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Kobe Bryant Gets Low ESPN Ranking, Calls ESPN 'A Bunch Of Idiots'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.17.2014 | Sports

Kobe Bryant got the 40th spot on ESPN’s newly released 2014 NBA player rankings -- and the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is not happy about it. Re...

LOOK: This Kobe Bryant Tattoo Looks Like A Painting

Complex Sports | Posted 05.15.2014 | Sports

By Chris Yuscavage, Complex Sports You've probably seen your fair share of Kobe Bryant tattoos floating around out there. But we can pretty much gu...

'DUMB'

Los Angeles Daily News | Mark Medina | Posted 02.22.2014 | Los Angeles

PHOENIX -- For the highlight shows featuring the NBA's latest gaffes, look no further than the past few Lakers games. Kobe Bryant threw the ball five...

There's No 'I' In Team

Los Angeles Daily News | Mark Medina | Posted 02.20.2014 | Los Angeles

It seems weird to say it, but the Lakers have played better this season without Kobe Bryant. Sure, Bryant has his five NBA championships, his fourth-...

Are You Prepared To See Less Of Kobe?

Los Angeles Daily News | Mark Medina | Posted 02.01.2014 | Los Angeles

Kobe Bryant playing limited minutes? In hopes of ensuring his left Achilles tendon stays healthy, the Lakers star may play fewer than the 38 minutes ...

What Kobe's 'Most Proud Of Individually'

Los Angeles Daily News | Mark Medina | Posted 01.28.2014 | Los Angeles

WASHINGTON -- Kobe Bryant, drenched in a sweat-soaked shirt, described himself feeling "really, really strong" with his left Achilles tendon Tuesday a...

Missing Practice

Los Angeles Daily News | Mark Medina | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

Kobe Bryant missed Thursday's practice because of what the Lakers described as soreness in his left foot. The Lakers refused to call Bryant's absence...

Coach Calls Kobe 'A Little Rusty'

Los Angeles Daily News | Mark Medina | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

The moment the doors opened to the Lakers' practice facility, plenty of images validated Kobe Bryant's belief he can play in a game sometime this mont...

'PREMATURE'

Los Angeles Daily News | Mark Medina | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

The comments left on message boards and Twitter suggest otherwise. But Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni provided caution on why he considered Kobe Bryant's ...

Do Kobe Death Stares Count As Hazing?

Los Angeles Daily News | Mark Medina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

The Lakers say they don't haze any of their players, and no, Kobe Bryant's expletives and death stares don't count. Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni confir...

Taking Things Personally

Los Angeles Daily News | Mark Medina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

HOUSTON -- Kobe Bryant jokingly warned he'd immediately end his obligatory once-a-week interview session if it involved his rehab on his left Achilles...

Kobe's Lips Are Sealed

Los Angeles Daily News | Mark Medina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

He completed the first week of in-depth conditioning on his torn left Achilles tendon, but Kobe Bryant declined to provide a timetable on when he will...

LOOK: When Kobe Bryant Goes To China, Fans Go Nuts

Los Angeles Daily News | Mark Medina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

So many emotions stir whenever Kobe Bryant visits China. One Chinese fan interviewed on live television last year cried uncontrollably moments after ...

Come Back, Kobe!

Los Angeles Daily News | Mark Medina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

After spending time in Germany undergoing a procedure on his right knee, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant plans to return to Los Angeles pretty soon. "I thin...

'I Don't Think I've Ever Played A Season Where I Was 100%'

Los Angeles Daily News | Mark Medina | Posted 11.29.2013 | Los Angeles

Kobe Bryant walked gingerly across the Lakers' practice floor, a sign he's both progressing surrounding his surgically repaired left Achilles tendon a...

Bitter Court Battle Between Kobe & His Mom

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.06.2013 | Los Angeles

The past few months haven’t been great for Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant. In April the player tore his Achilles tendon, and now he is involved in a ...

PHOTOS: Kobe Hobbles Out In Style

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Black Voices

A ruptured Achilles tendon may have prematurely ended Kobe Bryant's NBA season, however that doesn't mean the baller is completely down and out. I...

Playing Through. Or Not.

Abby Sims | Posted 06.15.2013 | Sports
Abby Sims

With the focus on projecting the impact of 35 year-old Kobe Bryant's ruptured left Achilles on the Lakers' playoff prospects and his future in the sport, there hasn't been much said about the implications of Bryant having played hurt.

Kobe Bryant: Raw, Real and in Immense Pain Takes to Facebook to Vent at 3:30 a.m.

Tony Potts | Posted 06.13.2013 | Sports
Tony Potts

Ask any athlete and they will tell you that they know instantly when an injury is bad. You just know it in your bones. It hits you in your gut. Even if you don't see it, but hear it, you know. Often, if the angle is right when watching on TV, you know instantly.

WATCH: Kobe's Season-High 47 Points Moves Lakers Closer To Playoffs

AP | ANNE M. PETERSON | Posted 06.10.2013 | Sports

PORTLAND, Ore. — It didn't matter that it was the Rose Garden. The "M-V-P!" chant for Kobe Bryant was loud and clear. Bryant scored a season-hi...

He's Just THAT Good

Orange County Register | By Kevin Ding | Posted 05.08.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES _ The media dining room at Staples Center erupted in a collective roar early Friday night when those affiliated with the Lakers watched on...

'He's Meant Everything To Me'

Orange County Register | By Dan Woike | Posted 04.18.2013 | Los Angeles

HOUSTON _ Kobe Bryant, while speaking Friday during the NBA All-Star Weekend media session, credited Lakers owner Jerry Buss with helping change the f...

Kobe Bryant Scolds Fans For Using 'Gay' As An Insult

Posted 02.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant scolded a pair of fans on Twitter over using "gay" as an insult. On Feb. 10, Bryant wrote: The NBA cha...

Divorce OFF!

Posted 01.12.2013 | Divorce

Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant are calling off their divorce. “We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled," the couple said in a joint st...

The Things He'll Miss

Los Angeles Daily News | Mark Medina | Posted 02.25.2013 | Los Angeles

A festive atmosphere permeated around the Lakers, and no one epitomized that Christmas spirit more than Metta World Peace. It went beyond World Peace...