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All-Star Results Revealed: Kobe Bryant Named Starter, Will Not Play

http://youtu.be/r7xXJfLybt8 Even in a season in which he has played in just six games, a Laker was named a starter for the Western Conference All-Stars. Kobe Bryant was named a starter for the Western Conference All-Stars that was announced on TNT.  According to Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times, Bryant has said that he will not be playing in the game: Kobe says he appreciates being voted an All-Star but "with ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant as Determined as Ever to Return

Kobe Bryant is dealing with another long-term injury, but the five-time champion is determined to once again suit up for the Los Angeles Lakers. Just six games into his return from an Achilles injury, Bryant went down with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee during a game against the Grizzlies. At the time, Bryant did not expect to be sidelined but an MRI later showed that he will miss ...

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Lakers-Rockets Matchup No Longer Set To Be Broadcast On ESPN

The loss of Kobe Bryant is starting to be felt by the Los Angeles Lakers not only in the win-loss column, but also in the team's ability to attract a national audience. As one of the few teams in the NBA that gets many nationally televised games on an annual basis, the franchise is use to massive exposure on a national level every single season regardless of the players on the team. Unfortunately for the La ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Should Kobe Sit Out The Rest Of The Year?

The joy and elation that came with seeing Kobe Bryant return to the court in a Lakers uniform was quickly dashed when Bryant crumbled to the floor in Memphis a week ago. The site of Bryant rubbing his knee, much in the same way he rubbed his Achilles months earlier, made every Lakers fan pause and pray for the best. Bryant staying in the game and hitting a huge three-pointer late in the game calmed the fear ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Why Kobe Should Sit Out The Rest Of The Season

Topic of Debate: Whether or not Kobe should shut it down for the rest of the season and work his way back to shape? Context: There's been some talk lately on whether or not Kobe should take his time in returning back from the fracture on his left knee. The Lakers currently have a record of 13-16, and are missing three rotation players due to injures. Barring some incredible trade, there is no way this roste ...

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Kobe Bryant Leads All Backcourt Players In West All-Star Voting

After eight months of rehab from sugery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, Kobe Bryant was able to make his return to the floor for the Los Angeles Lakers. Unfortunately, Bryant only lasted six games before injuring his knee resulting in a six-week setback. Despite Bryant's latest injury and only six games played this season, the superstar guard is leading all backcourt players in the Western Conference All- ...

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Lakers News: LeBron James On Embracing Kobe Bryant During Game

The Los Angeles Lakers played a Christmas Day game without Kobe Bryant for the first time in 14 seasons. With a knee injury, Bryant is expected to miss at least six weeks and that kept him out of the much anticipated Christmas Day game. The Lakers played a dominant Miami Heat team, and although they put up a great fight, they fell to the champions 101-95. Los Angeles had a chance to win the game in the fina ...

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LeBron James Confident Kobe Bryant Will Return At High Level

Before and after the Christmas Day game, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James embraced each other. While most fans want them to be rivals, there is mutual respect and James was actually one of the first NBA players to wish Bryant a speedy recovery following the latest injury. After the Miami Heat came out with a narrow victory, James said he has "much respect" for the five-time champion and spoke about people sugge ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Doesn’t Plan On Sitting Out Season

For the first time since fracturing the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee, Kobe Bryant spoke to the media before his team faced the Miami Heat on Christmas Day. With this being the first time in his career where he hasn't played on Christmas, Bryant has had a difficult time just watching, but is determined to return as soon as possible. Since sustaining the injury, many have suggested that the five-ti ...

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Kobe And Shaq Battle For The First Time As Opponents On Christmas

As we reflect on the holiday season, and brace ourselves for a Christmas day matchup against the defending champions, let's take a moment to look back at one of the more memorable Christmas games in Lakers history: the day Shaquille O'Neal returned to Los Angeles. It was 2004, and only five months removed from the devastating break-up between the Shaq and Kobe team that had won three NBA championships in fi ...

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