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Rotator cuff surgery likely will end season for Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant’s surgery Monday. He injured …


Lakers: Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff, hurt on dunk

Kobe Bryant tore his right rotator cuff in the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest defeat, the club announced Thursday. Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers’ …


Bulls extend NBA winning streak to five games

CHICAGO – Pau Gasol had 23 points and 13 rebounds against his former team and the Chicago Bulls beat Los Angeles 113-93 on Thursday night with Lakers star Kobe Bryant …


In brief: Kobe Bryant surpasses Michael Jordan on all-time scoring list; Lakers top Timberwolves 100-94

NBA: Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA scoring list and had 10 points in the final five minutes to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to …


In brief: Kobe Bryant’s triple double lifts Lakers past Raptors in overtime

NBA: Kobe Bryant had 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his 20th career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 129-122 overtime …


Lakers’ Steve Nash out for season with back injury

Steve Nash’s tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers ended before the third and final year of his contract with them. He will be declared out by the team for the …


Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship …


In Brief: Lakers yet to announce Scott as coach

NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott, who won three …


Kobe Bryant gives peek into his life in documentary

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Kobe Bryant says he’s “scared” about his future after basketball, although he’s embracing the challenge of finding something that he can be as passionate about as …


Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni resigns

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job. Team spokesman John Black confirmed D’Antoni’s resignation, ending the brief tenure of the Lakers’ …


Lakers’ Robert Sacre gets attention in Canada

TORONTO – Canadian journalists gathered around one of their favorite basketball players before the Los Angeles Lakers played the Toronto Raptors. A semicircle at Steve Nash’s locker? Try again. Nash …


Heat beat Lakers 101-95 for 6th straight victory

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers missed having Kobe Bryant out on the court on Christmas Day. Same for LeBron James. Playing without its biggest star, Los Angeles stayed …


Snapshot: Kobe likely to miss 6 weeks with fracture in knee

Fifteen-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant is expected to miss about six weeks with an injured left knee. The Lakers said Thursday that an MRI showed Bryant has a fracture of …


Celtics edge Clippers; move to 4-0 without Rondo

NBA: Paul Pierce scored 22 points and Boston held off a late comeback to beat visiting Los Angeles 106-104 and improve to 4-0 since losing Rajon Rondo for the season …


Michigan makes case for No. 1 ranking

Men’s basketball: Trey Burke scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten) never trailed after the opening minutes of a 74-60 win over Illinois (15-6, 2-5) in …


Fun-loving former Zag getting serious minutes for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The Lakers concluded a morning shootaround recently at their spacious practice facility here in preparation for the pro basketball battle of Los Angeles against the Clippers …


Fun-loving former Zag Robert Sacre getting serious minutes for Lakers

Rookie center Robert Sacre was wrapping up an interview when general manger Mitch Kupchak strolled by with a reminder of a meeting upstairs. Sacre started jogging toward the stairs, but …


Lakers honor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with statue

LOS ANGELES – For years, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wasn’t shy about saying he thought the Los Angeles Lakers should have erected a statue of him outside Staples Center. On Friday, standing …


Lakers fire coach Brown after poor start

The Los Angeles Lakers fired coach Mike Brown on Friday after a 1-4 start to his second season in charge. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak announced the move several hours …


Former Gonzaga player Sacre signs with Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers signed second-round draft pick Robert Sacre on Friday. Sacre, a 7-foot Canadian who played at Gonzaga, finished his Bulldogs career with 1,270 points and 679 rebounds. …


Lakers pick Sacre in NBA draft

Surrounded by family in Ville Platte, La., former Gonzaga Bulldog Robert Sacre was trying to get 9-month-old son Quinton to sleep when Sacre’s name popped up on the TV screen …


L.A. GM responds to Bryant

LOS ANGELES – 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 …


Lakers fall apart as Mavericks sweep series

DALLAS – Phil Jackson walked off the court with a tight smile, shaking hands and accepting congratulations like he has after so many series-ending playoff games. Never like this, though.


Mavs blow out Lakers, send Jackson to retirement

DALLAS — Phil Jackson walked off the court with a tight smile, shaking hands and accepting congratulations like he has after so many series-ending playoff games. Never like this, though. …


Lakers stand pat during trading season

LOS ANGELES – The trade deadline came and went Thursday. The Los Angeles Lakers stuck with what they had all along. Were they close to a deal?


Celtics beat Lakers in rematch of NBA finals

LOS ANGELES – Paul Pierce says the Boston Celtics had no reason to discuss their heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the NBA finals last summer before they returned to …


Holiday hype

LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant and Lakers coach Phil Jackson haven’t really checked out the Miami Heat much this season. They’ve caught late-night highlights and maybe logged a few minutes …


Kobe Bryant’s offensive outburst lifts L.A.

LOS ANGELES – Even on a balky knee, Kobe Bryant had no problem giving the Los Angeles Lakers an early leg up in the Western Conference finals.


Without Nash, Suns overcome Kobe to beat L.A.

Shaquille O’Neal scored 33 points and the Suns overcame a 49-point performance by Kobe Bryant to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 118-111 at Phoenix. Matt Barnes added 26 points, 10 …


It’s time to get back to business

PHOENIX – Their triumphant reunion complete, Shaquille O’Neal revealed that Kobe Bryant let him keep the All-Star MVP trophy they shared. Bryant doesn’t need it. He’s got his eyes on …