Kobe Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Barkley Stays Dumb with the Rings Debate: "If Lebron can beat the Warriors, I might put him on Kobe's level"

    The Big Lead "Charles Barkley is great television, but if you listen to the words actually coming out of his mouth, it’s mostly buffoonery. Barkley relentlessly bashes the Warriors as soft jump shooters; somebody at TNT needs to show him the offensive and defensive stats from the teams he played on in the 80s..." May 23

  • Kobe Bryant is still clutch, helps student avoid taking final exam

    The Sports Daily "Kobe Bryant may have called it quits as far as his NBA career goes, but he’s still active on social media. And when one particular student sent him a tweet in search of some assistance, Bryant came through in the clutch. The high school student informed Kobe that an agreement was in place..." May 19

  • Magic Johnson: Lakers plan to involve Kobe in decisions

    USA Today "Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson has reached out to former Laker Kobe Bryant for advice since stepping into his new role. Bryant, who retired at the end of last season, had previously said he’s one call away, but didn’t want to have an official role with the organization. Johnson had..." May 19

  • Kobe sends jersey, shoes to brother of teen killed by police

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant sent a special birthday gift to Kevon Edwards, the brother of Jordan Edwards, the unarmed 15-year-old who was fatally shot by a Dallas police officer while leaving a party last month. The former NBA star mailed Kevon a signed Lakers jersey and two pairs of his signature shoes, to..." May 16

  • Paul George to work out with Kobe Bryant

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers are hoping to acquire Paul George at some point over the next year or so, and Kobe Bryant may be in the best position to start the recruiting process. In an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” this week, George was asked about the abundance of rumors..." May 16

  • LaVar Ball back at it again, says Lonzo doesn't need any advice from Kobe

    CBS Sports "If you had Lakers legend Kobe Bryant in the "Which NBA star will LaVar Ball take a shot at next?" pool, congratulations my friend. In an interview on ESPN Radio 710 in Los Angeles on Thursday morning, the outspoken father of former UCLA point guard and future NBA Draft lottery pick Lonzo Ball,..." May 11

  • Kobe: Cavs-Warriors III wouldn't be bad for NBA

    CBS Sports "Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest to ever play basketball. As the winner of five championships, an MVP and many other accolades, it would make sense people give weight to his basketball opinions. In an interview with ESPN's Jackie MacMullan, Bryant talked about the negativity surrounding the..." May 10

  • Kobe happy to aid Isaiah Thomas; says he's open book for NBA's players

    ESPN "Kobe Bryant might be retired but he hasn't stopped watching game film. He tells ESPN.com he keeps his personal laptop handy at the offices of Kobe Inc. and continues to make it readily available when he arrives home in the evening. "You never know who might call," Bryant chuckles. Celtics..." May 10

  • Kobe Bryant helping Celtics' Isaiah Thomas with playoff preparation

    ESPN "Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas said that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant reached out to him after Thomas' sister passed away last month and has been helping him break down playoff game film. Thomas said he emailed game clips to Bryant after Boston fell into a 2-0 hole against..." May 03

  • Kobe says Jackson-Melo feud not beyond reconciliation

    New York Post "Phil Jackson attended the premiere Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival of the animated movie Kobe Bryant made from his poem “Dear Basketball.’’ Considering the wars Bryant and the Knicks president waged in print and in public back in their Lakers days, maybe there is hope for the Zen Master and..." April 27

  • Kobe Bryant says he doesn't miss playing in the NBA: 'No, I don't ... It's crazy'

    CBS Sports "Kobe Bryant is known as one of the fiercest competitors the NBA has ever seen, so you would think that now, with the playoffs heating up and competition reaching its peak, Bryant would miss the game more than ever. But apparently, he doesn't. That's what he said Monday on "Good Morning..." April 24

  • Kobe Bryant, Known AAU Hater, Is Starting His Own Youth Basketball League

    Complex "Kobe Bryant has the same perspective on AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball as seemingly every other former baller out there. Former greats watch youth basketball today and comment on it like Uncle Drew: “Back in my day…we got buckets.” So, what’s wrong with it? Primarily, kids seek their..." April 22

  • Kobe Bryant Studied How Sharks Hunt Seals to Guard Allen Iverson

    SLAM Online "After Allen Iverson torched him for 41 points early on in their respective Hall of Fame careers, Kobe Bryant became obsessed with trying to slow down The Answer. Bean’s search for a solution led him to study “how great white sharks hunt seals off the coast of South Africa”, because, of course..." April 18

  • Lakers want Ingram to work with Kobe this summer

    L.A. Daily News "For a player determined to keep his aggressiveness and become the Lakers’ next leader, Brandon Ingram will soon consult a key figure that once fulfilled that role for nearly two decades. Kobe Bryant. When Ingram met on Thursday with Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson..." April 15

  • Jim Buss Tried To Give Shares Of Lakers To Kobe Bryant

    Real GM Basketball "Jim Buss tried to offer Kobe Bryant shares of the Los Angeles Lakers in show of appreciation last season. Dr. Jerry Buss had done the same with Magic Johnson in the 1990s. But Jim Buss didn't research or understand that the trust doesn't allow that kind of transfer of ownership. The thought..." April 12

  • Kobe Bryant Reveals Why He Never Missed Games for Rest

    Obsev "Kobe Bryant came to LeBron James' defense over the mini outrage that Brons' resting for a game a week and a half ago spawned—but that doesn't mean Bryant himself would do the same. James and the Cleveland Cavaliers came under fire after he and fellow stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving sat out..." March 30

  • Kobe Bryant on race for MVP: “We might see our first co-MVPs this year”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The race between James Harden and Russell Westbrook for the 2017 NBA MVP has narrowed to a two-man race toward the end of the season. The Oklahoma City Thunder star is averaging at triple-double this year, and the Houston Rockets guard is doing things nobody has ever done on a basketball court..." March 27

  • Kobe says he's always available for Lakers: 'I'm only a phone call away'

    CBS Sports "Despite the fact that Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson said Kobe Bryant could have any role he wants with the team and then hired Bryant’s former agent Rob Pelinka as general manager, it does not appear that Bryant is going to officially join the front office anytime soon. Bryant told..." March 26

  • Lakers legend Kobe Bryant says there's no way he'd miss Shaq's statue unveiling

    Los Angeles Times "Only in looking back can Kobe Bryant truly appreciate the impact Shaquille O’Neal had on his career. In basketball history it is impossible to mention one without the other. “When you win three titles together and you’ve had so much impact on one another’s legacy as a player and as a champion,”..." March 24

  • Rob Pelinka has talked to Kobe about helping Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "Rob Pelinka has the inside pipeline with Kobe Bryant, so it’s no surprise that he’s talked to his former client about being involved with the Lakers. Pelinka was officially introduced as the new Lakers’ GM during the week. Pelinka was the agent to many NBA players — including stars like Kobe..." March 12

  • Kobe Bryant Endorses Rob Pelinka As New General Manager Of The Lakers

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers officially announced the hiring of Rob Pelinka as the team’s new general manager on Tuesday. Immediately following the announcement from the team, Lakers legend Kobe Bryant took to Twitter to give his endorsement of his longtime agent A few weeks, Bryant met with Lakers..." March 08

  • Curry passes Kobe for 11th on all-time 3-point list

    CSN Bay Area "Move over Kobe Bryant. With his second 3-pointer in the Warriors' contest against the Bulls Thursday night, Steph Curry (1,828) passed Bryant (1,827) for 11th place on the NBA's career 3-point list. Curry is in the midst of his eighth season while Bryant finished his career last season..." March 03

  • 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