1. Staples Center Sells Record $1.2 Million of Kobe Bryant Merchandise in Last Game

    Kobe Bryant wasn’t the only one racking up some shocking numbers Wednesday night. During the Los Angeles Lakers star’s final game, the Staples Center sold $1...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 43,356 reads 74 comments

  2. Cold Hard Fact for Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Fact: Kobe Bryant (37) is the oldest player in NBA history to score 60 points in a single game. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light...

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  3. Kobe Bryant's Stats, Highlights and Reaction from Final NBA Game

    Kobe Bryant called it quits Wednesday night in a way only he could. While the Los Angeles Lakers appeared destined for a loss to the Utah Jazz in the final game of the Black ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 86,678 reads 13 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant Puts Exclamation Point on Career with Surreal, Epic Finale

    LOS ANGELES — The last game of Kobe Bryant ’s career—arguably the most lionized in NBA history—began like just about every other game this season: with ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 234,568 reads 488 comments

  5. Fans Across the Globe Send Farewell Messages to Kobe Bryant

    Greatness has no borders. Greatness belongs to no one country. And for the better part of 20 years, greatness has worn purple and gold...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 4 months ago 16,652 reads 21 comments

  6. Kobe Bryant to Grace Cover of 'NBA 2K17' Legend Edition

    Hours before Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant takes the court for the final time, 2K Sports announced plans to keep the Black Mamba's legend alive forever...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 4 months ago 22,832 reads 31 comments

  7. Fan Paints Kobe Bryant Portrait on Belly for Lakers Star's Final Career Road Game

    Fans are pulling out all the stops for the Black Mamba Farewell Tour—belly art included. One fan paid quite the tribute to Kobe Bryant for the Los Angeles Lakers star's ...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 12,449 reads 14 comments

  8. Kendrick Lamar Performs Special Tribute for Kobe Bryant Dubbed 'Fade to Black'

    Kendrick Lamar is on a mission to help you understand what the legacy of Kobe Bryant has meant to the City of Angels...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 4 months ago 88,361 reads 135 comments

  9. Who Faces Tougher Offseason, LA Lakers or NY Knicks?

    It has been the worst of times and the slightly less worst of times for two storied basketball franchises—the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 5 months ago 18,839 reads 98 comments

  10. Lakers Say Kobe Bryant's Last Game Will Be a 'Zircus,' Pull out All the Stops

    The Los Angeles Lakers are (understandably) out of actual words to describe Kobe Bryant 's final game. "The game is going to be a 'zircus'—a zoo and a circus," Lakers publicist John Black told the Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan ...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 5 months ago 101,629 reads 117 comments

  11. Rounding Up the Reasons Los Angeles Lakers Should Fire Byron Scott

    Byron Scott’s second season as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers was even worse than the first, when they set a franchise record with 61 losses...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 5 months ago 33,707 reads 108 comments

  12. Kobe Bryant to Be Honored by Nike on April 13 with 'Mamba Day'

    The 2015-16 NBA season has been a celebration of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant 's legendary career, and the future Hall of Famer will go out with a bang on April 13, when Nike honors him with "Mamba Day...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 5 months ago 50,534 reads 47 comments

  13. Los Angeles Lakers Set Franchise Record with 62 Losses in Season

    For the third straight season, the Los Angeles Lakers set a franchise record of the woeful variety. After setting new marks for the most losses in franchise history during the ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 8,525 reads 106 comments

  14. Byron Scott Comments on Lakers' Struggles in Kobe Bryant's Final Games

    The Los Angeles Lakers are limping to the finish to close the 2015-16 NBA regular season, which doesn't sit well with head coach Byron Scott given the fact it has coincided with Kobe Bryant 's last season...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 5 months ago 17,590 reads 111 comments

  15. Jordan Clarkson Injury: Updates on Lakers Guard's Fibula and Return

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson suffered a bruised fibula during Tuesday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers . However, he's ready to return to the court. Continue for updates...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 5 months ago 7,414 reads 13 comments

  16. Doc Rivers Comments on Kobe Bryant's Retirement, Facing Lakers Star in Playoffs

    As far as retirement tours go, there's a typical decorum. You say nice things about a player, compliment his career and say you're going to miss competing against him—even if it's all a lie...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 5 months ago 51,272 reads 52 comments

  17. Byron Scott Comments on Nick Young After Leaked Video from D'Angelo Russell

    For the 11th straight game, Nick Young did not see a minute of playing time in the Los Angeles Lakers ' 107-100 loss Sunday to the Boston Celtics at Staples Center...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 5 months ago 68,882 reads 142 comments

  18. End-of-Season Grades for Each LA Lakers Player

    The Los Angeles Lakers ’ season has not officially ended, but it is doubtful any epiphanies are yet in store. Hence, the bequeathing of end-of-season report card grades for each player on a team suffering its worst season ever...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 5 months ago 12,131 reads 5 comments

  19. Game of Zones Set to Return April 6 with 'The Purple Retirement'

    It's coming... Not winter but something far more monumental—the retirement of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant ...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 5 months ago 16,675 reads 10 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant Sets Record for Most NBA Games Played at a Single Venue

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant played his 596th career regular-season game at Staples Center on Sunday, breaking Hakeem Olajuwon's record for the most NBA games played at one venue, per the Lakers' official Twitter account ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 5 months ago 6,449 reads 5 comments

  21. D'Angelo Russell Comments on Nick Young Relationship After Video Incident

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell has been in the spotlight all week after a video he secretly recorded of teammate Nick Young speaking about alleged infidelities became public...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 154,028 reads 171 comments

  22. Julius Randle Fined $15,000 for Obscene Gesture: Latest Details and Reaction

    Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture after hitting the game-winner with less than two seconds to go Wednesday against the Miami Heat ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 5 months ago 73,560 reads 85 comments

  23. Lakers Under the Microscope as NBA Talks Off-Court Trust, On-Court Chemistry

    The most embarrassing season in Los Angeles Lakers history officially extended beyond the scope of their nightly on-court debauchery Wednesday night...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 5 months ago 30,463 reads 117 comments

  24. Nick Young Reportedly Not Present for D'Angelo Russell's Apology

    Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell sat down with teammates Wednesday to apologize for recording a video where guard Nick Young admitted to being unfaithful to fiancee Iggy Azalea...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 5 months ago 60,540 reads 184 comments

  25. Lakers' Marcelo Huertas Leaps from Behind Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra for Steal

    Goran Dragic never saw it coming. Early in the fourth quarter Wednesday at Staples Center, while the Miami Heat point guard leisurely dribbled past half court, a guerilla basketball steal was lying in wait...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 5 months ago 13,204 reads 12 comments