1. Kobe Bryant: 'I Don't Have That Obsession to Be a Great Coach'

    Kobe Bryant is thinking about the future. Though the Los Angeles Lakers franchise cornerstone signed a two-year extension in November that will keep him playing through ...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 4 months ago 20,174 reads 62 comments

  2. Will Kobe Bryant Help or Hinder Los Angeles Lakers Rebuild Through Free Agency?

    Kobe Bryant finds himself in unfamiliar territory with the Los Angeles Lakers , injured and aging, desperately trying to win another championship that's predicated on the performances of players the team doesn't yet have...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 4,383 reads 36 comments

  3. Los Angeles Lakers TV Ratings Down Almost 50 Percent from Last Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers ' place in the standings isn't the only thing to take a massive hit in Kobe Bryant 's absence...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 4 months ago 4,416 reads 38 comments

  4. Despite Injury, Kobe Bryant's Contract Still Makes More Sense Than You'd Think

    Kobe Bryant ’s bloated contract with the Los Angeles Lakers seems like a mistake now that he’s been declared out for the season , and his body seems too broken for him to play through much of the next two, either...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 4 months ago 5,284 reads 10 comments

  5. Can Los Angeles Lakers Rebuild Fast Enough to Extend Kobe Bryant's Title Window?

    Six. That's still the number Kobe Bryant cares about most. Not five, the number of NBA championships he already has, but six, the number he wants, the number the Los Angeles Lakers want to give him...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 10,697 reads 131 comments

  6. Steve Nash 'Wouldn't Disagree' Kobe Bryant and Mike D'Antoni Don't Work Together

    Allow Steve Nash to show you the door, Mr. Mike D'Antoni . Magic Mike has long seemed like a soon-to-be-unemployed coach walking, what with the Los Angeles Lakers chasing the ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 19,719 reads 35 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant Says Shaquille O'Neal's Laziness Drove Him 'Crazy'

    It's a good thing Kobe Bryant 's post-playing career interests are in the entrepreneurial arena—he'd never make it as a personal trainer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 192,592 reads 621 comments

  8. Kobe Bryant Is Betting on a Justin Bieber Career Implosion

    Kobe Bryant knows a thing or two about being a teenage star, and the recent legal trouble for Justin Bieber hasn't gotten past the 35-year-old NBA superstar...

    Ken Chin Written by Ken Chin about 4 months ago 84,566 reads 84 comments

  9. Kobe Bryant Is Cautionary Tale for Carmelo Anthony

    If you were to guess which of today’s NBA players grew up with Kobe Bryant ’s poster on his wall, Carmelo Anthony would probably be a good candidate...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 4 months ago 10,587 reads 12 comments

  10. Kobe Bryant: Lakers Planning 'Greatest Comeback That the League Has Ever Seen'

    Facing the possibility of being a part of the worst Los Angeles Lakers team of all time, Kobe Bryant sat down with ESPN's Darren Rovell for the network's Sunday Conversation ...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 4 months ago 27,521 reads 178 comments

  11. Kobe Bryant Launches New Company Kobe Inc. and Invests in Sports Drink

    Kobe Bryant recently signed a two-year, $48.5 million extension that made him a member of the Los Angeles Lakers for life, but that doesn't mean he's not thinking about the next phase of his career...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 149,049 reads 119 comments

  12. Jeanie Buss Thinks Lakers Are Still Bigger Free-Agent Magnet Than Knicks

    To say the past 13 months have been a trying time for the Buss family would be an understatement. The children of late Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss have faced one test after another since the family patriarch passed on Feb...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 4 months ago 38,806 reads 198 comments

  13. Rebuilding to-Do Lists for NBA Teams Eliminated from Playoff Race

    It's nearly playoff time in the NBA. Teams are scrambling for postseason positions, and fans across the country are checking potential first-round matchups . And then there are the other guys...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 4 months ago 1,723 reads 1 comments

  14. Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan Chase Same NBA Greatness in Very Different Ways

    LOS ANGELES — Whether he lives up to it, Kobe Bryant ’s much-discussed two-year contract extension is set to accomplish one very simple thing. Upcoming are Bryant’s 19th and 20th years with the Los Angeles Lakers...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 72,582 reads 542 comments

  15. How Can Lakers Both Appease Kobe Bryant and Build Intelligently?

    Kobe Bryant is chafing at the bit to get past a wretched season in which he played just six games due to injury. The five-time NBA Champion begins a two-year contract extension worth $48...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 2,857 reads 4 comments

  16. Is Kobe Bryant's Title Window Officially Closed?

    The direction of the Los Angeles Lakers makes one wonder whether Kobe Bryant is done winning championships...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 4 months ago 1,426 reads 8 comments

  17. Kobe Bryant 'Wasn't Surprised' by Phil Jackson Joining New York Knicks

    Call this the “acceptance” stage of Kobe Bryant ’s grief. In a story by ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin , Bryant—during an interview on The ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 4 months ago 17,467 reads 22 comments

  18. Kobe Bryant Uncertain If Mike D'Antoni Has Earned Another Year as Lakers Coach

    Kobe Bryant is a guy who's always had all the answers, but he was genuinely uncertain when asked about the future of Mike D'Antoni , his embattled head coach...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 3,593 reads 16 comments

  19. Kobe Bryant Says He Could Play Right Now If Lakers Were Contending

    The Los Angeles Lakers ' season may be busted beyond repair, but Kobe Bryant 's tough-guy persona is still intact. Because, priorities...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 26,324 reads 146 comments

  20. Is Steve Nash Hurting the Los Angeles Lakers by Not Walking Away?

    Here’s a good question: When a sports franchise can claim 16 banners, 16 Hall of Famers and one of the world's biggest, most loyal fanbases , what is $9 ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 4 months ago 5,927 reads 70 comments

  21. Pau Gasol Sounds off on Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant

    Pau Gasol has never been one to hold his tongue , but his recent words showed nothing but support for injured teammate Kobe Bryant and former coach — and newly named New York Knicks president — Phil Jackson...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 4 months ago 34,552 reads 39 comments

  22. Kobe Bryant Clowns Los Angeles Lakers Teammates for Terrible Record

    You don’t need a degree in psychology from Stanford to understand that Kobe Bryant is, well, a pretty complicated guy. Intense, exacting, hyper-competitive, often aloof...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 4 months ago 221,143 reads 430 comments

  23. Shutting Down Kobe Bryant for Rest of Season Will Be Blessing in Disguise

    Kobe Bryant ’s absence for the remainder of the season is a huge benefit for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 4 months ago 3,707 reads 4 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant Must Take Some Blame in Los Angeles Lakers' Giant Mess

    Facing a bleak end to his career with the Los Angeles Lakers , Kobe Bryant is lashing out when he should probably be looking in...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 45,439 reads 331 comments

  25. Pau Gasol Thinks Kobe Bryant Was Right to Rip LA Lakers

    Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant have been kindred spirits during the 2013-14 NBA season by saying what's on their minds, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 23,083 reads 110 comments