Kobe Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kobe says Warriors made a pitch to him for NBA comeback

    247 Sports "Could Kobe Bryant have added to his NBA title collection over the past two seasons? During a recent interview that the Los Angeles Lakers legend did with Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype, the 39-year-old basketball great discussed whether or not he'll ever make a basketball..." June 13

  • Kobe Bryant Won’t Sit in Lakers Free Agency Meetings

    SLAM Online "If the Lakers need Kobe Bryant to help recruit marquee free agents this summer, he’s game, but don’t expect him to be in the room when the pitch happens. Bryant’s agent, Rob Pelinka, serves as the GM in Los Angeles. " June 13

  • Kobe Bryant says LeBron James is ‘working too much’ for his legacy

    Cavs Nation "LeBron James finished his 15th season by doing the imaginable — playing 82 games and singlehandedly leading a hollowed out roster to the NBA Finals, his eighth straight. Yet despite a superhuman effort in Game 1 that wound up as a loss, King James proved unable to keep that same..." June 11

  • 'He has some good talent': Kobe Bryant praises LeBron James' teammates

    USA Today "One of the main narratives surrounding the Cavaliers' inability to keep up with the Golden State Warriors in these NBA Finals is that LeBron James doesn't have enough help. Kobe Bryant doesn't agree. "It seems like he has some good talent to..." June 08

  • Is Kobe's 'Detail' series cursing players in NBA playoffs?

    The Score "Being profiled by the great Kobe Bryant in his "Detail" series for ESPN is proving to be quite harmful for certain players this NBA postseason. As it turns out, any talent the Los Angeles Lakers legend goes on to analyze on his show has their team drop..." May 23

  • Kobe Bryant on Kanye West's controversial slavery comments: 'Completely disagree'

    CBS Sports "There was a time both Kobe Bryant and Kanye West were dominating sports and entertainment and even collaborating for commercials. Since that time, Bryant has retired from the NBA, had two of his jersey numbers retired by the Los Angeles..." May 22

  • Kobe Bryant Trashes Smush Parker, Again

    TMZ "Kobe Bryant is talking even MORE trash about his former Lakers teammate, Smush Parker -- saying crappy teammates like Smush forced him to score 81 points back in 2006. Yeah, it's been more than 12 YEARS since Kobe went insane on the Toronto Raptors ... but he still can't pass up an..." May 03

  • How Kobe Bryant would pitch LeBron James, Paul George on Lakers in free agency

    USA Today "If Los Angeles Lakers fans had their way, Kobe Bryant would be ready to help out on the free agency front at the perfect time during these NBA playoffs. Oklahoma City falls to Utah in the first round, and Thunder star/Palmdale, Calif., native Paul George is greeted at his locker by a text..." April 16

  • Lamar Odom saved Master P from a Kobe Bryant fight

    New York Post "Lamar Odom can add “peacekeeper” to his résumé. The former Laker defused an argument between then-Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant and Master P that could have gotten ugly. “I got into it with Kobe before, at the Lakers facility,” the rapper told “The Red Pill with Van Lathan” podcast on Tuesday...." April 11

  • Kobe to produce and star in new basketball analysis show ‘Detail,’ to air on ESPN+

    Awful Announcing "Last we heard from Kobe Bryant, he was winning an Academy Award for best animated short. Now, the former NBA MVP is back in the #content game, with a basketball analysis show called Detail that will debut next week on ESPN’s new ESPN+ platform. According to an ESPN release, the first episode of..." April 05

  • LeBron James ties Kobe Bryant for all-time 20-point games

    247 Sports "LeBron James just keeps on running over those NBA all-time greats. As the Cleveland Cavaliers close out the New Orleans Pelicans, James has made notable history for two different reasons. Not only did he shatter Michael Jordan's record for consecutive games (866) with double-digit points..." March 31

  • Kobe Bryant Cheered Despite Rape Case, Seacrest Shunned By Some

    TMZ "Kobe Bryant celebrated an amazing victory Sunday night ... winning an Oscar and, incredibly, the celebrities in the audience had a case of selective amnesia. Kobe took home the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for "Dear Basketball." The audience cheered Kobe ... some even rose to their feet..." March 05

  • Kobe Bryant's Oscar win derided by those who recall rape allegations

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant's Oscar win for "Dear Basketball" was met with congratulations, but also a fair amount of criticism. Bryant's past, specifically the rape allegation a woman made against him in 2003, became a storyline as social media commenters contrasted Bryant's award with the #MeToo and #TimesUp..." March 05

  • Kobe Bryant jabs Laura Ingraham in Oscar-winning speech

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant took a swipe at FOX News host Laura Ingraham in his speech after winning an Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night. Bryant’s “Dear Basketball” won in the category for Best Animated Short Film. After being handed his Oscar, he Bryant alluded to Ingraham’s infamous “shut up..." March 05

  • Kobe nearly requested a trade to the Bulls in 2004

    247 Sports "Kobe Bryant's legacy was very close to drastically changing as NBA fans knew it and he is just now providing the rest of the basketball world with the story. During a recent interview with former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Shaquille O'Neal, Bryant revealed to the world that he was on the verge..." February 20

  • Kobe: If a player needs convincing to play for Lakers, 'he ain't the one'

    ESPN "Kobe Bryant didn't mince words when he told ESPN's Jalen Rose that only a "special" kind of player can be a Los Angeles Laker. The future Hall of Famer, who played his entire 20-year career with the Lakers, was asked whether he would help the team recruit free agents this summer, given the..." February 16

  • Kobe says he would be protesting the anthem if still in NBA

    Sporting News "Before the season, the NBA sent a memo to its teams emphasizing the rule requiring players stand for the national anthem will be enforced. If Kobe Bryant were still in the league, he would take the Colin Kaepernick approach to the rule and protest during "The Star-Spangled Banner." "Yeah, I..." February 12

  • Kobe Bryant: Lakers need to retire Pau Gasol’s jersey

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol shared one of the closer teammate brotherhoods in recent NBA history, and now Bryant is calling for the two to be reunited once again, this time in the Staples Center rafters. Bryant, whose short film “Dear Basketball” is up for Best Animated Short at this year’s..." February 06

  • Kobe Bryant Danced With His Baby And Dropped Excited F-Bombs After The Eagles Won The Super Bowl

    Dime Magazine "The Eagles won their first Super Bowl in franchise history on Sunday night in a thrilling 41-33 victory over the Patriots in Minnesota. Nick Foles won MVP honors after an incredible showing, carving up the Pats defense, and the emotions of years of coming up short poured out of Eagles fans..." February 05

  • Oscars Called Out for Double Standard on Kobe Bryant Rape Case

    Complex "As Oscar nominations flooded timelines Tuesday morning, people reacted with the usual mixture of praise and disappointment. Award shows are never perfect, as the Golden Globes reminded us earlier this month. While the Oscars may have attempted to rid themselves of controversy by giving Get Out..." January 23

  • Kobe Bryant’s Dear Basketball earns Oscar nomination

    Fanrag Sports "Kobe Bryant‘s “Dear Basketball” has officially earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short Film, according to ABS-CBN Sports. Created and narrated by Bryant himself, the film depicts the future Hall of Famer’s journey from a dreaming child to a five-time NBA Champion as he waxes over his..." January 23

  • Here’s How Kobe Bryant Helped Nike Create the Black Mamba Lakers Jersey

    Complex "Everyone knows Kobe Bryant’s nickname: The Black Mamba. Now, thanks to a collaboration with Nike, the Los Angeles Lakers have decided to take honoring the recently retired athlete one step further — by designing an entire jersey based on his nickname. The Lakers revealed their new snakeskin themed..." December 29

  • Steve Kerr credits Kobe Bryant for establishing ‘carry’

    Clutch Points "NBASteve Kerr credits Kobe Bryant for establishing ‘carry’by Victor GalvezDecember 24, 2017kobe bryant During his stellar NBA career, Kobe Bryant established himself as an all-time great and was known best for being a fierce competitor with the ability to hit clutch baskets with ease. With his..." December 25

  • AEG Sold $824,000 In Kobe Merchandise On His Retirement Night Because Of Course

    Uproxx "Kobe Bryant’s jersey retirement ceremony on Monday was the hottest ticket of the NBA season, as people forked over thousands of dollars to watch the Mamba’s numbers 8 and 24 get hung in the rafters at Staples Center. If people were willing to put up a few thousand for a ticket, what was another..." December 21

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