1. 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 24,426 reads 39 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 56,568 reads 95 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 162,013 reads 390 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 121,034 reads 97 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 317,159 reads 244 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 146,045 reads 308 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 10,759 reads 56 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 46,784 reads 78 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 34,342 reads 130 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 1,084 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 211,265 reads 357 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 122,188 reads 339 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 13,648 reads 7 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 9 reads 0 comments

  15. Kobe Bryant Undergoing Unique Evolution Yet Again During Age-36 Season

    At the ripe old age of 36, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is still every bit the voracious learner...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 5 months ago 23,836 reads 93 comments

  16. Kobe Bryant Will Supplant Magic Johnson as Loudest Lakers Alumni Voice

    LOS ANGELES — Amid all the speculation as to when Kobe Bryant will retire, let’s bear something in mind: Whenever it happens, Bryant isn ’t vanishing from our lives...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 5 months ago 43,488 reads 75 comments

  17. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers Finally on Verge of Finding Balanced Formula

    Midway through a season more about soul-searching than substance, the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant have stumbled upon a formula that works, both now and in the long run...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 22,821 reads 45 comments

  18. Losing with a Star Isn't Easy but Can Pay off Later for Those Caught in Middle

    Every now and then a team, despite having a superstar, struggles. Mightily struggles. Either the star is past his prime, ancillary pieces are missing or the two simply don't fit...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 5 months ago 81,066 reads 104 comments

  19. Lakers Teammates Hope Kobe's Step Back Will Allow Him to Let Them Step Up

    LOS ANGELES — The world is going to watch and wonder whether Kobe Bryant is indeed taking concrete steps toward aging gracefully...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 5 months ago 124,787 reads 162 comments

  20. Los Angeles Lakers Failing to Give Kobe Bryant What He Needs Most

    The Los Angeles Lakers organization has failed to give Kobe Bryant the resources and support needed to succeed at this stage of his career. It rode an aging superstar to exhaustion as the team headed down the up staircase...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 5 months ago 36,885 reads 248 comments

  21. Biggest Surprises and Disappointments for Los Angeles Lakers

    It's been a topsy-turvy season for the Los Angeles Lakers, filled with both triumphs and tragedies. Successes like beating a league-best Golden State Warriors squad have been offset ...

    Ehran Khan Written by Ehran Khan about 5 months ago 3,020 reads 2 comments

  22. Michael Jordan Tells Kobe Bryant to 'Go Get Karl' on NBA Scoring List

    Now that Kobe Bryant has leapfrogged Michael Jordan on the NBA 's all-time scoring list, His Airness has a request for the Black Mamba: Gun for second place...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 58,905 reads 109 comments

  23. Kobe Bryant Fights Fierce Competitive Instinct in Battle Against 'Old Age'

    CHICAGO — It’s not like Kobe Bryant to let a moment pass him by. That’s what happened Thursday…Bryant letting down his team, his league and all the fans...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 5 months ago 58,878 reads 120 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant Injury: Updates on Lakers Star's Soreness and Return

    Kobe Bryant will start Sunday's game versus the Phoenix Suns after the aging superstar sat out the last three. Continue for updates. Bryant to Start vs. Phoenix Sunday, Dec...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 5 months ago 35,614 reads 164 comments

  25. Byron Scott's Kobe Bryant Plan Leaving Los Angeles Lakers in Dangerous Position

    LOS ANGELES — Here’s one thing Byron Scott has accomplished. He has left no question about it, and it’s good to know: Kobe Bryant no longer can do everything and be everything for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 5 months ago 143,994 reads 357 comments