a difficult task...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 2 months ago 9,014 reads 57 comments

  20. Why Kobe Bryant Endorsing Lakers' Front Office Is Critical to the Future

    Fresh off their second-worst season in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers may have 99 problems (at least), but a hostile Kobe Bryant can't be one. Luckily, from the outside looking in, it doesn't sound like he will be...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 20,335 reads 10 comments

  21. Is Kobe Bryant the Most Successful Player of His Era?

    Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is widely accepted as the best player of his generation, but does that make him its most successful one? Bryant may have missed the entirety ...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 2 months ago 43,123 reads 586 comments

  22. Jeanie Buss: Kobe Bryant a 'Great Investment' and 'Worth Every Dime'

    When Kobe Bryant signed a two-year extension worth $48.5 million, fans tended to fall into two camps. One group felt as though the Los Angeles Lakers were paying far too ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 48,323 reads 428 comments

  23. Kobe Bryant Plots to Use Influence as Lakers Plot Rebuilding Course

    LOS ANGELES — The legend has been built on the points and the championships. The mystique comes from the persona...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 82,545 reads 273 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant Didn't Care About Mike D'Antoni Leaving, Wants Input on Next Coach

    After head coach Mike D’Antoni resigned following a dismal 27-55 regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers will once again be tasked with hiring a new man to patrol the sideline...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 3 months ago 31,257 reads 143 comments

  25. Lakers Insider: Mike D'Antoni's Departure May See Lakers Turn to Past for Coach

    LOS ANGELES — This is your chance to be the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers . Polish up that resume. If it includes a degree from the University of North Carolina—same as Mitch Kupchak—you’re practically in...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 80,235 reads 126 comments