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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Kobe Bryant: Easy days for USA Basketball are over

Kobe Bryant played on the Redeem Team in 2008, the one that delivered a gold medal in Beijing after a series of USA Basketball disappointments in big tournaments.

UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018

Former Lakers star Kobe Bryant wins Oscar for animated short

Kobe Bryant is a winner in retirement, too. The former Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” a poem he wrote after …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017

Lakers to retire Kobe Bryant’s 2 jersey numbers in December

One retired jersey number just isn’t enough for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers announced that they will retire Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 in a …

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas getting help from Kobe Bryant

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is getting some tips on his game from Kobe Bryant and praise from some of basketball’s biggest s tars. The 5-foot-9 Thomas, who has been …

Kobe Bryant surprise appearance thrills Gonzaga players at Final Four

Kobe Bryant had a mic-drop exit from the NBA, and a jaw-dropping entrance to the Gonzaga Bulldogs on their first night at the Final Four.

Kobe Bryant memorabilia stolen from ex-NBA star’s alma mater

Authorities say memorabilia from Kobe Bryant’s high school career have been stolen from a display case at the former NBA star’s school near Philadelphia.

Los Angeles Lakers fire Byron Scott

Byron Scott will not be back to coach the Los Angeles Lakers after winning only 38 games over the worst two seasons in the franchise’s 68-year history.

Kobe Bryant says farewell after 20 years with the LA Lakers

Kobe Bryant is down to one last shot, and everybody knows he’s going to take it.

Bryant leaves an All-Star Game winner, West rolls 196-173

Kobe Bryant exited the All-Star Game for the final time to watch Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry wrap things up with 3-pointers.

Curry stays atop NBA jersey list, Porzingis debuts at No. 4

Stephen Curry is still on top in jersey sales and Kristaps Porzingis is already making a run at him.

Couch Slouch: You want Kobe and Peyton to just stop? Why?

Since the 20th century, Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant have been among the greatest to play their games – Manning for 18 years in the NFL, Bryant for 20 years …

Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season

Kobe Bryant has decided to retire after this season, ending his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Norman Chad analyzes The Players’ Tribune

Essentially, The Players’ Tribune is an online newspaper/magazine in which athletes can express their thoughts, unfettered and unfiltered.

Byron Scott: Kobe said recently this could be his last year

Lakers coach Byron Scott asked Kobe Bryant recently how he wants to handle his minutes this season. Bryant’s response was about next season – there might not be one.

Rotator cuff surgery likely will end season for Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant’s surgery Monday. He injured …

Lakers: Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff, hurt on dunk

Kobe Bryant tore his right rotator cuff in the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest defeat, the club announced Thursday. Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers’ …

In brief: Kobe Bryant surpasses Michael Jordan on all-time scoring list; Lakers top Timberwolves 100-94

NBA: Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA scoring list and had 10 points in the final five minutes to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to …

In brief: Kobe Bryant’s triple double lifts Lakers past Raptors in overtime

NBA: Kobe Bryant had 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his 20th career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 129-122 overtime …

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Ryan Fitzpatrick Threw for 358 yards along with a franchise-best six touchdowns as Houston routed Tennessee 45-21.

Kobe Bryant gives peek into his life in documentary

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Kobe Bryant says he’s “scared” about his future after basketball, although he’s embracing the challenge of finding something that he can be as passionate about as …

Briefs: Klay Thompson picked to USA Basketball national roster pool

BASKETBALL: Former WSU standout Klay Thompson was selected by USA Basketball on Thursday as one of 28 potential players for the World Cup of Basketball in Spain this summer and …

Snapshot: Four first-timers voted to start NBA All-Star game

Stephen Curry (pictured), Kevin Love, Paul George and Kyrie Irving have been voted NBA All-Stars, putting four first-time starters in the Feb. 16 game in New Orleans. Kobe Bryant was …

Snapshot: Kobe likely to miss 6 weeks with fracture in knee

Fifteen-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant is expected to miss about six weeks with an injured left knee. The Lakers said Thursday that an MRI showed Bryant has a fracture of …

Kobe returns to practice with L.A. Lakers

Kobe Bryant has returned to practice with the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time since he tore his Achilles’ tendon seven months ago. Bryant rejoined practice Saturday with the …

Bryant making progress

LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant is making steady progress in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon, although the Los Angeles Lakers star is likely still weeks away from a …

Bryant ties Malone

LeBron James was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team and Kobe Bryant (pictured) earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection. Joining the league’s MVP and Bryant on the first team …

Doctor: Kobe will be back

LOS ANGELES – The doctor who performed surgery on Kobe Bryant’s ruptured Achilles tendon said he expects the Los Angeles Lakers star to be back playing at some point next …

Lakers rally past Warriors, lose Bryant

NBA: Kobe Bryant scored 34 points while playing much of the second half in obvious pain with an injured left leg, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied in the final …

Mariners hire Hansen to be hitting coach

MLB: The Seattle Mariners have hired former major leaguer Dave Hansen to be their new hitting coach, replacing Chris Chambliss, who was fired after the season. The Mariners made the …

Team USA’s super fans

LONDON – Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant are the faces of Team USA. They have popped up everywhere. Bryant was spotted on Centre Court at Wimbledon, watching Roger Federer in …