Kobe Bryant: Gone in 60

LOS ANGELES-Wow. Unbelievable. Fantastic. Incredible. Spectacular. There’s been many adjectives over the past 20 years to describe the play of Kobe Bryant. Los Angeles Lakers fans know all about these adjectives because they’ve used so many that they’ve probably run out of words to use when the Black Mamba does something special. For the greater […]

Saying good-bye to the Black Mamba.

Kobe Bryant shows why he is king of LA

Hollywood, CA-The finality of the 2011 NBA All-Star weekend fittingly belonged to Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. In a weekend of star gathering around the NBA’s annual players’ showcase game, Kobe Bryant showed why he is the biggest star of them all. Yes, even Kanye West made his way here. Sure, rap superstar Snoop […]


Kobe Bryant Brings His A-Game to Help the Homeless

Jermell Foster has been living on the streets for years. Being homeless for that amount of time means having to watch your back at all times. Survival for the 26-year-old Foster comes by scrapping for food and living one moment at a time. No minute is taken for granted on the streets, said Foster. “When […]

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Clippers win, but Kobe Bryant gets fans hearts

LOS ANGELES-The shots just would not go in. He could not finish the game, let alone thrill the sellout crowd at Staples Center the way he has for the past 20 years. When the Los Angeles Lakers took the floor Tuesday night as the visitors against the Los Angeles Clippers, who had no problem in […]


A Final Four destination for Buddy Hield, Oklahoma

ANAHEIM-The Oregon Ducks’ lost opportunity to advance to the Final Four can be summed up in two words: Buddy Hield. After scoring just 17 points in the Sooners’ win against Texas A & M in the Sweet 16 matchup, Hield decided it was time to go to work against the Ducks, dropping a cold 37 […]

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Summer Basketball at the Drew League

LOS ANGELES-It’s that time of year again. Summer heat. Basketball. And the Drew League. The Drew League is vibin’ again. This is where many NBA players sponsored by shoe and apparel giant Nike come down to get their basketball groove on to stay in shape with a lot of top notch basketball talent. Over the […]

Kobe Bryant will lead a young group of players for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
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Kobe Bryant and All the Lakers’ Men

The Los Angeles Lakers are in the midst of a youth movement. The Lakers have 10 players on the current season roster with five years of NBA playing experience or less. That is not by coincidence. The team’s star Kobe Bryant is the elder statesman playing with a bunch of upstart youngsters who are still […]

Kobe Bryant is expected to pass Michael  Jordan at third place on the NBA's all-time scoring list this season. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

5 Things About the 2014-15 NBA Season Worth Watching

1. Kobe Bryant surpassing Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. There has been just five individuals to have climbed the ladder of the 30,000 points plus plateau in NBA history. Kobe Bryant aka the Black Mamba, is one of those guys. Now he’s about to pass up Mr. Icon himself […]

Kobe Bryant will lead a young group of players for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

The Black Mamba is Back…are the Lakers?

EL SEGUNDO-New faces, old guard. High expectations, patient results. This is what has come to define the Los Angeles Lakers as the 2014-15 NBA season is officially on the books. The Los Angeles Lakers held their Media Day at their usual confines of their practice facility in El Segundo, California, where hordes of media members […]

Players from No Shnacks and Sole Clinics battle at the rim during a Drew League game on Sunday, July 27. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
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The Drew League: More Than a Game

The  Drew League is a lot more than putting on  a host of basketball games. It is  a lot more than a summer basketball league that fills the stands with curious-seeking fans while NBA players and local ballers perfect their hoops skills. The Drew League was created and is an inspiration to give at-risk and […]

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is the subject of a new documentary that will be featured on Showtime in the fall   2014.  Photo courtesy of SHOWTIME

SHOWTIME® and Kobe Bryant Find Their Muse

KOBE BRYANT’S MUSE – The New Original Feature-Length Documentary Captures a Never-Before-Seen Portrait of An Elite Athlete’s Professional and Personal Journey LOS ANGELES, CA. (April 17, 2014)  – As Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant prepares for his much-anticipated return to the NBA next season, SHOWTIME is set to air the original documentary film KOBE BRYANT’S MUSE, an […]

Nick Young may not be wearing the purple and gold uniform for the Lakers next season. Photo by Dennis J. Freeman
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One Flew Over the Lakers’ Nest

The magic of Jack won’t save the Los Angeles Lakers this season.  Mr. Nicholson, the famed Hollywood actor and his ever-devoted faithfulness to the Purple and Gold, won’t be good enough to rescue the Lakers from mediocrity next season as well. The year after that could also be some sleepless nights for Lakers fans. But […]


Kings-Lakers: Remember the Time?

It was short. But is was sweet for NBA fans while it lasted. The rivalry was dramatic. It was tense and every bit of good, live theater as you can get.  Could that atmosphere come back to Los Angeles and Sacramento? Maybe. Maybe not. A lot would have to transpire for that kind of magic […]

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Clippers Flip Switch on Lakers

One team is on the rise. The stock for the other team is falling faster than quicksand. Two teams. Two separate paths. The Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Clippers are headed in opposite directions. The Lakers, regardless of when Kobe Bryant returns from the knee injury he suffered a couple of weeks ago, look […]

Kobe Bryant (center), standing next to Elise Buik of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, help lead more than 13,000 in the walk against homelessness. Photo: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

Kobe and United Way Lead the Walk Against Homelessness

Kobe Bryant doesn’t need any introduction when it comes to the fight against the homeless issue here in the Greater Los Angeles region. The United Way of Greater Los Angeles has always been at the forefront of causes such as combating homelessness. The two powerhouses came together on Saturday at Los Angeles Exposition Park to […]

Steve Nash and Nick Young at the Los Angeles Lakers Media Day. Photo Credit: Jevone Moore/News4usonline.com
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The New and the Old Will Define Lakers

EL SEGUNDO-The Los Angeles Lakers are a much different team than they were last season. There are going to be a lot of names fans are going to have to get get used hearing this season at Staples Center as the Lakers try to map out a plan to have a successful 2013-14 NBA campaign. […]

Kobe Bryant makes a Drew League apperance. Photo: Dennis J. Freeman
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Kobe Bryant Makes Drew League Stand at Attention

LOS ANGELES-Welcome back, Black Mamba. NBA megastar Kobe Bryant is used to eye-gawking and jaw-dropping wherever he goes. So when the Los Angeles Lakers star and his wife Vanessa decided to come out and sit in on the Drew League championship game at King Drew Medical Magnet High School in South Los Angeles, the place […]

Kobe Bryant speaks to campers at his annual Kobe Bryant Basketball Academy at UC Santa Barbara. Photo Credit: Charlie Lopez

Youth is Served at the Kobe Bryant Basketball Academy

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant does’t have to do much to attract a crowd. The crowd comes to him. That comes with the territory when you’re often regarded as the numero uno basketball player in the world. It also comes with the heavily-shouldered weight of reaching back and touching others. Bryant seems to be […]