Report: Kobe Bryant Has "No Interest" In Playing For Mike D'Antoni

You have to feel a bit for Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni, who was brought in to a bad team that didn't fit his style, but if various anonymously sourced reports have any validity, players don't have a ton of love for him either. » 3/13/14 10:02am 3/13/14 10:02am

Kobe Bryant Won't Apologize For His Contract, And He Shouldn't

Kobe Bryant has heard all the criticism that has been lobbed in his direction since he signed a $48.5 million contract extension with the Lakers. "Selfish," they called him, pointing out how his giant contract will limit the Lakers in free agency. Kobe Bryant thinks that all his critics can go ahead and choke on it. » 11/27/13 10:15am 11/27/13 10:15am

Dennis Rodman On Kobe Bryant, For Some Reason: "Fuck Him"

There's a lot to unpack from the video below. First, Dennis Rodman is either part of, or interrupting, a "jazz band" performing at the W hotel in Hollywood. Second, Dennis Rodman antagonizes the crowd about Kobe Bryant, repeatedly saying "fuck him" for unspecified reasons. » 11/09/13 5:59pm 11/09/13 5:59pm

How An Achilles Tear Affects NBA Players (Or, Why Kobe Is Screwed)

The Lakers season begins tonight with their home opener against the Clippers, but Kobe Bryant won't be playing. Bryant tore his Achilles tendon on April 12, and while he's still "ahead of schedule" in his six-to-nine-month recovery, he still hasn't begun running. He will miss at least the first several weeks of the… » 10/29/13 9:02am 10/29/13 9:02am

Kobe Bryant And Amanda Bynes Were Once Ships Passing On All That

This is pre-everything Kobe Bryant, "the cutest basketball player in America," and pre-everything Amanda Bynes, in the recurring All That talk show What-Everrr!!, hosted by Bynes. Kobe spends the entire sketch in front of Matchbox 20 and Ben Folds Five posters, and takes off his shirt. 1998 was 15 years ago. [TNLP] » 8/10/13 4:50pm 8/10/13 4:50pm

Report: Dwight Howard Wanted The Lakers To Phase Out Kobe Bryant

So, take this with a grain of salt as you would any other sourced report, but it jibes with public comments from both players as well as common sense: ESPN claims that a big reason Dwight Howard left the Lakers was because he didn't want to play with Kobe Bryant for another five years. » 7/11/13 8:46am 7/11/13 8:46am