Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant wears a shirt bearing the last words of Eric Garner before a game against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on December 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant, Lakers Wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirts In LA

Every player except backup center Robert Sacre wore the shirts in pregame warmups, and most players kept them on while sitting on the bench during the game.

12/10/2014

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5 Reasons To Be Excited For The NBA Season

Last season was plagued by injuries to the league’s most noted stars, but this offseason proved to be full of action: the draft, big announcements, players sporting new jerseys, coaching changes and the controversies – just to name a few.

10/03/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Underrated? Get Real — Melo Is Most OVERRATED In NBA

Only in the NBA and NYC would a one-dimensional player on a perennial loser assert his place atop the totem pole of basketball stardom.

10/03/2014

LeBron James (Photo Credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Poll: LeBron James Is America’s Favorite Athlete; Jeter Is No. 3

According to a new Harris Poll, NBA superstar LeBron James — now a member of the Cavaliers — is the United States’ favorite athlete.

07/18/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Bulls Re-Emerge To Challenge Knicks, Lakers For ‘Torn’ Anthony

What’s it going to be, Melo? It seems the Knicks, Lakers and Bulls are the front-runners for his services, but it’s all speculation until the superstar forward announces his decision.

07/07/2014

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Keidel: King James And His Court

LeBron James singularly orchestrated the Big Three union. And now that he has opted out of his Miami Heat contract, he’s once again the Alpha Male of pro sports. Teams are scrambling to find the proper finances and expiring contracts, flipping over cushions for salary cap coin.

06/27/2014

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Who Wore It Best? 5 Injury Protective Gear Worn By Athletes

Protective injury gear is becoming more popular in professional sports these days and athletes are taking the opportunity to make a fashion statement (and endorsement deals). So who wore theirs the best?

06/25/2014

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10 Extremely Awkward Apologies In Sports History

From Donald Sterling and Steve Coburn to Tonya Harding and Mike Tyson, here are some other notable awkward apologies from the world of sports.

06/10/2014

A fan wearing a LeBron James jersey celebrates after the Miami Heat won the NBA title against the San Antonio Spurs on June 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

LeBron James Tops List Of Jersey Sales In NBA; Carmelo Comes In At No. 6

Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City is No. 2 on the list, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Chicago’s Derrick Rose, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and New York’s Carmelo Anthony.

04/17/2014

Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson in 2011.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Kobe, Magic In Disbelief As Lakers Let Phil Jackson Sign On With Knicks

Two Lakers greats are chucking up a half-court shot at the buzzer, campaigning Los Angeles brass to swoop in and hire the Zen Master. Will it go in?

03/13/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Dow NBAE via Getty Images)

Anthony’s Record-Breaking Night Brings Smiles Back To Knicks Nation

Anthony scored a career-high 62 points to break the franchise and current Madison Square Garden records, and the Knicks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 125-96 on Friday night to stop a five-game losing streak.

01/25/2014

Dennis Rodman  (Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images), Michael Bloomberg watches Knicks-Spurs at MSG (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

2013 Sports Oddities: A Wayward Super Bowl Ring, Bloomberg’s Popcorn Caper & More

The mystery of what exactly happened to Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring was one of many odd places sports wandered into this year…

12/31/2013

Kobe Bryant (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Kobe Bryant’s Knee Injury

When Kobe Bryant returned to the court on December 8 following months of rehab on the repaired left Achilles he’d torn in April, he did so confidently – at least in words. In actions, not so much.

12/20/2013

A fan wears a LeBron James jersey (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

LeBron James Atop Newest List Of NBA Jersey Sales; Carmelo Is 5th

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is No. 2 on the list, followed by Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks.

12/19/2013

Michael Jordan (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Michael Jordan: In My Prime, I’d Beat LeBron James 1-On-1

“I don’t think I would lose,” Jordan said in the video, before smiling and adding, “Other than to Kobe Bryant because he steals all of my moves.”

10/01/2013

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