NBA: LA Lakers GM says Kobe Bryant done after next season
NBA: LA Lakers GM says Kobe Bryant done after next season

Kobe Bryant will make next season his last with the Los Angeles Lakers after 20 years that have produced five NBA titles, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said.

Minnesota Timberwolves snag first pick in entry draft
Minnesota Timberwolves snag first pick in entry draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday, becoming the first team with the worst record to be awarded the top overall pick since the Orlando Magic in 2004.

NBA all-time scoring leader Abdul-Jabbar evaluated for dizziness after surgery
NBA all-time scoring leader Abdul-Jabbar evaluated for dizziness after surgery

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was evaluated and released from the emergency department of a Los Angeles-area hospital on Wednesday, about two weeks after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery, the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said.

Clippers send Lakers to club record 56th loss
Clippers send Lakers to club record 56th loss

Blake Griffin bagged 18 points and Chris Paul chipped in with 15 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers crushed the hapless Los Angeles Lakers 106-78 on Sunday.

Portland Trail Blazers clinch division title
Portland Trail Blazers clinch division title

C.J. McCollum scored a career-high 27 points as the Portland Trail Blazers routed the hapless Los Angeles Lakers 107-77 on Friday night, clinching the division title in the process.

Russell Westbrook, Enes Kanter power Thunder over Los Angeles Lakers
Russell Westbrook, Enes Kanter power Thunder over Los Angeles Lakers

NBA scoring leader Russell Westbrook had 27 points and 11 assists while Enes Kanter added 25 points and 16 rebounds Tuesday to lead Oklahoma City over the Los Angeles Lakers 127-117.

NBA: Canadian star guard Steve Nash retires after 18 seasons
NBA: Canadian star guard Steve Nash retires after 18 seasons

Steve Nash, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, announced his retirement Saturday after having missed the entire season for the Los Angeles Lakers due to a nagging back injury.

NBA: Carmelo scores 31 to power Knicks over Lakers
NBA: Carmelo scores 31 to power Knicks over Lakers

 Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds to spark the New York Knicks in their 92-80 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday.

DeMarcus Cousins replaces Kobe Bryant in All-Star Game
DeMarcus Cousins replaces Kobe Bryant in All-Star Game

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named to replace injured Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant on the Western Conference squad for next month`s 64th NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Friday.

Kobe Bryant out for season after surgery
Kobe Bryant out for season after surgery

Los Angeles Lakers veteran guard Kobe Bryant underwent season-ending shoulder surgery on Wednesday, the National Basketball Association team said.

Torn rotator cuff could end Kobe Bryant`s season
Torn rotator cuff could end Kobe Bryant`s season

Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant will have the weekend to ponder treatment options for what doctors confirmed Friday was a torn rotator cuff injury in his right shoulder.

Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff, say LA Lakers
Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff, say LA Lakers

The struggling Los Angeles Lakers got more bad news on Thursday when an MRI exam revealed superstar Kobe Bryant`s right shoulder injury is a torn rotator cuff.

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.

Celtics down Lakers in duel of struggling rivals
Celtics down Lakers in duel of struggling rivals

Tyler Zeller`s 24 points helped lift Boston to a 113-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday in a battle of storied NBA rivals fallen on hard times.

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.

NBA's first openly gay player retires at 35
NBA's first openly gay player retires at 35

Jason Collins, who became the National Basketball Association`s first openly gay player, retired aged 35 Wednesday but vowed he would continue the fight to make US sports more tolerant.