Kobe Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Kobe Bryant on Kevin Garnett’s Retirement Announcement: "I Loved Every Minute I Competed Against You"

    Complex "Elite basketball players tend to hold other elite players in the highest regard whenever they speak about or see each other. Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett held this mutual respect for 20 years, and both are now on the other side of the game as retirees. After KG officially announced his retirement..." September 25

  • Kobe Bryant congratulates ‘big brother’ Shaq on Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bryant would’ve loathed calling Shaquille O’Neal his big brother and heaping praise on the center. Shaq didn’t work as hard as Kobe. Shaq didn’t take basketball as seriously as Kobe. Shaq didn’t always play with the ferociousness of Kobe. But, man, Shaq sure could play." September 09

  • Phil Jackson says he briefly considered trading Kobe Bryant for Grant Hill

    CBS Sports "As we know through various Phil Jackson books, there were some real trying times between the Hall of Fame coach and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. As Bryant was coming up in the NBA and learning how to be a superstar, he didn't always buy into the team harmony concept Jackson was preaching..." September 02

  • Jackson clarifies 'uncoachable' claim, says Kobe sensitive to criticism

    Today's Fastbreak "Phil Jackson spent a total of 11 years coaching Kobe Bryant. Here’s PJ’s take on the many twists and turns, as well as the very positive outcome of their long-term relationship. “Kobe showed up at the press conference that introduced me as the new Lakers coach. He came up to my hotel room..." September 02

  • Kobe: ‘A real competitor’ would not be intimidated by Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant wouldn’t be scared of the Golden State Warriors, and he doesn’t think you should be either. Bryant appeared on Thursday’s edition of “The Jim Rome Show” and said he was happy for Kevin Durant, but he wouldn’t be scared of him and his teammates. “I was happy for him. This is..." August 26

  • Kobe has a perfect response for which number Lakers should retire

    CBS Sports "With the retirement of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant official, we now have few things to count down to with Kobe's post-career life. One of those things is his eventual induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. The other one is the Lakers' organization..." August 26

  • Kobe Hints That He Wants Lakers to Retire Both of His Numbers

    12 Up "​Happy Kobe Bryant Day, everybody! As difficult as Kobe was to manage in his playing days, the headaches may continue well after he has said his final farewells to the Lakers organization. Bryant's iconic number will be retired sooner rather than later, but thats already now a problem. Los..." August 25

  • Should you film Kobe Bryant eating in a restaurant?

    SI "Here’s a video of Kobe Bryant eating with his family in a restaurant somewhere, probably in California. In the video, Kobe catches the cameraperson filming him and stares angrily into the lens (probably a phone camera but let’s cover all our bases). It’s 19 seconds long and nothing else..." August 24

  • Kobe Bryant starts $100M venture-capital fund

    SI "Retired NBA guard Kobe Bryant announced Monday the creation of a venture-capital fund, investing $100 million in technology, media and data companies. Bryant, 37, will team up with Jeff Stibel, an entrepreneur and investor. The Los Angeles-based company will be called Bryant..." August 22

  • Kobe Bryant gives his scouting report on Brandon Ingram and D'Angelo Russell

    Fox Sports "Kobe Bryant's playing career with the Los Angeles Lakers might be over, but that doesn't mean the Black Mamba isn't closely following the only team he played for during his 20-year career. The recently retired Lakers icon caught a glimpse of the team's No. 2-overall pick Brandon Ingram, and he..." August 17

  • Kobe offers to train young Lakers despite retirement

    The Score "The Black Mamba has retired, but he'll remain an influence on Los Angeles Lakers basketball for some time to come. Kobe Bryant told Mike Bresnahan of TWC Sportsnet that he would make himself available to young Lakers who seek his mentorship. "I would love to come by," Bryant said of helping..." August 17

  • Raja Bell Details Why Manu Ginobili Was Harder To Guard Than Kobe Bryant

    Uproxx "Raja Bell’s battles with Kobe Bryant are legendary. One of basketball’s most aggressive wing defenders and a notorious hothead, the former Phoenix Suns guard went toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Lakers icon on 44 separate occasions from December 2001 to February 2012. The statistics, as you..." August 11

  • Did Gerald Wallace Bet Kobe $500K on a Free Throw?

    Black Sports Online "I’m not a lip reading specialist, but I have watched this several times and it looks legit. Since this is Kobe Bryant, it’s totally believe that he would stake a half-million dollars on a crucial free throw attempt, just for the fun of it." July 30