1. Kobe Bryant Declines Tom Thibodeau's Offer to Play in 2016 Olympics

    Injuries and Father Time are finally catching up to Kobe Bryant , but that hasn't stopped Team USA assistant and Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau from trying to recruit the Black Mamba for the 2016 Olympic Games...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 3 months ago 63,228 reads 168 comments

  2. Imagining How Kobe Bryant's Farewell Tour Could Backfire for the LA Lakers

    With the way things have been going for the Los Angeles Lakers this season, you have to wonder just how bad it could get—not just this season but beyond. Kobe Bryant has long been the face of the franchise...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 34,622 reads 108 comments

  3. LeBron James Snaps a Shot of Himself Wearing Kobe Bryant's Shoes

    LeBron James and the Miami Heat had a day off on Sunday, which meant they could watch football all day. James posted a picture on Instagram of him wearing a pair of Kobe Bryant 's shoes...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 3 months ago 43,160 reads 111 comments

  4. 9 NBA Players Who Need Their Own Reality Show

    Reality shows: They're popular, cheap to produce and everyone seems to have one. And if little chocolatiers , bearded duck call makers and every last Kardashian can have a reality ...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 3 months ago 2,417 reads 9 comments

  5. Kobe Bryant Calls 2010 Lakers-Celtics NBA Finals His Favorite Playoff Series

    Assuming Kobe Bryant 's days on the championship stage are over, at least he'll know he saved his best trip for last...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 3 months ago 58,305 reads 243 comments

  6. Kobe Bryant Confirms He Won't Sit out Season, Vows to Return When Healthy

    The Los Angeles Lakers don't have to worry about Kobe Bryant sitting out the entire 2013-14 season. According to ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin , the shooting guard ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 11,626 reads 56 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant, Rajon Rondo Exchange Compliments by Calling Each Other A-Holes

    In some circles, these might be fighting words. In the worlds of super competitors Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo , though, they're more like the ultimate signs of respect...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 3 months ago 165,915 reads 159 comments

  8. Kobe Bryant Calls Mostly Dismissed Billy Hunter Lawsuit 'Unfounded' and 'Silly'

    BOSTON — The story was irresistibly provocative: In the midst of the last NBA lockout, Kobe Bryant made a late-night phone call to Billy Hunter, the head of the players union, and urged him to accept a 50-50 revenue split with the owners...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 3 months ago 46,661 reads 18 comments

  9. LA Lakers Hope Team Meeting Can Help Them Regain Their 'Fight'

    The Los Angeles Lakers need to do something — anything —to stop their relentless slide into the Western Conference basement...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 3 months ago 3,569 reads 9 comments

  10. Kobe Bryant Sits in on Boston College Marketing Class to Amusement of Students

    Kobe Bryant has always been savvy about building his brand both on and off the court. That's why it's not surprising that he sat in on some marketing classes at Boston College Thursday...

    Sean Hojnacki Written by Sean Hojnacki about 3 months ago 79,138 reads 114 comments

  11. Magic Johnson Thinks Kobe Bryant Should Sit out Remainder of 2013-14 Season

    Los Angeles Lakers fans, hold your breath until your face matches the color of your favorite jersey and then desperately hope that Kobe Bryant doesn't listen to Magic Johnson...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 19,818 reads 85 comments

  12. Nick Young on Clippers: 'Let's See How It Comes Down in the Postseason'

    Times are tough in Laker land. The team has no fewer than four guards on the disabled list. They came into Friday's game against the rival Clippers having lost three games in a row and nine of their last 10...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 3 months ago 16,601 reads 243 comments

  13. Kobe Bryant Can Barely Watch Clippers Beat Down His Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers lost to their crosstown rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers , in embarrassing fashion on Friday night. The 123-87 defeat was the biggest loss suffered by the Lakers in the history of this rivalry, according to MyDesert Sports...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 3 months ago 56,390 reads 187 comments

  14. Why Kobe Bryant's Injury Is the Ultimate Condemnation of His Contract

    The Los Angeles Lakers , of all teams, should've known better than to give Kobe Bryant a king's ransom to play until the age of 37. One needn't flash back far through the space-time continuum to understand why...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 40,672 reads 145 comments

  15. Mike D'Antoni's Dark Humor Getting Darker with Each Laker Loss

    L.A. might be the city of 70-degree winters, but for Mike D’Antoni and the struggling Los Angeles Lakers , not even the SoCal sunshine is enough to warm a season growing darker by the day...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 3 months ago 31,038 reads 66 comments

  16. LA Lakers Think Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash Will Return Jan. 28

    It seems optimistic, curiously specific and not at all scientific, but the Los Angeles Lakers have a target date for the return of their starting backcourt...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 3 months ago 20,064 reads 42 comments

  17. LA Lakers Have a Shot If Kendall Marshall Makes His Shots

    HOUSTON — You want a metaphor for the current Los Angeles Lakers ? Kendall Marshall’s jump shot...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 54,806 reads 121 comments

  18. LA Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni Gets Vote of Confidence from Mitch Kupchak

    The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling, having lost eight of their last nine games following Tuesday's 110-97 loss to Dallas ...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 3 months ago 18,466 reads 123 comments

  19. Kobe Bryant Goes on Unfollowing Spree, Reveals Plan to Find New Fans to Follow

    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has made quite the splash since he joined Twitter last year. From throwback photos to showing up Mark Cuban , the Black Mamba has dominated the social network...

    Ken Dorset Written by Ken Dorset about 3 months ago 83,428 reads 100 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant on Pau Gasol: 'How Much More Am I Supposed to Support a Guy?'

    Kobe Bryant is out of ideas on how to keep Pau Gasol with the Los Angeles Lakers . The Black Mamba has been the big man's biggest supporter over the years, and nothing has changed...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 52,448 reads 115 comments

  21. Kobe Bryant: Fans Should Vote for Damian Lillard, Not Me, as All-Star Starter

    Los Angeles Lakers star shooting guard Kobe Bryant has suggested that fans should vote for Portland Trail Blazers floor general Damian Lillard instead of him for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, via Eric Pincus of Hoopsworld...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 3 months ago 122,368 reads 389 comments

  22. Kobe Bryant's Setback Dispels the Notion of Superhumans in the NBA

    Kobe Bryant is human after all. We think. His latest setback, a fracture on December 17 of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee while playing against the Memphis Grizzlies ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 4 months ago 15,335 reads 22 comments

  23. Los Angeles Lakers' Injury Problems Costs Millions but Could Be Solved

    Twenty-four hours in a day. Sixty minutes in an hour. Forty-eight minutes in a game. Every second counts. Yet there's often only one athletic trainer on the sidelines of an NBA game...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 4 months ago 50,088 reads 47 comments

  24. Pros and Cons of LA Lakers Shutting Down Kobe Bryant for Rest of the Season

    The debate has been raging since Kobe Bryant fractured the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee: Should the Los Angeles Lakers shut down Bryant for the rest of the season? Many ...

    Ehran Khan Written by Ehran Khan about 4 months ago 9,818 reads 22 comments

  25. LA Lakers Fittingly End Disastrous 2013 with a Dud

    To say that nothing’s gone right for the Los Angeles Lakers this season is saying just a little—the Purple and Gold bid the year goodbye with a dud of a game against the worst team in the league...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 5,861 reads 38 comments