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To honor Kobe Bryant’s first game back from an Achilles injury, the Lakers began their player introductions with an extended video that warned “Beware the Mamba” and then played the “Imperial March” — Darth Vader’s theme song from “Star Wars” — when it was time for Bryant’s name to be called. Bryant is making his […]
With Kobe Bryant's season debut nearing Sunday night, the NBA released a video message on YouTube welcoming the Lakers All-Star guard back from his Achilles' injury.
Kobe Bryant made his season debut on Sunday night, starting for the Lakers at Staples Center against the Toronto Raptors.
Amir Johnson, Toronto Raptors spoil Kobe Bryant’s return from Achilles injury in win over Los Angeles Lakers
Amir Johnson scored a career-high 32 points in the trade-depleted Toronto Raptors' 106-94 victory over Los Angeles
After a nearly eight-month rehabilitation from Achilles surgery, Kobe Bryant is set to make his debut for the Lakers against the Raptors on Sunday. In the hours before the 9:30 p.m. ET tip off, the NBA and legendary coach Phil Jackson welcomed one of basketball’s biggest stars back to the court. The NBA crafted a […]
Kobe Bryant’s video announcing his return tonight against the Toronto Raptors featured his jersey surviving different climates, or you might say, weathering storms. Kobe Bryant, left, talks to Lakers teammate Nick Young before a preseason game against Denver in Ontario, Calif., in October. The Lakers, who are 10-9 without Bryant, have to figure out how he will fit into the mix as he returns from Achilles surgery.
Kobe Bryant's minutes will be limited at first as he returns from Achilles' injury. Still, he'll have a domino effect on Lakers roster.One question is answered: Kobe Bryant will return to the court Sunday night against Toronto at Staples Center.
Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant to make return from Achilles injury on Sunday against Toronto Raptors
The Lakers expect to have Kobe Bryant back in their lineup when they face the Toronto Raptors on Sunday
Veteran point guard says he might be finished. Or he might play Sunday. He hasn't played since Nov. 10 because of injuries.SACRAMENTO — What Steve Nash described as "an obviously pretty horrible 13 months for me" could be nearing an end for the veteran point guard.
Kobe Bryant will make his long-awaited return from an Achilles injury when the Lakers host the Raptors on Sunday in Los Angeles. The announcement came with a two-minute video on Bryant’s Facebook page that showed his No. 24 jersey going through rain, snow, thunderstorms and lightning with a “Seasons of Legend” opening title. “The legend continues,” […]
NEW YORK -- When Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce broke a bone in his right hand remains a mystery. Pierce, who is currently out 2-4 weeks as a result of the injury, has yet to address reporters about it. Nets coach Jason Kidd couldn't pinpoint when it happened, but the team said it occurred in the first half of Friday night's game in Houston. Pierce went 4-for-17 from the field against the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night and followed it up with a 1-for-6 performance against the Rockets two nights later.
The Lakers announced Monday that reserve guard Jordan Farmar will miss about four weeks after tearing his left hamstring during a 114-108 loss to Portland on Sunday night. If Farmar misses exactly four weeks, he will be sidelined for Los Angeles’ next 13 games. Farmar’s injury appeared to occur without contact, as he pulled up […]
EL SEGUNDO – Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill will play Sunday for the Lakers, despite battling an array of minor injuries. The two players who make up the Lakers starting frontcourt participated fully in the morning shoot around in advance of Sunday’s...
The Lakers lose a 27-point lead but hang on against a Brooklyn team that is quite similar to the 2012-13 Lakers: huge payroll, injuries, mounting losses and a lack of chemistry. NEW YORK — The team with the $100-million payroll continued to underachieve despite all the stars it scooped up in one summer.
The Lakers hit Thanksgiving with an 8-8 record, putting the team in 11th place in the Western Conference standings.
NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche sprained his left ankle late in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s 99-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers but thinks he’ll be able to play in Friday night’s game in Houston. “I sprained my ankle, but I’m fine. The good thing about it, it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow, so I’ve got some time to rest it before we have our next game,” Blatche said. Blatche suffered the injury when he was fouled driving to the basket with 2:23 left in the third.
WASHINGTON – Throughout his rehab over the last seven months, Kobe Bryant found motivation nearly everywhere he looked. In ESPN ratings that called him the 25th-best player in the NBA and in the injury itself. Without it, he said Tuesday, he might...
NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams, center Brook Lopez, forward Andrei Kirilenko and guard Jason Terry will all miss Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers due to injury, the team announced. Williams (ankle) will be missing his sixth game in the team's past seven. Lopez (ankle) will be missing his seventh straight game, Kirilenko (back) will be missing his 10th straight game and Terry (knee) will be missing his fourth straight game.
LOS ANGELES – The Lakers finally have a winning streak. After a start to the season in which losses piled up like injuries, the Lakers won their third consecutive game Sunday, beating the Sacramento Kings 100-86. The win pushed the Lakers back to...
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Chris Kaman (back) is considered doubtful for the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. Kaman did not play in the Lakers' 102-95 win against the Golden State Warriors after he "took a blow in the back" during a practice, according to Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni. The 11-year veteran is averaging 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds this season and started three games for L.A., however he had already begun to find himself on the outskirts of D'Antoni's rotation before the back injury.
LOS ANGELES – The perilous nature of NBA careers is on full display this month, particularly in Los Angeles where Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are both rehabbing from career-altering injuries. In the case of Bryant, each game is now a potential...
The Warriors announced Saturday that guard/forward Andre Iguodala has suffered a left hamstring strain. He is listed as out indefinitely. Iguodala sustained the injury during Golden State’s 102-95 road loss to the L.A. Lakers on Friday. An MRI revealed the extent of his injury on Saturday. With a little more than three minutes remaining in […]
With Stephen Curry already out with a concussion, the Golden State Warriors lost Andre Iguodala to a hamstring injury during Friday's 102-95 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
LOS ANGELES – Stephen Curry can’t come back soon enough. The point guard sat out his second consecutive game with a concussion Friday night, and the Warriors’ offense continued its trend of bogging down without its maestro in a 102-95 loss to the Lakers at the Staples Center. The Warriors struggled to score throughout, shooting 41.5 percent from the floor and committing 19 turnovers without their best shooter and primary ball-handler. Curry has been cleared for non-contact practice, but he must be free of concussion symptoms after contact drills before being cleared to return to games....
Mark Willard and Arash Markazi discuss the Lakers' early-season struggles and if Kobe Bryant will take his time coming back from injury.
At Lakers practice, Pau Gasol expresses his frustrations with the team's struggle to find their own identity through all the different lineup changes and dealing with player injuries. ---------------------------------------------------------- Join the L
Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joins the First Take debate desk to talk about Kobe Bryant's injury recovery and Dwight Howard's departure from the Lakers.
The Forum: Mark Willard and Arash Markazi discuss the Lakers' injury problems and identity issues during the 2012-13 season.
The burning question for the LA Hot Button: Should the Lakers amnesty Kobe Bryant? ESPNLA Now host, Mark Willard, provides insight to Kobe's injury issue.