1. 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 242,352 reads 420 comments

  2. 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 808 reads 2 comments

  3. 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 60,051 reads 132 comments

  4. 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 34,433 reads 81 comments

  5. 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 13,730 reads 41 comments

  6. 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 81,686 reads 105 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 4,145 reads 5 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 29,348 reads 173 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 9,096 reads 57 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 20,407 reads 10 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 43,366 reads 586 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 48,438 reads 428 comments

  13. Kobe Bryant Plots to Use Influence as Lakers Plot Rebuilding Course

    LOS ANGELES — The legend has been built on the points and the championships. The mystique comes from the persona...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 82,660 reads 272 comments

  14. Kobe Bryant Didn't Care About Mike D'Antoni Leaving, Wants Input on Next Coach

    After head coach Mike D’Antoni resigned following a dismal 27-55 regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers will once again be tasked with hiring a new man to patrol the sideline...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 31,321 reads 143 comments

  15. Lakers Insider: Mike D'Antoni's Departure May See Lakers Turn to Past for Coach

    LOS ANGELES — This is your chance to be the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers . Polish up that resume. If it includes a degree from the University of North Carolina—same as Mitch Kupchak—you’re practically in...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 80,454 reads 120 comments

  16. Los Angeles Lakers Entering Biggest Offseason of Kobe Bryant Era

    Almost two decades into a triumphant alliance that has survived stubbornness, egos, heartbreak, age and even death, the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant face a summer mired in uncertainty and disquiet they've never encountered before...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 17,052 reads 32 comments

  17. Kobe Bryant Is Biggest Roadblock in Los Angeles Lakers Rebuild

    Among the many roadblocks facing the Los Angeles Lakers in their attempt at a hypersonic rebuild is Kobe Bryant , the 35-year-old shooting guard to whom their fortunes are still decidedly tethered...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 18,079 reads 109 comments

  18. Kobe Bryant Tells Pau Gasol He Wants Him to Return to Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant wants Pau Gasol to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers . "I spoke with Kobe before the end of the season and he told me he wanted me to stay," Gasol told Marca ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 34,431 reads 113 comments

  19. Kobe Bryant's Input Critical in Los Angeles Lakers Finding Next Head Coach

    Here's an uncontroversial proposition on which we should all be able to agree. Regardless of what direction the Los Angeles Lakers decide to go when selecting a new head coach, they should probably solicit some buy-in from their best player...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 5 months ago 37,459 reads 101 comments

  20. Does Kobe Bryant Attract or Repel Potential LA Lakers Coaching Candidates?

    The Los Angeles Lakers are a ship without a captain. The team no longer has a coach after announcing the resignation of Mike D'Antoni on Wednesday evening...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 5 months ago 13,925 reads 87 comments

  21. Should Los Angeles Lakers Go All-In on Tom Thibodeau as Next Head Coach?

    The Los Angeles Lakers will face a big test this offseason in filling the head coach position vacated by Mike D'Antoni ...

    D.J. Foster Written by D.J. Foster about 5 months ago 24,542 reads 107 comments

  22. What Will Kobe Bryant's 2014 Summer of Rehab Look Like?

    It feels a little like deja vu— Kobe Bryant is once again spending the summer in rehab and training, looking toward a comeback by the start of the regular basketball season...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 5 months ago 6,872 reads 0 comments

  23. What Offensive System Should Lakers Use in Kobe's Twilight Years?

    Los Angeles Lakers fans are hoping to see Kobe Bryant back in uniform for the start of next season after an agonizingly long layoff...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 5 months ago 5,461 reads 15 comments

  24. Showtime Set to Profile Lakers Star Kobe Bryant in Documentary This Fall

    Before the final curtain falls on Kobe Bryant 's basketball career, fans will get a rare treat in the form of a Showtime documentary called Kobe Bryant's Muse profiling one of the greatest Lakers to don purple and gold...

    Gabe Zaldivar Written by Gabe Zaldivar about 5 months ago 23,554 reads 61 comments

  25. Report: Kobe Bryant Goes to France as Los Angeles Lakers Finish Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers will conclude a campaign to forget on Wednesday night when they take on the San Antonio Spurs in the regular-season finale...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 5 months ago 6,516 reads 41 comments