Found March 29, 2013 on
And the hits keep coming for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kobe Bryant and gang had appeared to get their act together and were making a strong push for the playoffs, but a rash of injuries may put an end to that. First it was Metta World Peace (out for six weeks) and now it appears like Kobe Bryant may be headed for the bench as well.
There was no point in the game where Kobe appeared to get hurt, but the team announced after the 113-103 loss the Milwaukee Bucks that he had a bone spur in his left ankle.
While he needed to leave the arena on crutches he told reporters that he was fine; that it was just a little inflamed. I find it hard to believe that the team would be flying him to Sacramento to see a specialist if it was just inflamed.
He will have plenty of time off before the team's next game on Saturday (against Sacramento).
With just a half game lead on the Jazz and a game and half lead on the Mavericks the Lakers can ill afford to lose another player, especi...
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It was yet another nail in the proverbial coffin for the Lakers last night, as they lost yet again to the Milwaukee Bucks and Kobe Bryant left the arena with another injury, an apparent bone spur in his foot that flared up. He was spotted on one crutch Tiny Tim style. If the Lakers make the playoffs, Kobe will have to declare, “God bless us, everyone!”
For fantasy owners, this...
Kobe Bryant eclipsed Wilt Chamberlain on Saturday night, becoming the NBA's fourth-highest career scorer.
Bryant's jump shot with 7:45 left in the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings put him at 31,421 total points for his career. Chamberlain finished his career with 31,419.
Bryant tied Chamberlain 22 seconds earlier with a driving lay-up.
Next on the list for Bryant...
Video: Showtime by the Mamba
Kobe Bryant looks just fine at playing small forward.
Bryant had 31 points and seven assists in his first game there filling in for the injured Metta World Peace to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 120-117 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night, their 22nd straight win over the Timberwolves.
Dwight Howard had 25 points, 16 rebounds, five blocks and five steals, and Pau Gasol...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the discussions says the NBA has informed the Minnesota Timberwolves that the referee crew erred on Wednesday night in not calling a foul on Lakers guard Kobe Bryant on the final play of the game.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made, said the league contacted the Timberwolves...
The Los Angeles Lakers have termed Kobe Bryant as probable to play despite a foot and ankle injury, while Steve Nash may not be able to play due to a hip injury.Bryant is dealing with a bone spur in his foot and a sprained ankle. He received treatment for both injuries yesterday, and he is probable to play in today’s pivotal matchup against the Sacramento Kings. Every game from...
Injuries have been a constant theme for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. The team learned Wednesday that it lost one of it's most durable players. Metta World Peace, who injured his left knee in Monday night's game against the Warriors,
Stars get the calls, apparently even on the road.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Los Angeles Lakers’ push for the playoffs just got a whole lot tougher.
Lakers forward Metta World Peace, the team’s best perimeter defender, is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He’ll miss a minimum of six weeks, the team announced Wednesday.
That means that even if the Lakers get into the playoffs — they’re...
MILWAUKEE -- Many players have tried to call themselves Kobe Stoppers in years past.
While nobody has ever truly stopped one of the greatest scorers in NBA history, the best defenders have found a way to make him work for his points.
A quick glance at Thursday's box score shows that Bryant scored 30 points against the Bucks. What it doesn't show is how hard he had to work...
Rubio, after being mauled by Kobe Bryant on a non-call that would have netted JJ Barea a 30-game suspension if the roles were reversed
Too bad so sad. It is becoming increasingly difficult to exhibit anything but the highest degrees of apathy towards this team right now. About the only thing worthwhile remains watching Ricky Rubio give everything he has night in...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace will have surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee and miss the next six weeks.
The Lakers announced the timeline on Wednesday. World Peace is scheduled to have surgery Thursday and he won't be ready when the playoffs begin next month, if the Lakers reach the postseason.
They are in eighth place in the West...