1. Early Predictions for Kobe Bryant's Comeback Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers ’ Kobe Bryant will return to the court next season, and it’s interesting to speculate what he will bring to the table...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 4 months ago 28,677 reads 68 comments

  2. How Kobe Bryant Must Adapt to Succeed with Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15

    Kobe Bryant isn't Kobe Bryant anymore. The work ethic and drive are there, the ruthlessness is alive and well and the saucy, defiant self-assuredness is intact. But his body is different...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 23,967 reads 86 comments

  3. Lure of LeBron James Clear to Lakers, but Coaching Search Much More Complicated

    LOS ANGELES — If LeBron James wins the current NBA Finals and is so brash as to ditch the Miami Heat while still on top for a third consecutive year, or if he loses to the ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 136,655 reads 347 comments

  4. Which Open NBA Head Coaching Gig Will Be the Most Challenging?

    Now that the Utah Jazz have decided to bring in former Atlanta Hawks assistant Quin Snyder—and Minnesota Timberwolves part-owner and president of basketball operations ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 1,984 reads 3 comments

  5. Should Los Angeles Lakers Structure 2014 NBA Draft Plans Around Aaron Gordon?

    If the Los Angeles Lakers ultimately decide to stay put and keep the seventh pick in the draft, finding a player with a high floor and high ceiling should be the top priority...

    D.J. Foster Written by D.J. Foster about 4 months ago 42,793 reads 194 comments

  6. Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan Have Private Dinner at Beverly Hills Steakhouse

    But who paid the tab? That’s the only question I have about Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan enjoying a fine dinner at a Beverly Hills steakhouse on Wednesday night ...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 4 months ago 287,841 reads 484 comments

  7. Smush Parker: Kobe Bryant Told Me Not to Talk to Him in Practice

    How iconic is Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant ? Spend a couple seasons at his side, and you'll be famous for life...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 4 months ago 281,451 reads 551 comments

  8. Would 3rd Ring Put LeBron James Above Kobe Bryant Among NBA's All-Time Greats?

    You'd have to ride Doc Brown's DeLorean all the way back to 2006 to find an NBA Finals that didn't feature either LeBron James or Kobe Bryant gunning for a ring...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 71,409 reads 1675 comments

  9. Aaron Gordon Says It Would Be 'Absolutely Insane' to Play with Kobe Bryant

    If you spend any time perusing mock drafts, you'll generally see a few options for the Los Angeles Lakers, who are picking at No. 7 in the June 26 proceedings. Some have Noah Vonleh falling to the Lake Show, as DraftExpress ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 4 months ago 35,004 reads 153 comments

  10. Will Los Angeles Lakers Rethink Approach to Free Agency?

    During Mike D’Antoni’s time with the Los Angeles Lakers , there was a fairly obvious plan—to create an exciting, free-flowing brand of basketball while simultaneously shedding salaries and building for the future...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 25,990 reads 110 comments

  11. Should Kobe Bryant Be Involved in LA Lakers' Coaching Search?

    As the Los Angeles Lakers look for a head coach, one would think Kobe Bryant would be consulted in the search for the person who will lead the franchise going forward...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 4 months ago 3,137 reads 1 comments

  12. Kobe Bryant 'Jealous' of Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich as NBA Marvels at Spurs Era

    No team in the NBA is built quite like the San Antonio Spurs. During the Tim Duncan, Gregg Popovich era—which dates back to the 1997-98 season—the Spurs have made the playoffs 17 consecutive times and won four titles...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 148,077 reads 224 comments

  13. Los Angeles Lakers Smart to Avoid Pairing Carmelo Anthony with Kobe Bryant

    Deep within the cosmos, there exists an alternate universe where Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers need Carmelo Anthony ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 12,649 reads 33 comments

  14. Byron Scott: If I Coach LA Lakers, Kobe Bryant Will 'Have to Change His Game'

    If Byron Scott is as interested in becoming the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers as he says he is, he's got a funny way of showing it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 242,439 reads 420 comments

  15. Los Angeles Lakers: The Offseason Uncertainty Looms Large

    It’s a weird time here in Los Angeles to be a basketball fan. Both local teams' seasons have drawn to a close. Moreover, both are in a state of turmoil...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Victoria Sterling about 4 months ago 815 reads 2 comments

  16. Lakers Insider: Kobe Bryant's Role Central to Coaching Search, New Game Plan

    Welcome back, Kobe. Kobe Bryant realized the last years of his career weren't going to be maximized in Mike D'Antoni's system, and the Los Angeles Lakers now agree...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 60,069 reads 132 comments

  17. Julius Randle Excited by Potential to Play for Lakers with Kobe Bryant

    Playing with Kobe Bryant may be an acquired taste for some, but it's an attractive prospect for any young player who wants to learn how to win. There aren't many experts on the subject with Kobe's credentials...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 4 months ago 34,448 reads 81 comments

  18. Will No. 7 Pick in 2014 NBA Draft Be Enough to Keep Kobe Bryant Happy?

    Pleasing Kobe Bryant isn't easy. Somehow, the Los Angeles Lakers have managed to keep him happy—or relatively happy—for nearly two decades. That could change now...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 13,746 reads 41 comments

  19. Michael Jordan Says He Influenced the Way Kobe Bryant Plays

    There's an uncanny resemblance between NBA heavyweights Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant . From the style to the swagger to the success, the two all-time great shooting guards are near mirror images of one another...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 4 months ago 81,970 reads 105 comments

  20. Will Kobe Bryant Win the PR War vs. Los Angeles Lakers?

    Whether you like him or not, Kobe Bryant ’s learned to play all the angles—on court and, most recently, off it. This isn ’t your headstrong rookie or the angry superstar who asked for a trade seven years ago...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 5 months ago 4,161 reads 5 comments

  21. Mitch Kupchak Says Kobe Bryant 'Won't Weigh In' on Lakers' Coaching Decision

    For those who think otherwise, Kobe Bryant does not control the Los Angeles Lakers . He may be paid an exorbitant sum, have an undeniably ridiculous amount of sway within ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 5 months ago 29,366 reads 173 comments

  22. Will Kobe Bryant's Coach-Killer Rep Hamper Finding the Right Guy?

    For all of his gifts, Kobe Bryant can certainly complicate relationships with people in his workplace. As a result, Bryant’s less-than-accommodating personality likely makes replacing former head coach Mike D’Antoni a difficult task...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 5 months ago 9,110 reads 57 comments

  23. Why Kobe Bryant Endorsing Lakers' Front Office Is Critical to the Future

    Fresh off their second-worst season in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers may have 99 problems (at least), but a hostile Kobe Bryant can't be one. Luckily, from the outside looking in, it doesn't sound like he will be...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 5 months ago 20,418 reads 10 comments

  24. Is Kobe Bryant the Most Successful Player of His Era?

    Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is widely accepted as the best player of his generation, but does that make him its most successful one? Bryant may have missed the entirety ...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 5 months ago 43,420 reads 586 comments

  25. Jeanie Buss: Kobe Bryant a 'Great Investment' and 'Worth Every Dime'

    When Kobe Bryant signed a two-year extension worth $48.5 million, fans tended to fall into two camps. One group felt as though the Los Angeles Lakers were paying far too ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 5 months ago 48,460 reads 428 comments