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Fantasy Update

Apr 14, 2014
ESPN Fantasy Basketball
Brian McKitish updates his top 130 fantasy basketball player rankings and looks at injury-plagued options from this season.

Kobe Bryant takes off for France before Lakers season ends

SAN ANTONIO -- While the Lakers prepared for their last game of the season, Kobe Bryant was already beginning his off-season.
Los Angeles Times Apr 12, 2014

Kobe Bryant needs to show his face, angry or not

The Lakers' injured star should find time to be on the bench during games. Kobe Bryant could learn something from Chance the Gardener, the childlike simpleton from the movie "Being There": Sometimes all that matters is showing up.

Blake a reminder of a season gone awry

LOS ANGELES -- For much of the second half of this season, Kobe Bryant's presence at Staples Center during Lakers game has sort of been like the fabled leprechauns at old Boston Garden. You knew Bryant -- like the little green-clad lads -- was supposedly in the building, but you rarely got a glimpse of him because he couldn't bring himself to watch the games from the bench. Well, Bryant will come out of seclusion Sunday to address the crowd before the Lakers' final home game of the season.
Los Angeles Times Apr 10, 2014

Steve Blake returning to Los Angeles with Warriors

The guard was traded to Golden State in February and will be back at Staples Center when the Lakers host the Warriors on Friday night. Blake misses L.A., where his wife and sons remain.Kobe Bryant was annoyed.

Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash per-minute-played earnings are off the charts

The Lakers (25-50) haven't managed to have former NBA most valuable players Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash on the floor together all season.

Rapid Reaction: Wolves 143, Lakers 107

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kobe Bryant has been active on social media lately, sending out a series of tweets in the last several days about his new sports drink business venture and clarifying his stance on the controversial Trayvon Martin case. However, nowhere to be found in the flurry of tweets was any mention of the Lakers, or basketball, for that matter. Until Friday night, that is. This is game is hard to watch— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 29, 2014 The Los Angeles Lakers were in the midst of being completely dominated by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and there was Bryant -- who did not...

Nike unveils ‘Easter Collection’ for LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant

Nike has unveiled the “Easter Collection” for, from left: Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. (Nike) While Nike’s 2013 Easter designs ran the full spectrum, green is clearly the dominant color this time around. Heat forward LeBron James, Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant are all getting spring-themed, low-cut versions of their latest signature […]

Kobe Bryant calls Shaquille O'Neal lazy

Kobe Bryant said that former Lakers center, and four-time NBA champion, Shaquille O'Neal was lazy.

Nike unveils ‘Elite Series Hero Collection’ for LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant

Nike has unveiled the “Elite Series Hero Collection” for, from left: Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. (Nike) For the second year in a row, Nike has unveiled superhero-themed “Elite” sneaker designs for its signature athletes in advance of the playoffs. This time around, Heat forward LeBron James, Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Lakers guard Kobe […]
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 23, 2014

The Credits: "Raw Nerve"- Lakers Links

After a promisingly productive game against the Wizards, Steve Nash has again irritated the troublesome nerve in his back and is a game-time decision at home against the Orlando Magic. Lakers News Lakers-Wizards Postgame Numbers " Lakers Blog Nash, Henry Game-Time Decisions vs. Orlando " Lakers Blog Lakers News: Blake Griffin Praises Kobe Bryant For Tireless Work Ethic | Lakers Nation March Madness: How Tyler Ennis Would Fit With The Lakers | Lakers Nation PHOTOS: Kobe Bryant's Lower Merion High School Career | Lakers Nation Lakers News: D'Antoni Expects Urgency From Players On...
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 22, 2014

The Credits: "Fight Club"- Lakers Links

Despite 11 assists from Steve Nash in his unexpected return, the Lakers fell to the Wizards 117-107 with Jordan Hill and Drew Gooden ejected during a late altercation. Lakers News LAL 107, Wizards 117: 3/21 Running Diary " Lakers Blog Lakers should take a lesson from Steve Nash - ESPN Los Angeles Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Wizards NBA Highlights | Lakers Nation Lakers News: Blake Griffin Praises Kobe Bryant For Tireless Work Ethic | Lakers Nation Rapid Reaction: Wizards 117, Lakers 107 - ESPN Los Angeles D'Antoni: Nash 'In A Different Category' - ESPN Video - ESPN Game Recap:...
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 20, 2014

Silver Screen & Roundtable: Who's been the most disappointing Laker?

It's been one of the worst seasons in franchise history in so many different ways. But who's been the most disappointing player out of the lot? With the Lakers about "100 games under .500", Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash out for the season and the team having little to play for from here on out, it's obvious that night to night, this squad is just not quitting. They might be outgunned and outmanned against nearly every single opponent, but regardless of the final score, there's almost always no question about this team's high level of effort every night. That being said, there's no doubt that...
Los Angeles Times Mar 20, 2014

Jeanie Buss explains Kobe Bryant's contract, Phil Jackson situation

Bryant is unique in that he 'will have played 20 years for one organization,' and the Lakers never got to offer a 'farewell tour' for his predecessor Magic Johnson, Jeanie Buss says.Let there be no doubt. Jeanie Buss is the Lakers' most powerful executive.

Kobe Bryant has sympathy for D'Antoni, unsure if coach should return

Kobe Bryant has sympathy for Coach Mike D'Antoni but isn't sure if the coach should return.

Jeanie Buss says Kobe Bryant deserves farewell tour and his extension

Kobe Bryant deserves both his contract and a farewell tour as a Laker, according to owner/executive Jeanie Buss.

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  • Chris Kaman

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  • Jordan Farmar

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  • Kendall Marshall

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  • Steve Blake

    Blake helps Warriors hand Lakers 54th loss