8:22 PM EST, Tue January 27, 2015

Kobe Bryant uses Super Bowl analogy to describe frustration, injury

Kobe Bryant will go back under the knife on Wednesday for season-ending surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff.
Broderick Turner / Los Angeles Times 3 hours ago

Paul Pierce says Kobe Bryant's season-ending injury 'saddens me'

They have been NBA contemporaries their entire careers, Kobe Bryant doing his job for 19 seasons with the Lakers when healthy and Paul Pierce doing his work for 15 of his 17 years with the Boston Celtics.
Eric Pincus / Los Angeles Times 1 hour ago

Lakers knew risks; Kobe Bryant's final season a career reward

The Lakers were hit with disappointing news this week, with Kobe Bryant suffering his third season-ending injury in as many seasons, this time a torn right rotator cuff.
Eric Pincus / Los Angeles Times 9 hours ago

Ex-teammate Brian Shaw expects Kobe Bryant to return next season

On Wednesday, Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff, probably knocking him out for the rest of the season.
Newark Star-Ledger 9 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

It will be the third straight year that Bryant's season has been cut short due to injury.
Bright Side Of The Sun 1 hour ago
Phoenix Suns lighten up on benching policy for technicals

Phoenix Suns lighten up on benching policy for technicals

The coaches and the players have struck a deal - keep the complaints to the officials to a minimum (rather than 0) and they won't get benched for losing their cool. After trying but failing to connect with the Phoenix Suns front office directly on Monday - President, General Manager and Coach - about the origin and intention of their benching policy for getting T'd up for arguing with officials, I surmised the policy was back under consideration going forward. On Friday against the Houston Rockets and Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers, in each game a Suns starter got T'd up by an...

Ankle sprain to sideline Nick Young against Wizards

EL SEGUNDO – Safe to say Nick Young had some fury to unleash against his former team. But three weeks after the Lakers sixth man declared, “I hate the Wizards,” coach Byron Scott said Young will be unavailable to play Tuesday night, sidelined...
Los Angeles Times 4 hours ago

Lakers: Week 14 predictions

The Lakers have lost eight in a row, dropping all four through Week 13. That streak seems likely to continue through Week 14, the Lakers hosting the Washington Wizards (30-15) and Chicago Bulls (29-17) before visiting the struggling New York Knicks (8-37).
Blog a Bull 4 hours ago

Bulls vs. Warriors game preview, injury report, lineups

[Thanks to Easy Eis for today's game preview. Dunleavy is out and Butler is questionable with an illness. -yfbb] WARRIORS! COME OUT TO PLAYYYYAYYYY!!! Fresh off the dismantling of the defending champion San Antonio Spurs and a tough win on the road against the Dallas Mavericks, the Chicago Bulls looked poised to retake the reigns of their title-pursuit going into the All-Star Break. Instead, they furthered their recent enigma of a 2015 season by getting buried at home by the Heat and Hassan Whiteside's 2K-ratings-altering triple-double performance. And to make matters even more fun, the...
Clips Nation 12 hours ago

The Daily Clipper - Jamal Crawford 2nd Edition

The Clippers beat the Denver Nuggets for the Clippers last home game this month, 102-98. Was a very lopsided win, but it was a win. Check out the latest Daily Clipper for more news stories from around the web. I know that I titled a Daily Clipper "Jamal Crawford Edition" earlier this month, but I felt he deserved another shout out for his 4th quarter display last night. He managed to go from somewhat disastrous to the best game he has played in weeks and it was wonderful. Anyway, lets get started with these links. The face of a man that just scored 21 points in the fourth....

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Orange County Register 19 hours ago
Final: Clippers 102, Nuggets 98

Final: Clippers 102, Nuggets 98

LOS ANGELES – The Clippers hadn’t even left town yet, but there they were Monday night, in need of energy. Playing at Staples Center for the final time until Feb. 11, a flat start almost sent the Clippers out of town on a sour note. But the...
Orange County Register 19 hours ago
Jordan's All-Star credentials a tough sell, but Clippers know he's worthy

Jordan's All-Star credentials a tough sell, but Clippers know he's worthy

LOS ANGELES – Clippers coach Doc Rivers will make the calls. And the Clippers’ PR staff will put together the numbers and print the flyers touting his accomplishments this year. They pointed out DeAndre Jordan leads the league in rebounding and...

Clippers' DeAndre Jordan could duplicate Wilt Chamberlain's feat

It may be hard to believe, but Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and the incomparable Wilt Chamberlain are being mentioned in the same breath.
Los Angeles Times 21 hours ago

Doc Rivers wants Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan voted in as All-Stars

The NBA All-Star starters were announced last week and only one Clippers player was voted in by the fans -- Blake Griffin. That means Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan were both passed over for that honor.
Orange County Register 22 hours ago
Kobe Bryant will have surgery, but Lakers don't think he's done

Kobe Bryant will have surgery, but Lakers don't think he's done

EL SEGUNDO – It was part challenge, part promise and a 100 percent guarantee from someone who has seen Kobe Bryant defy the odds before. “He’s going to prove all you doubters wrong,” Lakers center Carlos Boozer said Monday. Even though he was...
Oakland Tribune 23 hours ago

Warriors unveil Chinese New Year jersey

The Golden State Warriors on Monday unveiled their first Chinese New Year jersey, to be worn for the first of four games this season on Feb. 20 against San Antonio.

Lakers' Kobe Bryant opts for season-ending surgery, but he'll be back

Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, ending his 19th season with the Lakers a little past its halfway point.

Bulls defense slips, but they’re still among East’s toughest

While it took two months of the NBA season for Las Vegas to get around to moving the Warriors and Bulls past Cleveland as favorites for the title, it took only three weeks for the commotion to end. The Warriors and Bulls will play Tuesday, 21 days after online gambling site Bovada improved the odds for both teams to win the NBA championship to 5-to-1. “There’s a reason to be concerned,” former Warriors coach and current ESPN analyst Mark Jackson said of the Bulls. … Chicago has lost seven of its past 11 games and isn’t playing the defense usually associated with head coach Tom...

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