Report: Broken Old Mummy Kobe Bryant Out For Season

Kobe Bryant injured his right shoulder Wednesday night against the Pelicans; now, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne is reporting that he'll miss the rest of the season with a torn rotator cuff. Neither Kobe nor the Lakers have confirmed, yet; there's still some talk of uncertainty over whether he'll opt for surgery or "various… » 1/23/15 4:00pm Friday 4:00pm

Kobe And LeBron Spent A Great Game Being Old And Having Fun

They've both been banged-up, they've been frustrated, their supporting casts not carrying the load of some of the great teammates of the past, and if last night's Cavaliers win over the Lakers brought out the best in Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, the whole thing had the melancholy tinge of a World War II reunion;… » 1/16/15 9:29am 1/16/15 9:29am

For Maybe The First Time This Season, Kobe And LeBron Have Some Fun

Neither Kobe Bryant nor LeBron James has had a very enjoyable season. Kobe is fighting an increasingly sclerotic body and plays for the hopeless Lakers, while LeBron has already missed his most games in a season ever and plays for the dramatically underwhelming Cavaliers. But in a narrow Cavs win Thursday night, the… » 1/16/15 1:20am 1/16/15 1:20am

Byron Scott Wants Kobe To Shoot More. No, Really. 

Since Kobe Bryant came back from a week of DNP - Old, the Lakers have gone 1-2, with a win over the Nuggets featuring an old-man triple-double from Kobe, and a close loss to the Grizzlies, a much better team than the Lakers. By any measure, this represents drastic if short-term improvement. Naturally, Byron Scott… » 1/04/15 1:04pm 1/04/15 1:04pm

Kobe Flips Out Because Jeremy Lin, Rest Of Lakers Are Morons

Kobe Bryant hit a clutch three last night to bring the Lakers within one of the Grizzlies at Staples Center. He did this with 24 seconds remaining in the game, which meant that Los Angeles needed to foul and stop the clock. Jeremy Lin, guarding the Memphis ball-handler, did nothing. So Kobe took matters into his own… » 1/03/15 1:06pm 1/03/15 1:06pm

Jeremy Lin Wishes Kobe Would Let Him Shoot A Game-Winner

On Friday, the Los Angeles Hindenburgs Lakers actually hung tight with a Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder squad. Down 104-103 in the waning seconds, the Lakers were cued up for a Kobe Bryant game-winning shot attempt. Despite getting a solid look from the left elbow, Bryant's shot was just off the mark. We all… » 12/20/14 9:06am 12/20/14 9:06am

John Wall Destroyed The Lakers Last Night

Kobe Bryant and Nick Young hit a bunch of fluky long jumpers in a row during the second quarter of the Lakers' game in DC last night; with around six minutes left in the half they led by 11 points, and if you saw the score (47-36) crawl across the bottom of your screen just then, you might've thought, Damn, they're… » 12/04/14 1:22pm 12/04/14 1:22pm

Kobe Bryant Airballs From Siberia As The Lakers Lose by 34

The other day my colleague Albert Burneko worried that Nick Young's return had improbably elevated the Lakers from "gonzo terribleness to bland mediocrity." Worried because the Lakers' spectacular brand of suck has been the most entertaining subplot early in this surprisingly dismal NBA season, and that would be… » 11/22/14 2:54pm 11/22/14 2:54pm

Nick Young And Jordan Hill Briefly Make Being A Laker Seem Fun

Outside of the Philadelphia 76ers, there is no more depressing (although we find them more darkly hilarious) team in the NBA than the Los Angeles Lakers. That might be changing with the return of Nick Young, though, who has helped the Lakers to two straight wins after missing the team's 1-9 start due to injury. » 11/20/14 11:03am 11/20/14 11:03am