1. Howard Beck on the Cult of Kobe: Inspired Faith or Irrational Belief?

    Kobe Bryant is back with the Los Angeles Lakers this season, met by NBA fans league-wide curious as to what the five-time champion has left...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 2 months ago 47,287 reads 97 comments

  2. Kobe vs. Michael: Who's the Better Scorer and Who Should Take Final Shot?

    It doesn't seem all that long ago that a teenage Kobe Bryant assumed the role as the "Next Michael." But 19 seasons later, the once phenom is within striking distance of Jordan on the all-time scoring list...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 2 months ago 16,185 reads 104 comments

  3. 5 Ways the Los Angeles Lakers Can Exceed Expectations in 2014-15

    The outlook for the Los Angeles Lakers ' 2014-15 season is grim—and we haven't even tipped off regular-season basketball yet...

    Ehran Khan Written by Ehran Khan about 2 months ago 12,260 reads 21 comments

  4. Lakers Rumors: Latest Gossip on Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George

    Steve Nash will miss the entire 2014-15 season due to a recurring back injury, reports the Los Angeles Lakers' official Twitter account , but some would say that's not even the biggest news to come out of L...

    Kenny DeJohn Written by Kenny DeJohn about 2 months ago 10,525 reads 4 comments

  5. Bleacher Report's Ultimate 2014-15 NBA Re-Draft: Full 13-Round Results

    Remember how LeBron James signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer? So much for that. He's now going to be playing for a third NBA team, one that doesn't call Northeast Ohio or South Beach home...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 2 months ago 213,980 reads 183 comments

  6. Better for Kobe Bryant's Legacy: Retiring a Laker or Winning Another Ring?

    The end of the NBA preseason is rarely fruitful terrain for bandying bold predictions, but here’s one that most should feel safe in making: The Los Angeles Lakers won’t win the NBA championship...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 2 months ago 29,506 reads 174 comments

  7. Lakers News: Latest Updates on Kobe Bryant, Xavier Henry and More

    The 2014 NBA preseason is quickly coming to a close, and it looks like the Los Angeles Lakers will still be working out quite a few kinks well into the regular season, which begins for the Purple and Gold on Oct...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 2 months ago 3,182 reads 0 comments

  8. Jeanie Buss Calls out Free Agents Afraid of Kobe Bryant: 'Losers'

    From the not-so-magnanimous media coverage to his much-ballyhooed return from injury, Kobe Bryant has lately found himself under a microscope of nearly unprecedented intensity—and that's saying something...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 2 months ago 133,521 reads 460 comments

  9. Julius Randle's Development Poses Final Leadership Test for Kobe Bryant

    LOS ANGELES — His basketball legend already written in stone, Kobe Bryant 's virtue as a man again has found itself bandied about the digital arena today the very same way as in newspapers, radio and TV 10 to 15 years prior...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 2 months ago 72,735 reads 197 comments

  10. Skip Bayless Says Being Accused of Sexual Assault Helped Kobe Bryant Sell Shoes

    According to Skip Bayless , Kobe Bryant wasn 't an in-demand athlete for sports merchandisers before being accused of a serious crime...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 2 months ago 174,634 reads 282 comments

  11. Kobe Bryant to Julius Randle: Don't Be an Idiot and Mess Up This Opportunity

    Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He is in a good spot to succeed, so it's on him if he messes up. That's how Kobe Bryant sees things...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 2 months ago 185,375 reads 125 comments

  12. Kobe Bryant Lashes Out at Low ESPN Ranking: 'Bunch of Idiots'

    Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant might feed off criticism as well as anyone in NBA history, but that doesn't mean he likes to hear it. The 36-year-old, who played only six games last season due to injury, checked in at No...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 253,999 reads 557 comments

  13. Winners, Losers from Week 2 of Los Angeles Lakers' NBA Preseason

    As the end of the Los Angeles Lakers ’ second week of preseason basketball approaches, it behooves us to look at what went right and what went wrong. It has been a bit of a bumpy ride in the land of purple and gold...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 12,688 reads 31 comments

  14. Kobe Bryant Showing Road Back to Superstardom Will Be an Uphill Climb

    Kobe Bryant is playing NBA basketball, a victory in itself for a man with his injury history and mileage. But what we've seen in the preseason so far indicates he's got a long way to go before he ever plays it as effectively as he once did...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 12,248 reads 11 comments

  15. Kobe Bryant-Steve Nash Pairing Still Has Plenty to Offer in Third Year Together

    This will be the third season for Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash as teammates. The pairing has never really produced an impact for the Los Angeles Lakers , but the third time's a charm, as the saying goes...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 10,355 reads 54 comments

  16. Jeremy Lin Has Become Not Only Kobe Bryant's Teammate, but His Pupil

    LOS ANGELES — On the one hand, they are two global icons. On the other hand Thursday night at Staples Center, they were just teammates talking on the bench, almost no one ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 230,598 reads 196 comments

  17. Kobe Bryant Steals Ball from Stephen Curry, Slams Home Oldest Old Man Dunk Ever

    Kobe is old. He’s so old that his current teammates wore his jersey growing up. He’s old enough to have actually been a fan of Twin Peaks . The Black Mamba could run for president right now ...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 3 months ago 165,997 reads 149 comments

  18. Which LA Laker Benefits Most from Playing with Healthy Kobe Bryant in 2014-15?

    The most intriguing pairing on offense for the Los Angeles Lakers this season may very well be that of Kobe Bryant and Jordan Hill ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 months ago 1,946 reads 3 comments

  19. Kobe Bryant: Orthopaedic Surgeon Discusses Star's Achilles Tendon, Knee Injuries

    In a one-on-one interview with David Geier , MD, an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr...

    Daniel Lewis Written by Daniel Lewis about 3 months ago 4,771 reads 1 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant Debut: Mamba Must Adapt to Limitations to Boost Lakers

    Kobe Bryant returned to the court for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Denver Nuggets , tallying 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting and adding five assists...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 3 months ago 14,118 reads 28 comments

  21. Healthy Kobe Bryant Is Exactly What 2014-15 NBA Season Needs

    The NBA needs Kobe Bryant more than ever. With a massive new TV deal, as first reported by Richard Sandomir of The New York Times , and a skyrocketing salary cap encroaching ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 15,309 reads 38 comments

  22. Kobe Bryant Painting a New Portrait of Career in His Return to Court for Lakers

    SAN DIEGO — When Kobe Bryant took a trip through Europe a year ago, he wanted his daughters to experience some of the culture while there. A quick visit to the Accademia Gallery in Florence, Italy, was arranged...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 months ago 83,700 reads 109 comments

  23. Julius Randle at Center of L.A. Lakers' Transition to Life After Kobe Bryant

    The Los Angeles Lakers have been careful to temper expectations for Julius Randle. On paper, the rookie out of Kentucky may seem an obvious choice to receive the torch that Kobe Bryant 's carried for years, albeit in large part by default...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 21,789 reads 18 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant, Byron Scott Working to Revive Lakers' Championship Culture

    Nobody logically believes the Los Angeles Lakers are going to win an NBA title this season, but that’s not stopping new coach Byron Scott and reigning franchise cornerstone Kobe Bryant from trying to revive a championship culture...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 7,898 reads 46 comments

  25. NBA Preseason 2014: Players with Most to Prove During Exhibition Slate

    The NBA preseason often gets lost in the fall sports shuffle with college football and the NFL in full swing and the MLB playoffs just getting started...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 3 months ago 3,135 reads 2 comments