Kobe Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Kobe Bryant and Lakers will likely wait until Monday to make a decision on treatment for his torn rotator cuff, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Kobe's season expected to be over

    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

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    Kobe Bryant @kobebryant

    This is what happens when I pass too much! #ShoulderShock thank u all for ur thoughts and prayers #team @DrinkBODYARMOR @Lakers #oneluv

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    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    Kobe first injured this shoulder in the preseason, according to sources. Has been playing w/ it all year. It just got worse last night

  • Kobe to have MRI on injured right shoulder

    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

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    On Kobe Bryant, there's "concern" within Lakers this could be season-ending, source says. But nothing definitive until docs examine him.

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    The MRI on Kobe Bryant's right shoulder showed "a tear of the rotator cuff." Full press release attached: pic.twitter.com/2GAd8Vzw3L

  • Kobe on efforts to recruit Rajon Rondo to Lakers: ‘I’m not stopping until he signs an extension’

    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

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Kobe Bryant will play tonight vs. NO, his first game action since last Thursday.

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Byron Scott confirmed that after missing the last two games, Kobe (rest) and Ronnie Price (elbow) will start at NOP.

  • Scott: No Kobe Bryant retirement talk

    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

  • Kobe Bryant says he would accept a shut down

    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

  • Byron Scott: “If” Lakers out of playoff contention in March Kobe could get shut down

    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

  • Scott is not dwelling on Kobe minutes mistake

    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

  • Lakers will consider shutting down Kobe Bryant after All-Star break

    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

  • Byron Scott admits he overworked Kobe Bryant

    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

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    After resting Monday & Tuesday, Kobe was at this morning's shootaround and will play tonight against the Clippers.

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    KEVIN DING @KevinDing

    Lakers list Kobe (rest) and Ronnie Price (fractured nose) as probable to play tomorrow night against Clippers.

  • Byron Scott wants Kobe to sit 1 game in every back-to-back

    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

  • Lakers' Scott on managing Kobe's workload: 'So far the experiment is working'

    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

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    Bill Oram @billoram

    Kobe: "If you asked me if I’m going to play beyond that, right now the answer is no."

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Kobe Bryant didn't do anything for shootaround beyond getting treatment & stretching. Good to go for tonight

  • Byron Scott Looking Long Term With Kobe’s Minutes

    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

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Lakers are listing Kobe Bryant's status as "probable" to play on Sunday vs Phoenix

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    Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

    Byron stated the obvious: Kobe will start on Christmas against the Bulls in Chicago. The day after vs. Mavs in Dallas? TBD.

  • Lakers’ Byron Scott to handle Kobe Bryant’s playing time on game-by-game basis

    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

  • Kobe Bryant has faith Lakers will turn it around

    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

  • Lakers' Scott suggests Kobe Bryant could sit out for rest Tuesday

    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

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Byron said he hasn't decided yet about if Kobe will play tomorrow. Plans to have more conversations

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    Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

    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."

  • George: Kobe had advice for injury downtime

    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

  • Kobe Bryant's more like Mike than ever, passing Jordan on points list

    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

  • Kobe Bryant says he sees reflection of himself in Andrew Wiggins

    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

  • Who’s better? Lakers’ Kobe Bryant on verge of surpassing Michael Jordan on NBA’s all-time scoring list

    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

  • Kobe Unhappy At Practice, Calls Lakers ‘Soft Like Charmin’

    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

  • Kobe to start at point guard? 'I'm thinking about it,' Scott says

    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

  • Kobe Bryant as the Lakers' starting point guard? Don't laugh

    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

  • Lakers GM Says Kobe Will Retire at End of Contract: "This Is Going to Be It"

    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

  • Sources: Kobe-Rondo breakfast simply social

    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

  • Kobe Bryant chases only a brighter future with the Lakers

    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

  • Kobe Bryant explains why he's still patient despite Lakers' failures

    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

  • 'Exhausted' Bryant sits out shoot around

    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

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    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.

  • Who will save the Lakers from Kobe?

    ESPN.com "After a recent blowout loss, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant talked about crime. Or, more specifically, Bryant talked about fighting crime, about being a hero. His metaphor centered on his team trailing by double digits -- nothing new for the Lakers this season -- and the feeling that it..." November 27

  • Kobe Bryant: “We’re not a 3-11 team. We’re not.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lenendary NFL coach Bill Parcells once said: “You are what your record says you are.” Kobe Bryant disagrees. Via Baxter Holmes of ESPNLA.com. There are a lot of people who side with Kobe, at least about this Lakers team, which is 3-11 to start the season. A lot of die hards around the..." November 26

  • Lakers aim to get Kobe more rest in practices

    ESPN Los Angeles "Byron Scott said he wants to start resting Kobe Bryant more during practice days to preserve the Los Angeles Lakers star for games, where Scott would like to keep playing Bryant between 30 to 40 minutes. Scott, the Lakers coach, said Bryant did light shooting and little else during practice..." November 25

  • Kobe Bryant close to passing Michael Jordan on NBA all-time scoring list

    Los Angeles Times "Despite denying it, Kobe Bryant considers it highly important to pass Michael Jordan's career scoring mark. So says one of Bryant's closest ex-teammates. Bryant is only 218 points from passing Jordan for third on the NBA all-time list after scoring 27 on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets. "I..." November 24

  • Bryant says he took large enough discount for Lakers to contend

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant wants the Lakers to contend for championships. Yes, even after he signed a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension that makes him the NBA’s highest-paid player, though a deal below his potential max salary. There are a few arguments here, and while they’re related, they’re..." November 23

  • 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