Kobe Bryant

Bryant-less Lakers try new combinations in China

Kobe Bryant is mobbed by the media in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

With an injured Kobe Bryant on the bench, the Los Angeles Lakers will be looking at different player combinations when they play the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, 15 October, 2013, 9:34am

Kobe declares season over with 'probable' torn Achilles

Kobe Bryant, the fifth leading scorer in NBA history, lies on the court in pain during the Laker's game against the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers won 118-116.Photo: EPA

Kobe Bryant declared his season over after scoring 34 points before leaving the game with a likely torn Achilles tendon, as the Los Angeles Lakers kept their play-off hopes alive with a 118-116 win over Golden State.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:44am

Kobe Bryant severely sprains ankle in loss to Atlanta Hawks

Kobe Bryant's Lakers teammates look on in consternation after he hit the deck in the final minute of the defeat to the Hawks. Photo: MCT

Bryant tried to tie the game on a baseline jumper in the final seconds when he collided with Dahntay Jones and came down on his foot. The 15-time NBA all-star Bryant missed the shot and dropped to the court in pain. He eventually got up and walked off under his own power.

15 Mar 2013 - 6:46am

Kobe scores 40, Lakers hold off Blazers 111-107

Los Angeles Lakers centre Dwight Howard, left, blocks the shot of Portland Trail Blazers centre J.J. Hickson as guard Kobe Bryant (second from right) and forward Earl Clark (right) look on. Photo: AP

Kobe Bryant scored 40 points, Dwight Howard had 19 points and 16 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers capped a trying week with a gritty 111-107 victory over the slumping Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

23 Feb 2013 - 7:04pm

Howard, Bryant fuel Lakers in blowout over Bucks

Los Angeles Lakers' player Kobe Bryant. Photo: AFP

Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant formed a dominant inside-outside combination to maintain the Los Angeles Lakers’ winning momentum with a 104-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.

16 Jan 2013 - 4:03pm

Bryant attracts over 340,000 Twitter fans

Los Angeles Lakers' star Kobe Bryant. Photo: AP

You can add Kobe Bryant’s name to the list of National Basketball Association stars who are reaching out to fans via Twitter.

The Los Angeles Lakers player ended his holdout and set up an account on the social media network on Friday, tweeting: “The antisocial has become social.”

5 Jan 2013 - 2:19pm

Kobe Bryant joins elite club on 30,000 points

Kobe Bryant prepares to dunk in a game where he passed 30,000 points for his career. Photo: Reuters

Before Kobe Bryant had even turned in his latest dominant performance, NBA commissioner David Stern sought him out to offer a congratulatory handshake for the extraordinary scoring milestone the Lakers star was about to surpass.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:04am

Jackson accuses Lakers of being 'slimy' during coach job negotiations

The Lakers' Kobe Bryant dribbles past Tiago Splitter of the Spurs during his side's 84-82 loss at the Staples Centre. Photo: AFP

Phil Jackson has accused the Los Angeles Lakers of "slimy" negotiations in their search to fill the head coaching position left vacant by the firing of Mike Brown.

Jackson said he met Lakers' brass for 1-1/2 hours at his home last Saturday and was then woken by a phone call at midnight on Sunday to tell him that Mike D'Antoni had been given the job instead.

15 Nov 2012 - 3:26am

Bryant, Lakers chase milestone titles

Pau Gasol

The Los Angeles Lakers and superstar Kobe Bryant are chasing twin milestone titles as the 67th NBA season opens this morning (Hong Kong time), counting on two key additions to help them regain Western Conference supremacy.

With one more title, the Lakers can match the Boston Celtics' record of 17 NBA crowns, while Bryant could match Michael Jordan's six career championships.

31 Oct 2012 - 12:27am

NBA season to kick off with Miami as favourites

LeBron James

LeBron James had yet to claim an NBA championship when he arrived in Miami two years ago, boldly predicting multiple title runs with Heat teammates Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

30 Oct 2012 - 3:00am

NBA millionaires jump on fast track to ... hotel

It is not only journalists who have figured out that the best and fastest way to get out of the main press centre close to the Olympic Park is to use the new Javelin trains, which take just seven minutes to get into central London; so have the US men's basketball team.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Forget superstars - unheralded talents are the entertainers

You have your reasons for watching and I have mine. If you are tuning in to the Olympics to see NBA superstars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James win another gold then go for it. And if you can't wait to watch the likes of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic or Venus and Serena Williams compete for medals on Wimbledon's hallowed courts then your day is almost here.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Why the NBA is must-watch again

For the past dozen years Steve Nash has been a freakishly creative force in the NBA. He has defied defenders who have been athletically superior through sheer guile and will, and it has helped the native of Victoria, British Columbia, who is neither imposing in size nor speed, win two Most Valuable Player awards and become one of the most popular basketball players in the world.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Jeremy Lin

The Lin-credible journey begins (clockwise, from top left):

The anonymous benchwarmer seizes his chance with 25 points against the Nets.

Scores 28 points against the Jazz in his first NBA start and 'Linsanity' is born.

Slams his first NBA dunk and scores 23 points against the Wizards.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A 'Linspirational' story for us all

A new word - 'Linsanity' - has swept the front pages of newspapers and magazines. The world is crazy about Jeremy Lin, who has startled everyone with his basketball talent and inspirational story. He is an Asian-American, NBA star, devout Christian and Harvard graduate. His rise to fame has affected all of us, particularly those in the Asian community and aspiring athletes.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am