1. Lakers' Downward Spiral Raises Plenty of Questions but Has Few Easy Solutions

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — We live in a time when we have video on demand and we text while we drive, so of course we jump to conclusions about the NBA before we even fall back for daylight savings time the first weekend of the season...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 1 month ago 50,007 reads 126 comments

  2. Ding: 'Definite Possibility' That Kobe Bryant Could Look to Bolt Lakers in 2016

    Kobe Bryant 's 0-4 Los Angeles Lakers are sitting in the cellar of the Western Conference, leading some to speculate that the legendary Laker could be seeking his way out of Staples Center...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 month ago 23,842 reads 76 comments

  3. We Remember: 18th Anniversary of Kobe Bryant's NBA Debut

    On Nov. 3, 1996, Kobe Bryant made his NBA debut with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Charlotte Hornets drafted Bryant with the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft but traded him to Los Angeles less than a week after drafting him...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 month ago 35,360 reads 35 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant All That's Left of NBA's Greatest Draft Ever

    Kobe Bryant now stands alone, the last member of a storied 1996 NBA rookie class , trying to stave off the fate that has befallen every one of his draft-day peers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 464,197 reads 404 comments

  5. Could the New York Knicks Attempt to Make a Stunning Trade for Kobe Bryant?

    Kobe Bryant 's 0-4 Los Angeles Lakers are sitting in the cellar of the Western Conference, leading some to speculate that the legendary Laker could be seeking his way out of Staples Center...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 month ago 27,529 reads 121 comments

  6. Kobe Bryant Scoffs at Idea of Leaving Lakers: 'I Bleed Purple and Gold'

    Kobe Bryant shouldn't have ever needed to say so, but here it is in 10,000-watt, cornea-searing neon lights: No. 24 isn't leaving the Los Angeles Lakers . No way. No how...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 71,747 reads 286 comments

  7. Why Kobe Bryant's 19th NBA Season Will Be His Most Fascinating

    We're only four games into the Los Angeles Lakers ' 2014-15 campaign, but Kobe Bryant is quickly cementing his status as the league's most polarizing player once again...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 11,360 reads 68 comments

  8. Kobe Bryant Sarcastically Responds That He's 'Festively Jovial' About 0-4 Start

    After allowing a career-high 41 points to Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson on Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers fell to their first 0-4 start since 1957, per ESPN Stats & Info ...

    Tristan Thornburgh Written by Tristan Thornburgh about 1 month ago 155,128 reads 190 comments

  9. 5 Things That Have to Happen for Los Angeles Lakers to Eclipse Expectations

    Following four straight defeats to start their long NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers are registering very low readings on the expectation meter...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 month ago 11,185 reads 42 comments

  10. Kobe Bryant Praises Jeremy Lin, Warns Lakers Not to Be 'Chumps and Pushovers'

    Kobe Bryant may be the most assertive scorer the NBA has to offer, but he's pleased with the aggression Jeremy Lin showed down the stretch of the Los Angeles Lakers ' 118-111 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 130,810 reads 98 comments

  11. Kobe Bryant's Most Infamous Quotes

    Kobe Bryant is one of the NBA's greatest media stars, and he has racked up some great quotes over the years to prove it...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 72,190 reads 110 comments

  12. Lakers News: Potential Roster Moves, Julius Randle Injury Fallout and More

    The 2014-15 season hasn't started quite exactly like the Los Angeles Lakers hoped, and things may just get worse before they get better...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 3,947 reads 0 comments

  13. How We'll Know When Kobe Bryant Is Officially Back

    It is still the first week of the Los Angeles Lakers ' regular season, and Kobe Bryant is coming off serious injuries in back-to-back campaigns...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 57,172 reads 131 comments

  14. Beck/Bucher: What Did We Learn from the Returns of Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose?

    Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant both returned to NBA action this week, as the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers kicked off their 2014-15 campaigns...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 month ago 2,303 reads 0 comments

  15. Kobe Trying to Turn Randle's Injury, Lakers' Struggles into Bonding Experience

    PHOENIX — Byron Scott told reporters Tuesday night that Julius Randle was in tears in a private room at Staples Center after breaking his leg in his very first NBA game...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 1 month ago 78,871 reads 174 comments

  16. Kobe Bryant Searches for a 2nd Fiddle, and Other News from Wednesday's NBA Games

    Kobe Bryant scorched the Phoenix Suns to the tune of 31 points on 11-of-25 shooting Wednesday night, but the Los Angeles Lakers' lack of a reliable second fiddle is already taking a toll on the team's offensive productivity...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 49,185 reads 209 comments

  17. Lakers News: Rounding Up Latest Buzz on Kobe Bryant, Nick Young and More

    The Los Angeles Lakers took to the hard court for their first bout of regular-season action since finishing with a franchise-worst record in 2013-14...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 1 month ago 2,609 reads 0 comments

  18. Dwight Howard Says He's over Kobe Bryant, but His Actions Scream Otherwise

    LOS ANGELES — Dwight Howard is going to have a big-time season. For all that he is not, he still is a great player. He's also healthier than he was in his lost season in Los Angeles with the Lakers in 2012-13...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 1 month ago 214,434 reads 513 comments

  19. Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard Have Altercation During Season Opener

    It's been a while since Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard were teammates, but apparently there's no love lost...

    Brian Chen Written by Brian Chen about 1 month ago 722,505 reads 673 comments

  20. Dwight Howard Says He Didn't Leave Lakers over Fear of Kobe Bryant

    Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant will forever be linked following the Los Angeles Lakers ' failed superteam experiment for the 2012-13 season, but it's the former's abrupt departure that continues to linger as a source of perceived tension...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 43,852 reads 118 comments

  21. Kevin Ding on Kobe's Evolution into a Mentor to Jeremy Lin and the Young Lakers

    Kobe Bryant is back, joining a young and inexperienced group of Los Angeles Lakers as he tries to make his return to the NBA playoffs in his 19th season...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 month ago 5,667 reads 11 comments

  22. Kobe Bryant's Search to Rediscover Self Will Define Success or Failure of Season

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Here he is, having cracked the bone just below his knee as he pulled his shredded foot out of the basketball grave. And all that happened to his good leg...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 2 months ago 21,940 reads 112 comments

  23. Dwight Howard Trade Killed Lakers' Chances of Winning with Kobe Bryant

    As big a basketball no-brainer as it seemed for the Los Angeles Lakers to acquire All-Star center Dwight Howard ahead of the 2012-13 season, the trade still required a massive amount of faith...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 2 months ago 34,772 reads 109 comments

  24. Carmelo Anthony Disputes Notion That He Doesn't Want to Play with Kobe Bryant

    Carmelo Anthony may ultimately have spurned the Los Angeles Lakers during his foray into free agency this offseason, choosing to re-sign with the New York Knicks rather than move across the country and throw on a purple-and-gold uniform...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 2 months ago 13,436 reads 78 comments

  25. Whose Return Is More Important: Derrick Rose or Kobe Bryant?

    Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose are back, preparing for 2014-15, their careers no longer on hold, their returns of comparable yet varying significance...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 29,832 reads 189 comments