Found February 19, 2012 on Sign on San Diego:
Kobe Bryant has lashed out at Los Angeles Lakers management for leaving teammate Pau Gasol wondering whether he's about to be traded.

Bryant: Trade speculation has made Pau Gasol emotional

Underneath the positive energy surrounding the Lakers' 111-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night stood one frustrated player. In a game that featured plenty of Kobe Bryant (36 points), plenty of Andrew Bynum (17 points and 14 rebounds) and an improving bench (34 points), Pau Gasol scored 10 points on four-of-13 shooting. Though it appears pointing out a descrepancy...

Derrick Rose reportedly wants Bulls to trade for Pau Gasol

Kobe Bryant has asked Lakers management to make a decision on Pau Gasol’s future. If they decide to trade him, Derrick Rose reportedly would welcome him on the Bulls. Spanish news outlet Marca first reported that Rose would want Gasol in Chicago, saying he thinks Gasol would be able to return to his old form. Sheridan Hoops confirmed that report, saying Rose has told the Bulls...

Suns stop Lakers' winning streak

A 27-point deficit was too much to overcome, even for Kobe Bryant, and the outcome left the Los Angeles star annoyed at Lakers management. Jared Dudley scored a season-high 25 points, Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 15 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns held on to beat the Lakers 102-90 Sunday night, ending a four-game losing streak. The Lakers, who had won three straight, trailed by...

Today on FOX Sports Arizona: Suns vs. Lakers, 6 p.m.

By MATT BECKER STATS Senior Writer Suns coach Alvin Gentry believes he needs someone other than Grant Hill to defend Kobe Bryant in order for his team to contain the league's scoring leader. Bryant doesn't think it makes any difference who guards him. Coming off another big performance against the Suns, Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers look to win a fourth straight game...

Portland Trail Blazers (17-15) at Los Angeles Lakers (18-13), 10:30 p.m. (ET)

Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers will attempt to put some off-the-court turmoil in the rearview mirror tonight when they host the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center.

Kobe pours in 36 as Lakers drop slumping Suns

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kobe Bryant scored 18 of his 36 points in the third quarter, Andrew Bynum had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers handed the Phoenix Suns their fourth straight loss, 111-99 on Friday night.

Kupchak responds to Kobe's rant

Mitch Kupchak says he must explore every opportunity to improve the Los Angeles Lakers, even if Kobe Bryant doesn't like it. The Lakers general manager issued a statement Monday night in response to Bryant's criticism of the club brass over the haze of uncertainty surrounding Pau Gasol. The 7-foot Spanish star is having the lowest-scoring season of his career amid rampant...
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