Kobe Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kobe Bryant says he and KD didn't mean comments about Howard

    CBSSports.com "n the Los Angeles Lakers' opening night loss to the Houston Rockets, Kobe Bryant got into a tussle with Dwight Howard, and later had some insulting, and extremely NSFW words for his former teammate. Then last Sunday in a Thunder loss to the Rockets, Kevin Durant called Howard a name as well. On..." November 21

  • Kobe Bryant surpasses 32,000 career point mark

    Los That Sports Blog "Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured a miserable season thus far but the star guard lifted some of the gloom by surpassing the 32,000-point mark during his team’s 114-109 road victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Bryant, who is fourth on the all-time NBA scoring list, notched 28..." November 19

  • Kobe Bryant explains why he shoots so much: 'We can't just sit back and watch crime happen'

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Lakers are 1-9 – the worst start in team history – but Kobe Bryant is still second in the league in scoring. The 36-year-old dropped 44 points on the Warriors Sunday on 15-of-34 shooting, bringing his field goal percentage to 37%. Bryant broke the NBA record for most missed field..." November 17

  • Kobe Bryant admits he’s “jealous” of Tim Duncan’s stability in San Antonio

    L.A. Daily News "They would soon spend over the next decade competing for NBA championships. They would become arguably this generation’s best players at their respective positions. They would demonstrate how two players can share the same competitive drive despite having glaringly different personalities. But..." November 14

  • Kobe Bryant reveals the only missed shots he regrets

    SB Nation "Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has never been shy about shooting the ball since starting his NBA career nearly two decades ago. He's a gunner, through and through, and it's why he'll go down in history as one of the most prolific scorers the league has ever seen. That proclivity to shoot..." November 12

  • Kobe Bryant breaks record for most missed field goals in NBA history

    USA Today "Kobe Bryant made history on Tuesday night when he broke the NBA record for most missed field goals of all time. He tallied the 13,418th miss of his career during the fourth quarter against Memphis. Bryant broke Celtics legend John Havlicek’s old record of 13,417 career missed field..." November 12

  • Could Kobe head east for a win-win

    NBA.com "I still think the best move for both sides is Kobe Bryant to the Knicks, although the Lakers are now on a one-game winning streak. But, OK, you don’t like that one? And, no, I still cannot see Kobe riding it out for two more years in L.A. no matter what he says. They could get a little better next..." November 11

  • Kobe Bryant's plans won't change with one Lakers win

    USA Today "Kobe Bryant didn't do cartwheels out of the Staples Center on Sunday night, when his Los Angeles Lakers won for the first time in six tries this season by downing the Charlotte Hornets 107-92. It was Nov. 9, for Magic's sake, meaning a win of any kind this time of year has about as much..." November 10

  • How Kobe Bryant could be traded to team like Knicks, and why trade may never happen

    New York Daily News "Kobe Bryant trade rumors on the Internet are now second only to Kim Kardashian photos with her baby. With each successive Lakers loss, speculation grows that Bryant could spend the twilight of his brilliant career with a championship contender and perhaps even reunite with Phil Jackson and..." November 05

  • Durant taking Kobe's advice to heart

    ESPN.com "After suffering the first significant injury of his career, Kevin Durant got some advice from another superstar forced to grow used to watching his team from the bench -- Kobe Bryant. "Kobe reached out to me at one point right after I got out of surgery," Durant told ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike"..." November 04

  • Kobe Bryant: I don't even think about leaving the Lakers

    Yahoo! Sports "With the Los Angeles Lakers still searching for their first victory of the season, Kobe Bryant's quest for a sixth NBA championship has never appeared more difficult. Bryant, however, isn't ready to start issuing trade demands. "I hear the chatter of Kobe should ask out and he should go and..." November 03

  • Kobe Bryant tells Jeremy Lin 'to run the offense'

    SB Nation "The Lakers' backcourt is already having some chemistry problems just a couple games into the season. Two games into the Los Angeles Lakers' season, Kobe Bryant is already vocalizing his frustrations with the team's performance on the court. Following a 119-99 loss to the Phoenix Suns on..." October 30

  • Knicks, Nets, Mavs, Hornets Could Conceivably Be Interested In Kobe

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and possibly Charlotte Hornets are all teams that could be interested in Kobe Bryant, according to ESPN's Chad Ford. The Los Angeles Lakers lost Julius Randle for the entire season on opening night and are expected to struggle to make the..." October 30

  • Jeanie Buss wants Kobe Bryant to sign another contract in 2016

    USA Today "Know this much about Jeanie Buss and her perspective on the final chapter of Kobe Bryant’s storied career: she hopes it doesn’t end anytime soon. In a wide-ranging interview with USA TODAY Sports, the Los Angeles Lakers president and governor said she wants the 36-year-old Bryant to sign..." October 28

  • Lakers’ Byron Scott says Kobe Bryant’s playing time between 30-40 minutes

    Inside Socal "After only playing in six games amid injuries to his left Achilles tendon and left knee, it appears that Kobe Bryant finally has a positive health report. “He’s good,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. Bryant averaged 19 points and four assists in 26.7 minutes through six exhibition..." October 28

  • Melo: Would love to play with Kobe

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony heard "MVP" chants from the Madison Square Garden crowd as the New York Knicks held an open practice Sunday afternoon. So yes, it's good to be back in New York after a summer of free agent visits to Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Houston. Anthony ultimately chose to remain in..." October 27

  • Jeanie Buss thinks you're a loser if you don't want to play with Kobe

    CBSSports.com "The scuttlebutt around the league this week has been whether or not the assertion that Kobe Bryant is the cause for the downfall of the Los Angeles Lakers is a fair one. Following an article in ESPN The Magazine about Bryant being blamed for the reason Jim Buss and the Lakers have been unable to..." October 24

  • Lakers shut down Kobe for rest of preseason

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will sit out the team's final two preseason games, coach Byron Scott said Wednesday. The Lakers play the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday and Sacramento Kings on Friday. "I just think he needs some rest," Scott said. "I think he's shown me enough. I..." October 23

  • Kobe shrugs off critical article, cites 'cycle'

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant says he has learned the ebb and flow of the media cycle over the course of his 19-year career and that it has given him the perspective to decide when he wants to react to criticism and when he wants to let it go. In his first time speaking to media after an..." October 22

  • Is Kobe Bryant the reason for the Lakers downfall?

    ESPN.com "NOT LONG AFTER the final horn of Game 7 of the 2010 Finals, Champagne-soaked Lakers captain Derek Fisher, who carries a reputation as an NBA stoic, screamed with glee. "We just gettin' started, baby!" he bellowed from beneath his freshly minted back-to-back-title cap. In case anyone missed it, he..." October 21

  • Kobe Bryant believes Lakers will play “smashmouth basketball”

    Inside Socal "The NBA championship trophies sitting near the window in Jeanie Buss’ office may greet the Lakers every time they step foot on the practice floor. The celebrity starpower that still watch the Lakers at Staples Center may seem captivating. Even Byron Scott’s presence as the Lakers’ coach may spark..." October 21

  • Kobe Bryant to Julius Randle: You’re an idiot if you f*** this up

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle had one of his better games of the preseason on Sunday night against the Utah Jazz. The 19-year old scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked two shots. There will likely be some growing pains for Randle throughout the season, but Kobe Bryant..." October 20

  • Kobe Bryant calls ESPN a 'bunch of idiots'

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant doesn't sugar coat things and in his 19th season in the NBA it's doubtful he's going to start. ESPN released their annual rankings of NBA players and named Bryant as the 40th best in the league. Hard to believe but according to the "worldwide leader in sports" there are 39 players..." October 18

  • Kobe, Scott talk about limiting minutes, but no specifics are revealed

    ESPN Los Angeles "How many minutes will Kobe Bryant play per game this season? Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott said Wednesday that he and his star have, in fact, reached an agreement on the matter, but Scott declined to reveal the exact figure. "His number was lower than mine," Scott said after Lakers..." October 16

  • Kobe Bryant urges NBA players to fight for market value

    Inside Socal "Kobe Bryant went on the offensive. But it had nothing to do with going on a scoring binge. It had everything to do with challenging NBA players both to fight for their market value and expose the hypocrisy surrounding NBA owners. “We are overpaid,” Bryant said Tuesday, shortly less than a year..." October 15

  • Lakers’ Kobe Bryant mentoring Jeremy Lin on defense

    L.A. Daily News "The workload for Jeremy Lin seems as heavy as any advanced course he took at Harvard. “Jeremy’s biggest challenge, which he loves, is I’m really going to challenge him to be a great defensive player because he can,” Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said. “He has the speed. He has the length. He has the..." October 11

  • Kobe, Nash to start in preseason home opener

    ESPN Los Angeles "Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash will start in the backcourt again for the Los Angeles Lakers in their second preseason game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday. Both started together Monday for the first time since March 30, 2013, and Thursday will mark the first time since March 23, 2013..." October 09

  • Kobe Bryant lashes out at the new NBA TV deal

    SB Nation "The Lakers' star doesn't want to hear about players having to sacrifice while owners make bank on the league's $24 billion television contract. The new NBA TV deal is worth a whopping $24 billion over the next nine years, which will make owners very rich. As Wizards head man Ted Leonsis said in..." October 07

  • Chris Paul On Kobe Bryant's Return: 'I Think He's Going To Be Great'

    ThePostGame.com "The Clippers' second game of the upcoming NBA season will be Halloween night against the Lakers. Kobe Bryant didn't face the Clippers last season as injuries limited him to six games, and question marks linger about how effective he might be, given his age and health. But Clippers star Chris Paul..." October 03

  • Kobe Bryant says Mike D'Antoni thought differently about winning

    CBSSports.com "The Los Angeles Lakers are not an organization that acts as one of the doormats of the league, but following the worst season in the Los Angeles era for the franchise, they sort of look just lik that. While they've improved the roster of their team from last season, even the return of a healthy..." October 01

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Lakers coach Byron Scott said Kobe plans on playing in all 8 preseason games to get the rust off, get his timing and get his legs ready.

  • Kobe Bryant unloads on former coach Mike D'Antoni, again

    SB Nation "It's pretty well known that Kobe Bryant wasn't a big fan of former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni, and Bryant said as much Monday. "D'Antoni and I didn't have the same philosophy on winning. For me, it's winning and no in between...it's championship or a waste of time," Bryant..." September 30

  • Deron Williams and Kobe Bryant engage in an unlikely war of words

    Crossover Chronicles "It is no secret Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets has not been all that great in the past few seasons. He was consistently one of the few best point guards in the NBA throughout his time in Utah, and after a decent start with New Jersey/Brooklyn, injuries have claimed a lot of his..." September 30

  • Kobe Bryant: 'When I leave, it's because I choose to'

    Yahoo! Sports "Kobe Bryant watched on television as Derek Jeter walked off the field at Yankee Stadium for the last time last week. The Los Angeles Lakers guard hopes to eventually walk away just like Jeter did. But he also hopes to delay that day by a couple years. "The biggest key for anybody in retirement..." September 30

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Kupchak says there will be "management" of Kobe's minutes, maybe even games played. Says Byron Scott will have the final call.

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Asked Byron Scott on if Kobe checks himself into the game against his wishes. Scott joked, "I might have to tackle him and hold him back"

  • Tracy McGrady works out with Kobe Bryant as test for possible comeback

    Yahoo! Sports "Retired seven-time All-Star Tracy McGrady worked out with Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant late this summer in a Southern California gymnasium, testing the preparedness of his body for a possible NBA comeback attempt. "Yes, I was working out with K.B. to get in shape and see how my body..." September 03

  • Kobe Bryant concedes he will have to offset diminished athleticism

    Inside Socal "Grab a seat and gather around Kobe Bryant. The Lakers’ star will answer any question posed by any of his fans in China. Really, anything. Bryant held a fireside chat recently during his promotional Nike tour in that region, touching on everything. His mental focus. How he stays motivated. What..." September 03

  • Examining Kobe Bryant's legendary pain tolerance and road to recovery

    SI.com "For a recent SI Longform story, I spoke with Judy Seto, the longtime physical therapist for Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. The excerpts from our conversation focus on Bryant, his recovery and his singular pain tolerance. Quotes edited for clarity. Kobe's medical expertise "He's the kind of guy..." August 29

  • Kobe Bryant studying how Paul Pierce adjusted his game as a veteran

    CBSSports.com "Kobe Bryant is looking to follow an old rival's example. Preparing to make his comeback from a knee injury, the Los Angeles Lakers star has been studying how Paul Pierce adjusted his game as his athleticism faded away. From Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard: In preparing for this..." August 27

  • Kobe Bryant's text to LeBron James after The Decision was so Kobe Bryant

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant is supremely confident. This is a secret to no one. And because of that confidence, there is no doubt in his mind that he is the best player in the world, even at age 36. In one of a series of untold Bryant stories, Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report provides details that explain who..." August 26

  • Kobe Bryant: ‘I’m 70 in basketball years’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant has two years left on his contract with the Lakers, and most expect those to be the final two seasons that he plays professionally. Injuries limited him to just six games last season, and though he’s expected to be back to 100 percent for the start of the 2014-15 campaign, no one..." August 20

  • Kobe Bryant doesn't get the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant has joined the ranks with James Harrison of athletes who don't quite understand the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of getting a bucket full of ice and water dumped on him, Bryant is instead sitting in a 48 degree recovery tub. After nominating, among others, USWNT player Sidney..." August 18

  • Byron Scott Predicts Kobe Bryant's Production For Upcoming Laker Season

    ThePostGame.com "Kobe Bryant will be 36 by the end of this month, and injuries to his knee and Achilles limited him to six games last season. So it would be understandable if expectations were low heading into this season. But new Lakers coach Byron Scott isn't buying into that line of thinking. In fact, Scott..." August 16

  • Kobe reveals he’s ‘afraid’ of post-basketball life

    USA Today "Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is gearing up for his 19th season in the NBA, and at the age of 35, he’s starting to brace himself for what comes after his playing career is over. Bryant has two years left on his contract with the Lakers (set to pay him 48.5 million), but only played six games..." July 21

  • Phil Jackson says Dwight Howard left Lakers because of Kobe Bryant

    New York Daily News "A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. — George Moore * * * My first thought was to hit the road. Once I got my body back in shape, I figured I’d get a dog and head across the country in a van, à la John Steinbeck. It was the perfect time to..." July 18

  • Kobe back from Europe for Melo pitch

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant flew in late Wednesday night from a European vacation so he could play a key part in the team's pitch to free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony on Thursday, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Bryant has a long history and friendship with..." July 03

  • Kobe Bryant recruiting Carmelo Anthony, according to report

    Silver Screen And Roll "Carmelo Anthony is preparing for free agency on July 1 and has meetings lined up with the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls. The Los Angeles Lakers are not scheduled to meet with Anthony, but Kobe Bryant has already reached out to the star free agent and intends to personally..." June 25

  • Lakers' Kobe Bryant claims he's 100% healthy

    Toronto Sun "Two leg injuries later, Kobe Bryant said he is 100% healthy and ready to get back on the court with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant, who suffered a season-ending left knee fracture back in December, gave a brief TV interview Wednesday in Brazil, where he is taking in the World Cup. "Oh, yeah...." June 20

  • Bryant laughs off Jurgen Klinnsman’s criticism on contract extension

    Inside Socal "Kobe Bryant has dazzled so many people over so many years with his countless highlight reels, his ability to play through injuries and his steely competitiveness. Yet, the Lakers’ star is currently in Brazil showing the same giddy enthusiasm over the soccer landscape as most Lakers fans do when..." June 16

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