1. Ethan Skolnick on the Long- and Short-Term Impact of Kobe's Season-Ending Injury

    The future is up in the air for the Los Angeles Lakers after ESPN's Ramona Shelburne broke the news that Kobe Bryant will likely be out for the remainder of the season due to a torn rotator cuff...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 3 months ago 6,313 reads 5 comments

  2. Kobe Bryant Jokes That Passing Too Much Caused His Shoulder Injury

    It seems like Kobe Bryant may have strayed a bit too far outside of his comfort zone. Searching for a way to spark the point guard-starved Los Angeles Lakers this season, the Mamba placed a premium on passing...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 3 months ago 25,316 reads 129 comments

  3. Best Candidates to Replace Kobe Bryant, LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015 All-Star Game

    Injuries have always been, and will forever be, the absolute freaking worst. But when those injuries claim NBA superstars—by reputation or current standard of craft—in ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 21,060 reads 60 comments

  4. Lakers News: Buzz Surrounding Kobe Bryant Injury, LA Recruitment Push and More

    Thursday was supposed to be a special day for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers . It was the ninth anniversary of Bryant's legendary 81-point outburst against the Toronto Raptors , a performance deeply embedded in NBA lore...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 3 months ago 950 reads 0 comments

  5. The Most Fun Awful Teams in Sports History

    It's often said that sports aren't all about winning and losing but about having fun as well. The problem, though, is that loss and fun are almost always conflicting, mutually exclusive notions...

    Scott Janovitz Written by Scott Janovitz about 3 months ago 20,049 reads 22 comments

  6. NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz and Trade Talk for Week of Jan. 19

    With the 2015 NBA trade deadline less than a month away, there is no shortage of activity in the Association's rumor mill...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 3 months ago 9,951 reads 1 comments

  7. Why We're Not Ready to Close the Book on Kobe Bryant's Final Chapter Just Yet

    The sun may be going down on Kobe Bryant ’s career, but he hasn't faded out softly—his increasingly rare game appearances this season have been must-see moments, whether brilliant, ineffective or simply courageous...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 16,911 reads 37 comments

  8. Pau Gasol Praises World-Class Toughness of Injured Kobe Bryant

    CHICAGO — On perhaps the best day of Pau Gasol ’s new life away from the Los Angeles Lakers , and there have been many happy days, one piece of bad news did not go overlooked...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 17,780 reads 47 comments

  9. Happy Ending to Kobe Bryant's Career Hard to Imagine After Latest Setback

    Father Time has a cruel, heart-rending way of reminding the world he's undefeated. On the ninth anniversary of Kobe Bryant 's 81-point romp against the Toronto Raptors , the ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 8,669 reads 29 comments

  10. Kobe's Latest Setback Offers Lakers Chance to Finally Move Out of His Shadow

    It is not the east, and Kobe is not the sun. As glorious as it was for the Los Angeles Lakers , the era is over. And it's now clear how much the franchise has to cease revolving around Kobe Bryant ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 116,057 reads 179 comments

  11. Ding: Will Kobe Bryant's Latest Injury Ruin the Lakers' Chances in Free Agency?

    The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that Kobe Bryant has torn a rotator cuff in his right shoulder after an MRI taken Thursday in San Antonio ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 3 months ago 32,516 reads 126 comments

  12. Throwback Thursday: 9th Anniversary of Kobe Bryant Dropping 81 Points on Raptors

    On Jan. 22, 2006, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant had a game for the ages against the Toronto Raptors. The Black Mamba, then 27, went off for a career-high 81 points on that historic day at the Staples Center...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 3 months ago 31,975 reads 158 comments

  13. Kobe Bryant Injures Shoulder: What Latest Ding Means for Fading Legend

    Kobe Bryant is scheduled for an MRI on his right shoulder Thursday after he injured it during the Los Angeles Lakers ' 96-80 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, according to ESPN...

    Aaron Leibowitz Written by Aaron Leibowitz about 3 months ago 682 reads 0 comments

  14. Kobe Bryant Finding That Indomitable Will Is No Match for Harsh Reality of Aging

    NEW ORLEANS — Like most nights in this 19th season of Kobe Bryant basketball, it was better before...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 20,043 reads 92 comments

  15. Kobe Bryant Injury: Updates on Lakers Star's Shoulder and Return

    Kobe Bryant injured his shoulder during Los Angeles' loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, Jan. 21. The Lakers star underwent an MRI, and it revealed a tear to the rotator cuff...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 3 months ago 179,689 reads 316 comments

  16. Kobe Bryant: 'I'm Not Done' Recruiting Rajon Rondo to the Los Angeles Lakers

    The burgeoning bromance between Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo is not coming to an end anytime soon...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 94,687 reads 215 comments

  17. Predicting the Second Half for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers

    Where do we go from here? The first half of the NBA season has been anything but kind to the Los Angeles Lakers and, with a lottery pick all but guaranteed, a look ahead to the remainder of the season presents more questions than it does answers.

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Jeremy Rucker about 4 months ago 951 reads 3 comments

  18. A Brief History of Nick 'Swaggy P' Young Pushing Kobe Bryant's Buttons

    The chief export of Nick Young is confidence, a fact made plain by his self-styled Swaggy P nickname, shot selection and, more than anything else, his willingness to harass Kobe Bryant ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 24,260 reads 39 comments

  19. Kobe Bryant Is Willing to Shut It Down If Asked by L.A. Lakers

    Get your fill of Kobe Bryant while you still can, because there's a distinct chance you might not see him suit up for the Los Angeles Lakers too many more times in the 2014-15 season...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 4 months ago 56,560 reads 95 comments

  20. After Long Cold War, LeBron James Has Won Respect of More Mellow Kobe Bryant

    LOS ANGELES — The little brother is always elated when the big brother wants to play with him. Especially when, as former Lakers and Cavaliers coach Mike Brown has said, the big brother is the serious one and the little brother is the fun one...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 161,928 reads 390 comments

  21. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant Share a Broment After LeBron Misses Dunk

    There's a mutual respect between LeBron James and Kobe Bryant . They're both future Hall of Famers, they've both taken turns as the world's best basketball player and they now share something to which both are learning to adapt—age...

    Jake Silver Written by Jake Silver about 4 months ago 120,987 reads 97 comments

  22. Kobe Bryant Stars in Animated 'Frozen' Parody of 'Let It Go' (Let It Tank)

    With the Los Angeles Lakers' season sputtering, it's time they look at a different approach. In a parody of the song "Let It Go" from the hit Disney movie Frozen , an animated version of Kobe Bryant tells the Lakers to "Let It Tank...

    Media Lab Written by Media Lab about 4 months ago 316,711 reads 244 comments

  23. Kobe's NBA Twilight Offers Road Map, Potential Detours Facing an Aging LeBron

    LOS ANGELES — LeBron James at 30 has been all about how difficult it is to keep the machine running. When Kobe Bryant was 30, he was openly talking about—and planning—how long he would still keep ticking...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 146,014 reads 308 comments

  24. Los Angeles Lakers Making Right Call to Avoid a Kobe Bryant Shutdown

    There is no single remedy that will treat or cure what ails the Los Angeles Lakers . Each purported ploy that suggests otherwise is as flawed as the next—not the least of which ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 10,759 reads 56 comments

  25. Kobe Bryant, Lakers Walking Fine Line to Balance Old Skills with New Reality

    LOS ANGELES — There's a new sweet spot out there somewhere, even if it's only coming together for now in a 36-year-old dreamer's imagination and not on the court. It's a little John Stockton passing, a little Michael Jordan in the post...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 46,776 reads 78 comments