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NBA Starting All Star Rosters Announced

NBA Starting All Star Rosters AnnouncedRonald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The fans have spoken and the 2014 NBA All Star game starting rosters have been decided. Four first-timers -- Stephen Curry, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Paul George -- made the roster that was announced Thursda...

Lakers’ Bryant Wants Younger Players in All-Star Game, Not Himself

Lakers’ Bryant Wants Younger Players in All-Star Game, Not HimselfDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- During his time in the NBA, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has been a staple of the NBA's All-Star Game. But this year, Bryant wants to see the next generation of NBA All-Stars in the game. "I really enjoy...

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Not Discouraged After Latest Injury

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Not Discouraged After Latest InjuryDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Even though he's dealing with yet another long-term injury, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is not letting it ruin his confidence or dampen his spirits. Bryant told reporters on Wednesday, "The spirits ...

Heat Drop Lakers 101-95

Heat Drop Lakers 101-95Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Dwayne Wade scored 23 points and dished out seven assists as the Miami Heat dropped the Los Angeles Lakers 101-91 on Wednesday. Playing without Kobe Bryant, the Lakers (13-16) tied the game four times in the fo...

Lakers Mike D’Antoni has Message for Frustrated Fans

Lakers Mike D’Antoni has Message for Frustrated FansStephen Dunn/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- With the Los Angeles facing a slew of injuries, losses, and disappointment, head coach Mike D'Antoni want the team's fans to stick with them or find a new team to invest in. D'Antoni recently said, "We're fighting ...

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...

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