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...

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...

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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Kobe's marketing power in danger

...With a new $136 million NBA contract, Kobe Bryant will be making jump shots for years...the marketing side, I would say, 'Why Kobe?' And I don't really have a great answer...Collectibles at Universal CityWalk, clerks said Kobe Bryant jerseys, children's backpacks...

Will Kobe stay or will he go?

...Believing he had been insulted and misled, Kobe Bryant asked the Los Angles Lakers for...but he just said, 'You know what, Kobe? Let us try to figure this thing out...aware of the media reports. However, Kobe has not told us directly that he wants...

Shaq, Kobe play against each other for first time

LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant took a moment to ponder the persistent...laughed. Bryant just can't take Shaq vs. Kobe too seriously. "You all really want me...Rudy Tomjanovich and his teammates. "Kobe's going to be Kobe," Butler said regarding...