The other day my colleague Albert Burneko worried that Nick Young's return had improbably elevated the Lakers from "gonzo terribleness to bland mediocrity." Worried because the Lakers' spectacular brand of suck has been the most entertaining subplot early in this surprisingly dismal NBA season, and that would be ruined if they were only run-of-the-mill bad. Read more...
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has dealt with some serious injuries over the past couple of seasons, but his confidence has clearly not taken a hit. With plenty of time left on the shot clock against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, Kobe decided to pull up for a three-pointer from 35 feet away. Show More Summary
Kobe Bryant makes just six of his 22 shots as Dallas rout the LA Lakers for this sixth consecutive win in the NBA.
From way downtown.
One of the most enjoyable exercises of the early season is to look at surprising statistics. The Los Angeles Lakers are chock-full of quirky metrics, both on a team and individual level. Kobe Bryant is thriving from his favorite spot on the floor but at the cost of a stagnant offense. Show More Summary
The Lakers were in Dirk Nowitzki's city, not overly far from the domain of Tim Duncan.
The most Kobe Bryant-on-a-terrible-Lakers-team shot in the history of Kobe Bryant on a terrible Lakers team. The Lakers are losing by over 40 to the Mavericks, but once upon a time, it was a close game. At one point, they trailed by less than ten. Show More Summary
Kobe Bryant isn't about to pat Dirk Nowitzki on the back. More pointedly, Bryant won't ever placate NBA owners by accepting a hometown discount or below-market contract. "It's the popular thing to do," Bryant said of player pay cuts ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers' Friday night matchup against the Dallas Mavericks, per ESPNDallas.com's Tim McMahon. Show More Summary
Los Angeles Lakers superstar guard Kobe Bryant’s two-year, $48.5 million extension is by far the most unpopular contract in the NBA. Fans and media love to gripe about it, but […] The post Kobe Bryant Once Again Defends His Massive Contract appeared first on SLAMonline.
It's been almost a year since Kobe Bryant signed a two-year, $48.5-million contract extension to stay with the Lakers. Debate hasn't entirely cooled on the heavily scrutinized deal.
Now in his 19th NBA season, Kobe Bryant has proved a lot of skeptics wrong by returning from serious injuries and competing at a high level. But with the Los Angeles Lakers struggling through another subpar campaign, it’s valid to ask...Show More Summary
It's easy to get caught up in the typical early-season NBA storylines. Can Kobe Bryant lead the league in scoring for a team that might struggle to win 20 games? Is Derrick Rose healthy? Sure, that stuff matters. But with more than three-quarters of the 2014-15 campaign remaining, it's far too soon to arrive at answers to any of those questions. Show More Summary
Things were much calmer between Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard the second time this season that the Lakers and Rockets faced off. Mostly due to the fact that Howard was […] The post Kobe Bryant Explains His Trash Talk With Dwight Howard appeared first on SLAMonline.
With Dwight Howard chillin’ on the bench Wednesday night to a knee injury, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers won consecutive games for the first time this season. Bryant […] The post Kobe Bryant Leads the Lakers Past Houston (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
The Lakers star doesn't agree with Kevin Durant's assessment of his former teammate. And he doesn't think KD feels that way, either. Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant and on-court NBA beef. A play in three acts. ACT I. Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard get into a tussle on the court. Show More Summary
So, probably safe to assume Aries Spears won't be getting a Christmas card from Kobe Bryant this year... because the former "MadTV" star says he HATES the Mamba (and all things Lakers) with a passion. "I'm the biggest Laker-hater in the…
HOUSTON — Even on a night when Kobe Bryant was as nice as could be toward Dwight Howard, the reasons why their partnership didn't flower were prevalent. Bryant, who has some experience in the burning spotlight that being accused brings,...Show More Summary
In Round 1, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard said what they thought of the other in a near-brawl. In Round 2, Howard killed a large part of the intrigue by sitting out with an injury. But at least the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets...Show More Summary
Three years ago, Reggie Martin was awoken at 4 a.m. by the buzzing of his cell phone. Kobe Bryant was on the line. Kobe Bryant was on the line. “I need somewhere to go shoot baskets, man,” Martin recalls him saying.