NBA

Los Angeles Lakers
Position
G
 
Jersey
24
Name  Kobe Bryant
Born  8/23/1978
Height  6-6
Weight  205
College  None
3/12/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Arash Marzaki reports Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (knee fracture) is officially out for the season.
Insight: So is Steve Nash (nerve/back issues). Bryant only played in six games this season, generating 13.8 ppg over that span. Bryant, who is expected to be back for the start of next season, turns 36 in August.
 
3/11/2014 8:44:00 PM
Description: The Lakers are close to ruling Kobe Bryant out for the season. SOURCE: Scooby Axson, Sports Illustrated
Insight: Bryant hasn't played since injuring his knee in mid-December. Jodie Meeks (15.3 ppg) has actually done a nice job filling in for Bryant at shooting guard. He's coming off a career-best outing Sunday against the Thunder (42 points on 11-for-18 shooting).
 
3/6/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles shooting guard Kobe Bryant hasn't been cleared and the next evaluation isn't for another two weeks.
Insight: Bryant still has swelling and pain in his knee. There is no guarantee that he'll return this season.
 
2/18/2014 6:26:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles shooting guard Kobe Bryant's knee hasn't healed enough to undergo an MRI, according to Mike Trudell of lakers.com.
Insight: Bryant still has swelling and pain in his knee. He'll need to undergo an MRI before resuming any other activity.
 
1/29/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles shooting guard Kobe Bryant won't be examined for at least another three weeks. He's missed 21 games with a fractured bone close to his left knee. SOURCE: Lakers on Twitter
Insight: Obviously, he's not anywhere close to returning. Bryant won't be available for the All-Star Game in two weeks, which leaves a vacant spot on the Western Conference roster.
 
1/28/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (knee) is expected to miss at least two more weeks due to a fractured tibial plateau in his left knee. SOURCE: Kevin Ding, Bleacher Report
Insight: Bryant may even miss another month, as his knee hasn't healed yet. The Lakers had initially been pointing to a reevaluation Tuesday as a point in which Bryant might be cleared to play, but he's dealing with so much discomfort that he won't even have an MRI or any other diagnostic procedure when he meets with Lakers doctor Steve Lombardo Tuesday night.
 
1/26/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni expects shooting guard Kobe Bryant to return before the All-Star break.
Insight: Of course, D'Antoni also had mentioned Jan 28 as a return date a week ago so we can't go by his forecasting skills. Bryant will be evaluated this week and again next week and we should have a better idea for a realistic timetable.
 
1/23/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Despite only playing in six games this season, Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant has been chosen to represent the Western Conference in next month's All-Star Game.
Insight: James Harden and Tony Parker probably would have been better choices but there's no denying Bryant will make the game more entertaining. Of course, that's assuming he plays, which is not a foregone conclusion after his latest knee injury.
 
1/23/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles guards Kobe Bryant originally said he'd have his knee re-evaluated in February, but its been moved up to Monday or Tuesday of next week, according to Laker beat writer Dave McMenamin.
Insight: Kobe hasn't done much yet, so still figures to be a February return, but perhaps this speed up of the process makes an early return next month possible.
 
1/20/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles guards Kobe Bryant said he'd have his knee re-evaluated in February which blows the Jan. 28 timetable out of the water, according to Laker beat writer Dave McMenamin.
Insight: Kobe hasn't done anything more than a stationary bike so take any proposed return date with a grain of salt.
 
1/10/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles guards Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are hoping to return January 28th against the Pacers. SOURCE: Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Kobe is out with a knee fracture while Nash has been sidlined for two months with back problems. Neither player has been practicing so take this proposed return date with a grain of salt.
 
12/19/2013 3:53:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has been diagnosed with a fractured left knee. He's out indefinitely.
Insight: Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles says he'll be out at least six weeks. It's a devastating blow to a team that was already extremely shorthanded. Things are getting so desperate that Jodie Meeks may have to play point guard Friday against Minnesota.
 
12/18/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles guard Kobe Bryant tweaked his knee Tuesday against Memphis. SOURCE: Mike Trudell, Lakers.com
Insight: He still played 33 minutes and it shouldn't impact him going forward. All signs point to Bryant playing Friday against Minnesota. The Black Mamba has averaged 13.8 ppg, 6.3 apg and 4.3 rpg since returning from a torn Achilles.
 
12/14/2013 10:28:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant played a season-high 32 minutes and had 21 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and two threes Saturday against Charlotte.
Insight: Bryant is still getting used to the speed and timing of the game after returning from an Achilles tear. He's turned the ball over 25 times in his first four games.
 
Cold12/14/2013 9:21:00 AM
Description: Getting the start at point guard, Kobe Bryant was held to four points on 2-of-6 shooting Friday in a loss to OKC.
Insight: Bryant isn't known for his passing but he did have 13 assists in this one. The six shots he put up were his fewest since March 15th against Indiana. Through three games, the 15-time All-Star is shooting just 38.5 percent from the field. His 11.0 ppg average is his lowest since his rookie season.
 
12/11/2013 11:28:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant played much better in his second game back, scoring 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting with three assists, two rebounds and three turnovers in 29 minutes Tuesday against the Suns.
Insight: Bryant had nine points on 2-of-9 shooting, eight rebounds, four assists and eight turnovers Sunday in his return from an Achilles tendon tear. According to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com, Bryant's Achilles is fine but he said his ankle joint still "locks up and gets tight" during lapses in games.
 
12/9/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant played 28 minutes in his season debut, scoring nine points with eight rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Insight: Bryant was returning from Achilles tendon surgery. It wasn't a great performance, showing plenty of rust, but it is great to see him back on the court where he belongs.
 
12/7/2013 4:15:00 PM
Description: Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said Saturday that he would be surprised if Kobe Bryant's minutes did not end up in the 20s Sunday, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.
Insight: Bryant will make his return from an Achilles tendon tear Sunday against the Raptors and the Lakers don't want to push him too hard in his first game back. However, it wouldn't surprise us to see Kobe play closer to 30 minutes than 20.
 
12/6/2013 6:02:00 PM
Description: Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (Achilles) announced on his Facebook page that he will make his return Sunday against the Raptors.
Insight: Bryant will miss his 19th game of the season Friday night at Sacramento. He hasn't played since tearing his Achilles on April 12 and said he expects to be on a minutes restriction at first.
 
12/5/2013 5:14:00 PM
Description: Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (Achilles) will not play Friday but he hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game, according to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com.
Insight: Bryant said he will "probably" have a restriction on his minutes when he gets back in the lineup. He's still working on his explosiveness and said that he isn't "jumping out of the gym" but said he doesn't need to do that to be a good player. Bryant and the Lakers won't offer a definitive return date because the guard needs to see how his body responds to his daily workouts.
 

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
Final
BOS 6
BAL 5
11:05am Today
BOS
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
ARI
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
TEX
 
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
Final
HOU 120
POR 122
 
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OKC
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
Final
MON 3
TAM 2
Final
SJS 7
LOS 2
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
COL
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
9:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR