1. Doc Rivers Comments on Kobe Bryant's Retirement, Facing Lakers Star in Playoffs

    As far as retirement tours go, there's a typical decorum. You say nice things about a player, compliment his career and say you're going to miss competing against him—even if it's all a lie...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 4 months ago 51,262 reads 52 comments

  2. Game of Zones Set to Return April 6 with 'The Purple Retirement'

    It's coming... Not winter but something far more monumental—the retirement of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant ...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 4 months ago 16,674 reads 10 comments

  3. Kobe Bryant Sets Record for Most NBA Games Played at a Single Venue

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant played his 596th career regular-season game at Staples Center on Sunday, breaking Hakeem Olajuwon's record for the most NBA games played at one venue, per the Lakers' official Twitter account ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 4 months ago 6,448 reads 5 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant Reportedly Turned Down Offer to Play for Barcelona in Euroleague

    Kobe Bryant 's time with the Los Angeles Lakers is coming to a close, but a report Wednesday from Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo (h/t Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin , citing ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 59,273 reads 65 comments

  5. Sentimental Kobe Bryant Is Not Who We'll Remember When Farewell Tour Concludes

    Pretend you don't know it actually happened for real Monday, and try to imagine, hypothetically, what it would look like if Kobe Bryant lost an NBA basketball game by 48 points...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 29,268 reads 58 comments

  6. Kobe Bryant Says He's Signed over 30 Shoes for Opposing Players This Season

    Everybody wants a piece of Kobe Bryant 's farewell tour—especially his opponents. On Tuesday, ESPN...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 41,681 reads 47 comments

  7. Lakers Equal Worst Loss in Franchise History with 48-Point Defeat vs. Jazz

    What was already a disappointing season for the 15-win Los Angeles Lakers took an embarrassing turn Monday with a 123-75 loss to the Utah Jazz ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 4 months ago 37,110 reads 238 comments

  8. Lakers Fan Smells Kobe Bryant's Shooting Sleeve

    Kobe Bryant gifted his shooting sleeve to a Los Angeles Lakers fan during the team's 123-75 loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 10,668 reads 17 comments

  9. Randy Wittman Says He Might Ask Kobe Bryant to Play for Wizards Next Season

    Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman doesn't think Kobe Bryant should retire after the 2015-16 season, as he told Baxter Holmes of ESPN: Bryant, 37, is averaging 17...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 4 months ago 54,751 reads 73 comments

  10. Kobe Bryant Plans to Play in Remaining Lakers Games, Barring 'Something Drastic'

    Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant revealed Sunday that he intends to play in all nine of L.A.'s remaining games this season "unless something drastic happens," according to the team ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 4 months ago 13,237 reads 79 comments

  11. Dwyane Wade Comments on Kobe Bryant Potentially Sitting Out vs. Heat

    With the Miami Heat playing the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant —two of the best shooting guards of their generation—will be facing off for the final time...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 4 months ago 87,739 reads 187 comments

  12. Kobe Bryant Says Phife Dawg's Death Is a 'Passing of a Legend'

    Real recognizes real, and Kobe Bryant is no exception. The Los Angeles Lakers star reflected on the recent death of hip-hop artist and noted basketball aficionado Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor, calling it a "passing of a legend...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 10,706 reads 9 comments

  13. Oklahoma G Buddy Hield Hangs with Kobe Bryant After Beating Texas A&M

    For years, Oklahoma star Buddy Hield has idolized Kobe Bryant . After the Sooners defeated Texas A&M, 77-63, on Thursday, the senior chatted with the Black Mamba during the Duke-Oregon game...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 3,319 reads 4 comments

  14. Kobe Bryant Says Michael Jordan Was Best Competitor He's Ever Played Against

    With his career winding down, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has let his guard down a bit and given media and fans a glimpse into his basketball thoughts...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 4 months ago 43,448 reads 104 comments

  15. Kobe Bryant's Final All-Star Game Jersey Sold for $100K, Sets NBA Auction Record

    Everything Kobe Bryant touches turns to gold. Any doubts? Here's some definitive proof. The Los Angeles Lakers legend found a new way to shatter records Thursday night when ...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 4 months ago 18,636 reads 31 comments

  16. What Will the Los Angeles Lakers Offense Look Like in the Post-Kobe Bryant Era?

    Of all the unbelievable stats to emerge since last month’s All-Star break (a 13-game span) , the Los Angeles Lakers ’ brief ownership of a top-10 offense has to be the most bizarre...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 11,220 reads 23 comments

  17. Robert Horry Gives His Take on Debate Between Former Teammates Duncan and Bryant

    Most of the time, answering a question with another question proves to be not an answer at all. That isn't the case with Robert Horry...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 4 months ago 72,644 reads 295 comments

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

    Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant had been out since March 15 with a sore shoulder, but he is ready to play. Continue for updates. Bryant Active vs...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 4 months ago 7,610 reads 30 comments

  19. Kobe Bryant Meets Thierry Henry, Backs Barcelona to Win Champions League Again

    Kobe Bryant is a huge football fan. The Los Angeles Lakers star spent much of his childhood in Italy, and he looked up to Rossoneri legends including Marco van Basten and Franco Baresi ...

    Tom Webb Written by Tom Webb about 5 months ago 3,550 reads 8 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant Tells Thierry Henry About Growing Up in Italy & His Football Heroes

    There was a meeting between superstars of two different sports recently when football legend Thierry Henry met basketball record-breaker Kobe Bryant ...

    Tom Webb Written by Tom Webb about 5 months ago 812 reads 0 comments

  21. Jordan Clarkson Celebrates Clutch Jumper from Kobe Bryant with Ridiculous Dance

    Now this is how you celebrate a clutch jumper. After Kobe Bryant nailed a cold-blooded turnaround to give his Los Angeles Lakers an 81-76 lead over the New York Knicks with three minutes to go on Sunday, Jordan Clarkson got funky...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 5 months ago 20,763 reads 32 comments

  22. Kobe Bryant Says LeBron James' Kids Pass Too Much: 'I'll Fix That'

    LeBron James ' sons play just like their father. Kobe Bryant has one issue with Bryce and Bronny, though: They pass too much...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 5 months ago 242,249 reads 146 comments

  23. Kobe Bryant and LeBron James Embrace After Final Time Playing Each Other

    That’s all, folks. After the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 120-108, in their final game against one another, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James shared an emotional embrace...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 5 months ago 12,205 reads 31 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant Gets LeBron James in the Air with Pump Fake, Scores Layup

    The old guy still has some moves. During the first quarter of his final game against LeBron James on Thursday, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant fooled his rival with an exaggerated fadeaway pump fake...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 5 months ago 100,668 reads 33 comments

  25. LeBron May Be a Leader, but Unlike Kobe, He Has Yet to Learn How to Inspire

    LOS ANGELES — When you get old, you start thinking about how you'd like to be remembered. However, what you hope sticks in people's minds might not be your actual legacy...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 5 months ago 58,786 reads 256 comments