1. Nike Debuts Incredible Kobe Bryant Commercial in China: 'You Should Hate Me'

    Kobe Bryant ’s new Nike commercial will give you goosebumps. It’s well-documented that the Black Mamba is an absolute icon in China, which is a credit to Nike as well as the retiring Los Angeles Lakers guard...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 11 months ago 288,867 reads 133 comments

  2. Kobe Bryant Signs Jordans for Chris Paul, Calls Him an All-Time Great Competitor

    Add Chris Paul to the list of stars with autographed sneakers from Kobe Bryant . The retiring Los Angeles Lakers legend has been generous with the ink this year, but CP3 appears to be the first with a signature on a pair of Jordans...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 11 months ago 1,630 reads 0 comments

  3. Kobe Bryant to Be Honored by Nike on April 13 with 'Mamba Day'

    The 2015-16 NBA season has been a celebration of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant 's legendary career, and the future Hall of Famer will go out with a bang on April 13, when Nike honors him with "Mamba Day...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 11 months ago 50,711 reads 47 comments

  4. Byron Scott Comments on Lakers' Struggles in Kobe Bryant's Final Games

    The Los Angeles Lakers are limping to the finish to close the 2015-16 NBA regular season, which doesn't sit well with head coach Byron Scott given the fact it has coincided with Kobe Bryant 's last season...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 11 months ago 17,615 reads 111 comments

  5. Game of Zones: The Purple Retirement

    "Game of Zones" returns for a sixth episode, just in time to "honor" Kobe Bryant 's legendary career. The gift-giving ceremony pays homage to the Black Mamba and brings old friends, loyal admirers and even some past adversaries to the kingdom...

    Media Lab Written by Media Lab about 11 months ago 223,670 reads 203 comments

  6. Hakeem Olajuwon Comments on Kobe Bryant Utilizing His Post-Move Advice

    Hakeem Olajuwon has made the transition from a dream-shaking Hall of Fame center with the Houston Rockets to a teacher who has worked with a number of NBA players who wish to improve on their post play...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 11 months ago 24,956 reads 40 comments

  7. Shaquille O'Neal Comments on Kobe Bryant's Retirement Tour

    NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal won three championships alongside Kobe Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he didn't get the treatment at the end of his career that the Black Mamba is receiving in his final year...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 11 months ago 24,227 reads 28 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 51,307 reads 52 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 16,684 reads 10 comments

  10. 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 11 months ago 6,464 reads 5 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 59,304 reads 65 comments

  12. 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 11 months ago 29,343 reads 58 comments

  13. 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 11 months ago 41,704 reads 47 comments

  14. 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 11 months ago 37,239 reads 238 comments

  15. 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 11 months ago 10,708 reads 17 comments

  16. 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 11 months ago 55,067 reads 73 comments

  17. 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 11 months ago 14,047 reads 79 comments

  18. 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 11 months ago 87,798 reads 187 comments

  19. 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 11 months ago 10,713 reads 9 comments

  20. 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 11 months ago 3,338 reads 4 comments

  21. 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 11 months ago 44,380 reads 104 comments

  22. 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 11 months ago 18,734 reads 31 comments

  23. 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 11 months ago 11,232 reads 23 comments

  24. 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 11 months ago 72,679 reads 295 comments

  25. 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 11 months ago 7,616 reads 30 comments