Kobe Bryant

The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (24) drives the lane against Golden State Warriors defenders Klay Thompson and David Lee, left, at Staples Center in Los Angeles on October 9. 2014. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

What you need to know from Warriors’ win on Kobe’s night

The Los Angeles Lakers retired Kobe Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24…

 

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) celebrates after scoring against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the Western Conference finals Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Dubs welcome back vintage Draymond

Hi, Draymond, and welcome back to our world, really to your world,…

 

Draymond Green took the torch as the best power forward in the league this season. (Darren Abate/AP)

As TD mulls retirement, best PF title is Draymond’s

Change is, paradoxically, one of the few constants in the human experience,…

 

San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde reported Wednesday he slimmed down over the offseason and he feels great about it. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Carlos Hyde sheds pounds ahead of season

49ers running back Carlos Hyde discussed the upcoming season with reporters Wednesday.…

San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde reported Wednesday he slimmed down over the offseason and he feels great about it. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence wears Kobe Bryant-branded cleats during a spring training game. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Kobe! Hunter Pence rocks basketball legend’s cleats

Some San Francisco Giants are apparently wearing custom Kobe Bryant-branded Nikes during…

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence wears Kobe Bryant-branded cleats during a spring training game. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Former NBA player David Robinson, left, talks with Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant as Tim Cook, CEO of Apple looks on during the second half of an NCAA tournament game between Oregon and Duke in the regional semifinals on Thursday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Billion-dollar crowd enjoys Duke/Oregon — Sweet 16 Sideline

The matchup between Duke and Oregon brought with it a fanbase with…

Former NBA player David Robinson, left, talks with Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant as Tim Cook, CEO of Apple looks on during the second half of an NCAA tournament game between Oregon and Duke in the regional semifinals on Thursday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning speaks during his retirement announcement at team headquarters Monday, March 7, 2016, in Englewood, Colo. Manning, who has been in the NFL for the past 18 years, is retiring after winning five MVP trophies and two Super Bowl championships, the most recent last month against the Carolina Panthers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Manning leaves legacy of greatness, doubt

Peyton Manning made another smart audible on Monday. The old quarterback finally…

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning speaks during his retirement announcement at team headquarters Monday, March 7, 2016, in Englewood, Colo. Manning, who has been in the NFL for the past 18 years, is retiring after winning five MVP trophies and two Super Bowl championships, the most recent last month against the Carolina Panthers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers stunned Draymond Green and Stephen Curry by pulling off a 112-95 upset on Sunday. (Kelvin Kuo/AP)

Lakers stun Warriors 112-95 for Golden State’s 6th loss

LOS ANGELES — Even a team that dominates the way the Golden…

Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers stunned Draymond Green and Stephen Curry by pulling off a 112-95 upset on Sunday. (Kelvin Kuo/AP)
Western Conference's Kobe Bryant, of the Los Angeles Lakers (24), receives a hug from New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis (23) and teammates as he leaves the game during second half NBA All-Star Game basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

No Defense: Scoring Records At All-Star Game

TORONTO — Kobe Bryant exited the All-Star Game for the final time…

Western Conference's Kobe Bryant, of the Los Angeles Lakers (24), receives a hug from New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis (23) and teammates as he leaves the game during second half NBA All-Star Game basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
Kobe Bryant, seen here accepting his first NBA All-Star Game MVP, will participate in his last All Star Game on Sunday. (Dan Loh/2002 AP)

It’s Kobe’s world at final All-Star Game

TORONTO — Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about…

Kobe Bryant, seen here accepting his first NBA All-Star Game MVP, will participate in his last All Star Game on Sunday. (Dan Loh/2002 AP)
Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers, left, applauds as Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) Draymond Green (23) and Klay Thompson (11) display their All Star Game jerseys prior to an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Feb. 9. (Ben Margot/AP)

Steph Curry returns to Canada at height of powers

TORONTO — When the Toronto Raptors signed Dell Curry in 1999 to…

Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers, left, applauds as Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) Draymond Green (23) and Klay Thompson (11) display their All Star Game jerseys prior to an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Feb. 9. (Ben Margot/AP)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning watches the AFC championship trophy presentation following the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. (Joe Mahoney/AP)

Peytongate places Manning under seige

A year ago it was Deflategate. This time it’s what, Peytongate? The…

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning watches the AFC championship trophy presentation following the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. (Joe Mahoney/AP)
Reigning MVP Stephen Curry, center, will start this year's NBA All-Star Game with out teammate Draymond Green. (Rick Scuteri/AP)

All-Star starters: Curry yes, Green no

NEW YORK — Kobe Bryant is the leading vote-getter for his final…

Reigning MVP Stephen Curry, center, will start this year's NBA All-Star Game with out teammate Draymond Green. (Rick Scuteri/AP)
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, right, greets Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) prior to an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)

Reviled to revered, Kobe says goodbye

And why wouldn’t they explode in appreciative, heartfelt cheers, chanting “Kobe! Kobe!…

Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, right, greets Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) prior to an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)
Stephen Curry, left, fights for control of a loose ball with Denver forward Will Barton during the Warriors’ 112-110 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday night.(David Zalubowski/AP)

Warriors lose, injured Kobe awaits

DENVER — Know the pundits who’ve said Draymond Green is a legitimate…

Stephen Curry, left, fights for control of a loose ball with Denver forward Will Barton during the Warriors’ 112-110 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday night.(David Zalubowski/AP)
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) looks to pass the ball as Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant has decided to retire after this season,…

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) looks to pass the ball as Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
Interim head coach Luke Walton converses with Lakers legend Kobe Bryant after his 1-for-14 shooting night last week, when Warriors broke NBA record for best start. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Memo to NBA: Walton is 18-0, not 0-0

They are seamless, selfless and flawless in their ongoing Kerr-lessness, making the…

Interim head coach Luke Walton converses with Lakers legend Kobe Bryant after his 1-for-14 shooting night last week, when Warriors broke NBA record for best start. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Multiple insiders were reporting Thursday that the former NBA star and reality TV personality Lamar Odom had been declared clinically brain dead in Las Vegas. (2012 AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Conflicting reports about Lamar Odom’s condition

Lamar Odom paid $75,000 for room, board and babes at the Love…

Multiple insiders were reporting Thursday that the former NBA star and reality TV personality Lamar Odom had been declared clinically brain dead in Las Vegas. (2012 AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Now champion and MVP, Curry positioned to be American treasure

It was a bleak November evening in 2009, and the Warriors had…

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
If core players such as Draymond Green, above, remain healthy and hungry, the Warriors should be able to contend for the Finals again next year and years to come. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Warriors don’t look like one-hit wonders

Wait ’til 2055?! Well, since an NBA championship comes to the Bay…

If core players such as Draymond Green, above, remain healthy and hungry, the Warriors should be able to contend for the Finals again next year and years to come. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)