1. To Understand the End of Kobe Bryant, You Must Understand Where It Began

    Kobe Bryant was 18 years old when he formally introduced himself as a budding star to a national audience...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 134,142 reads 98 comments

  2. Cavaliers Fans Salute Kobe Bryant with Final Standing Ovation

    For Kobe Bryant , it was nothing but love during his last road trip to The Land. The highly anticipated matchup against LeBron James , the second-to-last of its kind, would have alone been a memorable moment in the Black Mamba retirement tour...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 4 months ago 10,109 reads 7 comments

  3. LeBron James Pass Takes D'Angelo Russell Down with Shot to the Groin

    You can drop your opponent with a crossover. You can drop them with a posterizing jam. This, however, probably isn't the best way to do it...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 4 months ago 46,179 reads 145 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant Gifts Paul George Pair of Shoes After Pacers Edge Lakers

    Kobe Bryant might have ruled out on-court gift presentations for his farewell tour, but he never laid out any ground rules for giving gifts...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 76,586 reads 23 comments

  5. Kobe Bryant Rises to Throw Down a Dunk, Lays It In

    Kobe Bryant has nothing left to prove, and he knows it. The Los Angeles Lakers star had plenty of time and space when rookie D'Angelo Russell lobbed a pass down the court during the second quarter of Monday's game against the Indiana Pacers ...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 28,172 reads 66 comments

  6. Fresh NBA Trade Deadline Deals for the Los Angeles Lakers to Consider

    The Feb. 18 midseason trade deadline is less than two weeks away. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers continue to sputter in last place in the Western Conference—large blocks of losses sporadically interrupted by a feel-good win or two...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 89,996 reads 32 comments

  7. Byron Scott Comments on D'Angelo Russell's Rookie Season, Progress and More

    Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard D'Angelo Russell isn't exactly having a big rookie season after he was selected second overall in the 2015 NBA draft...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 4 months ago 62,098 reads 297 comments

  8. LA Lakers Have Somehow Surpassed Philadelphia 76ers as NBA's Worst

    LOS ANGELES — On the shoulders of what might be the last awe-inspiring performance of Kobe Bryant ’s legendary career, the Los Angeles Lakers avoided losing a franchise-record 11th straight game on Tuesday night...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 53,602 reads 277 comments

  9. Kobe Bryant vs. Timberwolves: Stats, Highlights and Twitter Reaction

    Kobe Bryant turned back the clock Tuesday night in the Los Angles Lakers ' 119-115 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center, and it was glorious...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 29,775 reads 96 comments

  10. Lakers' Julius Randle Has Long Way to Go to Reach Potential

    Through the first 50 games of his NBA career, Los Angeles Lakers power forward Julius Randle has established himself as one of the league's most enigmatic prospects...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 28,682 reads 116 comments

  11. Larry Nance Injury: Updates on Lakers PF's Knee and Return

    Los Angeles Lakers power forward Larry Nance Jr. had been sidelined with a sore knee since Jan. 31. However, he has been cleared to return to the lineup. Continue for updates...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 4 months ago 13,351 reads 54 comments

  12. Kobe Bryant Comments on Lakers After Blowout Loss to Hornets

    The Los Angeles Lakers lost 101-82 to the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, dropping to a Western Conference-worst 9-41...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 4 months ago 79,943 reads 16 comments

  13. Lakers' D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson Backcourt Showing Promising Future

    LOS ANGELES — Jordan Clarkson and D’Angelo Russell might be the two most important players on the Los Angeles Lakers . Both are young and talented and possess several characteristics that are necessary for success in the modern game...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 36,878 reads 65 comments

  14. D'Angelo Russell Trade Rumors: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Lakers PG

    D'Angelo Russell was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers and expected to play a key role in their future, which may happen in a much different way than originally anticipated...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 4 months ago 207,561 reads 509 comments

  15. Like David Blatt, Lakers Head Coach Byron Scott Was Doomed from the Start

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have the second-worst record in the league, own the NBA ’s worst defense since Dec...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 67,016 reads 128 comments

  16. Byron Scott Comments on D'Angelo Russell's Confidence, Recent Performance

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott is not afraid to call out his younger players if he feels like it will help them in the long run...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 4 months ago 11,751 reads 55 comments

  17. 4 Biggest Issues L.A. Lakers Must Address at the Trade Deadline

    More than halfway through the regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers continue to slog along in last place in the Western Conference...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 40,770 reads 16 comments

  18. NBA Players, Coaches Still in Awe of Kobe Bryant's 81-Point Game 10 Years Later

    LOS ANGELES — Every season, one roster is awarded the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Each year there’s an MVP and a scoring champion. But Kobe Bryant 's 81 points on Jan...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 45,852 reads 151 comments

  19. It's Time for Los Angeles Lakers to Give Tarik Black a Shot at Center

    LOS ANGELES — Second-year center Tarik Black is not the L.A. Lakers' most notable player, but nobody on the team is in a more confusing situation...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 38,007 reads 88 comments

  20. Grammy Winner Robert Glasper Teams Up with Nike to Create Kobe Bryant Theme Song

    If you had to set Kobe Bryant 's career to a theme song, what would it be? Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Robert Glasper sought to capture the Los Angeles Lakers star's ...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 19,444 reads 8 comments

  21. Bryant Moves into 2nd Place on Lakers' All-Time Assists List

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant used a big first-quarter performance in Sunday's 112-95 loss to the Houston Rockets to move past Hall of Famer Jerry West for the second ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 4 months ago 10,455 reads 20 comments

  22. Under-the-Radar Moves Los Angeles Lakers Could Make Before NBA's Trade Deadline

    There may not be a lot of trade chatter surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers at the moment. But Mitch Kupchak has always been a stealthy general manager when it comes to such things...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 119,225 reads 9 comments

  23. Kobe Bryant Trademarks Phrase: 'Friends Hang Sometimes Banners Hang Forever'

    Being Kobe's friend means you'll always be second-best. To what, you ask? His championship rings! The Black Mamba's been busy investing with his business Kobe, Inc., created in 2014, including Body Armor and The Player's Tribune...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 5 months ago 52,818 reads 82 comments

  24. Does Kobe Bryant Backup Anthony Brown Have a Future with the Los Angeles Lakers?

    LOS ANGELES — Anthony Brown’s first NBA start was a 40-point drubbing against the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 5 months ago 39,819 reads 88 comments

  25. Brandon Bass Injury: Updates on Lakers Forward's Ankle and Return

    Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Bass had been out since he injured his foot against the New Orleans Pelicans on Jan. 12. However, he is ready to return. Continue for updates...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 5 months ago 3,588 reads 23 comments