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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Kobe Bryant... wearing a mask? Bryant's been super the last few games he's played in after donning a special mask fitted to protect his broken nose. And while it may be a bit jarring to look at, it also gives him a little bit of a look like a superhero -- or supervillain. While Celtics fans will likely see Bryant as a villain no matter what costume he's wearing, we wanted to see what his mask inspired our readers to dream up. So, we asked what superpowers Kobe would gain from his mask...

Mike Brown apologized to Kobe Bryant for questioning his shot selection

When the Lakers hired Mike Brown and didn’t consult Kobe Bryant before doing so, they introduced an entirely new dynamic to the team. There have been times where Brown has shown he’s not afraid to challenge Kobe, but others where it becomes obvious that the Lakers are Bryant’s team now that Phil Jackson is gone. For example, Kobe shot a combined 17-of-57 from the field during...

Kobe steps up in fourth to hold off Celtics

Kobe Bryant scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and hit a go-ahead jumper with 41.7 seconds to play, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 97-94 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday. Andrew Bynum had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers, who rallied from a five-point deficit in the final 2 1/2 minutes. The All-Star center hit a short hook shot over Kevin Garnett...

NBA Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers Hold Team Meeting; Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Derek Fisher Speak

The Los Angeles Lakers have been in the news lately for their failures on the court and the incessant trade rumors swirling around the team. On Thursday in Minnesota head coach Mike Brown canceled practice and instead scheduled a film review at the team hotel, then followed that by inviting the players and coaches to speak their minds. Los Angeles Lakers Hold Team Meeting, Leaders...

Lakers, Celtics both in transitioning eras

LOS ANGELES-- Whenever the Lakers and Celtics meet, it's safe to say that something unexpected will happen. Like Ron Artest hitting a huge three-pointer in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals to help the Lakers win their 16th world title. Or like Kobe Bryant in the huddle calling for a potential game-winning shot attempt byAndrew Bynum. Yes, Bryantthought by many critics to be a...

Bryant And Bynum Help Lakers Slip Past Celtics 97-94

The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers met on the hardwood of the Staples Center on Sunday for the second and final time during the regular NBA season and once again, the contest was a battle to the end with the outcome in doubt until the final buzzer sounded. In their first meeting back on February 9, in Boston, the Lakers walked off the court with 88-87 win. Sunday they would...

Chris Paul wearing protective mask for broken nose (Picture)

Kobe Bryant isn’t the only All-Star in LA who’s wearing a protective mask these days. Clippers point guard Chris Paul was wearing one for his team’s game against the Warriors Sunday. Paul sustained a nasal fracture in the first quarter of Friday’s win over the Spurs, according to the team. The fracture didn’t stop him from scoring 36 points and dishing 11 assists, but...

How I’d fix NBA All Star weekend.

A change we can all believe in.

Grizzlies lose to Lakers after double overtime

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Andrew Bynum had 37 points and 16 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 22 of his 34 points after halftime and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-111 in double overtime on Tuesday night. Pau Gasol added 14 points and eight assists for the Lakers, who won their third straight. Marreese Speights led the Grizzlies with 25 points, while Marc Gasol finished...

Fan has a giant Gary Payton tattoo down his side (Picture)

Dear Lord. That is one giant Gary Payton tattoo. Don’t get me wrong, I was a fan of Payton when he was lighting it up with the Sonics during the Shawn Kemp days, but clearly I was nowhere near as committed to No. 20 as this dude is. The only thing I will say is that at least his ink is somewhat unique. Lately, the thing for crazy fans to do has been to get their favorite athlete’s...

Lakers-Grizzlies Preview

A stop in Memphis might not provide the Los Angeles Lakers with the best opportunity to win back-to-back road games for only the second time this season. The Lakers will look for a third straight victory overall Tuesday night, but to do it they'll need to snap the Grizzlies' season-high six-game home winning streak. Los Angeles (25-16) pulled out a 97-94 home win over Boston...
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