1. With Kobe Bryant Era Ending, Steps for Lakers' Return to Prominence Are Clear

    LOS ANGELES — The Laker way, as fully endorsed by Kobe Bryant , has been to swing for the fences...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 137,355 reads 231 comments

  2. With Kobe Bryant out Indefinitely, Lakers Can Only Embrace the Swaggy P Show

    It'd be easy to consider Kobe Bryant 's prolonged absence detrimental to the Los Angeles Lakers ' entertainment value, but the simultaneously delightful and enraging stylings ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 7,231 reads 75 comments

  3. Kobe Bryant Injury Update: Lakers Star Undergoes Surgery on Torn Rotator Cuff

    On Wednesday, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant underwent surgery on his torn rotator cuff. He is expected to be out for nine months. Continue for updates...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 4 months ago 26,176 reads 118 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant Confirms He Wanted to Join Michael Jordan on Wizards

    The Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan debate has been long waged in NBA circles and will likely continue long after the former steps away from the game for good. But imagine them in the same organization...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 4 months ago 143,882 reads 211 comments

  5. Predicting Who Stays and Goes Next Season from Current Los Angeles Lakers Roster

    All bets are off when it comes to the Los Angeles Lakers and their precarious, unpredictable future. At this point in a miserable season that will likely surpass last year’s ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 4 months ago 32,071 reads 175 comments

  6. Evaluating Kobe Bryant's Options in Wake of Latest Devastating Injury

    SAN ANTONIO — When Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles tendon, he memorably went in for surgery the very next day...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 35,788 reads 95 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant Reportedly Expected to Be out for Season with Torn Rotator Cuff

    Shortly after suffering a torn right rotator cuff Jan. 21 in a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans , Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is reportedly expected to be shut down for the rest of the 2014-15 season...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 4 months ago 54,034 reads 278 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 6,316 reads 5 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 25,336 reads 129 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 21,077 reads 60 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 952 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 20,074 reads 22 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 9,956 reads 1 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 16,933 reads 37 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 17,830 reads 47 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 8,672 reads 29 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 116,071 reads 179 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 32,532 reads 126 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 32,261 reads 158 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 682 reads 0 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 20,050 reads 92 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 179,709 reads 316 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 94,716 reads 215 comments

  24. 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 988 reads 3 comments

  25. 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 24,378 reads 39 comments