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Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Defends His New Contract

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Defends His New ContractChris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Even though he has yet to step back on the court after tearing his Achilles tendon, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was recently rewarded with a $48.5 million deal. While some have criticized the deal, Brya...

Bryant Signs Extension with LA

Bryant Signs Extension with LAChris Graythen/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) -- The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to terms with guard Kobe Bryant on a two-year extension on Monday. The deal, worth a reported $48.5 million, will keep Bryant in L.A. until the end of the 2015-16 season....

Lakers Won’t Rush Kobe Bryant Back

Lakers Won’t Rush Kobe Bryant BackDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has returned to practice, but the team is not going to put a timetable on his return to the court in games that count. "You're dealing with, 'Is he sore today? Is t...

Kobe Bryant Practices for First Time Since Tearing Achilles

Kobe Bryant Practices for First Time Since Tearing AchillesDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For the first time since tearing his left Achilles last April, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant returned to practice. Bryant participated in on-court drills with teammates Saturday. "He looked good and did a...

Magic Johnson Warns Laker Fans of a Long Season

Magic Johnson Warns Laker Fans of a Long SeasonAkpanudosen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- They may have started their season with a win, but former Lakers point guard Magic Johnson thinks the team and the fans are in for rude awakening this year. The Lakers were swept out of the playoffs in the first ro...

Lakers and Kobe Bryant Working on Contract Extension

Lakers and Kobe Bryant Working on Contract ExtensionKevork Djansezian/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Lakers are in talks with five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant's representative on a contract extension. Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss confirmed...

D’Antoni Having Open Competition for Jobs

D’Antoni Having Open Competition for JobsStephen Dunn/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- After getting knocked out of the playoffs in the first round last season, Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni is lighting a fire under his players this preseason. The team will have to start the regular season without ...

ESPN: Kobe Bryant Heads to Germany for Treatment

ESPN: Kobe Bryant Heads to Germany for TreatmentDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) --  Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is doing everything he can to get back to the basketball court. According to sources, Bryant is in Germany and will undergo the platelet-rich plasma treatment ...

Mitch Kupchak Says There’s No Timetable for Kobe Bryant’s Return

Mitch Kupchak Says There’s No Timetable for Kobe Bryant’s ReturnNBA via Los Angeles Lakers(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- The start of training camp is right around the corner, but that doesn't mean the Los Angeles Lakers will be at full strength. It is hard to determine the level of expectation for the Lakers this year, w...

Kobe Bryant Continues Recovery from Achillies Injury

Kobe Bryant Continues Recovery from Achillies InjuryDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Los Angeles Lakers All-Star and five-time champion Kobe Bryant continues to recover from an Achillies injury that he suffered at the end of last season. Bryant's return next season is still questionable, but the...

Kobe Bryant Says His Achilles Feels ‘Good’

Kobe Bryant Says His Achilles Feels ‘Good’NBA via Los Angeles Lakers (NEW YORK) --  Good news for Los Angeles Lakers fans: Kobe Bryant is beginning to feel better. Bryant said on Monday in the Philippines that his Achilles tendon is healing quite nicely. "My tendon feels really, really go...

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Making Speedy Recovery from Achilles Injury

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Making Speedy Recovery from Achilles InjuryDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(NBA) -- If the Los Angeles Lakers want to get back to the postseason, they'll likely need Kobe Bryant to be healthy and playing like his usual self. Even though he's recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, ...

Lakers VP: Bryant Could Be Back by Preseason

Lakers VP: Bryant Could Be Back by PreseasonDoug Pensinger/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Kobe Bryant could be back by the time the NBA preseason opens up in the fall, according the Laker vice president Jim Buss. "Well, we're in Vegas, and I would bet a lot of money that this guy comes back probabl...

Steve Nash: Howard Never Wanted to Be a Laker

Steve Nash: Howard Never Wanted to Be a LakerNBA via Los Angeles Lakers (LOS ANGELES) --  Looking back on a tumultuous season for the Los Angeles Lakers, point guard Steve Nash said what everyone already knew, Dwight Howard never wanted to be a Laker in the first place. "Ultimately, I think ...

Kobe Bryant Predicts Howard, Paul Will Both Stay in Los Angeles

Kobe Bryant Predicts Howard, Paul Will Both Stay in Los AngelesDoug Pensinger/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) --  The NBA is expected to have a crazy summer once free agency opens on July 1, but there's one respected NBA star that believes it may be a quiet one. It's no secret that Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight...

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Hopes to Return for Next Season’s Opener

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Hopes to Return for Next Season’s OpenerNBA via Los Angeles Lakers(EL SEGUNDO) -- With the NBA Finals beginning this week, all Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant can do is watch from his couch as he recovers from a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg. Despite the severity of the injury, B...

LeBron James Leads The First Team All-NBA

LeBron James Leads The First Team All-NBAMike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Miami Heat forward LeBron James was a unanimous pick for this season’s All-NBA first team, the league announced Thursday. The four-time reigning MVP received all 199 votes from a group of sportswriters and b...

Lakers Hope Dwight Howard Stays in Los Angeles

Lakers Hope Dwight Howard Stays in Los AngelesHarry How/Getty Images(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- Dwight Howard will officially become a free agent on July 1.  Howard and the Lakers cleaned out their lockers on Tuesday, and now the team will focus on re-signing him. Howard had a disappointing first...

Dirk Nowitzki Scores 25,000th Career Point

Dirk Nowitzki Scores 25,000th Career PointOdd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) --  The Dallas Mavericks may not be going to the playoffs this year, but their superstar achieved a major career milestone on Sunday. Dirk Nowitzki became the 17th player in NBA history to reach 25,000 ca...

Lakers Top Spurs In First Game Without Kobe

Lakers Top Spurs In First Game Without KobeNBA Via Los Angeles Lakers(LOS ANGELES) --  Even without Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers still find themselves just one win away from a trip to the postseason. Dwight Howard scored 26 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the Lakers to a 91-8...

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