Latest Kobe Bryant News

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...

Column: A glimpse of the NBA's future in Las Vegas

Oct. 11, 2018 8:25 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There was LeBron James, still somewhat of a startling sight in purple and gold. And there were Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, still very much the champions of basketball for now and the foreseeable future. Playing each other Wednesday night in a game that meant...

Tex Winter, innovative basketball coach, dead at 96

Oct. 11, 2018 1:08 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tex Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Winter's family said he died Wednesday in Manhattan, where he began his coaching career at Kansas State in...

LeBron in LA: Superstar begins next chapter with Lakers

Oct. 10, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When LeBron James chose the Los Angeles Lakers, the burgeoning entertainment mogul realized many people would think he joined a mediocre team with a five-year playoff drought because he wanted to be in Hollywood. James simply scoffs at the notion he's thinking about anything but his day...

Column: Brooks Koepka motivated by pair of daily messages

Oct. 9, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

Brooks Koepka had two sets of daily reminders for a season that PGA Tour players voted as the best. One was his annual list of goals that he writes every Jan. 1 during quiet time on the beach, some of them golf specific, some of them about life. He tacks the list in the middle of his closet so he can't miss it...

Painful lesson helped shape Jets QB Darnold's cool demeanor

Sep. 29, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The knuckle below Sam Darnold's freckled right pinkie is still slightly out of place. It serves as a once-painful reminder that the New York Jets rookie quarterback needs to keep his emotions in check even in the most frustrating of circumstances. "I feel like I always remain...

Lakers loving LeBron's leadership in 1st practice together

Sep. 25, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Although the Lakers' first official practice of the LeBron James era was focused on defense and learning new terminology, they ended it with a good old-fashioned 3-point shooting contest. The Lakers' new superstar was just another teammate during the spirited back-and-forth...