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...

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...

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...

Kobe Bryant finds a new zone

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant rose to stardom with medium-range jumpers, dazzling drives...997 at Staples Center reveled in Bryant's performance, chanting "Kobe, Kobe, Kobe" as his shots went swish, swish, swish. He kept up his streak...

Lakers beat Hawks without Kobe

...again that they can win a game without Kobe Bryant. They just don't want to make...we were still trying to adapt without Kobe because he's a dominant scorer and a...was going to take shots and make up for Kobe's absence." Last season's scoring...

Ball is in Lakers' court with Kobe

...really important: Finding a way to keep Kobe Bryant happy. Good luck. Nothing the...superstar who runs the team. And it's not Kobe. Unhappy as he is now, this is exactly...no value at all, for what we expect for Kobe Bryant, and that's understandable...