The Los Angeles Lakers won tonight (!), their second in a row (!!), on the back of a great game from Kobe Bryant (!!!). Old man Kobe had 27 points, and not a single turnover. He, of course, shot 10-for-24, but hey, it’s Kobe, that’s what you’re gonna get.
Sam Mitchell was the head coach of the Toronto Raptors when Kobe Bryant dropped 81 points on them in 2006, and he has spent the last 10 years being ornery with anyone who asks him about it. Now with the T-Wolves, Mitchell coached against Bryant for the last time ever on Tuesday night, and Bryant of course dropped 38…
Lakers rookie Larry Nance Jr. should be recognized for his generosity during last night’s game against the Mavericks. What he did was simply inspiring.
Dirk Nowitzki and Kobe Bryant’s 50th, and final, meeting lost some of its luster when Kobe had to miss it because of a shoulder injury. But the older, kinder, gentler Kobe still found a way to be involved in the biggest play of the night, congratulating his long-time foe after Nowitzki made a game-winning jumper with…
Back in 2002, Kobe Bryant got into an altercation with teammate Samaki Walker that resulted in Walker having a black eye. Here’s how USA Today reported the incident back then:
Who’s ready for some Kobe??? Hopefully whoever it is that actually watches the NBA All-Star game will be (since he’s starting).
It’s becoming pretty clear that Kobe Bryant’s pathological commitment to fashioning his image after Michael Jordan’s is going to continue into his post-playing days. To wit, Kobe has put a trademark claim on the phrase “Friends hang sometimes, banners hang forever.”
Kobe Bryant made this observation on Friday night, after the Lakers’ loss to OKC, but it’s very, very interesting and worth highlighting here.
On Tuesday Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak admitted what everybody already knew: the Lakers are prioritizing the Kobe Bryant Farewell Tour, at the expense of the numerous exciting young players on the roster.
With the Los Angeles Lakers visiting the Boston Celtics tonight, you might have thought it’d be a brief respite from the Kobe Bryant Farewell Tour. After all, the Celtics-Lakers rivalry is the biggest in the sport, and the last time these two teams faced off with something on the line—the 2010 NBA Finals—Bryant’s…
You know that uncomfortable moment when you discover that what you’d thought was all fun and games was actually deadly serious for one guy, and all of a sudden shit’s all weird and fraught? Kobe Bryant is that guy. Last night he turned a silly little tug-of-war over a two-for-one opportunity into the goddamn kumite.
The bad Lakers played the occasionally less bad but somehow no less depressing Rockets last night in Los Angeles. I know, I know: Buhhhhh. But hey, Kobe Bryant did something!
It’s Star Wars day in America, where everyone gets asked something about Star Wars (Me? Glad you asked. My answer is that I’m excited for Star Wars.) Kobe Bryant handled his question today with cold honesty befitting a Dark Lord of the Sith.
After watching this GIF, it’s easy to conclude that Rich Old Guy Performatively Dressed In Casual Wear is your typical square who went and crapped all over what could have been a cool moment with his supreme awkwardness. But wait, let’s take a closer look:
The NBA suspended Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo for one game without pay after he called referee Bill Kennedy a “faggot” in a Dec. 3 game. (Kennedy publicly came out after the incident.) Rondo tweeted a statement, which wasn’t actually an apology, but the weirdest part is that his statement reads like a condensed…
Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott is tasked with managing the obligations of the Kobe Bryant Retirement Tour alongside the imperative of developing the young talent on the roster. We can acknowledge that this is a difficult balancing act, while at the same time recognizing that he has completely failed at it.
The Kobe Bryant Retirement Roadshow made its way to Washington tonight, to take on the the struggling Wizards. After getting thoroughly embarrassed by the 0-18 76ers last night, the Lakers bounced back, and forced the Wizards into an incredibly sloppy game. Lou Williams had seven steals in 33 minutes!
On Sunday, Players’ Tribune editorial director Kobe Bryant announced on his website that he is retiring at the end of the NBA season. Last night, Bryant traveled to his hometown of Philadelphia for his second job, and the 2-14 Los Angeles Lakers played the 0-18 76ers in Philly for what is likely the last time in his…
The NBA has never really seen anything like what Kobe Bryant is doing right now. After shooting 7-for-26 in a loss to the godawful Sixers last night (he shot 4-of-17 from three, for chrissakes!), Kobe’s season statistics are just about the grimmest thing you’ll ever see. He’s currently shooting 30 percent from the…
The Los Angeles Lakers’ 2-14 unstoppable suck came up against the Philadelphia 76ers’ 0-18 unmovable wall of shit in Philadelphia Tuesday night. Something had to give, and on this night it was the Lakers, who despite the better record are probably the worse team, and lost 103-91.