Kobe Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kobe Bryant’s long-time agent could be Lakers next GM

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Lakers are sure making waves around the NBA world in the lead up to the trade deadline. The team announced that it has named Magic Johnson president of basketball operations while firing general manager Mitch Kupchak and removing Jim Buss from his role as vice president (more on..." February 21

  • Kobe Bryant appears to be ready to work out with Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram

    Bleacher Report "Brandon Ingram is about to enter the largest spotlight of his career as a headliner for the NBA All-Star Rising Stars Challenge showcase Friday in New Orleans. There's no Ben Simmons to lead the current draft class. No one from the entire top five, actually, besides Ingram. Ingram has..." February 17

  • Magic Johnson on fixing Lakers: Want Kobe Bryant to 'be a part of it'

    ESPN "Magic Johnson, who was hired earlier this month as an adviser to Los Angeles Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss as she evaluates the direction of the franchise, said Tuesday that he would try to get Kobe Bryant to join him in the front office if Johnson's role evolves further. "First..." February 14

  • Chris Childs Remembers Epic Fight With Kobe Bryant: 'I Didn't Want to Knock Him Out'

    Complex "It’s been almost 17 years now since Chris Childs and Kobe Bryant got into a fight in the middle of a Knicks/Lakers game in April 2000, and people still talk about it like it happened yesterday. We did an entire frame-by-frame breakdown of the fight to celebrate the 15th anniversary of it, and..." February 14

  • Jeanie Buss meets with Kobe Bryant

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are hoping to return to the top of the NBA ranks sooner rather than later, and it looks like they are going to lean on some of the best players in franchise history to help get them there. The Lakers announced last week that they are hiring Magic Johnson in a front office..." February 07

  • Kobe Bryant on Tom Brady's Super Bowl LI victory: '5 rings can't be deflated'

    CBS Sports "om Brady and the New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions once again. After completing the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, Brady earned one for the thumb -- his fifth NFL championship. The Patriots, led by Brady, scored 31 unanswered points to knock off the Falcons in..." February 06

  • Kobe Bryant memorabilia stolen from Lower Merion High School

    Philly.com "Several pieces of Kobe Bryant memorabilia have been stolen from Lower Merion High School, according to an email sent to parents from the school. Sometime Sunday evening, the lock was broken on a display case, known to students at "Kobe's Shrine," outside the Bryant Gymnasium. Among the items..." February 06

  • Red-hot Isaiah Thomas: 'You can't put my name with Kobe'

    ESPN "Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas, who had scored 41 and 44 points in his past two games, said he was unaware that no player in franchise history had ever scored 40 in three straight games until he reached the locker room following Friday's 113-107 win over the Los Angeles..." February 04

  • Lamar Odom Says HE'S DOWN for 3-on-3 Team with Smush and Kob

    TMZ "Lamar Odom says he's ON BOARD to team up with Smush Parker and Kobe Bryant for Ice Cube's 3-on-3 basketball league ... telling TMZ Sports, "I'm with it!" Of course, this whole thing started with Smush telling us he thinks he and Kobe could have been the greatest back court in Lakers history if..." January 25

  • Kobe offers to help Lakers: 'I'm always a phone call away'

    Lakers Nation "Following the meeting between Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss and Hall of Famer Magic Johnson earlier this week, the speculation has run rampant about potential changes on the horizon for the storied franchise. Buss was soliciting the opinion of Magic in terms of the direction of the..." January 24

  • Dwyane Wade says Kobe Bryant, LeBron James are toughest players he's faced

    CBS Sports "Dwyane Wade's Chicago Bulls will face LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, which means it's time for the two of them to talk about how much respect they have for each other again. At shootaround, Wade said James and former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant are the two best players..." January 04

  • Kobe Bryant breaks down how to defend LeBron James

    CBS Sports "Tales of Kobe Bryant's obsessive nature and intensity when it came to working on his game are legendary. The ways Bryant trained and analyzed the game are why he is future Hall of Famer and is one of the best players to ever play. Bryant has taken this knowledge of training and of basketball..." December 28

  • Kobe Produces ‘Awesome’ Short Film Showing How to Defend LeBron

    Black Sports Online "This is awesome, and Kobe Bryant needs to bring us more of this stuff! Former Lakers great, and hoops icon Kobe Bryant produced a short film for NBA Countdown breaking down how to defend the NBA’s best players, including Cavs star LeBron James. Bryant used some Hollywood magic, along with..." December 27

  • Kobe Bryant Partners With ESPN for New Short-Form Video Series 'Canvas'

    Complex "It's time for Kobe Bryant to put the storytelling advice he apparently gets from Steven Spielberg to good use, as he's set to pair with ESPN to debut Canvas, which The Worldwide Leader describes as a "special new content initiative." Bryant will serve as the creator, director, and writer for..." December 24

  • Kobe, Melo have had 'countless conversations' on dealing with Jackson

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony said he has had "countless conversations" with former Lakers great Kobe Bryant about the best ways of dealing with how Phil Jackson criticizes the Knicks star through the media. Bryant, after all, certainly has dealt with the 11-time NBA champion coach. "Me and Kobe have..." December 11

  • Kobe and Vanessa Bryant welcomed their third daughter

    Fox Sports "The "Baby Mamba" has entered the building. According to multiple reports this week, Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have welcomed their third daughter into the world. The couple announced back in July that they were expecting a new addition to the family. You know what that means — between Kobe,..." December 09

  • Kobe Bryant Three-Peat Papa ... Wife Delivers 3rd Kid!!

    TMZ "Kobe Bryant has another three-peat under his belt ... 'cause his wife, Vanessa, has given birth to the couple's third child ... TMZ Sports has learned. The Bryants announced some time ago they were expecting another little girl ... and we've confirmed the bouncing baby mamba was born this week..." December 08

  • Kobe selling ugly Christmas sweaters for charity

    Bleacher Report "Kobe Bryant is giving his fans something to wear to the office holiday party this year, and also giving back in the process. Over the next few days, Bryant is selling "Merry Swishmas" sweaters that feature Kobe in your choice of a No. 24 or No. 8 jersey, draped in Santa gear. " December 03

  • Kobe Bryant Has a ‘Comfortable’ Relationship With Death

    SLAM Online "Kobe Bryant turned philosophical during a recent shoe launch. The Black Mamba says he is perfectly “comfortable” with the notion of death—literally, and in a basketball sense. Bryant, 38, has fully embraced retirement from the NBA and is fully engaged in a new chapter of his life. Per The..." November 15

  • Kobe Bryant on death: “I’m comfortable with it”

    The Ringer "Tucked between abandoned packing warehouses, the MAMA gallery in downtown Los Angeles is mainly home to delightfully offbeat and irreverent exhibitions. But for the release of Kobe Bryant’s 13th — and first post-retirement — signature shoe with Nike on November 1, the space took on a tone of deep..." November 13

  • Dwight Howard Refuses to Answer Kobe Bryant Questions Prior to Game Against Lakers

    Complex "During an interview with ESPN earlier this year, Dwight Howard had some very insightful answers when he was asked about his fractured relationship with Kobe Bryant. He talked at length about why he felt he couldn’t coexist with Kobe during their time together on the Lakers. But it sounds like..." November 03

  • Kobe Bryant Says He Doesn’t Miss Playing, ‘Not Even a Little Bit’

    SLAM Online "Kobe Bryant and Nike unveiled the Kobe A.D. sneaker yesterday and during the launch, Kobe fielded questions from the media and was asked if he missed playing at all. Bryant commented that he is comfortable with where he is in life and doesn’t miss playing professionally, “not even a..." November 02

  • Wade calls Jordan, Kobe the 2 greatest SGs of all time

    Total Pro Sports "Ask any basketball fan and you might get the same answer when you ask them who the greatest NBA player of all time is and 9 times out of 10, it will be Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. Since his retirement, every new big talent has been dubbed the second coming of Jordan and every single..." October 16

  • Kobe Bryant told Kristaps Porzingis he has 'a bright future ahead'

    USA Today "Of all the moments that New York Knicks sensation Kristaps Porzingis experienced during his rookie season, there's one in particular that he won't soon forget. In an article published in The Players' Tribune on Thursday, Porzingis recalled "a lot of cool moments" from his first NBA season, from..." October 13

  • Luke Walton recalls an amazing Kobe story

    USA Today "Lakers head coach Luke Walton was a guest on the Uninterrupted's Open Run podcast recently, along with Cavaliers vet Richard Jefferson. Toward the end, Jesse Williams, who's one of the podcast hosts, asked Walton if he had a good Kobe Bryant story to share, since everyone who played with Kobe has..." October 13

  • Kobe's 2012 face mask up for auction

    CBS Sports "From winning championships to clutch shots to scoring 81 points in a single game, Kobe Bryant's Hall-of-Fame worthy career was filled with more than several iconic moments. However, one of the more under-the-radar moments from Bryant's career is when he had to wear a mask for 11 games during the..." October 11

  • Which NBA legend will you miss the most: Kobe, Duncan or Garnett?

    SI "Each new NBA season brings excitement and optimism around the league, but it also brings difficult goodbyes to retiring stars. This off-season was particularly cruel, as the NBA lost three of its best players in league history: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Each star became a..." October 08

  • Lakers give rookie Brandon Ingram Kobe Bryant's locker

    CBS Sports "The Lakers are opening a new era. Kobe Bryant is gone. The team believes it has the young core that will include at least one new star to lead them forward and back to the championship contender they feel they should be every year, given their storied history. Part of that is making the transition..." October 08

  • Kobe Bryant on Kevin Garnett’s Retirement Announcement: "I Loved Every Minute I Competed Against You"

    Complex "Elite basketball players tend to hold other elite players in the highest regard whenever they speak about or see each other. Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett held this mutual respect for 20 years, and both are now on the other side of the game as retirees. After KG officially announced his retirement..." September 25

  • Kobe Bryant congratulates ‘big brother’ Shaq on Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bryant would’ve loathed calling Shaquille O’Neal his big brother and heaping praise on the center. Shaq didn’t work as hard as Kobe. Shaq didn’t take basketball as seriously as Kobe. Shaq didn’t always play with the ferociousness of Kobe. But, man, Shaq sure could play." September 09

  • Phil Jackson says he briefly considered trading Kobe Bryant for Grant Hill

    CBS Sports "As we know through various Phil Jackson books, there were some real trying times between the Hall of Fame coach and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. As Bryant was coming up in the NBA and learning how to be a superstar, he didn't always buy into the team harmony concept Jackson was preaching..." September 02

  • Jackson clarifies 'uncoachable' claim, says Kobe sensitive to criticism

    Today's Fastbreak "Phil Jackson spent a total of 11 years coaching Kobe Bryant. Here’s PJ’s take on the many twists and turns, as well as the very positive outcome of their long-term relationship. “Kobe showed up at the press conference that introduced me as the new Lakers coach. He came up to my hotel room..." September 02

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