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Kevin Durant Leads USA Basketball Over France, 98-71

Kevin Durant Leads USA Basketball Over France, 98-71

Oklahoma City Thunder/NBA(LONDON) — The United States men’s basketball team tipped off Group A preliminary action Sunday with a 98-71 victory over France. Forward Kevin Durant led the way for the Stars and Stripes with 22 points and nine rebound…

Kobe Bryant Disagrees with Olympic Age Limit

Kobe Bryant Disagrees with Olympic Age Limit

David Becker/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, England) — Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant doesn’t agree with the 23-and-under concept proposed by NBA commissioner David Stern regarding the Olympics.
Team USA arrived in London on Tuesday and the Lakers forwa…

Team USA Ready for Another Run at Gold

Team USA Ready for Another Run at Gold

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — The Men’s 2012 USA basketball team is set.  Now they’ll be trying to bring home back-to-back gold medals in the Olympics.The team did lose Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Dwight Howard, but gained Western …

Kobe Bryant discusses Steve Nash, Dwight Howard

Kobe Bryant discusses Steve Nash, Dwight Howard

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Los Angeles Lakers boosted themselves right back into title contention after they made some early fireworks on July 4 when free agent guard Steve Nash agreed on a sign-and-trade deal on Wednesday.
His ne…

Sources: Steve Nash headed to Los Angeles Lakers

Sources: Steve Nash headed to Los Angeles Lakers

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Cross off another highly touted NBA free agent this summer.  Steve Nash has agreed on a sign-and-trade deal from the Phoenix Suns to Los Angeles Lakers that will boost the Lakers right back into title …

Kobe Bryant’s Jersey is Top in International Sales

Kobe Bryant’s Jersey is Top in International Sales

Los Angeles Lakers/NBA(NEW YORK) — Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant led all NBA players in international sales for the 2011-2012 season, according to the league.
This is the first time the NBA has released who has the top-selling jersey internationally.

Pro Athletes Turn to Controversial Blood Injections for Chronic Pain Relief

Pro Athletes Turn to Controversial Blood Injections for Chronic Pain Relief

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Tracy McGrady was one of the best basketball players in the world, a seven-time All-Star forward and a scoring machine, until he suffered a devastating knee injury in 2008. When McGrady returned to the game after two…

Report: Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Will Not Divorce

Report: Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Will Not Divorce

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Kobe Bryant may not be getting divorced after all.According to TMZ, the L.A. Lakers star and his wife of 13 years, Vanessa Bryant, are working on a reconciliation that’s stopping her from signing the divorce …

Extreme Makeover Coming to Los Angeles

Extreme Makeover Coming to Los Angeles

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) — There will be some big changes this summer in Los Angeles.  After the Lakers were kicked out of the playoffs in five games by the Thunder, making their second straight exit in round two, Lakers g…

Thunder Advance to Western Conference Finals

Thunder Advance to Western Conference Finals

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) — For the second straight year, the Oklahoma City Thunder is headed to the Western Conference Finals. Oklahoma City received 28 points from guard Russell Westbrook as the Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers …

Thunder Rally To Take 3-1 Series Lead Against Lakers

Thunder Rally To Take 3-1 Series Lead Against Lakers

Oklahoma City Thunder/NBA(LOS ANGELES) –The Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 13 points down in the final eight minutes to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Four of their Western Conference Semi-Final series, 103-100. Oklahoma City now leads the …

Lakers Hold Off Thunder, 99-96

Lakers Hold Off Thunder, 99-96

Los Angeles Lakers/NBA(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Lakers would not let a lead slip away this time in game 3.  Kobe Bryant put on another vintage playoff performance and the Lakers hit 41 of 42 free throws to put away the Thunder late in the f…

Thunder Rally Past Lakers, 77-75

Thunder Rally Past Lakers, 77-75

Oklahoma City Thunder/NBA(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Down seven points with two minutes left, the Thunder found a way to shock the Lakers and come away with the win.
Kevin Durant scored 22 points in the victory for Oklahoma City, but his biggest basket came wit…

Lakers Looking to Rebound in Game 2

Lakers Looking to Rebound in Game 2

Los Angeles Lakers/NBA(OKLAHOMA CITY) — The Los Angeles Lakers will look to rebound in game 2 after a brutal 119-90 game 1 loss on Monday night.
Kobe Bryant has seen this all before during his time in Los Angeles and doesn’t believe it will affect his…

Thunder Destroy Lakers 119-90, Take Early Series Lead

Thunder Destroy Lakers 119-90, Take Early Series Lead

Brett Deering/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) — The Oklahoma City Thunder hadn’t played a game in nine days, but the players didn’t show an ounce of rust. The team had a franchise low four turnovers as the Thunder leveled the Los Angeles Lakers, 119-90.
“…

Nuggets Force Game 7, Beat Lakers 113-96

Nuggets Force Game 7, Beat Lakers 113-96

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(DENVER) — The Denver Nuggets received 32 points from point guard Ty Lawson, as the Nuggets stomped the Los Angeles Lakers 113-96, forcing a Game 7 in Los Angeles.
“Just be aggressive,” Lawson said when asked what coach Geor…

Nuggets Live to See Another Day, Beat Lakers

Nuggets Live to See Another Day, Beat Lakers

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Denver Nuggets fended off a late charge led by Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and edged the Lakers 102-99, avoiding elimination and trimming the series deficit to 3-2.
The Nuggets led by 15 points …

Lakers Down Denver, 92-88, Take 3-1 Series Lead

Lakers Down Denver, 92-88, Take 3-1 Series Lead

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(DENVER) — It was Kobe Bryant’s trust of his teammates in crucial minutes in the fourth quarter that won the game for the Lakers on Sunday to give them a 3-1 series lead over the Nuggets.
Bryant had 22 points and Andrew …

Bynum, Lakers Stuff Nuggets, Win Game 1

Bynum, Lakers Stuff Nuggets, Win Game 1

Los Angeles Lakers/NBA(LOS ANGELES) — Who knew Andrew Bynum was a human wall? The Los Angeles Lakers big man blocked 10 shots, leading the Lakers to a 103-88 victory over the Denver Nuggets, in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.
Bynum also sc…

Kevin Durant Wins NBA Scoring Title

Kevin Durant Wins NBA Scoring Title

NBA/Oklahoma City Thunder(NEW YORK) — Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has won the 2012 NBA scoring title.  The news comes after the Los Angeles Lakers said that guard Kobe Bryant will sit out Thursday night’s game against the Sacrament…

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