1. Kobe Bryant Will Supplant Magic Johnson as Loudest Lakers Alumni Voice

    LOS ANGELES — Amid all the speculation as to when Kobe Bryant will retire, let’s bear something in mind: Whenever it happens, Bryant isn ’t vanishing from our lives...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 8 months ago 43,534 reads 75 comments

  2. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers Finally on Verge of Finding Balanced Formula

    Midway through a season more about soul-searching than substance, the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant have stumbled upon a formula that works, both now and in the long run...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 22,911 reads 45 comments

  3. Losing with a Star Isn't Easy but Can Pay off Later for Those Caught in Middle

    Every now and then a team, despite having a superstar, struggles. Mightily struggles. Either the star is past his prime, ancillary pieces are missing or the two simply don't fit...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 8 months ago 81,096 reads 104 comments

  4. Lakers Teammates Hope Kobe's Step Back Will Allow Him to Let Them Step Up

    LOS ANGELES — The world is going to watch and wonder whether Kobe Bryant is indeed taking concrete steps toward aging gracefully...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 8 months ago 124,819 reads 162 comments

  5. Los Angeles Lakers Failing to Give Kobe Bryant What He Needs Most

    The Los Angeles Lakers organization has failed to give Kobe Bryant the resources and support needed to succeed at this stage of his career. It rode an aging superstar to exhaustion as the team headed down the up staircase...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 8 months ago 36,897 reads 248 comments

  6. Biggest Surprises and Disappointments for Los Angeles Lakers

    It's been a topsy-turvy season for the Los Angeles Lakers, filled with both triumphs and tragedies. Successes like beating a league-best Golden State Warriors squad have been offset ...

    Ehran Khan Written by Ehran Khan about 8 months ago 3,059 reads 2 comments

  7. Michael Jordan Tells Kobe Bryant to 'Go Get Karl' on NBA Scoring List

    Now that Kobe Bryant has leapfrogged Michael Jordan on the NBA 's all-time scoring list, His Airness has a request for the Black Mamba: Gun for second place...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 8 months ago 58,971 reads 109 comments

  8. Kobe Bryant Fights Fierce Competitive Instinct in Battle Against 'Old Age'

    CHICAGO — It’s not like Kobe Bryant to let a moment pass him by. That’s what happened Thursday…Bryant letting down his team, his league and all the fans...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 8 months ago 58,895 reads 120 comments

  9. Kobe Bryant Injury: Updates on Lakers Star's Soreness and Return

    Kobe Bryant will start Sunday's game versus the Phoenix Suns after the aging superstar sat out the last three. Continue for updates. Bryant to Start vs. Phoenix Sunday, Dec...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 8 months ago 35,621 reads 164 comments

  10. Byron Scott's Kobe Bryant Plan Leaving Los Angeles Lakers in Dangerous Position

    LOS ANGELES — Here’s one thing Byron Scott has accomplished. He has left no question about it, and it’s good to know: Kobe Bryant no longer can do everything and be everything for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 8 months ago 144,149 reads 357 comments

  11. Delivering Kevin Durant Could Be Kobe Bryant's Final Gift to Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant is winding his way through the end stages of a brilliant career, competing as fiercely as his 36-year-old body will allow. Delivering Kevin Durant to the Los Angeles Lakers could be a bittersweet parting gift...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 8 months ago 42,418 reads 94 comments

  12. Lakers Rumors: Buzz on Goran Dragic, Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo Trade Aftermath

    The Los Angeles Lakers are nowhere close to being members of the NBA elite, but the team continues to generate compelling storylines ...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 8 months ago 12,976 reads 1 comments

  13. Would Los Angeles Lakers Be Better Off Without Kobe Bryant?

    Kobe Bryant is the Los Angeles Lakers . That's the problem. Or, at least that's the problem for whatever percentage of Purple and Gold loyalists want a sustainable, functional ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 56,345 reads 325 comments

  14. Though Enticing, Rajon Rondo of Today an Investment Lakers Lucky Not to Make

    LOS ANGELES — You only get so many chances to deviate from the pure rebuild in today's NBA . If you—rightly—want a proven commodity to make you a vastly better ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 8 months ago 119,795 reads 199 comments

  15. Will LeBron and KD Both Pass Kobe Bryant on the All-Time Scoring List?

    This season, Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the NBA 's all-time scoring list. While both Kevin Durant and LeBron James still have their youth, if they stay healthy, the milestone to pass Bryant would be within reach...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 8 months ago 30,487 reads 84 comments

  16. Kevin Durant Latest to Call 'BS' That Kobe Is Driving Free Agents from Lakers

    Kobe Bryant is not keeping notable free agents from signing with the Los Angeles Lakers , despite his tough-love policies and occasionally abrasive personality. The state of the roster may be doing that...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 months ago 96,626 reads 315 comments

  17. Lakers Rumors: Buzz from Los Angeles on Kobe Bryant, Potential Trade and More

    The Los Angeles Lakers may not win a lot of games during the 2014-15 season, but they are always in the news...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 9 months ago 12,133 reads 7 comments

  18. Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at Kobe Bryant's Road Trip into NBA History

    NBA Senior Writer Kevin Ding followed the Los Angeles Lakers on their three-game trip to San Antonio, Minnesota and Indiana for three very different results...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 9 months ago 63,890 reads 57 comments

  19. Mad Mamba: Kobe Throws Up Hands in Disgust, Stares Down Official After No-Call

    The Los Angeles Lakers are having a rough night against the Indiana Pacers , and Kobe Bryant 's frustrations have been starting to become more apparent...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 9 months ago 5,546 reads 25 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant Talks Michael Jordan Inspiration in 'The Players' Tribune' Exclusive

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan on the NBA scoring list against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night, topping MJ's total of 32,292 points...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 9 months ago 27,147 reads 52 comments

  21. Lakers Rumors: Latest Rumblings on Kobe Bryant and More

    Congratulations, Kobe Bryant , for passing Michael Jordan for third place on the all-time scoring list. Now tell us how much longer you are going to play...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 9 months ago 8,993 reads 1 comments

  22. Los Angeles Lakers Beginning to Flash Some Signs of Passing Chemistry Test

    Careening their way through yet another challenging season, the Los Angeles Lakers seem to be reclaiming a modicum of chemistry. The fissures had started, as they often do in sports, with a lineup shuffle...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 9 months ago 16,390 reads 13 comments

  23. Kobe Bryant's Latest Feat Touches NBA's Past, Present and Future

    MINNEAPOLIS — As part of his book-giving tradition, Phil Jackson in 2006 gave Kobe Bryant Blink by Malcolm Gladwell ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 9 months ago 77,021 reads 213 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant Compares Andrew Wiggins to a 17-Year-Old Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant doesn't dole out compliments lightly, so listen up, folks. After passing Michael Jordan on the NBA 's all-time scoring list and propelling the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 9 months ago 124,399 reads 88 comments

  25. With Michael Jordan Down, Who's Next for Kobe Bryant in Scoring Climb?

    Hasta la vista, Michael Jordan. Kobe Bryant has other NBA giants to catch. Like Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Possibly. Not one for harping on accomplishments passed, Bryant is undoubtedly done looking at Jordan...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 32,342 reads 50 comments