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Kobe Bryant Out for Approximately 6 Weeks with Knee Injury

Kobe Bryant Out for Approximately 6 Weeks with Knee Injury Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will miss approximately six weeks after an MRI revealed on Thursday that he has a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau of his left knee, according to the team. H...

Lakers Point Guard Steve Blake Out Six Weeks with Elbow Injury

Lakers Point Guard Steve Blake Out Six Weeks with Elbow InjuryBruce Bennett/Getty Images(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- The Los Angeles Lakers can't seem to keep their point guards healthy as Steve Blake is the latest player to hit the sidelines.   Blake is expected to miss at least six weeks with a torn ulnar colla...

Lakers Lose in Bryant’s Return to Court

Lakers Lose in Bryant’s Return to CourtDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kobe Bryant's return to action was dampened by Los Angeles' 106-94 home loss to Toronto on Sunday night. The 35-year-old made his season debut at the Staples Center after sitting out following a torn Achilles...

Kobe Bryant Won’t Return Friday

Kobe Bryant Won’t Return FridayChristian Petersen/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kobe Bryant will not return on Friday against the Sacramento Kings.   The five-time champion has been working hard this week to get back on the court after being sidelined since last April with an Ac...

Kobe Bryant Could Return Friday

Kobe Bryant Could Return FridayChris Graythen/Getty Images(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- Lakers All-Star Kobe Bryant could be returning sooner than he thought.  The team said on Saturday that Bryant could return on Friday in Sacramento if he's up to it after a week of practice. Lakers...

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...

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