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# Kobe Bryant

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# Bling
The fabulous life of Kobe Bryant: How the highest-paid player in the NBA spends his $150million
Who’s doing the lotto tonight?
# l.a history
Sacksville: LA Lakers fire Mike Brown after 1-4 start to NBA season
First he was a victim of Kobe’s death stare, now this.
# evils
Kobe Bryant says he's too old to explain the 'death stare' he fired at his coach
Los Angeles is in a tizzy about a look the Lakers talisman gave their coach.
# Preview
Heat and Lakers to battle it out for NBA title
LeBron James’ Miami Heat and Kobe Bryant’s LA Lakers are the favourites as the NBA season opens on Tuesday.
Check out Kobe Bryant's brand new Ferrari 458 Spider
Seems legit.
# medal match
'Game seven': USA ready to take home basketball gold
Spain stand in the way as the ‘dream team’ seek a fifth gold in six Olympiads.
# Hoops
Ballin'... Kobe Bryant and the Dream Team challenged Olympic volunteers to a drinking game last night
We usually talk to a guy called ‘Shaky John’ when we go to our local after work. These guys met LeBron and co.
# Trash Talk
VIDEO: Kobe Bryant and Kyrie Irving bet $50,000 on one-on-one match
The rookie point-guard challenges the game’s elder stateman.
# big fan
Steve Nash chooses No. 10 jersey in tribute to Glenn Hoddle and Zinedine Zidane
The football-loving point guard was unveiled by the LA Lakers in California this week and broke out a bit of Spanish too.
# like mike
Michael Jordan: 1992 Dream Team better than 2012 USA squad, no matter what Kobe says
“I absolutely laughed” said MJ about Bryant’s claim. Oh it’s on.
# London 2012
Yet another dream team for the USA as Blake Griffin joins LeBron and Kobe
Coach Mike Krzyzewski might be missing four of the NBA’s biggest stars but his 12-man squad for the Olympics is pretty nifty.
# overnight
NBA: Lakers out of the playoffs
Despite 42 points from Kobe Bryant, his team were beaten 106-90 by Oklahoma City Thunder.
# Ballin'
NBA wrap: Thunder storm home, Celtics cruise
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce inspired Boston while Kevin Durant came out on top against Kobe Bryant’s Lakers.
# death stare
VIDEO: Kobe Bryant couldn't care less about answering the media's stupid questions
And we thought Keano knew how to end a press conference.
# Ballin'
NBA wrap: injury has Bulls heading for early exit
Philadelphia, Miami, Boston and LA are each just one win away from reaching round two of the playoffs.
# Ballin'
Philadelphia pull level, Lakers take control
And the Boston Celtics tied their series with the Atlanta Hawks at 1-1 after staging a terrific fight back without stars Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen
# Suspension
Magnificent seven game suspension for Metta World Peace
The Lakers forward will miss the most of the first round of the NBA playoffs.
# Brawlin
Some harm, definite foul: the 9 worst fights in NBA history
For a sport that frowns on physical contact, pro basketball has witnessed its fair share of violence.
# Hoops
This alley-oop reverse by Kobe Bryant is one of the best plays you will see all year
How’d he do that?
# Going For Gold
Hoop dreams: USA name preliminary Olympic squad
USA Basketball have named a 20 man squad which they hope can bring them gold this summer
# Split decision
The most expensive divorces in sports history
Kobe Bryant forgot to sign a prenup. Schoolboy error.
# Bellissimo
Is Kobe Bryant about to make his European debut?
With the NBA lockout looking set to continue for the forseeable future, Italian club Virtus Bologna are preparing a $3million ten-game contract for the Lakers star.
# Hoops
It's on: Bryant agrees to play in Italy during NBA lockout
“I would say it’s 95% done.” The LA Lakers star has reportedly agreed a deal with Virtus Bologna.
# Ouch!
WATCH: Kobe get punched in the face in a brand new Simpsons
Why? Why not?
# Buzzer-beater
WATCH: Kobe lands brilliant game-winner, gets mobbed by crowd
Does anybody think it might be better if the NBA stayed locked-out forever?
# The Benjamins
Chinese Basketball League willing to pay Kobe Bryant $1.5m a month?
As his teammate Ron Artest contemplates a shock move to the Cheshire Jets, the LA Lakers’ Kobe Bryant is weighing up offers from China worth around to $1.5m a month.
# Hoops
Watch Kevin Durant silence a courtside heckler
As the NBA lockout starts to get nasty, the organisation’s stars are keeping busy.
# turkish delight
Besiktas say Kobe's on the brink of move east
Locked out NBA star is in talks with the Turkish club – according to the club that is.
# Girl trouble
Four more scandals that shook the world of sport
From Tiger to Giggsy, they’re all at it.
# Foul
Homophobia in big-time sport is here to stay
The fining—but not firing—of a baseball pitching coach for hurling anti-gay slurs at fans comes on the heels of Kobe Bryant’s homophobic outburst. Buzz Bissinger on the culture that gives prejudice plenty of running room.
# Hoops
While you were sleeping: here's what you missed in the NBA playoffs
Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks rallied to stun the La Lakers in front of a star-studded Staples Center crowd. And the Bulls faltered too.
Gay ex-NBA star says homophobic slurs commonplace in basketball
John Amaechi says he cannot understand the public’s surprise at Kobe Bryant’s use of the word “faggot.”
Are football stickers next? American trading cards now have video on them
WATCH: Check out the innovation that will sweep the playgrounds pretty soon.
Kobe Bryant fined $100,000 for using gay slur
Lakers superstar in hot water after homophobic jibe at official.
# After Hours
Kobe shoots some late-night hoops after Lakers loss
Star stays behind for two-hour workout after LA lose 94-88 against the Miami Heat.
# Hoops
The best dunks from the NBA All-Star game
It was Kobe’s night as the West took the honours in Los Angeles.
# Road to redemption
The Magnificent Seven: stars who overcame scandal
We all love a comeback story. As Michael Vick continues to rebuild his career, Nial Kelly reflects those who’ve recovered from scandal.
# Work Can Wait
The YouTube top 10: another week another round-up of the best online action
Kobe totes an Uzi, an 80s action hero returns to the ring and Ronaldo is denied an unbelievable goal against Spain – by a familiar team-mate.
# Child's play
Kobe Bryant 'goes back to the playground'
Watch how the big boys play – as the Lakers’ talisman assists himself.