Kobe Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • LeBron James reveals his one big Kobe Bryant regret

    Clutch Points "10 years after Kobe Bryant won the Los Angeles Lakers their 16th NBA championship, LeBron James has the opportunity to win banner No. 17 for the Purple and Gold. After beating the Denver Nuggets on Saturday to advance to the NBA Finals, James shared one..." September 27

  • Up 3-1, Dwight Howard says Los Angeles Lakers' job 'not finished'

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from going to the NBA Finals for the first time since Kobe Bryant led them past the Boston Celtics a decade ago. As such, it was apt when, in describing how the Lakers are tempering their emotions in the moment, Dwight..." September 25

  • Vanessa Bryant posts video of daughter Capri holding photo of Lakers star Kobe Bryant

    Daily Mail "Vanessa Bryant shared a heartbreaking picture to Instagram on Friday showing her three-year-old daughter Bianka. The toddler was holding a framed photograph of her 'DaDa' Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California in..." September 25

  • Allen Iverson’s one regret with Kobe Bryant

    Clutch Points "On the latest episode of All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, NBA legend Allen Iverson revealed the one regret he has with the late great Kobe Bryant. Iverson, whose Philadelphia 76ers battled Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in..." September 24

  • The time Shaquille O’Neal slapped Kobe Bryant

    Pro Basketball Talk "Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant fighting is stuff of legend in their highly productive (three championships!) and often–tumultuous relationship. Now, that incident during the 1999 lockout is getting detailed like never before. Jeff..." September 22

  • Vanessa Bryant Responds to Mom's 'Beyond Hurtful' Interview About Their Relationship

    People "Vanessa Bryant is responding to her mother's comments about their relationship after the latter gave an interview claiming her daughter had kicked her out of her home. This week, Bryant's mother Sofia Laine claimed in an interview with Univision that the..." September 22

  • Vanessa Bryant Sues L.A. County Sheriff Over Leaked Photos of Kobe and Gianna at Crash Site

    TMZ "Vanessa Bryant is suing the L.A. County Sheriff and his department, claiming they caused her severe emotional distress ... when deputies allegedly took personal cellphone photos of the bodies of Kobe and Gigi Bryant at the scene of the helicopter crash that took their..." September 22

  • Lakers' Frank Vogel calls game-winner 'a shot Kobe Bryant would hit'

    CBS Sports "Kobe Bryant's influence on this Los Angeles Lakers playoff run has been evident from the start. In Game 4 of their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, while wearing the Black Mamba uniforms that he helped design, the Lakers jumped out to an early 24-8 lead...." September 21

  • LeBron’s 2020 Playoff Run Is Remarkably Similar To Kobe’s Championship Run In 2009

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James and the L.A. Lakers are just eight wins away from winning an NBA Championship. It’s obviously a pivotal moment for the players and the franchise that will impact a lot of narratives going forward. Many believe, however, that winning a title this year will mean even..." September 17

  • Vanessa Bryant Comes To LeBron James’ Defense

    Black Sports Online "This isn’t a very hard concept if you aren’t racist. If someone shoots a cop, you best believe that the entire police force is going to move the earth to find the killer. You then can GUARANTEE that the shooter if caught will spend the rest of their life in prison or get..." September 15

  • Fox News’ Top 10 NBA Players List Is Very Controversial: Shaquille O'Neal 3rd, Kobe Bryant 6th

    Fadeaway World "Top 10 lists are always controversial and that takes a different dimension when you talk about NBA players. The GOAT debate is a hot topic in the league but that doesn’t raise as many eyebrows as the top 10 best ballers in NBA history. That is indeed a sensitive topic since nobody has the..." September 13

  • Pau Gasol gives newborn daughter meaningful name in tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant

    Larry Brown Sports "Pau Gasol was incredibly close with Kobe Bryant, and he offered a reminder of just how close on Sunday. Gasol and his wife Catherine welcomed a baby daughter this week. He shared the news on social media, along with what he called her “very meaningful name” in honor of..." September 13

  • Damian Lillard Drops Full Kobe Bryant Tribute Track

    TMZ "Damian Lillard's full Kobe Bryant tribute track just dropped ... and it's 3 minutes packed with tons of nods to the Mamba -- with Snoop Doog going off on the beat as well. The song starts with Derrick Milano's chorus ... and then goes right into..." September 11

  • LeBron James On Kobe Bryant: “At The End Of The Day We Just Hope We Make Him And His Family Proud.”

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have taken the 2-1 lead in their West semis series against the Houston Rockets. After a devastating Game 1, where they lost 112-97, the Lakers have won two straight games and look comfortable against the Texans. They have plenty of reasons to be inspired..." September 09

  • Kobe Bryant's childhood Pennsylvania home for sale, includes original basketball hoop

    Yardbarker "If you want to live in Kobe Bryant's childhood home, now's your chance. The Wynnewood, Pennsylvania home has hit the market for $899,999 and features five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and the original basketball hoop that the Los Angeles Lakers legend practiced on during..." September 04

  • Kobe Bryant Signed Hardwood From Last Game Expected to Fetch $500k

    TMZ "Calling all (rich) Kobe Bryant fans, an incredibly unique collectible from the Mamba's historic 60-point farewell game is up for grabs ... but it'll cost a fortune!! A large section of the Staples Center hardwood court -- where Kobe played his final NBA game -- is..." August 26

  • Island Express Sues Air Traffic Controllers Over Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

    TMZ "Island Express, the company that operated the helicopter that killed Kobe Bryant and 8 others, is suing the 2 air traffic controllers who they claim caused the crash. The helicopter company claims the 2 air traffic controllers who were guiding the pilot to the Mamba..." August 25

  • A piece of Kobe Bryant tech is in the NBA playoffs and on every bench

    ESPN "Under every socially distanced player seat in the gyms in the NBA bubble is one of the newest pieces of league technology -- and it has Kobe Bryant's fingerprints on it. Last month, the NBA announced a partnership with Hyperice, a recovery technology company based in Orange..." August 25

  • Lakers to wear 'Black Mamba' city edition jerseys for Game 4 vs. Trail Blazers

    Yardbarker "It's very fitting that the Los Angeles Lakers are playing on Aug. 24 (8/24), which is known as Mamba Day in honor of Kobe Bryant. To honor Bryant, the Lakers will wear their "Black Mamba" city edition jerseys for Game 4 against the Portland Trail Blazers on..." August 24

  • Kobe Bryant to Have Street Named After Him Near Staples Center, Official Says

    TMZ "Turn left on Kobe Bryant Blvd?! That's what your GPS will sound like in the future because Kobe Bryant is getting a street named after him right near Staples Center, where he balled out for almost 20 years. Herb J. Wesson Jr. -- the president of the L.A...." August 24

  • Allen Iverson pens letter to Kobe Bryant: 'We're linked forever in this game'

    The Score "Allen Iverson paid tribute to his late friend and 1996 draftmate Kobe Bryant in an open letter that The Players Tribune published Monday. The piece, titled "Dear Kobe," opens with the former Philadelphia 76ers star reminiscing about the first time he saw..." August 24

  • Loads of Kobe Bryant memorabilia found in Los Angeles-area storage locker

    TMZ "A storage locker treasure hunter hit the JACKPOT -- finding an abandoned unit packed with Kobe Bryant treasures ... and now one of the stars of "Storage Wars" is involved. Here's the deal ... just like on the show, storage units are auctioned off if the owner..." August 24

  • Model Ana Braga Rocks Kobe Bryant Jersey & Twerks Butt While At The Gym To Show Lakers Pride

    Total Pro Sports "Model Ana Braga went viral earlier this month when she took to Twitter to show off her pride for the Chicago Blackhawks and shaking her boobs at the haters who had something negative to say about them. Unfortunately for her, not even her boobs could keep the team from losing..." August 21

  • Lakers plan to wear Black Mamba jersey if they advance in playoffs

    Los Angeles Times "If the Lakers advance past the first round of the playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers, they plan to wear the Black Mamba jersey in honor of Kobe Bryant during the following rounds, according to people who were not authorized to speak publicly on the..." August 17

  • Nike to honor Kobe Bryant's legacy with 'Mamba Week'

    Yardbarker "Kobe Bryant's legacy will live on forever, and now Nike is making that even more possible. Nike announced Wednesday that they'll honor the Los Angeles Lakers legend with "Mamba Week," which is a week-long celebration that will feature full programming and retail..." August 13

  • Kobe Bryant Day confirmed for Aug. 24 in Orange County

    Sportress of Blogitude "  The sports world and beyond continues to mourn the tragic death of Kobe Bryant earlier this year, and no region in America arguably has grieved the Los Angeles Lakers legend’s passing more intensely than Orange County.   On Tuesday, the Orange..." August 12

  • Matt Barnes Gets Kobe Bryant and Gianna Tattoo Tribute from Famous Artist

    TMZ "Matt Barnes is paying tribute to his friend and teammate Kobe Bryant with a brand new tattoo ... and it's incredible. The ex-NBA star hit up legendary ink artist Steve Butcher -- who did the amazing Tupac work on Matt's hand -- in order to..." August 11

  • Allen Iverson explains why he ‘could never imagine’ forming superteam with Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant

    Clutch Points "Former NBA superstar Allen Iverson understands the game is different today. But he would not operate in the same fashion as some of the modern stars in the league. Iverson commented on the tendency for star players to join forces during an interview with rapper Fat Joe...." August 09

  • Vanessa Bryant against venue change in helicopter lawsuit

    TMZ ""There is no county line at which Kobe Bryant’s celebrity suddenly evaporates." That's Vanessa Bryant's key argument as to why the court should REJECT a requested venue change in her wrongful death lawsuit -- claiming Kobe's legacy expands way..." August 05

  • LeBron James will wear finger sleeve to honor Kobe Bryant in resumed season

    Yardbarker "Since the death of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James has dedicated the Lakers season to the Los Angeles legend. With the season set to resume Thursday, James revealed he will wear a finger sleeve that honors the five-time champion. James posted a photo of the finger..." July 30

  • LeBron James On Kobe Bryant: “A Day Doesn’t Go By When I Don’t Think About Him.”

    Fadeaway World "It’s been almost six months since Kobe Bryant passed away in a fatal helicopter crash that killed him along with his daughter Gianna and seven others. Time flies but Kobe’s death still feels fresh and hard to overcome. He left this world at a young age, in a shocking way, while he..." July 20

  • Dwyane Wade Pays Tribute To Kobe Bryant With New Sneakers

    TMZ "Dwyane Wade is honoring Kobe Bryant with his latest sneaker colorway ... paying homage to the late Lakers legend with a touching tribute. Wade and the Black Mamba were great friends during their time in the NBA ... and were teammates when Team USA won the gold medal in..." July 20

  • How Kobe Bryant influenced Giannis Antetokounmpo’s new signature shoe

    SI "Nike has officially revealed Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo’s second signature sneaker, the Zoom Freak 2. The reigning MVP became Nike Basketball’s first European born and raised signature athlete last year and joined the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant,..." July 16

  • 4 best trade offers the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t take for Kobe Bryant

    Clutch Points "Kobe Bryant’s illustrious career was etched into immortally in 2017, when he became the first player in Los Angeles Lakers history to have two of his playing number retired. The numbers 8 and 24 were raised to the ceiling at half time of the game against Golden State, joining..." July 13

  • Instagram adds special note to Kobe Bryant’s page

    Larry Brown Sports "It has been nearly six months since Kobe Bryant died in a tragic helicopter crash, and the NBA legend’s Instagram page remains active with more than 20 million followers. As of this week, the account now contains a special message. Instagram has added the word..." July 12

  • Pau Gasol On What Kobe Bryant Told Him To Get His Inner Fire Out

    Fadeaway World "The relationship between Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant was really tight. They won two championships together with the Los Angeles Lakers, creating one of the best duos in the league, dominating the competition in back-to-back seasons. They used to push each other to reach the next level..." July 09

  • Vanessa Bryant Pens Bday Note To Pau Gasol

    TMZ "Vanessa Bryant wished the happiest of birthdays to Pau Gasol on Monday ... penning an emotional note to Kobe's ex-teammate and good friend that'll bring a tear to your eye. Vanessa shared adorable pics of the 7-foot NBA legend with her daughters ......" July 07

  • Pau Gasol visits with Kobe Bryant’s daughters

    Essentially Sports "Ever since the NBA lost its star Kobe Bryant, everyone who knew him has been in mourning. This includes his colleagues, fans, and most importantly, his family. However, through all of this, Kobe’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, remains strong, as she maintains good relations with all of her late..." July 07

  • Kobe Bryant Crash Text Messages: What They Say & Reveal

    Heavy "Text messages leading up to the tragic helicopter crash that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna Bryant, and seven others reveal some details of their last moments. The pilot, Ara Zobayan, discussed weather conditions in-flight and the day before..." July 04

  • How many titles should Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal have won together?

    Clutch Points "It’s a tough question to ask now that Kobe Bryant has tragically passed away. Still, when he and Shaquille O’Neal were with the Los Angeles Lakers, many believed the dynasty fell short of living up to its full potential. In turn, it results in the obvious question:..." July 03

  • Kobe Bryant Honored on the Cover of NBA 2K21 'Mamba Forever' Edition

    Bleacher Report "Fans clamored for it. NBA 2K listened.  The company announced Kobe Bryant will serve as the third and final cover athlete for NBA 2K21, honoring the late Los Angeles Lakers legend with the "Mamba Forever" edition of the game. Bryant, who..." July 02

  • Kobe Bryant Said Klay Thompson, Steph Curry ‘Have A Strong Killer Instinct’

    Fadeaway World "The Golden State Warriors have enjoyed years of unprecedented prosperity behind the play of their two stars Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. As the greatest shooting duo ever, their offensive repertoire makes the team virtually unstoppable when they’re healthy and at the top of their..." June 29

  • Lil Wayne Performs 'Kobe Bryant' Tribute at BET Awards

    TMZ "Special moment from Lil Wayne on Sunday night -- he perfumed his 2009 track, "Kobe Bryant" ... with new lyrics to honor Mamba and Gianna. It all went down at the BET Awards -- where Wayne debuted a new music video for the song, performing in front of the screen..." June 29

  • Jayson Tatum naming new puppy ‘Bean’ after Kobe Bryant

    Larry Brown Sports "Jayson Tatum trained with Kobe Bryant and considered him a mentor, and now he is paying tribute to the late former Los Angeles Laker with a pet. According to The Boston Globe’s Nicole Yang, Tatum is getting a French bulldog puppy and naming him “Bean.” " June 26

  • Kobe Bryant high school footage to be auctioned on July 23

    Bleacher Report "If you'd like to watch what amounts to nearly an entire day's worth of Kobe Bryant high school footage, it will cost you. The Associated Press (via ESPN.com) reported Profiles in History is auctioning off a video library that includes clips from..." June 22

  • Vanessa Bryant Posts Emotional Instagram Dedicated to Kobe Bryant on Father's Day

    Yardbarker "It has been five months since Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash, and Sunday was likely a difficult day for the Bryant family. While many families were celebrating Father’s Day, Vanessa posted a photo on Instagram of Kobe and the..." June 21

  • WWE Legend 'The Undertaker' Yells "Kobe" After Shooting Something Into A Trash Can

    Total Pro Sports "Kobe Bryant is and will forever be a legend for what he did on and off the court. The late Los Angeles Lakers great is so deeply ingrained in the culture that millions of people can’t help but to yell his name after shooting a basketball or anything that is around them into..." June 21

  • Kobe Bryant Made Fatal Decision to Move Helicopter Flight Earlier Than Expected, Documents State

    Total Pro Sports "More information continues to pour out in the months since Kobe Bryant and his daughter tragically passed away in a helicopter crash in January. According to Bryant’s personal assistant Cate Brady, the Los Angeles Lakers legend scheduled his flight from 9:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. just..." June 19

  • Vanessa Bryant Pushing for 'Kobe & Gianna Helicopter Safety Act,' We Can Save Lives

    TMZ "Vanessa Bryant is rallying politicians to get behind the "Kobe and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act" ... a bill outlining safety measures she claims will "save many lives." The KGBHSA was formally introduced by lawmakers on Thursday -- and would require..." June 18

  • HBO Orders Immediate Removal Of Billboard Covering Kobe Bryant Mural

    Daily Mail "Dozens of murals were put up across Los Angeles to honor Kobe Bryant after his death in January.  But one was recently covered up by an HBO billboard promoting its staff.  The premium network claims it did not know the original mural would be covered and..." June 17