ESPN Los Angeles "Shoulder surgery performed Wednesday morning will likely end Kobe Bryant's season, but Lakers coach Byron Scott emphasized that he expects the 36-year-old to return next season. “In my mind right now, he’s coming back next year, unless he tells me something different,” Scott said. The..." January 29
Lakers Nation "After his third consecutive season that has ended prematurely due to injury, many questions have surrounded Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. Next year will be his 20th season and some wonder if he will be able to come back again. However, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak believes..." January 29
The Score "Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and is expected to need nine months to make a full recovery. Bryant underwent the approximately two-hour procedure at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los..." January 29
Dr. ElAttrache: “I expect Kobe to make a full recovery and if all goes as expected, he should be ready for the start of the season."
Pro Basketball Talk "Sunday night Lakers coach Byron Scott said he was holding out hope Kobe Bryant could still find a way to come back and play this season, even though every medical professional anyone spoke with said he would need surgery to repair his torn rotator cuff — which had detached from the bone — and that..." January 27
Those around Kobe say he is definitively coming back to play next season. Doesn't want to go out like this.
CSN Washington "When Kobe Bryant made his first public comments after signing a two-year extension in November 2013, the Los Angeles Lakers were in Washington and the future Hall of Famer held a news conference at Verizon Center while a Washington Wizards banner hung behind him and a microphone with the Wizards’..." January 26
Kobe Bryant and Lakers will likely wait until Monday to make a decision on treatment for his torn rotator cuff, league sources tell Yahoo.
ESPN.com "Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a torn rotator cuff, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Bryant suffered the tear during the second half of Wednesday night's loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, though sources said he has been dealing with..." January 23
Kobe first injured this shoulder in the preseason, according to sources. Has been playing w/ it all year. It just got worse last night
ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will have an MRI on his right shoulder Thursday after tweaking it during a 96-80 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. While Bryant said it's unclear if he'll play Friday at San Antonio, he did try to downplay the injury. "I've played on a torn..." January 22
On Kobe Bryant, there's "concern" within Lakers this could be season-ending, source says. But nothing definitive until docs examine him.
The MRI on Kobe Bryant's right shoulder showed "a tear of the rotator cuff." Full press release attached: pic.twitter.com/2GAd8Vzw3L
Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant had a very public breakfast with Rajon Rondo during the Lakers trip to Boston earlier this season, in what may have been a bit of a feeling out process. The Lakers were reportedly interested in acquiring Rondo, but lacked the assets to get a deal done before Celtics GM Danny Ainge..." January 21
Kobe Bryant will play tonight vs. NO, his first game action since last Thursday.
Byron Scott confirmed that after missing the last two games, Kobe (rest) and Ronnie Price (elbow) will start at NOP.
ESPN Los Angeles "Lakers coach Byron Scott said he's not surprised that Kobe Bryant has thought about retiring after this season even though he has one year remaining on his contract. "I'm sure it's probably crossed his mind more than once, but we haven't talked about that one bit," Scott said after the Lakers'..." January 19
ESPN Los Angeles "If the Los Angeles Lakers ultimately decide to shut down Kobe Bryant at some point this season, the 36-year-old Lakers star won't be happy with the decision but said he will comply. "I will do what they ask of me, but it's very, very hard for me to miss one game," Bryant said Thursday after..." January 16
Pro Basketball Talk "Right now, the Lakers are 10 games back of the eighth seed and the final playoff spot in the West. The Suns are on a 46-win pace with the Thunder and others chasing them, while the Lakers are on a 25-win pace. It’s safe to say the Lakers are not making the playoffs. With that reality, and..." January 14
ESPN Los Angeles "Kobe Bryant has sat out three of the Los Angeles Lakers' past four games and six of their past 11 -- all in the name of rest after playing far too many minutes earlier this season. Lakers coach Byron Scott admits Bryant's heavy work load was his fault, but he's trying not to dwell on the..." January 13
SB Nation "Bryant sat out Sunday for the sixth time in 11 games and Byron Scott says he wants to make sure the team's star is healthy for next year. While there are no plans to do so right now, Lakers head coach Byron Scott acknowledged Sunday that the team may consider sitting Kobe Bryant down at some..." January 12
ESPN Los Angeles "Kobe Bryant sat out his second straight game and third in the past four on Sunday as his Los Angeles Lakers fell 106-94 to the Portland Trail Blazers. "I talked to him this afternoon and told him he didn't even have to come tonight but he wanted to come anyway," Lakers coach Byron Scott said..." January 12
After resting Monday & Tuesday, Kobe was at this morning's shootaround and will play tonight against the Clippers.
Lakers list Kobe (rest) and Ronnie Price (fractured nose) as probable to play tomorrow night against Clippers.
Orange County Register "In these parts, “back-to-back” used to be an aspirational credo, chanted at downtown parades. Now, the term is just another reminder that Kobe Bryant is old, and that preserving his aching body for not just this, but another, season of basketball is an evolving, imperfect process. Bryant will..." January 05
The Score "Kobe Bryant has looked spry and effective in two games since returning from a three-game respite, and the Los Angeles Lakers are encouraged that their ever-evolving preservation plan for their superstar is finally working. After playing each of the team's first 27 games and carrying a heavier..." January 02
Kobe: "If you asked me if I’m going to play beyond that, right now the answer is no."
Kobe Bryant didn't do anything for shootaround beyond getting treatment & stretching. Good to go for tonight
Lakers Nation "Kobe Bryant sat out of Monday’s Lakers practice to rest after playing just 32 minutes in the Lakers loss to the Phoenix Suns Sunday night. Lakers head coach Byron Scott said Bryant told him this morning that he felt good, which gave him more confidence to stick to Bryant’s minute restriction..." December 30
Lakers are listing Kobe Bryant's status as "probable" to play on Sunday vs Phoenix
Byron stated the obvious: Kobe will start on Christmas against the Bulls in Chicago. The day after vs. Mavs in Dallas? TBD.
L.A. Daily News "In this season of giving, Lakers coach Byron Scott wants to provide one important present to his star player, Kobe Bryant. Said Scott: “Rest.” After having extensive conversations with Bryant about his recent fatigue and inefficient play, Scott sat Bryant for Tuesday’s game against the..." December 24
USA Today "Somewhere in the recesses of Kobe Bryant's mind, there is a list of possible Los Angeles Lakers saviors that seems to get shorter by the day. Carmelo Anthony was near the top, but he made the choice to return to New York last summer. Rajon Rondo was someone who he was hoping could help, too,..." December 23
The Score "It appears Byron Scott may not have been bluffing about sitting Kobe Bryant in favor of some much-needed rest. The Los Angeles Lakers head coach said Tuesday that he's undecided on playing Bryant against the Golden State Warriors. Bryant skipped the team's shootaround session earlier in the..." December 23
Byron said he hasn't decided yet about if Kobe will play tomorrow. Plans to have more conversations
Would Kobe extend career if the Lakers add a star? Kobe: "I don't know. Maybe. It's really just if I want to play."
ESPN.com "Paul George said this week he got encouragement from a unique source to deal with his broken leg earlier this year. Kobe Bryant. George, who is likely to miss the entire season for the Indiana Pacers, told the Los Angeles News Group in an interview that Bryant called him immediately after..." December 17
Los Angeles Times "For all the hardware he'd accumulated in his life — championship rings, MVP trophies, All-Star awards — one peculiar item heralded the imminent appearance of the NBA's third-leading scorer at a postgame news conference. A green plastic bucket filled with ice. It was carried into a warm,..." December 15
Pro Basketball Talk "On one side you saw one of the game’s all-time greats reaching a new milestone and not letting up. Kobe Bryant is still performing, still putting up impressive numbers at age 36 (coming off two major surgeries) and in passing Michel Jordan on the all-time scoring list he is a testament to getting..." December 15
L.A. Daily News "Kobe Bryant sat on the team bus, offering unmatched confidence as a high school senior on how he would fare against one of his favorite idols. “I remember Kobe saying, ‘Michael Jordan can’t stop me,’” said David Lasman, one of Bryant’s former teammates at Lower Merion, a suburban high school..." December 12
Lakers Nation "With the Lakers having an awful start to the season, frustrations are bound to begin boiling over. Even after Tuesday’s victory over the Sacramento Kings, the Lakers still sit at 6-16, well below what they expect. Kobe Bryant is one of the most demanding people in NBA history and he voiced his..." December 12
Orange County Register "It is no surprise to see Kobe Bryant with the ball in his hands at the end of games. But late in Tuesday’s 98-95 win over the Sacramento Kings, it was by design. Coach Byron Scott opted to eschew a traditional backcourt, playing Bryant at point guard for all but the final 34 seconds of the..." December 11
Los Angeles Times "It's not comparable to Magic Johnson starting an NBA Finals game at center, but Kobe Bryant might eventually start at point guard. It’s even been discussed in the past. “I’ve thought about starting him at the point and I even talked to him about it,” Lakers Coach Byron Scott said Wednesday. “I..." December 10
Complex "At 36 years old, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is reaching the end of his career. However, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak believes that it will be coming even sooner than some of us may think. According to Kupchak, Bryant, whose current contract with the team is set to expire after the 2015-2016..." December 09
ESPN Los Angeles "The intriguing breakfast between Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo on Thursday morning in Boston was indeed just breakfast. The two stars had planned for weeks on meeting up for a meal when the Lakers were in Boston, sources told ESPN.com. While..." December 05
Yahoo! Sports "They want Kobe Bryant to rage into the ruins, traffic tantrums and tirades over this lost cause. Just wait, everyone says. Just watch the fury unleash and watch Bryant burn down this franchise. They think that'll be the end of his story, the end of his Lakers life. Only Bryant refuses to give..." December 04
SB Nation "The notoriously competitive 19-year NBA veteran is doing his best to stay patient amid a losing Lakers season. The losses have been piling up for the Los Angeles Lakers this year, but superstar guard Kobe Bryant's loyalty to the franchise has not wavered. Addressing speculation that he might be..." December 04
Orange County Register "Kobe Bryant did not participate in the Lakers’ morning shoot around in suburban Detroit, instead staying at the team hotel after coach Byron Scott said he looked “exhausted” on Monday. “This is all about trying to preserve his body as much as possible and let him get as much rest (as..." December 02
Off an ESPN piece where KG gave his top trash talkers, I asked Kobe for his on @TWCSportsNet: G. Payton, KG, R. Miller, Scottie Pippen.