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Pro Athletes Turn to Controversial Blood Injections for Chronic Pain Relief

Pro Athletes Turn to Controversial Blood Injections for Chronic Pain ReliefiStockphoto/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 DivorceKevin 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 AngelesRonald 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 FinalsRonald 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 LakersOklahoma 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, 99-96Los 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, 77-75Oklahoma 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 2Los 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 LeadBrett 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 113-96Justin 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 LakersRonald 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 LeadChristian 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 1Los 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 TitleNBA/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...

Kobe Leads Lakers to Double Overtime Victory Over Thunder

Kobe Leads Lakers to Double Overtime Victory Over ThunderRonald Martinez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) --  Kobe Bryant was well, Kobe Bryant, and Metta World Peace broke the peace, as the Los Angeles Lakers (41-24) defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-106 in double overtime. Bryant scored 26 points, inclu...

Spurs Blow Out Lakers In Kobe Bryant’s Return

Spurs Blow Out Lakers In Kobe Bryant’s ReturnRonald Martinez/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) -- Kobe Bryant scored 18 points in his return for the Lakers (40-24) on Friday night but the San Antonio Spurs spoiled that effort with a 121-97 win over Los Angeles. Tim Duncan scored 21 points in the win for ...

Kobe Bryant Declares He’ll Be Ready For the Playoffs

Kobe Bryant Declares He’ll Be Ready For the PlayoffsChristian Petersen/G​etty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Lakers find themselves fighting for the third seed in the Western Conference, but they have been without the services of star guard Kobe Bryant, who's battling a shin issue. Bryant hasn...

Bynum Pulls In 30 Boards, Lakers Rout Spurs, 98-84

Bynum Pulls In 30 Boards, Lakers Rout Spurs, 98-84Los Angeles Lakers/NBA(SAN ANTONIO) -- Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum did something that hasn't been done in over two years in the NBA.  Bynum pulled down 30 rebounds in the Lakers (37-22) 98-84 win over the Spurs on Wednesday night. Kobe ...

Kobe Scores 40, Lakers Down Warriors, 120-112

Kobe Scores 40, Lakers Down Warriors, 120-112Los Angeles Lakers/NBA(LOS ANGELES) -- Kobe Bryant made sure he wouldn't have another game like he did against New Orleans on Saturday. Bryant nailed his first shot 11 seconds in on Sunday, compared to the night before when he missed his first 15 shots...

Jim Buss: Kobe Is Going To Be A Laker For Life

Jim Buss: Kobe Is Going To Be A Laker For LifeChris Graythen/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kobe Bryant was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the then Charlotte Hornets, then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers and has since remained with the team for 16 seasons. Bryant, 33, ...

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