1. Lakers Face Tricky Balancing Act This Season If They Want Kobe to Be Kobe

    HONOLULU — The Society for the Preservation of Kobe Bryant held its first meeting Sunday. The unofficial declaration of the SPKB was as follows: Regarding the critically endangered species known by the common name of No...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 41,239 reads 120 comments

  2. Kobe Bryant's 1st Shot of the Preseason Hits the Top of the Backboard

    Kobe Bryant …back? In his return to the court after missing 47 games with a shoulder injury last year, the Black Mamba’s first preseason shot hit the top of the backboard...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 83,375 reads 121 comments

  3. Kobe Bryant Injury Update: Star Says He'll Play in Preseason Opener vs. Jazz

    When the Los Angeles Lakers open their preseason schedule Sunday, Kobe Bryant will be on the floor with them for the first time in nearly 10 months...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 4 months ago 8,885 reads 58 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant Beats Alex Morgan Playing as Alex Morgan and the USWNT in 'FIFA 16'

    Kobe Bryant beat Alex Morgan in FIFA 16 playing as Morgan and the United States women's national soccer team. Yes, you followed that correctly. And that next-level inception wasn't even the best part...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 109,906 reads 69 comments

  5. Lakers News: Latest on Kevin Durant's Free Agency, Kobe Bryant's Move to SF

    After losing a franchise-worst 61 games last season, the Los Angeles Lakers are looking for reasons to remain optimistic entering the 2015-16 campaign. Fortunately for the Purple and Gold, two pieces of news could have their stock trending up...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 4,156 reads 3 comments

  6. Love Child: Iconic Sneaker Mashups

    What if you could fuse classic, world-renowned kicks into one sneaker while maintaining original elements of each? Bleacher Report's Media Lab collaborated with illustrator Ken ...

    Media Lab Written by Media Lab about 4 months ago 21,499 reads 22 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant Plans to Retire with Lakers, Won't Play for Other Teams

    Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant isn't ready to announce what his future holds beyond the 2015-16 season. The team legend does know he has no interest in leaving the Lakers to chase a championship with another organization, though...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 4 months ago 42,870 reads 111 comments

  8. NBA Training Camps 2015: Start Dates, Schedules and Top Storylines to Watch

    Of the four major professional sports, the NBA 's preseason is the most straightforward. There's a longstanding saying that "basketball is basketball," which simply means players who excel on one level typically do well on another...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 4 months ago 82,984 reads 171 comments

  9. Paul Pierce Says It Will Be Tough for Kobe Bryant to Accept Reduced Role

    Paul Pierce seems to be very aware the end of his career is approaching, even going so far as to say he will probably retire if the Los Angeles Clippers win a championship this season, according to ESPN...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 129,952 reads 342 comments

  10. Kobe Bryant Steals High-5 from Harrison Barnes in 'NBA 2K16'

    Kobe Bryant does what Kobe Bryant wants. That goes for real life and in NBA 2K16 . On Friday, Twitter user Backbreaker65 caught a peculiar scene where Harrison Barnes sinks ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 146,068 reads 149 comments

  11. Kobe Bryant's Shoulder, Potential Minutes Restriction Discussed by Mitch Kupchak

    The past few years of Los Angeles Lakers basketball hasn't quite resembled the brand that made the franchise so famous...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 4 months ago 8,786 reads 43 comments

  12. Lakers Training Camp Buzz: Can Kobe Bryant Lead Young Team to Playoffs?

    After a disappointing season that ended with an injured Kobe Bryant , the Los Angeles Lakers have a retooled backcourt and overall team, starting with No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, D'Angelo Russell...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 4 months ago 6,512 reads 60 comments

  13. Kobe Gets Clean Bill of Health, Setting Stage for What May Be His Final Season

    For the beginning of what seems to be the end, Kobe Bryant is strong and ready. Bryant's recovery from his latest devastating late-career injury, a torn rotator cuff in his ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 5 months ago 79,607 reads 301 comments

  14. Kobe Bryant Injury Update: Lakers Expect Star to Be Ready for Training Camp

    For the third straight season, Kobe Bryant will enter Los Angeles Lakers training camp coming off a season-ending injury...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 5 months ago 5,613 reads 8 comments

  15. Howard Beck's Wish List for the 2015-16 NBA Season

    The much-anticipated upcoming NBA season has a variety of interesting storylines surrounding it. Only time will tell how these storylines play out, but many fans are optimistically hopeful for happy endings...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 5 months ago 6,749 reads 166 comments

  16. Kobe Bryant Is About to Enter the Most Challenging Season of His 20-Year Career

    If you hang around the NBA anywhere near as long as Kobe Bryant has, you're bound to run into your fair share of obstacles...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 62,123 reads 256 comments

  17. Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal's Top Quotes from the Latest 'Big Podcast'

    Time heals all wounds, as the old cliche goes. Apparently, it heals all beefs, too, or at least the infamous one between Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 5 months ago 77,482 reads 225 comments

  18. Kobe Bryant Receives His Lowest 'NBA 2K' Player Rating Yet

    Among Kobe Bryant 's career milestones is having appeared in every NBA 2K game to date. But in the upcoming NBA 2K16 edition, the Black Mamba's player rating of 85 is his lowest yet...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 5 months ago 408,290 reads 695 comments

  19. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal Comment on Lakers, Relationship, Regrets

    The blood feud between Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant has long been buried, but the two have managed to avoid a one-on-one sit-down in which they publicly discussed what went wrong in Los Angeles —until now ...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 5 months ago 351,945 reads 293 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant Injury: Updates on Lakers Star's Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

    Kobe Bryant 's recovery from rotator cuff surgery in January appears to be going according to plan as the Los Angles Lakers superstar is expected to be ready for the start of the season...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 6 months ago 167,182 reads 261 comments

  21. Kobe Bryant Surprises Taylor Swift with Banner at Staples Center

    Who knew Kobe Bryant was such a big Taylor Swift fan? Well, he does respect greatness, and regardless of your opinion of her, T. Swift does represent musical greatness...

    Drew Corrigan Written by Drew Corrigan about 6 months ago 199,201 reads 183 comments

  22. How the NBA Has Changed Around Kobe Bryant—And How Kobe Hasn't

    Kobe Bryant has been the unmoving eye of the NBA hurricane for 19 seasons—its stubborn, static center orbited violently by a maelstrom of change...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 148,915 reads 231 comments

  23. Kobe Bryant's Future with 2016 Rio Olympics Team Discussed by Jerry Colangelo

    As preparations continue for the 2016 United States Olympic basketball team, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo says Kobe Bryant may want his final act to come with a gold medal in Rio next summer...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 54,382 reads 207 comments

  24. Lakers Rookie D'Angelo Russell Calls Kobe Bryant 'His Michael Jordan'

    Los Angeles Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell was born in 1996 — or in other terms, the start of the Chicago Bulls' second title run...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 6 months ago 83,266 reads 408 comments

  25. Brandon Bass Knows How to Impress the Mamba: 'Arguably the Best'

    Despite diminished skills and advancing age, Kobe Bryant remains the most important figure in the Los Angeles Lakers organization. And Brandon Bass knows it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 64,612 reads 176 comments