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NBA: Hollywood ending as legend Kobe Bryant bows out after glittering career

NBA: Hollywood ending as legend Kobe Bryant bows out after glittering career

A galaxy of A-list celebrities -- from Jack Nicholson to David Beckham -- roared their approval from courtside as Bryant exited with a perfectly scripted finale.

Los Angeles Lakers pull off gigantic upset over Golden State Warriors

Los Angeles Lakers pull off gigantic upset over Golden State Warriors

Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points and D`Angelo Russell tallied 21.

Retiring NBA legend Kobe Bryant feels the love in record-setting All-Star Game

Retiring NBA legend Kobe Bryant feels the love in record-setting All-Star Game

Bryant scored a modest 10 points in his 18th and final turn as an All-Star before he retires at the end of the season.

Retiring basketball great thanks Lionel Messi for heart-warming message

Retiring basketball great thanks Lionel Messi for heart-warming message

Bryant, 37, who announced retirement last Sunday.

Lionel Messi hails retiring NBA legend Kobe Bryant as `greatest`

Lionel Messi hails retiring NBA legend Kobe Bryant as `greatest`

Messi and Bryant starred together in a commercial for Turkish Airlines in 2013.

Jerry West says it's 'painful' to watch retiring NBA star Kobe Bryant play this season

Jerry West says it's 'painful' to watch retiring NBA star Kobe Bryant play this season

West said Bryant`s grit and willingness to play through injury made him "something special."

Lakers' Kobe Bryant to retire at end of season

Lakers' Kobe Bryant to retire at end of season

Bryant is a five-times NBA champion having won titles in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010.

Lamar Odom's two emergency surgeries affected mind severely

Lamar Odom's two emergency surgeries affected mind severely

Lamar Odom has undergone two emergency surgeries reportedly for his chest, which has severely affected his mind

Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom found unresponsive at Nevada brothel: Sheriff

Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom found unresponsive at Nevada brothel: Sheriff

Former NBA star Lamar Odom was hospitalized on Tuesday after he was found unresponsive at a Nevada brothel, law enforcement officials said.

No retirement decision yet for Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant said Monday he has not made any decision over his looming retirement as he prepares to embark on his 20th season with the franchise.

Los Angeles Lakers ink World Peace

Los Angeles Lakers ink World Peace

The Los Angeles Lakers inked veteran NBA forward Metta World Peace to a reported one-year, non-guaranteed contract on Thursday.

Shaquille O`Neal picks Jordan over James - but `Dr. J was best`

Shaquille O`Neal picks Jordan over James - but `Dr. J was best`

 Shaquille O`Neal weighed into basketball`s great debate on Monday when he backed a young Michael Jordan to beat LeBron James one-on-one -- but added that both were outshone by the legendary Dr. J.

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.