Kobe Bryant

LeBron James (c), Miami Heat forward, scores the winning basket as Paul George (l) and Sam Young (r), of the Indiana Pacers look on, basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Miami. (AP Photo)

James, Bryant voted to All-NBA first team

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team and Kobe Bryant earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection. James received all 119 votes for the first team from a panel […]

05/23/2013

Bret Lewis

The high price of doing business

What a difference a year makes. Just 12 months ago, Lakers fans wanted nothing more than to get center Dwight Howard, the perennial “Defensive Player of the Year.” And despite coming off back surgery… he […]

05/21/2013

Bret Lewis

Still coming up short

After his first tour of duty with the Lakers, Phil Jackson wrote a book and in it said that Kobe Bryant was “uncoachable.” Then he came back as coach to win two more titles. Said […]

05/16/2013

Bret Lewis

No excuses

The Clippers’ and Lakers’ seasons ended with disappointments. The one solace for fans of both teams? The injuries to superstars. Kobe Bryant, among others for the Lakers. Blake Griffin for the Clippers. Which makes what […]

05/07/2013

Pam and Joe Bryant, parents of Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. (AP Photo)

Kobe Bryant battles mom, NJ business over auction

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Kobe Bryant is in a court battle to try to keep his mother from auctioning off mementos from his high school days in Pennsylvania and his early years with the Los […]

05/03/2013

Bret Lewis

The ABCs of winning basketball

Alec Baldwin’s legendary tirade in “Glengarry Glen Ross” was “ALWAYS BE A CLOSER.” And basketball, more than any other team sport, thrives on the guys who can close. The one who not only can make the big play with the game on the line, but relishes the opportunity.

04/23/2013

Bret Lewis

Really, Kobe? Really?

I have been a Kobe fan since the day he got to town. But he makes it hard at times. The Lakers trying to salvage something from his awful season by at least winning a […]

04/22/2013

Bret Lewis

Wait a minute. I got one!

It’s so rare that I’m right… I wanted to keep this written BEFORE the Lakers win over Houston. The point being… there IS a lot of talent on the Lakers who, right or wrong, felt […]

04/18/2013

Bret Lewis

Is there life after Kobe?

The Lakers will say all the right things about how much they love Kobe Bryant. How much they miss him now that he’s out with a torn Achilles tendon. But make no mistake: Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol especially would LOVE to prove they can win without him.

04/17/2013

Bret Lewis

Forget ‘no pain, no gain’

So what are the chances we see Kobe Bryant back playing at or near the level we expect? He tore his Achilles tendon and by all accounts… it was a complete tear. The time frame is six to nine months before he could even attempt a comeback.

04/15/2013

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