1. 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 2 months ago 16,874 reads 37 comments

  2. 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 2 months ago 17,726 reads 47 comments

  3. 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 2 months ago 8,665 reads 29 comments

  4. 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 2 months ago 116,028 reads 179 comments

  5. 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 2 months ago 32,498 reads 126 comments

  6. 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 2 months ago 31,771 reads 158 comments

  7. 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 2 months ago 680 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 2 months ago 20,028 reads 92 comments

  9. 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 2 months ago 179,641 reads 316 comments

  10. 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 2 months ago 94,653 reads 215 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 904 reads 3 comments

  12. 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 2 months ago 23,718 reads 39 comments

  13. 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 2 months ago 56,539 reads 95 comments

  14. 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 2 months ago 161,854 reads 390 comments

  15. 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 2 months ago 120,944 reads 97 comments

  16. 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 2 months ago 315,953 reads 244 comments

  17. 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 2 months ago 145,974 reads 308 comments

  18. 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 2 months ago 10,758 reads 56 comments

  19. 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 2 months ago 46,757 reads 78 comments

  20. Kevin Ding: Will the Los Angeles Lakers Actually Shut Down Kobe Bryant?

    With their season going nowhere fast, the Los Angeles Lakers appear headed to the NBA draft lottery. The team has little to play for, and there have been reports about coach Byron Scott potentially shutting down Kobe Bryant for the season...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 3 months ago 34,321 reads 130 comments

  21. Lakers News: Breaking Down Latest Kobe Bryant Details and Nick Young's Struggles

    It is that type of downtrodden season in Los Angeles when what constitutes news is how tired Kobe Bryant is and whether or not players slack in practice. At 12-26, the Lakers might want to show some fight before their number of games below ...

    Chris  Roling Written by Chris Roling about 3 months ago 1,077 reads 0 comments

  22. NBA 2015 Midseason Roundtable: Best, Worst of First Half; What's to Come

    The 2014-15 NBA season has been filled with surprises (Atlanta Hawks), dominant performances (Golden State Warriors) and questions with few answers (Cleveland Cavaliers)...

    Bleacher Report Staff Written by Bleacher Report Staff about 3 months ago 211,129 reads 357 comments

  23. Father Time Finally Catching Up to Kobe Bryant, and It's a Sight No One Enjoys

    LOS ANGELES — Gone is the arrogance that comes with having the unsinkable Kobe Bryant . There's a certain sadness to the Los Angeles Lakers these days...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 122,119 reads 339 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant of the Lakers Welcomes Steven Gerrard of the Galaxy to Los Angeles

    Steven Gerrard has not arrived in Los Angeles yet, but he's already got a personal welcome from LA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant ...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 3 months ago 13,645 reads 7 comments

  25. Kobe Bryant Welcomes Steven Gerrard to Los Angeles

    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has issued a welcome to Steven Gerrard after the Liverpool captain's move to LA Galaxy was confirmed...

    Sean Jordan Written by Sean Jordan about 3 months ago 9 reads 0 comments