LOS ANGELES -- What started as a tent revival -- flashing cameras, standing ovations, extended chants and a few desperate souls who seemed to be speaking in tongues -- turned into a spectacle less spiritual, more human. Kobe Bryant, contrary to what his…
Share TweetKobe Bryant had nine points and eight rebounds in his season debut for the Lakers, but Amir Johnson scored a career-high 32 points in the trade-depleted Toronto Raptors' 106-94 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Nick Young airballs a 360-degree layup attempt (Video)Updated 3 hours ago Share TweetThere was quite a bit of cackling to be heard when the Los Angeles Lakers signed shooting guard Nick Young during the offseason, as the former Wizards, Clippers and 76ers gunner has a quite the reputation as a mercurial chucker, and those sorts of playe…
Kobe Bryant returns to the court, hears the cheers, dishes the dimes, scores at last, Lakers lose (Videos)Updated 4 hours ago Share TweetSavvy, sluggish and potentially successful at times – you wouldn’t expect anything less from Kobe Bryant in his return to the court. The Los Angeles Lakers legend, nearly eight months removed from an Achilles tear that cost him the end of the ill-fated …
Nike’s Kobe Bryant Comeback Commercial Narrated By Ice CubeUpdated 4 hours ago Share TweetWe’ve already seen the Lakers video announcing Kobe Bryant‘s return, and earlier today, the NBA’s version, but now we get to see a strong Nike iteration, narrated by Ice Cube, so you know it’ll come from the heart. Cube doesn’t play when it comes to his…Share TweetEarlier tonight, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news the Toronto Raptors had traded Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings. Gay was pulled from Toronto’s starting lineup tonight at the Staples Center where they were set to take on the Lakers in Kobe Bry…
Ten Before Tip: NBA news from SundayUpdated 9 hours ago Share Tweet? On any other night, the seven-player trade that caused Raptors second-leading scorer Rudy Gay to be pulled from the starting lineup about 2 ½ hours before tonight's game against the Lakers would dominate the pre-game discussion, but even that news cou…Source: nba.comShare TweetThe Lakers’ Hall-of-Fame shooting guard, Kobe Bryant, already informed his fans he would be returning from his Achilles’ tendon tear tonight with a remarkable video posted to his popular Facebook page. Now the NBA has released an equally as tantalizing …
Meeks' late 3s lift Lakers over KingsUpdated Dec 7 (yesterday) Share TweetJodie Meeks made two huge 3-pointers in the final minutes to finish with 19 points, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers past the Sacramento Kings 106-100 on Friday night in what is expected to their last game before Kobe Bryant returns.Share TweetKobe Bryant will return to play for the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, and while Derrick Rose has hinted that he might be in good enough shape to contribute to his Chicago Bulls in the playoffs this spring, that’s still a pipe dream at this point. Both R…Share TweetThe Lakers expect to have Kobe Bryant back in their lineup when they face the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.
Kobe On The Lakers: “We’re Gonna Shock A Lotta People”Updated Dec 5 (4 days ago) Share TweetFresh off the official unveiling of his latest signature sneaker — the Nike Kobe 9 Elite — Kobe Bryant is inching closer to a season debut. It might come Sunday against the Raptors, as the Mamba told ESPN Los Angeles he expects to workout hard on Friday…Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant is very close to returning to the NBA. However, it looks like we'll have to wait a few more days to see one of the league's most important players back in action. As reported by Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com, B…Share TweetOne wouldn’t expect to find some good-natured Laker ribbing from two Laker legends helming a Lakers studio show on a Lakers-dominated network, but Byron Scott and James Worthy brought the goods. Nick Young — A.K.A. “Swaggy P” — is a man with personality…Share TweetThere was more behind the Nets' decision to demote assistant Lawrence Frank than a poor start.
Kobe scrimmages, takes 'big step forward'Updated Dec 3 (5 days ago) Share TweetBoth Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash returned to Lakers practice Tuesday. However, one of the guards appears closer to a return to game action than the other. Bryant scrimmaged for 30 to 45 minutes, according to Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni.
Following Kobe Bryant’s contract extension, Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki uneasily discuss their own futuresUpdated Dec 3 (6 days ago) Share TweetKobe Bryant’s massive contract extension came as a massive surprise, because though it was apparent that both Bryant and the Lakers wanted to continue their relationship until the end of Kobe’s career, most assumed Los Angeles would at least wait to see…
Recap: Lakers Surge in 4th But Not Enough Against Blazers, 114-108Updated Dec 3 (6 days ago) Share TweetBy Jordon Hall The Los Angeles Lakers (9-8) return home, from their three game road trip, to play the surging hot Portland Trail Blazers (13-3) tonight at 9:30 ET. For the Lakers to remain above .500 they will have to do multiple acts on defense to achi…Source: purpleandgoldblog.comShare TweetJordan Farmar (right) is averaging 9.2 points and 4.4 assists. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Sport)
Anthony Mason used to act as a bouncer at LL Cool J’s barbecues because of courseUpdated Dec 2 (6 days ago) Share TweetRapper/actor/activist LL Cool J can often be spotted at both New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers games; as the man is clearly a big fan of NBA basketball. In a recent interview with SLAM Magazine, LL discusses his interactions w…
The Cost Of Kobe Bryant Even If He Returns To The Lakers On FridayUpdated Dec 2 (7 days ago) Share TweetThe Lakers are 9-9 on the season without superstar Kobe Bryant in the lineup. Mamba is still recovering from a torn Achilles’ tendon he suffered in mid-April last season. Despite the injury, Bryant is making over $30 million in the final year of his dea…
Blazers survive Lakers' furious rally, win in L.A.Updated Dec 2 Share TweetBlazers survive Lakers' furious rally, win in L.A.
Lakers' Gasol will get MRI on sprained ankleUpdated Dec 2 Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol plans to undergo an MRI on his sprained right ankle, the big man said after the Lakers' 114-108 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.
Kobe Makes ReturnDec 8Highlight Of The Night: Kobe Bryant scored nine points in his return from an Achilles injury as the Lakers fell to the Raptors 106-94.
Kobe Bryant To Return SundayDec 6ESPNLosAngeles.com's Dave McMenamin reacts to Kobe Bryant's announcement that he will make his season debut on Sunday against the Raptors.
Lakers Rally To WinDec 6Six Lakers scored in double figures in Los Angeles' 106-100 win over Sacramento.
Kobe Motivated By ESPN.com RankingDec 5George Karl, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless react to Kobe Bryant saying he's motivated by ESPN.com ranking him as the 25th best player in the NBA this season.
Lee Jenkins: In the face of uncertainty, Kobe's comeback has begunDec 9LOS ANGELES -- What started as a tent revival -- flashing cameras, standing ovations, extended chants and a few desperate souls who seemed to be speaking in tongues -- turned into a spectacle less spiritual, more human. Kobe Bryant, contrary to what his…
Toronto Raptors, Sacramento Kings agree on Rudy Gay tradeDec 8The Toronto Raptors have agreed in principle on a deal that will send Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings, multiple sources told ESPN. The deal is expected to be finalized on Monday.
NBA: The new Kobe Bryant against the old Kobe BryantDec 7For the first time in his career, we will be judging Kobe Bryant against himself.
Ian Thomsen: Failures in New York prove you can't buy success in NBADec 6Commissioner David Stern loves to see the Knicks and other big-market teams go deep into the playoffs -- that has always been the suspicion of small-market teams and their fans. But I'm not so sure that point of view exists this year.