| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:11 PM
Kobe Bryant will miss his second straight All-Star Game in February, out for the season with a torn rotator cuff.
On Friday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver added Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins to the Western Conference All-Star roster as Bryant'...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:28 PM
Have we seen the last of Kobe Bryant? The Lakers great could miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury, which could be career-threatening for a 36-year-old with lots of miles on his body. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:24 AM
In the wake of the attack on the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and the deadly hostage crisis at a Paris kosher market last week, the Muslim community has once again been thrust into the public eye. This, of course, comes less than a month...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:50 AM
The only USC basketball team Bob Boyd led to the NCAA tournament, in 1979, was eliminated by DePaul in a West Regional game played at Pauley Pavilion. It was also Boyd's last game as the Trojans' coach after he had previously announced his intention to...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:57 PM
I no longer know whether Kobe will play or rest.
I no longer know whether having him on the court helps or hurts the Lakers.
And, with the top-five protected draft pick, I no longer know whether to root for the Lakers to win, or to lose.
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:43 PM
LOS ANGELES — Statues of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Oscar De La Hoya and Chick Hearn adorn the plaza outside Staples Center.
You don't need to tell the Orlando Magic that a statue of Kobe Bryant someday will be there, too....
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:39 PM
There was that other news item featured at Thursday's practice: Kobe Bryant is 31 points from passing Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
It could happen Friday in San Antonio or, more likely, Sunday in Minnesota. Bryant is...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:33 PM
Kobe Bryant soon will pass Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. That is unless another of his body parts goes out or he is suspended for threatening great bodily harm to his teammates.
In a most predictable of scenarios,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:36 AM
The Lakers (6-16) ended their three-game slide with a tight win over the Sacramento Kings (11-11). Here are five takeaways from their 98-95 victory on Tuesday at Staples Center.
1. Coach Byron Scott turned to Kobe Bryant to play point guard for most...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 10:12 PM
Kobe Bryant will almost surely pass Michael Jordan on Sunday in Minnesota.
There's a lot of territory to cover after that.
Bryant's 32,284 career points are nine shy of topping Jordan, an accomplishment that needs no explanation.
But then would come...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Kobe Bryant has fought through a broken bone in his knee, torn Achilles' tendon, numerous sprained ankles and chronic knee pain so severe it required cutting-edge treatment in Germany, all while investing 46,386 career minutes over 19 seasons (not...