Kobe Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • UConn already recruiting Kobe Bryant's daughter?

    Sportsnaut "The UConn women’s basketball team is pretty much the holy grail when it comes to college sports. Here’s a program that has won 10 national titles since the 2000 season. Head coach Geno Auriemma could coach any men’s college team or even in the NBA if he wanted to. On the other side of the..." November 22

  • Kobe Explained How Wearing Two Numbers Showed He Was ‘Two Different People’ During His Career

    Dime Magazine "Kobe Bryant hasn’t stopped providing interesting insight in his post-playing career and, this week, he was up to his old tricks yet again. This time, the future Hall of Fame swingman was prompted on the difference between when he wore No. 8 with the Lakers in his early years and when he wore No...." November 07

  • Kobe Bryant Wants Phil Jackson or Michael Jordan to Present Him at Hall of Fame

    Bleacher Report "Kobe Bryant is still four years away from being eligible to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, but the Los Angeles Lakers legend already knows who he wants to present him. Bryant told Liz Levy of Complex he would like to have Michael Jordan or Phil Jackson induct..." October 27

  • Kobe gives thoughts on LaVar's Big Baller Brand: 'I'm all for doing things differently'

    CBS Sports "Whether he's ready or not, Lonzo Ball has become the face of the Los Angeles Lakers franchise, a position that Kobe Bryant left open when he retired after the 2015-16 season. Unlike Kobe, however, Lonzo comes as a package deal with his outspoken father, LaVar, whose controversial statements have..." October 21

  • Kobe Bryant Offered Gordon Hayward Poignant Advice For His Road To Recovery

    Uproxx "Gordon Hayward and the Celtics had such high hopes for his first season in Boston. With Kyrie Irving joining the squad, the Celtics planned on once again competing for the East’s top seed and hoped this year they had the star power to get past the Cavs in the playoffs. The opener against..." October 18

  • Draymond Green reveals the best advice Kobe gave him

    USA Today "Draymond Green revealed that he turned to Kobe Bryant for advice when he was feeling down after the Warriors lost to the Cavaliers in the 2016 Finals in a GQ feature story by Clay Skipper. Green says he didn't know how to deal with everyone thinking he was kicking other players on..." October 13

  • Kobe Bryant said he would kneel for national anthem if he were still playing

    USA Today "Retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant says he'd kneel during the national anthem if he was still playing in the league today. Bryant was asked on The Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast what he would do before a game — in light of the current political statements being made in the sports..." October 05

  • Kobe Bryant calls out President Trump for inspiring 'dissension and hatred'

    CBS Sports "During the Golden State Warriors' media day on Friday, Stephen Curry made it clear that he had no interest in going to the White House in honor of the team's championship, but noted that the team would discuss the opportunity, and make a final decision together. However, just about 12 hours..." September 23

  • Lakers to Retire Both Kobe Bryant Jersey Numbers

    SI "The Los Angeles Lakers will retire former guard Kobe Bryant's No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys on Dec. 18, according to a report from TMZ and ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. The ceremony will take place during the game against the Golden State Warriors. Bryant will be the 10th Laker player to have his..." September 12

  • Kobe Bryant's Lakers Jersey Retirement Reportedly Set for Dec. 18 vs. Warriors

    Bleacher Report "TMZ Sports reported Tuesday that the Los Angeles Lakers are planning to retire Kobe Bryant's jersey number on Dec. 18 prior to a game against the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center in L.A. While TMZ Sports noted that the Lakers have yet to confirm, the organization said in a letter to..." September 12

  • John Wall seemingly accepts Kobe Bryant’s challenge to make NBA all-defensive first team

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall’s latest source of motivation is a personal challenge from five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant. To coincide with the release of his latest Nike shoe, Bryant issued #MambaMentality challenges to five celebrities via social media Thursday. The former..." August 28

  • Luke Walton: Can Lonzo Be The Next Kobe? 'Anything Is Possible'

    TMZ "Lakers head coach Luke Walton knows ya never put a ceiling on a player -- including Lonzo Ball. So, when he was asked if Lonzo could be the next Kobe Bryant ... he didn't exactly rule it out. Walton's clearly excited about his team -- telling us good things about the Lakers on his way out of..." August 16

  • Michael Jordan Ranks Kobe over LeBron: ‘Five Beats Three’

    SLAM Online "For Michael Jordan, greatness on the basketball court has always been defined by championships. Perhaps this is why MJ still won’t give LeBron James the nod over Kobe Bryant in terms of all-time legacy. At his Flight School camp on Monday in Santa Barbara, CA, Jordan emphatically answered..." August 02

  • Dwight Howard claims he never had beef with Kobe Bryant

    Larry Brown Sports "Revisionist history or not, Dwight Howard wants to set the record straight about his relationship with Kobe Bryant. Responding to a question from a Twitter user on Sunday, the eight-time All-Star center claimed that rumors of him beefing with Bryant in Los Angeles were nothing more than a media..." July 16

  • Paul Pierce Floated Forming A BIG3 Super Team With Kobe Bryant And Kevin Garnett

    Dime Magazine "When the BIG3 made its debut in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon, the stands at Barclays Center were packed with fans looking to catch a glimpse of some of their former favorite NBA players back on the court. The marquee attraction for the BIG3 is Allen Iverson, even if he doesn’t want it to be..." June 27

  • Kobe Bryant: I'd 'probably' visit Trump at White House after winning NBA Finals

    CBS Sports "Ill feelings towards the Trump administration has led some professional athletes to declare their intentions to skip a visit to the White House if they win a championship so long as Donald Trump is in the Oval Office, but former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant isn't part of that..." June 08

  • Kyrie Irving sought Kobe Bryant’s advice about avoiding feud with LeBron James

    Sportsnaut "The Shaq-Kobe feud that prematurely ended the Los Angeles Lakers dynasty isn’t lost on Kyrie Irving, who is playing with an all-time great in LeBron James. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal played together eight years, winning three titles before O’Neal was shipped off to Miami in the midst of..." June 01