Found August 16, 2013 on Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
Thursday night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant was center stage. But this time, he wasn’t hitting the hardwood, Vino- that’s his current favorite nickname – sat down for a one-on-one interview with talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel for charity. “Kobe up close” benefited the Laker Superstar’s efforts to eradicate homelessness in Los Angeles via “The Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation.” Some of the topics discussed include what college Kobe would’ve attended, who his toughest NBA opponent was and who some of his favorite young NBA stars are. Kobe also revealed that he and Magic Johnson recently developed a close relationship.  Check the highlights: Will Kobe be ready to suit up Oct. 29th for opening night? “I don’t know if I’ll be ready for opening night. I really don’t know,” Bryant said. “I know I’m really, really ahead of schedule.” His thoughts on Dwight Howard’s departure: “Dwight’s a great kid,” Bryant said. ”It was about the organization.

Lakers News: ESPN predict Lakers will finish 12th in West next season; Kobe Bryant reacts

Kobe Bryant may have just returned from a whirlwind tour of Asia, but he’s got his finger on the pulse – as always. Yesterday, ESPN released their predictions for the Western Conference standings next season; they placed the Lakers at 12th in conference, which would obviously put them way out of the playoffs race. The outlet predicted the Lakers would have 36 wins and 46 losses...

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant visits China

As you probably know by now, Kobe Bryant recently visited China (he also made a quick stop in the Philippines, too) but now he’s back in Los Angeles and preparing for his “comeback” season. Earlier today, the NBA posted a video to their YouTube account which gives us a little look into Bryant’s travels over in Asia, including him doing his best Phil Jackson impression while...

Kobe Bryant says surgically repaired Achilles ‘feels really, really good’

Even though Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has been on a whirlwind tour of Southeast Asia recently does not mean he hasn’t been ignoring the rehabilitation of his surgically repaired Achilles tendon, nor does it mean that progress isn’t still being made towards the ultimate (and once believed to be impossible) goal that he […]The post Kobe Bryant says surgically repaired...

Kobe not thrilled with Lakers' preseason ranking

This week, has been rolling out its preseason rankings of teams in the NBA, in the process drawing the ire of Kobe Bryant, whose Lakers were picked to finished 12th in the Western Conference. By early Wednesday morning, it was apparent that Bryant had seen the projections, based on a tweet he posted. His team was picked to finish with a 36-46 record, better than only the...

Kobe Bryant Beats Chinese TV Host in Chopstick Game

  Kobe Bryant is well known for his competitive spirit. The self-proclaimed Black Mamba never backs down from anything, and he proved it again on his recent trip to China. Bleacher Report has video of Bryant when he  is on TV with famous Chinese television host Sa Beining. Beining decided to challenge Kobe to a game involving scooping up balls from a bowl with chopsticks, and what...

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant unsure whether he’ll play in season opener

Kobe Bryant is renowned for his legendary healing power and is said to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from the procedure he underwent in April to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon, yet even the Black Mamba isn’t sure when he’ll play again. According to USA Today, Bryant told Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night that he was unsure whether he’d appear in the season opener versus...

Kobe Bryant reveals what his favorite hip-hop album is

Anyone remember when Kobe Bryant released a rap album?  Apparently, he is really good at rhyming. According to Mark Medina of Inside the Lakers, Kobe Bryant reveals what his favorite [...]

Kobe Bryant responds to ESPN projection that the Lakers will finish 12th in the Western Conference

Kobe Bryant tweeted: 12th I see… The Black Mamba was referring to a recent projection by ESPN.  The list concludes that the Los Angeles Lakers will finish 12th in the [...]

Lakers players react to ESPN’s prediction of 12th seeding

ESPN recently predicted that the Lakers would finish 12th in the Western Conference next season. This upset a few of the Lakers’ players. Kobe Bryant, Nick Young and Jordan Hill all took to Twitter to both question and ridicule ESPN’s prediction: 12th I see..— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 14, 2013 GTFOH 12th that's crazy talk— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) August...

Kobe unsure he'll be OK for opener

Kobe Bryant isn't sure he'll be ready to play when the Los Angeles Lakers open the season on Oct. 29, although he remains ahead of schedule in rehabbing his surgically repaired Achilles' tendon. Bryant turns 35 next week and he vows that his 17-year career is ''definitely not over.'' He made his comments to late night host Jimmy Kimmel during '&...

Kobe Says Tracy McGrady Was His Toughest Opponent

This year Kobe Bryant will be entering his 17th year in the NBA and he has played against some of the all-time greats, but when asked who his toughest opponent was Kobe Bryant didn’t pick Lebron James or Kevin Durant, Kobe said Tracy McGrady. “The guy that always gave me the most problems was Tracy McGrady. He had all the skills and all the athleticism, but he was 6’9 and...

Chris Paul called Kobe Bryant after Lakers trade went down, was “excited” until veto

As much as Chris Paul claims he loves being a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, it seems he was over the moon when he was traded to the Lakers in 2011, albeit for just a matter of hours. Tonight, during a special event for his foundation, Kobe Bryant revealed that CP3 called him after the trade went down and was “excited” about joining the Lakers. Of course, that excitement...

What will the Lakers’ 2013-14 rotation look like?

With the NBA off-season being a rotating door for the Los Angeles Lakers’ personnel, many have questions regarding what the Lakers’ rotation will look like next season. There is no doubt that the starting backcourt is solidified with Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant, but who comes after them? The backcourt is starting to become a little crowded. At the point guard position, there...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.