Kobe Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ice Cube shares which players are on his BIG3 wish list

    Larry Brown Sports "Ice Cube has done a tremendous job of growing the BIG3 basketball league since it was founded two years ago, and he still has visions of attracting some of the biggest names in the sport going forward. Appearing as a guest on a recent episode of HBO’s “Real Sports with..." August 07

  • Kobe Bryant fans furious over NBA All-Decade teams

    Larry Brown Sports "NBA TV released its three All-Decade teams this week, and you knew fans would have plenty to say about which players were chosen. But if you were wondering which ones would be the loudest, we now have our answer. The idea of the All-Decade team was to pick a First, Second and Third..." August 06

  • Incredible Stat Shows Just How Important Kobe Bryant Was To The Lakers

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James is on a mission this upcoming season to take the Los Angeles Lakers back to not just the NBA playoffs but the NBA Finals with a new-look roster that includes former Pelicans star, Anthony Davis. Even if he does manage to lead the franchise to a championship, LeBron is still a long..." July 28

  • Kobe Bryant now producing, creating young adult book

    The Sports Daily "Lakers legend Kobe Bryant appears to be enjoying life after basketball, and also expanding into other business ventures off the court, apparently. Kobe’s multimedia company, Granity Studios, will be producing two young adult books, according to TMZ Sports. Bryant created the..." July 26

  • NBA Rumors: Kobe Bryant committed to signing with Clippers in 2004

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers signing Kawhi Leonard was enormous for the history of their franchise on several levels. It obviously vaulted them into championship contention, as the pairing of Leonard and Paul George is one of the best in all of basketball. But it also..." July 25

  • Dwight Howard Thanks Kobe Bryant for Calling Him 'Soft'

    Complex "Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard have a checkered past. As a member of the Magic, Howard went head-to-head against Bryant in the 2009 NBA Finals. Although they made great competitors, when Howard was traded to the Lakers years later, it was clear that their personalities didn't mesh as..." July 17

  • Kobe Bryant Issues New Challenge to Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Heavy "Almost two years after Kobe Bryant issued his public challenge to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Giannis finally came through and brought home basketball’s most prestigious individual award. Coming off a year that saw him post career-highs in nearly every major..." June 26

  • Kobe Bryant's Wife Gives Birth to Baby Girl With 'Kobe' As Middle Name

    TMZ "Kobe Bryant has a new lady in the family -- his wife, Vanessa, gave birth to daughter #4 ... and her middle name is "Kobe." "So thankful for our newest baby blessing," Vanessa said in a statement ... "Capri Kobe Bryant." Yes! Baby..." June 21

  • Kawhi Leonard ties LeBron James, Kobe Bryant for most 30-point games in one postseason the last 10 years

    Clutch Points "Kawhi Leonard continues to cement his legacy as one of the best players in the league today. He just led the Toronto Raptors to a 105-92 win in Game 4, and with another 36-point outing, he is now tied with Kobe Bryant and LeBron James for the most 30-point games in the playoffs over the last 10..." June 08

  • Darius Garland hasn’t been lobbying LeBron James to get drafted by Lakers, says Kobe Bryant

    Clutch Points "Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland says he hasn’t been lobbying LeBron James to get drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, adding that Kobe Bryant was his favorite player growing up. Garland is part of the same sports agency as James, Klutch Sports. The Lakers have the fourth overall..." June 08

  • Kobe Bryant denies attending Lakers practices last season

    Sportress of Blogitude "Lance Stephenson recently mentioned that Kobe Bryant routinely attended Los Angeles Lakers practices last season, but the franchise icon has denied doing so, according to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. Stephenson, currently a free agent after signing a one-year deal with Lakers ahead..." June 04

  • Kobe Bryant Is The Lakers Biggest Mentor, Says Lance Stephenson

    Hot New Hip Hop "Over the last few weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers have been an absolute disaster, especially when you consider the problems they have had with their front office. Magic Johnson recently called out general manager Rob Pelinka for being a backstabber, all while it was revealed that some..." June 04

  • Lamar Odom calls former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant a father figure

    Clutch Points "Former Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom recently released an autobiography that details all the ups and downs of his rather colorful life. Surely, it will be filled with stories depicting his darkest days, especially during his bouts with drug addiction. However, one of the more..." June 02

  • Rapper and BIG3 founder Ice Cube jokes that Lakers legend Kobe Bryant ‘has a restraining order on me’

    Clutch Points "Rap legend and BIG3 founder Ice Cube jokes that Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant “has a restraining order on me.” Ice Cube says he’s been trying to get Bryant to play in the BIG3, but Kobe says no every time the two stars cross paths. May 30

  • Kobe Bryant Trying To Recruit Kyrie Irving To Lakers

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving has been linked with the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks throughout the season, but there has been more speculation of late that he will also consider the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers. Irving has reportedly been recruited by Kobe Bryant to the Lakers...." May 29

  • Kobe Bryant said to be livid over getting dragged into Lakers drama

    Sportress of Blogitude "Kobe Bryant was tangentially mentioned in a bombshell piece from ESPN’s Baxter Holmes that chronicles the Los Angeles Lakers’ stunning organizational dysfunction, and Stephen A. Smith reports that the legend is not happy about it. During Tuesday’s edition of..." May 28

  • Here’s Video Of Rob Pelinka’s Infamous Kobe Bryant-Heath Ledger Story

    Dime Magazine "There’s a lot to digest in ESPN’s bombshell feature on the Los Angeles Lakers dysfunction that dropped Tuesday morning. Multiple members of the Lakers coaching staff in disbelief over the “basket case” free agents the team signed in the offseason. LeBron..." May 28

  • Why did Lakers GM Rob Pelinka lie about Kobe Bryant meeting Heath Ledger?

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant's brand is all about determination. He created what he calls the Mamba Mentality, described as an ability "to constantly try to be the best version of yourself ... It's a constant quest to try to better today than you were yesterday." So it's not..." May 28

  • Stephen A. Smith: Kyrie Irving has been talking to Kobe Bryant

    247 Sports "Kyrie Irving is the biggest wildcard of free agency. Players like Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant are tied mostly to two possible destinations. Leonard will either stay with the Toronto Raptors or leave for the Los Angeles Clippers. Durant will either stay with the..." May 23

  • Dwyane Wade reacts to idea of him, retired stars Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki joining forces in Big3

    Clutch Points "Recently-retired Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is mulling over the possibility of forming a team featuring himself, Kobe Bryant, and Dirk Nowitzki. A fan by the name of Tyler Allred tweeted Wade on May 19, saying the three of them “should form a team.” Wade responded with..." May 20

  • Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna has amazing highlight video

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant may not have any children who will be eligible to play in the NBA one day, but you didn’t expect The Black Mamba to procreate without producing at least one baller, did you? Kobe’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna has clearly been putting in work on the court with..." May 20

  • Kobe Bryant has high praise for Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, calls them 'stone cold killers'

    The Sports Daily "Kevin Durant may have been unavailable for Game 6 of the Warriors-Rockets series, but the team’s star backcourt duo stepped up in a big way. Klay Thompson caught fire in the first half, dropping 21 points, helping his team to a 57-57 tie at the half. As for Stephen Curry, well,..." May 12

  • Did Kobe Bryant ruin the Boston Celtics?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have a rivalry that dates back several decades, and Kobe Bryant was part of that when the two teams played each other twice in the NBA Finals during his career. That’s why it was a bit strange when Bryant seemed committed to helping the Celtics..." May 10

  • How a Philly basketball legend who helped raise Kobe Bryant keeps Joel Embiid focused

    USA Today "A man named Sonny Hill – a basketball legend in Philadelphia – sits in a chair next to Joel Embiid’s stall inside the Philadelphia 76ers’ locker room. After most Sixers home games, Hill holds a box score, and he and Embiid engage in..." May 07

  • NBA Fans Ripping Into Max Kellerman for Saying Kawhi Leonard Is Better Than Kobe

    Complex "Since he walked away from the game in 2016, critics and fans have been able to look at Kobe Bryant's dominance in a more objective light. This has led some people to believe Bryant's game was not as great as his stats make it out to be. But on Tuesday, things got out of hand when..." May 07

  • Kobe Bryant confirms he will not return to Lakers as executive

    247 Sports "Ramona Shelburne once reported for ESPN that there were only four men that Jeanie Buss would want to run the Los Angeles Lakers. One of them, Magic Johnson, has already stepped down. Another, Phil Jackson, failed similarly in his own attempt to revive a historic franchise in the New..." April 29

  • Beyonce’s Dad Matthew Knowles on How Young Kobe Was Trying to Holla at Beyonce

    Black Sports Online "BSO reported yesterday on an old video surfacing of Beyonce’s dad Matthew Knowles putting Kobe Bryant on skates back in the day. TMZ caught up with Knowles about the encounter and here is what he had to say. “He was talking a lot of trash,” Mathew says..." April 13

  • Kobe Bryant said last month he wouldn't become Lakers GM

    247 Sports "Magic Johnson stepped down as president of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, a vacuum at the top of the Lakers basketball operations department. Many fans would prefer to have that void filled by a member of the Lakers family, and with Johnson now out of the picture, there is no greater..." April 10

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo on playing like an MVP: 'Kobe made me change my mentality'

    247 Sports "Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been playing at an MVP-level this season as he has led the Bucks to the league's best overall record, and he credits Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant for helping him develop the right mentality to take his game to the next..." April 06

  • Booker is first player since Bryant to score 20-plus points in a half in 5 straight games

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker has done something that only Kobe Bryant was able to do in the last 12 years: score 20 or more first-half points in five straight games. Booker recorded his fifth straight 20-point half against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night, putting up 28..." March 31

  • Kobe says Kyrie Irving’s next step figuring out ‘how to get the most out of the pieces around him’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant did not enter the NBA as a leader of men. Rather the opposite. The young and highly competitive No. 8 Kobe challenged veterans and rubbed them the wrong way. He also stepped into a situation where he got to win quickly because he was paired with peak Shaquille O’Neal, a great..." March 30

  • Pat Riley: Dwyane Wade ‘Was Better’ Than Kobe Bryant in 2006

    SLAM Online "According to Pat Riley, Dwyane Wade was “the best player in the world” when he led the Miami Heat to an improbable championship victory in 2006. Wade, an NBA Finals MVP at age 24, “was better than Kobe [Bryant] at that time,” says Riley. Dirk Nowitzki..." March 30

  • Kobe, Vanessa Bryant to try for fifth child in attempt to have a boy?

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa have a fourth child on the way, but none of the Bryant children will be eligible to follow in their dad’s footsteps by playing in the NBA. That’s because they are all girls, but is there still a chance Kobe and Vanessa could have a..." March 28

  • Kobe Bryant Says He Is The G.O.A.T., Then Ranks LeBron and Jordan Below Him

    Fadeaway World "It has been years since The Mamba has called it a career. When he left, he basically disappeared from the basketball world, choosing to invest his time in business and with his family. Lately, though, Kobe has made a number of appearances on the media, causing a lot of stir with his..." March 27

  • Kobe says wife Vanessa wants a son: 'We'll see if I can deliver'

    The Score "Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa are still awaiting the birth of their fourth daughter, but the couple is already talking about adding a fifth child to the family. In an interview with Extra, Bryant revealed Vanessa wants to try for a baby boy next. "I think she wants a boy..." March 23

  • Donovan Mitchell turned to James Harden, Kobe Bryant for advice on early season struggles

    SI "Donovan Mitchell knew the challenges that awaited him following an outstanding rookie campaign. Utah’s second-year guard entered the league as the No. 13 pick in June 2017, then became the face of the franchise less than a month later when Gordon Hayward bolted to Boston in free..." March 23

  • Kobe: I Really Don't Care About Michael Jordan, LeBron James GOAT Debate

    Bleacher Report "NBA fans will spend eternity debating which player is the greatest of all time, but don't expect Kobe Bryant to get involved. The former Los Angeles Lakers star gave a surprising answer when asked about his thoughts on the GOAT debate by Mike Greenberg of Get..." March 22

  • Kobe Bryant: I wanted to play for Knicks, because of Madison Square Garden

    New York Daily News "Add Kobe Bryant to the list of superstars who claimed a desire to play for Knicks but only ended up torturing them as an opponent. “I always kind of dreamed about playing in New York and what that would have been like,” Bryant, the Laker Lifer, told The Athletic...." March 21

  • Kobe thinks the Lakers are ‘in a really good position,’ says he isn’t coming out of retirement to play with LeBron

    Silver Screen And Roll "Kobe Bryant is enjoying life after basketball. Since retiring from the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016, Bryant has won an Oscar and a Sports Emmy, started a children’s podcast and written a book. It’s safe to say basketball is the last thing on his mind, which is why he told..." March 21

  • Kobe Bryant: Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Just Scratching the Surface’

    SLAM Online "Giannia Antetokounmpo is “just scratching the surface” of his potential, according to Kobe Bryant. Kobe knew Giannis was special, and it was cemented when the 24-year-old showed up early for their workout last summer and took copious notes. The Greek..." March 21

  • Kobe Bryant gives advice to LeBron James: 'You just gotta keep pushing'

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant shared the advice he would give Lakers star LeBron James and president Magic Johnson amid a lost season. With the Lakers 31-40 and 11th in the Western Conference, Bryant revealed what he believes happened to Los Angeles this year after entering the season with high hopes...." March 20

  • Kobe Bryant not interested in returning to Lakers as executive

    247 Sports "When Magic Johnson returned to lead the Los Angeles Lakers, most fans hoped and assumed that he would bring Kobe Bryant with him. There would be no greater Hollywood ending for a team so fixated on its own history than returning to prominence behind its two greatest players, and when..." March 19

  • Kobe Bryant once learned a Bosnian swear word just to mess with Jusuf Nurkic

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jusuf Nurkic is having a breakout season for the Portland Trail Blazers. The Bosnian big man has put up impressive numbers in his second full season in Portland, and he’s been a vital part of their team as coach Terry Stotts has chosen to run the offense through Nurkic at the high..." March 13

  • Kobe Bryant Stolen High School Jersey Found In China

    TMZ "Crazy story, crazy ending.  A Kobe Bryant high school basketball jersey -- stolen out of the school's trophy case in 2017 -- has been located by a fan in China who's returning the item ... for free!! Here's the deal ... someone broke into a display..." March 13

  • Kobe Bryant, Set to Debut New Novel, Doesn’t Know How Many He Could Score in Today's NBA

    Complex "The question is slightly preposterous, but asked anyway: How does Kobe Bryant—Lakers legend, future Hall of Famer, GOAT candidate—compare the grind of a NBA season to “retired life,” a.k.a. running a creative studio? Bryant doesn’t laugh at the query when..." March 07

  • Kobe Bryant backs LeBron James over ‘distractions’ talk about Lakers

    Sportress of Blogitude "Kobe Bryant has become the latest Los Angeles Lakers legend to back LeBron James over recent comments in which he challenged teammates to overcome “distractions,” arguing the iconic organization demands nothing less. Inspiring the controversy, James questioned his..." February 28