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Chris Paul, The Clippers' First-Ever True Superstar

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.10.2013 | Sports

Chris Paul was supposed to be the next great Los Angeles Laker. Of course, it all seems so long ago now, but Paul's trade was blocked by the NBA, and ...

Dwight Howard Chooses Rockets, But What Does It Really Mean?

Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.07.2013 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Howard may very well write his own story in Houston, but the petulant 27-year-old and his inability to make a decision made Brett Favre's debacle in Green Bay look like a walk in the park. In fact, Howard, who was once a media darling and beloved young buck in Orlando, has in many ways, become the NBA'S newest version of LeBron James ... three years ago.

Now What?

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 07.07.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Suddenly, next season isn't looking so bright for the Los Angeles Lakers. Having been spurned by Dwight Howard, th...

Kobe Weighs In On Dwight Sweepstakes

Posted 06.04.2013 | Sports

Kobe Bryant wants the final word. In a sit-down interview with Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com, Bryant discussed his recovery from a torn Ach...

'Me. Retire??'

Posted 05.20.2013 | Sports

Kobe Bryant isn't retiring this summer. As rumors started to spread on Sunday that the five-time NBA champ would end his career after 17 seasons,...

Kobe Believes Lakers Will 'Win A Championship, No Doubt About It'

Posted 05.01.2013 | Sports

Kobe Bryant still believes. During his exit interview on Tuesday, Bryant told reporters that this same group of Lakers that narrowly made the play...

Jordan Schultz

Kobe Bryant's Torn Achilles And The Lakers' Potential Amnesty Clause

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.13.2013 | Sports

For the first time in his illustrious 17-year NBA career, Kobe Bryant is vulnerable as a basketball player. Friday night during a Los Angeles Lake...

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.

Bryant OUT For Up To 9 Months

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Sports

Kobe Bryant will likely be out of commission for 6 to 9 months following a devastating mid-game injury, his trainer announced via the Lakers' Twitter ...

Kobe: 'Maybe Father Time Has Defeated Me'

Posted 04.13.2013 | Sports

Kobe Bryant couldn't sleep after suffering a "probable torn Achilles" in the Lakers' win against the Warriors on Friday night. At 3:36 a.m. PST, Bryan...

'I Would Have Smacked the Hell Out Of Him'

Posted 04.11.2013 | Sports

Mike Rice is lucky that none of the players he coached at Rutgers thought like Kobe Bryant. Bryant was asked on Wednesday how he would have reacted...

Lakers Keep Playoffs Hopes Alive

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 06.09.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant looked around, drew in a breath and gathered himself. Time for one of the game's best closers to get to work with the ...

Kobe's Triple-Double Lifts Lakers

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 04.03.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- While the Los Angeles Lakers retired Shaquille O'Neal's jersey at halftime, Kobe Bryant stayed in the locker room. Kobe meant no offen...

Kobe Goes Down

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers' loss to the Atlanta Hawks may cost more than position in the standings as Kobe Bryant suffered an ankle injury in the final se...

Lakers Make More Progress

AP | JOE HAAKENSON | Posted 05.10.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant was asked what it felt like to be a "playoff team," his Lakers having just moved into the No. 8 spot in the Western Confere...

Kobe's Reaction To Ibaka's Low Blow

Posted 04.11.2013 | Sports

The Lakers-Thunder game in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night has become much more interesting. Kobe Bryant saw Serge Ibaka's low blow on Blake Griffin...

Kobe Posterizes Josh Smith

Posted 03.04.2013 | Sports

Kobe Bryant scored the Lakers' final six points to lead them past the Hawks on Sunday night, 99-98. The first score in that closing spurt came on an e...

Lakers Dominate

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 04.30.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and Antawn Jamison added 17 in the Los Angeles Lakers' 21st consecutive victory over the Minnesota Ti...

Nuggets Cruise Past Lakers

AP | ARNIE STAPLETON | Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports

DENVER -- It's a good thing Danilo Gallinari was a late scratch for the Denver Nuggets. With a bruised left thigh, he couldn't have kept up with his h...

'AMNESTY THAT'

Posted 02.24.2013 | Sports

Kobe Bryant had some words for Dallas owner Mark Cuban after dominating his Mavericks while leading the Lakers to a 103-99 victory. Just two words, ac...

Kobe Outduels Dirk

AP | SCHUYLER DIXON | Posted 02.25.2013 | Sports

DALLAS -- Kobe Bryant was just a little better than Dirk Nowitzki in a spirited game befitting Western Conference leaders – not teams battling f...

Kobe's Moving Tribute To Late Owner

Posted 02.21.2013 | Sports

Before the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, the team honored late franchise owner Jerry Buss, who passed away on Mond...

NBA All-Star Game Highlights

Posted 02.18.2013 | Sports

As usual, the NBA's All-Stars put on a show. LeBron threw down a few electrifying dunks early and then he went at it with Kobe late. In between, K...

Kobe Uses Adorable Photo To Take Shot At NBA

Posted 02.17.2013 | Sports

The "basketball reasons" behind vetoing a trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers before last season might still be on Kobe Bryant's mind....

Only 4?

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 04.14.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — Just when the Los Angeles Lakers thought their season was fully saturated with weirdness, Kobe Bryant made one shot and committed ...