Latest Kobe Bryant News

Nowitzki eyes December for start of 21st season with Mavs

Nov. 21, 2018 10:09 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki was ready to take the court Wednesday night — at halftime, for a ceremony in which the Mavericks star was presented a key to the city by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. As for when the 7-foot German's record 21st season with the same franchise will begin after a...

Drama, the long ball center of early season NBA intrigue

Nov. 19, 2018 2:13 AM EST

There has been some early tinkering to lineups, a few hiccups and lots of drama to start the NBA season. None of the league's final four teams from last season — Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Golden State — look like locks to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy this time. The addition of Carmelo Anthony to...

Even in Year 16, LeBron James refusing to slow down

Nov. 19, 2018 2:11 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James stopped worrying about his place in history long ago. His legacy has been secure for years. The argument about where he ranks, whether or not he's the best player to ever step on a basketball court, will continue forever and there will never be a definitive answer. That is, unless...

The Latest: Red Sox take commanding 3-1 Series lead over LA

Oct. 28, 2018 1:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the eighth and a three-run double in the ninth, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit in the seventh inning for a 9-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday...

LeBron's triple-double leads Lakers past Nuggets 121-114

Oct. 26, 2018 2:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Kobe Bryant took a courtside seat in the first quarter, Staples Center buzzed with excitement for the mere sight of the most popular athlete in this building's history. The crowd even started a "Kobe! Kobe!" chant in the fourth quarter — and it was immediately drowned out by...

Animation film fest rescinds Kobe Bryant invite after outcry

Oct. 17, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant was dropped Wednesday from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. Eric Beckman the CEO of GKIDS, the company that organizes the Animation Is Film Festival, announced the move. "After discussions with the...

Manning teams up with Bryant for NFL version of 'Detail'

Oct. 17, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

Peyton Manning will be doing analysis of NFL games this season after all. ESPN and Kobe Bryant's Granity Studios announced Wednesday that Manning will be part of a football edition of the "Detail" franchise. The eight-episode series will be on the ESPN+ streaming service and debuts on Thursday. Bryant said during...

Coach Kobe: Bryant shares philosophies on how to reach kids

Oct. 16, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call him Coach Kobe. Kobe Bryant sounded just as passionate about coaching his daughter's middle-school basketball team as he was about playing for the Los Angeles Lakers under Phil Jackson as he held court about his coaching philosophies and the state of youth sports on Tuesday. Bryant...

No surprise, the West title still runs through the Warriors

Oct. 12, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

Golden State coach Steve Kerr is a happy man these days. He's got a new contract. He's got his son Nick, who was helping out in San Antonio, working in the Warriors' video room now. He's leading a team that has won three of the last four NBA championships and is the overwhelming favorite to win it again this...