Kobe Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • 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

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