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Is Kobe Bryant Joining 'Inside the NBA'? - RollingStone.com;

Is Kobe Bryant Joining 'Inside the NBA'? - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comIs Kobe Bryant Joining 'Inside the NBA'?RollingStone.comMaybe we haven't seen the last of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal as teammates after all. More News. 8 Times Kobe Bryant Didn't Give a F--k 'Inside Man:' Ernie Johnson Keeps Charles Barkley in Check Shaq Is Bringing 'White-Guy Classics' to ...and more »

Someone Tried To Sell Air From Kobe's Last Game on eBay And Bids Reached $15000 - Huffington Post;

Someone Tried To Sell Air From Kobe's Last Game on eBay And Bids Reached $15000 - Huffington Post

Huffington PostSomeone Tried To Sell Air From Kobe's Last Game on eBay And Bids Reached $15000Huffington PostHave some to spend? This bag of air from Kobe Bryant's last game is currently going for $15,500 on eBay. pic.twitter.com/lju6oEKOfa. — NBCSN (@NBCSN) April 17, 2016. 2.3k. The scene at the Staples Center last Wednesday was wild. Nearly every man ...and more »

Kobe Never Retired -- He Just Rebranded Himself - Forbes;

Kobe Never Retired -- He Just Rebranded Himself - Forbes

ForbesKobe Never Retired -- He Just Rebranded HimselfForbesKobe Bryant has left the building. Well, almost. Since October of last year, Kobe admirers started making pilgrimages across the country to catch a final glimpse of Bryant -- one of the most polarizing figures in sports. His legacy will be debated in ...and more »

Top 10 Kobe Bryant Playoff Moments - Lakers Nation;

Top 10 Kobe Bryant Playoff Moments - Lakers Nation

Lakers NationTop 10 Kobe Bryant Playoff MomentsLakers NationComing up with Kobe Bryant's Top 10 playoff moments wasn't easy. Over the course of his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe has given his fans all over the world a seemingly endless stream of memorable moments. Bryant has thrilled Lakers ...and more »

Real people actually bid to buy a bag of air from Kobe Bryant's last game - Mashable;

Real people actually bid to buy a bag of air from Kobe Bryant's last game - Mashable

MashableReal people actually bid to buy a bag of air from Kobe Bryant's last gameMashableYou may never be able to touch Kobe Bryant or see him in person — but now you can finally buy a bag of air he maybe farted in. In the grand tradition of people seriously hocking bags of air (yes, it's a thing), someone decided to sell air from Kobe's ...and more »

2016 NBA playoffs schedule: Dates, TV times, results and more - Sports Illustrated;

2016 NBA playoffs schedule: Dates, TV times, results and more - Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated2016 NBA playoffs schedule: Dates, TV times, results and moreSports IllustratedThe 2016 NBA playoffs are underway and the Finals are quickly approaching. SI.com has the complete schedules for every NBA playoff series, along with game times, TV networks, locations, results and more. Click on a series below to see its specific ...and more »

Remembering Kobe Bryant's 20-year career with the Lakers - Los Angeles Times;

Remembering Kobe Bryant's 20-year career with the Lakers - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesRemembering Kobe Bryant's 20-year career with the LakersLos Angeles TimesHe was a high school phenomenon. An NBA MVP. He was a two-time scoring champion, once scoring 81 points in a game, and is third in career scoring. He was an 18-time All-Star, four times named MVP of the game. He won two Olympic gold medals.and more »

Bidding For Air From Kobe's Last Game Topped $15000 - AskMen;

Bidding For Air From Kobe's Last Game Topped $15000 - AskMen

AskMenBidding For Air From Kobe's Last Game Topped $15000AskMenA couple people posted bags of "air" from Kobe Bryant's final career game at $1 on Ebay and watched the bidding skyrocket to above $15,000. The posts have since been taken down, which suggests this might've been a prank.and more »

Much like her husband Kobe, Vanessa Bryant has been a contradictory, at times polarizing public figure - Los Angeles Times;

Much like her husband Kobe, Vanessa Bryant has been a contradictory, at times polarizing public figure - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMuch like her husband Kobe, Vanessa Bryant has been a contradictory, at times polarizing public figureLos Angeles TimesTelevision news crews descended upon Marina High School in Huntington Beach that spring morning. A helicopter flew overhead. The previous day, a young Kobe Bryant had announced his engagement to a woman he declined to identify. Word quickly ...and more »

As hero or villain, Kobe Bryant never took the middle ground - Los Angeles Times;

As hero or villain, Kobe Bryant never took the middle ground - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAs hero or villain, Kobe Bryant never took the middle groundLos Angeles TimesChannel the villain. Unleash the hero. The moment Kobe Bryant announced his retirement, he chose those two sentences to define his 20 years in Los Angeles, bannering them on the home page of his website, explaining them in a box of text. "No hero is ...and more »

Kobe Bryant's Finale a Triumph of Volume Over Value - New York Times;

Kobe Bryant's Finale a Triumph of Volume Over Value - New York Times

New York TimesKobe Bryant's Finale a Triumph of Volume Over ValueNew York TimesKobe Bryant, never the model of efficiency, needed 50 shots to get 60 points in his final game. Credit Jae C. Hong/Associated Press. It would perhaps be forgivable for anyone glancing at the box score of Kobe Bryant's final N.B.A. game on Wednesday to ...and more »

ESPN's Rachel Nichols' 7 Takeaways From Kobe Bryant's Last Game: 'It Was the Perfect Ending' - TheWrap;

ESPN's Rachel Nichols' 7 Takeaways From Kobe Bryant's Last Game: 'It Was the Perfect Ending' - TheWrap

TheWrapESPN's Rachel Nichols' 7 Takeaways From Kobe Bryant's Last Game: 'It Was the Perfect Ending'TheWrapLakers legend scoring 60 points in his star-filled farewell was “such a good story. You couldn't have written it that well,” host of “The Jump” tells TheWrap. Debbie Emery | April 16, 2016 @ 9:34 AM. Rachel Nichols and Kobe Bryant. Getty Images ...and more »

Kobe Bryant humbly begins his jump from preps to pros - Los Angeles Times;

Kobe Bryant humbly begins his jump from preps to pros - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesKobe Bryant humbly begins his jump from preps to prosLos Angeles TimesBehind him, clouds brushed the tops of the Santa Monica Mountains and the sun gilded the ocean, but Kobe Bryant was oblivious to the stunning backdrop at Will Rogers State Beach. For more than two hours Bryant, the high school sensation who has yet to ...and more »

Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock Rips Kobe Bryant: 'Most Fraudulent Superstar Celebrity Athlete' (Video) - TheWrap;

Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock Rips Kobe Bryant: 'Most Fraudulent Superstar Celebrity Athlete' (Video) - TheWrap

TheWrapFox Sports' Jason Whitlock Rips Kobe Bryant: 'Most Fraudulent Superstar Celebrity Athlete' (Video)TheWrapFox Sports' Jason Whitlock was not among those impressed by Kobe Bryant's Hollywood ending, when the Los Angeles Lakers legend dropped 60 points in his final NBA game. “His narcissism and selfishness destroyed a franchise,” Whitlock said a day later.and more »

How did Kobe Bryant do in the NBA Finals? Here's a look at his seven championship appearances - Los Angeles Times;

How did Kobe Bryant do in the NBA Finals? Here's a look at his seven championship appearances - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesHow did Kobe Bryant do in the NBA Finals? Here's a look at his seven championship appearancesLos Angeles TimesLakers star Kobe Bryant looks at the Larry O'Brien trophy after the Lakers' NBA Championship victory over the New Jersey Nets on June 12, 2002. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times). In his 20 seasons with the Lakers, Kobe Bryant played in seven NBA ...and more »

Letters: Kobe Bryant goes out with a bang - Los Angeles Times;

Letters: Kobe Bryant goes out with a bang - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesLetters: Kobe Bryant goes out with a bangLos Angeles TimesWell, Lakers fans, when it comes to Kobe's finale, I guess we can sum it all up with the words of Toby Keith's hit song: "I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was." Richard Turnage. Burbank. :: Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "Do ...and more »

The First Time I Saw Kobe Bryant - Huffington Post;

The First Time I Saw Kobe Bryant - Huffington Post

Huffington PostThe First Time I Saw Kobe BryantHuffington PostAs a young basketball fan in the mid 90s, Kobe Bryant is a huge reason why I love sports. Enamored with the idea of someone 17-18 years old being talented enough for the NBA, I always rooted for the handful of guys each year that skipped college for ...and more »

My 12 years covering Kobe Bryant and moving in and out of his 'circle of trust' - Los Angeles Times;

My 12 years covering Kobe Bryant and moving in and out of his 'circle of trust' - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMy 12 years covering Kobe Bryant and moving in and out of his 'circle of trust'Los Angeles TimesThe big delivery of newspapers was stacked neatly outside the hotel door. It was October 2004, when the paper product was still more important than anything online, the assemblage of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today ...and more »

In his dramatic finale, Kobe Bryant again proves he's more hero than villain - Rappler;

In his dramatic finale, Kobe Bryant again proves he's more hero than villain - Rappler

RapplerIn his dramatic finale, Kobe Bryant again proves he's more hero than villainRapplerFINAL DANCE. Kobe Bryant will always be adored by Los Angeles Lakers fans. Photo by EPA/MIKE NELSON CORBIS. LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – I want you to take a moment and embrace the absurdity of the next sentence you're about to read. At age 37 ...and more »

Ranking Kobe Bryant's final game among best exits in sports history - Sports Illustrated

Ranking Kobe Bryant's final game among best exits in sports historySports IllustratedGet breaking news and SI's biggest stories instantly. Download the new Sports Illustrated app (iOS or Android) and personalize your experience by following your favorite teams and SI writers. There has never been a more spectacular end to an NBA career.and more »