The Heat is on as LeBron James returns to Miami
The Heat is on as LeBron James returns to Miami

LeBron James plays in Miami for the first time since leaving the Heat for Cleveland when the Cavaliers visit Thursday to highlight five Christmas holiday NBA clashes being televised globally.

Pacers trounce Kobe Bryant`s listless Lakers
Pacers trounce Kobe Bryant`s listless Lakers

It didn`t take long for the Los Angeles Lakers to come down from their high of watching Kobe Bryant pass Michael Jordan for third place on the all-time NBA scoring list.

Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan for third on all-time scoring list
Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan for third on all-time scoring list

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant passed NBA icon Michael Jordan on Sunday for third on the league`s all-time scoring list.

Kobe Bryant falls short of passing Michael Jordan in Lakers win
Kobe Bryant falls short of passing Michael Jordan in Lakers win

Sometime between Ed Davis` phantom basket and his short jumper that rattled around the rim and out, Kobe Bryant realized this wasn`t going to be his milestone night.

Kobe Bryant scores 32 as Lakers hold off Kings
Kobe Bryant scores 32 as Lakers hold off Kings

Kobe Bryant, closing in on Michael Jordan for third on the NBA`s all-time scoring list, scored 32 points on Tuesday to help the Los Angeles lakers to a 98-95 NBA victory over Sacramento.

Kobe Bryant says Michael Jordan's scoring mark not on his mind
Kobe Bryant says Michael Jordan's scoring mark not on his mind

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, closing in on Michael Jordan for third on the NBA`s all-time scoring list, insists he isn`t fueled by a desire to surpass the league icon.

Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant and others react to Micheal Brown decision
Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant and others react to Micheal Brown decision

Crime, in whichever form it comes, disturbs everybody. Sporting mega-stars included. When a United States jury failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the infamous shooting of black teen, Micheal Brown in Ferguson, the likes of Serena Williams and Kobe Bryant chose to join the thousands of protesters and criticize the decision which carries a cynicism more negating than the crime itself.

LA Lakers beat Hawks as Kobe Bryant hits career milestone
LA Lakers beat Hawks as Kobe Bryant hits career milestone

Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and passed the 32,000-point mark for his NBA career Tuesday to spark the Los Angeles Lakers over the host Atlanta Hawks 114-109.

Kobe Bryant`s documentary `Muse` begins production

A feature-length documentary on Kobe Bryant titled ` Muse` has started production in Los Angeles.

Kobe says goodbye to NBA 2013-2014 season

Five-time NBA title holder Kobe Bryant would miss rest of the games in 2013-2014 season due to a left knee injury, the Los Angeles Lakers announced.

Pelican playmaker Davis replaces Kobe in All-Star Game

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was named Friday by NBA commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant in next week`s 63rd NBA All-Star Game.

Durant`s 30-plus point streak ends in Thunder rout

NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant`s streak of games with 30 or more points ended at 12 on Friday but only because Oklahoma City routed the Brooklyn Nets 120-95.

Anthony set Knicks record with 62 points

New York forward Carmelo Anthony posted a Knicks` and Madison Square Garden record 62 points on Friday as his team toppled the Charlotte Bobcats 125-96.

Kobe Bryant has broken bone in knee: LA Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has a broken bone in his left knee and is expected to miss six weeks, the NBA team said Thursday.

Kobe back on the court for Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers NBA All-Star guard Kobe Bryant showed up at the shooting drills before the Lakers` home game against the Detroit Pistons.

Michael Jordan says he would beat LeBron, maybe lose to Kobe

Michael Jordan says that in his prime, he could have taken LeBron James in a one-on-one showdown and might only have lost to Kobe Bryant because "he steals all of my moves."

Woods reclaims ` world`s highest-earning athlete` position in Forbes list

Golf`s world No. 1 Tiger Woods has reclaimed his position as the world`s highest-earning athlete, according to Forbes, along with climbing back to the top of golf`s rankings in the last 12 months.

LA Lakers hold off New Orleans Hornets in NBA action

Kobe Bryant scored 23 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied past the New Orleans Hornets 104-96.

NBA: Lakers hold off Grizzlies 86-84

Kobe Bryant finished with 24 points, nine assists and five rebounds, helping the Los Angeles Lakers edge Memphis Grizzlies 86-84 and stay in eighth spot in the NBA western conference standings.

Kobe to decide future during off-season

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant would decide if the 2013-14 season would be his final season before the start of training camp next season.