Competitiveness drove Kobe Bryant to chase Jordan

MINNEAPOLIS - All these years, Kobe Bryant has been chasing Michael Jordan.The bar doesn't get any higher than that. And after Bryant passed Jordan for third...

Timberwolves take Karl-Anthony Towns with No. 1 pick

...The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant.Knicks fans just got mad ? though...could be the superstar's final season."Kobe's a great dude," Russell said...to LA's current star, 37-year-old Kobe Bryant.That opened the door for Philadelphia...

Kobe Bryant expected to miss 6 weeks because of fracture in left knee

Kobe Bryant is expected to miss about six weeks with an injured left knee.The Lakers...coach Mike D'Antoni said at the team's practice Thursday. "You hate it for Kobe. He worked so hard to get back. But he'll be back. He'll be back in six...

Lakers, Kobe Bryant agree to two-year contract extension

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension Monday, securing the fourth-leading...We've said all along that our priority and hope was to have Kobe finish his career as a Laker, and this should ensure that that happens...

Los Angeles Lakers shut down Kobe Bryant for rest of the season

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Kobe Bryant won't be back on the court for the Los Angeles Lakers this...six weeks of recovery, but the bone has been slow to heal."With Kobe's injury still not healed, the amount of time he'd need to rehab...

Kobe Bryant helps Lakers close out road trip with victory

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Kobe Bryant scored 21 points in his sixth game of the season, and the Los Angeles Lakers closed out a four-game road trip with a...

Injured Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant isn't ready to return yet

Although Kobe Bryant says he's making steady progress in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon, the Los Angeles Lakers' guard is still...

Florida State's Xavier Rathan-Mayes 'locked into a zone' during wild scoring outburst

...Now Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes' name can be etched into sports lore alongside the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and "Pistol" Pete Maravich.They're on a short list of players to get into such an offensive "zone" that their...

American Kobe-style beef has replaced Japanese beef

...gourmet extravagance - authentic Japanese Kobe beef - is allowed back into the United...whether anyone will care. An American "Kobe-style" brand has taken its place on...going away, ever. It's not a fad." Kobe beef is the essence of fine dining: The...

Kobe's coronation gets cool reception

As spring follows winter, after Kobe-mania comes the anti-Kobe backlash. Nobody rides for free, nobody gets it the...Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal and it's happening to Kobe Bryant. Karl Malone and Charles Barkley grumbled about...

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