1. Is Kobe Bryant's Contract Helping or Hurting the Los Angeles Lakers' Future?

    If you needed another indication that Kobe Bryant and his $48.5 million contract affect everything about the Los Angeles Lakers , all you have to do is consult the team's most recent transaction: a post-amnesty signing of Carlos Boozer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 34,862 reads 198 comments

  2. Will Kobe Bryant Eventually Choose Another Title Shot Over Loyalty to Lakers?

    The general conversation in the NBA right now is how a superstar grew old and wise enough to understand that a homemade fire feels good deep inside — and the invigorating joy of touching that fresh, gold trophy made by Tiffany & Co...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 2 months ago 246,593 reads 260 comments

  3. Lakers Miss Chance to Keep Momentum Toward Future in Trading Pau Gasol

    Now it feels like the end of an era. After so many exit doors being propped open without Pau Gasol actually stepping through to depart the Los Angeles Lakers , the sweet-hearted soul tough enough to win two NBA titles is finally gone...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 2 months ago 146,704 reads 450 comments

  4. Why the NBA Would Love One More Round of Greatness from Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant gives the Los Angeles Lakers , the NBA and its fans an entertainment brand that we need to cherish as the clock on his career closes in on midnight...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 2 months ago 48,197 reads 281 comments

  5. Realistic Expectations for Julius Randle's Rookie Season With LA Lakers

    Julius Randle has something to prove. Fortunately for the Los Angeles Lakers , the 6’9”, 250-pound power forward drafted seventh overall in last month’s NBA draft gets to prove the critics wrong while wearing purple and gold...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 months ago 32,967 reads 108 comments

  6. Snoop Dogg Trolls LeBron James' Return to Cleveland with Kobe Bryant Meme

    Snoop Dogg can’t stand a disloyal pro. The rapper posted an image (originally crafted by @DrewKiddMusic ) to his Instagram account Friday after LeBron James announced his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 2 months ago 540,793 reads 499 comments

  7. Lakers News: Kobe Bryant on Carmelo Anthony, Summer League Preview and More

    Everyone around the NBA is playing the waiting game with LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony , but the summer is still rolling along without them making a commitment...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 2 months ago 8,317 reads 0 comments

  8. LeBron Drama Offers Lakers Chance to Appreciate Value of Kobe's Expensive Stay

    LOS ANGELES — If Carmelo Anthony has come around to accept his richest offer from the New York Knicks —and the very real wisdom being offered by two guys Kobe Bryant ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 2 months ago 123,621 reads 395 comments

  9. Who Should We Blame for LA Lakers' Underwhelming Offseason So Far?

    The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t done much to upgrade the team this offseason, and we can only point the finger in one direction to determine the source of L.A.’s slow free-agency dance...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 2 months ago 13,979 reads 50 comments

  10. Kobe Bryant Talks Carmelo Anthony, Byron Scott, More During Kobe Academy Presser

    Prior to his youth summer basketball camp at UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday, Kobe Bryant took time out to answer questions from the media, addressing everything from Carmelo Anthony to his physical fitness...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 2 months ago 134,536 reads 465 comments

  11. Lakers Rumors: Latest Rumblings on Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol and More

    The 2014 offseason could go a number of different directions for the Los Angeles Lakers . For one, the storied franchise could land some of the game’s best players and immediately be seen as a title contender in the loaded Western Conference...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 2 months ago 13,857 reads 5 comments

  12. Pairing of Kobe, Melo Offers Chance to Reinvent Themselves in Unforeseen Ways

    LOS ANGELES — Let's run through a few of the things you could rightly say about Carmelo Anthony if he decides to make a free-agent move to the Los Angeles Lakers . He still wants to be about as rich as possible...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 2 months ago 113,205 reads 374 comments

  13. What If No Free-Agent Superstars Sign with Lakers?

    The Fourth of July weekend was rife with speculation about the Los Angeles Lakers ’ hopes to sign free-agent superstars...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 11,146 reads 35 comments

  14. How Can the Los Angeles Lakers Maximize Kobe with or Without Carmelo?

    It’s exciting to be a Los Angeles Lakers fan again. After a season to forget, there’s reason for optimism...

    Justin Bedi Written by Justin Bedi about 3 months ago 2,612 reads 2 comments

  15. Lakers Offering Carmelo Anthony Max Contract All About Kobe Bryant

    Keeping Kobe Bryant happy isn't a part-time job. Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak would never admit it, but his aggressive pursuit of Carmelo Anthony presumably ...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 3 months ago 126,116 reads 209 comments

  16. Would Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol Pairing Extend Kobe Bryant's Title Window?

    All roads to Kobe Bryant 's sixth NBA championship lead through someone other than the Black Mamba himself...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 21,460 reads 180 comments

  17. Kobe Bryant Thanks Hornets on Twitter for Trading Him After 1996 Draft

    Eighteen years ago today, the Charlotte Hornets made a trade that they'd like to have back. Kobe Bryant hasn't forgotten that trade. Charlotte took Bryant out of high school with the 13th pick in the 1996 NBA draft...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 3 months ago 300,963 reads 543 comments

  18. Kobe Thanks Hornets for Trading Him to Lakers on Twitter

    Back in the grand year of 1996, Kobe Bryant was not yet a household name and was originally drafted by the Charlotte Hornets...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 3 months ago 512 reads 0 comments

  19. Lakers News: Latest on Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and More

    This will likely be a big offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers , as one of the NBA 's most storied franchises won't sit back and suffer a disappointing season for the second year in a row...

    Kenny DeJohn Written by Kenny DeJohn about 3 months ago 25,290 reads 2 comments

  20. How Kobe Bryant Can Be Perfect Mentor for Julius Randle

    Julius Randle will need some guidance during his rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers , and Kobe Bryant will be the man to give it to him. Randle, the No...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 3 months ago 15,614 reads 34 comments

  21. Can Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol Lure Carmelo Anthony to Los Angeles Lakers?

    Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have eyes on Pau Gasol , which they're hoping is enough for Carmelo Anthony to have eyes on them...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 15,181 reads 53 comments

  22. In Julius Randle, Lakers Find Promising Bridge to Kobe's Present, Lakers' Future

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Like most of the prospects to come through the Lakers ' practice facility for predraft workouts, Julius Randle was extremely happy to be there...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 69,257 reads 178 comments

  23. Kobe Bryant Welcomes Julius Randle to Los Angeles Lakers During 2014 NBA Draft

    It appears Kobe Bryant is excited to play with Julius Randle next season. The Los Angeles Lakers took the former Kentucky star with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 3 months ago 202,202 reads 448 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant Makes Byron Scott the Right Choice for Los Angeles Lakers Coach

    It's hard to imagine anyone being cut from the same cloth as Kobe Bryant , but Los Angeles Lakers coaching candidate Byron Scott seems to be at least made up of the same material...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 3 months ago 10,839 reads 5 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 562,684 reads 341 comments