1. Should Kobe Bryant Sit out for the Rest of the Season?

    With Kobe Bryant still sidelined and the Los Angeles Lakers seriously struggling without him, we have to ask the question: Is it time for the Lakers to cut their losses and ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 3 months ago 7,890 reads 48 comments

  2. Dark Times Are Just Beginning for Injury-Ravaged Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — It got even tougher Tuesday night. The Los Angeles Lakers released official confirmation that Kobe Bryant ’s left knee isn’t close to being fully healed, as Bleacher Report reported Monday...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 45,743 reads 194 comments

  3. Kobe Bryant Says Knee Swelling Is "Deep in There"

    For the first time in a long time, the Los Angeles Lakers have little to play for in this 2013-14 season. Tuesday's 104-92 home loss to the Indiana Pacers dropped Los Angeles to last place in the Pacific Division...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 3 months ago 2,020 reads 3 comments

  4. Should LA Lakers Shut Down Kobe Bryant for Season?

    Kobe Bryant ’s fractured knee seems to be taking longer to heal than expected. With the Los Angeles Lakers ’ season spiraling into the abyss, should management shut ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 8,528 reads 47 comments

  5. Kobe Bryant Will Miss All-Star Game

    It looks like it’s official— Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers will miss the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. According to the team’s official website, Bryant will be out of action for at least three more weeks...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 18,055 reads 54 comments

  6. Magic Johnson Tweet Omits Kobe Bryant from His List of the 'Great Ones'

    UPDATE on Jan 29 at 11:05 am EST by Adam Fromal It appears that the flak has caught up to Magic Johnson...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 230,968 reads 1245 comments

  7. The Case for Los Angeles Lakers to Go All-out for Carmelo Anthony in 2014

    Carmelo Anthony isn't a cure-all for the Los Angeles Lakers , but he may be the quick, aesthetically appealing fix for which Kobe Bryant is longing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 10,698 reads 40 comments

  8. Kobe Bryant Expected to Miss at Least 2 More Weeks

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — If you’re not accustomed by now to Kobe Bryant sitting out and the Los Angeles Lakers losing, weeks more are still to come...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 38,018 reads 82 comments

  9. Will Kobe Bryant's Return Inspire False Hope from LA Lakers Fans?

    Just about the only thing Los Angeles Lakers fans can bet on is Kobe Bryant 's return. There is no conceivable scenario in which an able-bodied Bryant won't play again this season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 8,352 reads 45 comments

  10. Kobe Bryant Says Pau Gasol Had 'Tantrum' After Lakers Loss to Orlando Magic

    Apparently, Pau Gasol can get feisty. Following the Los Angeles Lakers ' third straight loss, a 114-105 defeat to the Orlando Magic on Friday night, Kobe Bryant said ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 54,030 reads 71 comments

  11. LA Lakers Must Take Pride in Who They Play For

    Amid all the talk of a losing season and the dispiritedness that goes with it, one thing is clear for the Los Angeles Lakers —they have to reclaim their pride and remember who they play for...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 12,877 reads 54 comments

  12. Kobe Bryant's Final Act Will Determine His Legacy

    If the author Joseph Campbell were alive today, he'd probably have little trouble pinpointing where within the 17 stages of the hero's journey (i.e., the monomyth ) Kobe Bryant currently resides...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 31,446 reads 198 comments

  13. Twitter's Reaction to NBA All-Star Game Snubs and Surprise Inclusions

    The inevitable debate that comes with the announcement of the NBA's All-Star starters is well underway, and with the abundance of snubs, there's plenty to discuss...

    Jasper Scherer Written by Jasper Scherer about 3 months ago 452 reads 0 comments

  14. Here's a GIF of Kobe Bryant's Monster Facepalm from Thursday Night

    As the old adage goes, “You can’t hate what you can’t see.” That’s not exactly how the saying goes, but it’s a shopworn tactic Kobe Bryant ...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 3 months ago 72,378 reads 56 comments

  15. Kobe Bryant Won't Play in NBA All-Star Game

    Kobe Bryant begged fans not to do it, but they did it to him anyway, selecting him as one of the five Western Conference All-Star starters announced in a special edition of NBA Tip-Off on TNT Thursday night: Some nerve...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 3 months ago 9,377 reads 17 comments

  16. LA Lakers Emphasizing Free Agency, Even LeBron James Long Shot, over Draft

    MIAMI — Another theoretically meaningful game came and went on the Los Angeles Lakers ’ 2013-14 schedule Thursday night. Forget Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James in the NBA Finals...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 72,756 reads 145 comments

  17. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol Warn Heat How Hard Getting Up for 3rd Title Run Is

    MIAMI — There wasn't much left of the 2010-11 Lakers , even before the Dallas Mavericks tore them to tatters, sweeping them out of the second round. There's even less left now...

    Ethan Skolnick Written by Ethan Skolnick about 3 months ago 52,396 reads 156 comments

  18. Kobe Bryant All-Star Selection Proves Fan Vote Can't Be Taken Seriously

    The NBA announced the results of the All-Star voting on Thursday. Ladies and gentleman: your starting five for the 2014 All-Star Game, Feb...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 3 months ago 1,926 reads 11 comments

  19. Does Kobe Bryant, If Healthy, Owe It to Fans to Play in All-Star Game?

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was selected to his 16th straight NBA All-Star Game on Thursday, and is slated to start alongside Stephen Curry in the Western Conference backcourt...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 19,467 reads 86 comments

  20. Will Kobe Bryant and LA Lakers Benefit from Less Attention on His 2nd Return?

    Kobe Bryant could be returning to action soon for the Los Angeles Lakers . The story’s getting some coverage but not at the epic level that accompanied the superstar’s journey back from a torn Achilles tendon earlier this season...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 4,559 reads 3 comments

  21. Kobe Bryant Criticizes NCAA, Says System 'Isn't Teaching Players Anything'

    Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant skipped college when that was an option for high schoolers and entered the NBA draft in 1996. The outspoken 15-time All-Star is not exactly a fan of the NCAA...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 3 months ago 95,469 reads 278 comments

  22. Why Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol Reject Mike D'Antoni's Proven Small-Ball Blueprint

    MIAMI – No one wants to believe his best days are behind him, and it’s unfair just to portray them as dinosaurs, but in one clear sense, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol are living in the past...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 39,143 reads 80 comments

  23. Re-Examining Kobe Bryant's 81-Point Game Through a 2014 Lens

    Eight years ago this Wednesday, Kobe Bryant registered one of the most astounding single-game performances the NBA has ever seen...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 32,834 reads 43 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant: Flagrant Fouls in Today's NBA Make Me 'Nauseous'

    Thanks to a season sliced to pieces by injury, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has needed something to help pass the time. NBA games are apparently not a feasible option in the Mamba's mind...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 3 months ago 18,533 reads 67 comments

  25. Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose Have Similar Injury Plights, Different Paths

    CHICAGO — Derrick Rose had a good shine on him from a great sweat, something we’ve so rarely seen in recent years. He was asked if the knee felt good during his just-finished workout...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 61,771 reads 68 comments