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Jalen Rose: Kobe Bryant 'Doesn’t Want to Take A Back Seat’

The Huffington Post | Julian McWilliams | Posted 10.09.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

As Kobe Bryant is entering what could be the last year of his decorated career, some have suggested he is no longer the impact player h...

Kobe Bryant Teaches D'Angelo Russell The Secret To Laker Basketball

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 09.30.2015 | Sports

D'Angelo Russell, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, has been handed a gift: He gets to start his career under the mentorship of five-time ...

L.A. Transcendental: 7 Blissful Places to Replenish Your Spirit

Paul Haddad | Posted 09.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

One of the biggest challenges of living in a city with 4 million souls is how to carve out a little piece of paradise where you can take a step back, take a deep breath and recalibrate your inner Chi.

Kobe Bryant Is Older, Wiser And Reflecting On His Feud With Shaq

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.27.2015 | Sports

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal had one of the most successful pairings in the NBA, winning three consecutive NBA championships in 2000, 2001 and 20...

D'Angelo Russell Is Making Things Awkward With Kobe Bryant Again

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.15.2015 | Sports

Oh, dear. Here we are again.  First, D'Angelo Russell somehow thought it would be a good idea to do an impression of his legendary teammate Kobe ...

Jordan Schultz

2015 NBA Mock Draft: Analyzing Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor And So Much More | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.24.2015 | Sports

For at least one night, Brooklyn, New York, will become the epicenter of the basketball universe. This year's NBA Draft class is one of the most a...

Michael Jordan's Mindfulness Meditation Coach: The Secret Weapon of Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and You

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.

Steve Nash Announces Retirement From The NBA

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.21.2015 | Sports

Nash played 19 years in the league.

The Charitable Side of the NBA All-Star Weekend

Geoff Livingston | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

NBA All-Star Weekend is more than just a game and a few associated skills challenges. It celebrates the entire NBA culture, and that includes its charitable side.

Kobe Has 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Heckle Him

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.28.2014 | Sports

Not every criticism of Kobe Bryant needs to be settled in Temecula. Bryant didn't even need to leave his seat on the Los Angeles Lakers' bench to s...

Meatless Monday: John Salley -- Making Life Betta

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.21.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Since retiring from the NBA, John Salley has only gotten betta. He's just launched target BettaLifechallenge, an inspiring, energizing jumpstart into ...

Kobe Bryant Has Every Right To Be Upset With Laker Teammates

Jordan Schultz | Posted 02.11.2015 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

When Kobe Bryant talks, we listen. That's what five NBA titles and a league MVP gets you. As a result, it became national news when the 36-year-old Bryant was caught on camera going after his teammates for a lackluster effort during practice. "Soft," he called them.

Lakers Wear 'I Can't Breathe' T-Shirts

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.10.2014 | Sports

Kobe Bryant and several of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates became the latest athletes to wear T-shirts emblazoned with the words "I Can't Breathe" in...

Steve Nash Responds To Injury Critics With Emotional Letter

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.08.2014 | Sports

The truth about Steve Nash's back hurts. It may hurt Los Angeles Lakers fans who want the two-time NBA MVP on the court. But it sure sounds like it hu...

California Fit

Jeanie Buss | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Jeanie Buss

Connecting and serving the community is part of our core values at the Los Angeles Lakers organization.

Steve Nash's Season Is Already Over

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 12.23.2014 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Nash hoped for one more chance to show off his playmaking skills after fighting injuries and time for two miserable years w...

Kobe's Critics Are Forgetting The Most Important Thing About Him

Jordan Schultz | Posted 12.23.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Kobe Bryant is 36 years old. He has been in the NBA over half of his life, which is almost inconceivable in itself, and he's returning from a devastating knee injury that cost him pretty much an entire season. ranked him the 40th best player in the league -- and that's preposterous.

Who Throws A Shoe? This Lakers Player

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.13.2014 | Sports

Attention NBA players: Throwing shoes at opponents or the ball will be against the rules during the 2014-2015 season. Los Angeles Lakers guard Ron...

With Free Agency Underway - What Is the Lakers Plan?

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Last season was the worst Lakers record since moving the franchise from Minneapolis in 1960. The team missed the playoffs for only the second time in the last two decades. Is this an aberration or the start of a long decline?

It's The 10th Anniversary Of This Unforgettable Buzzer Beater

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Sports

All it took was .4 seconds. In four tenths of a second, the Western Conference semifinals game on May 13, 2004 turned into Derek Fisher's game. Fr...

Charles Barkley Disappointed With Magic Johnson

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.01.2014 | Sports

Charles Barkley expressed disappointment with Magic Johnson over his gleeful reaction to the news that Mike D'Antoni would resign as the coach of the...

Kobe Knows What You Should Do With Lakers' 'S*** Season'

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Sports

Kobe Bryant knows what to do with the worst season in Lakers' history: Flush it. Bryant shared this instruction in a self-censored tweet posted on Wed...

D. Wade Responds To Kobe's Trayvon Martin Comments

Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

Last week, Lakers star Kobe Bryant found himself at the center of a social media firestorm when critics slammed him for his comments on the Trayvon Ma...

Injured 40-Year-Old NBA Star: 'I'm Not Going To Retire Because I Want The Money'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.14.2014 | Sports

Steve Nash has experienced pain, so much pain, while dealing with injuries for the better part of two years. But the 40-year-old point guard plans on ...

Nets Top Lakers In Collins' Historic Return To NBA

AP | JOE RESNICK | Posted 02.24.2014 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Collins played his first game with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, becoming the first openly gay active player in the fo...