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  1. Matt Barnes Exit Interview: Facing an uncertain future in Los Ang...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For most of the season, Kobe Bryant made a point of noting the Lakers were a championship caliber team, but working with very little margin for error. In the playoffs, an important chunk of it went away with the disappearance of Matt Barnes. The t...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  2. 8 questions facing the Lakers this offseason

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For the second straight season, the Los Angeles Lakers have been bounced in the second round of the NBA playoffs. Not cause for panic in many markets, but in Los Angeles, where expectations are always stratospheric and Kobe Bryant is far closer to th...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  3. Kobe Bryant leaves arena on crutches

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It takes something big to overshadow an extremely disappointing, potentially damaging playoff loss. The type suffered by the Lakers Sunday night in New Orleans, for example. A nasty looking injury to Kobe Bryant certainly qualifies. Bryant rol...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  4. The Triangle: More playoff pressure, Kobe or Phil?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In this installment,'s Ramona Shelburne, 710 ESPN's resident hoops analyst Dave Miller and I ask who faces more pressure as the Lakers enter the playoffs- Kobe Bryant, or Phil Jackson?...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  5. Lakers 84, Blazers 80 -- At the buzzer

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Harry How/Getty Images Kobe Bryant busted out of a mini-slump in the last four minutes of Sunday's game, pushing the Lakers to a big win and busting out some playoff-caliber emotion in the process. For the second time since the All-Star break, t...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  6. Los Angeles Lakers' Andrew Bynum says knee not getting any worse

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lakers center Andrew Bynum says his injured knee had not gotten any worse after the team's Game 1 victory.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2010
  7. Kobe Bryant: Rumors of his demise were, well, exaggerated

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The playoffs have a way of bending time. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Not every shot in this series has been this efficient for Kobe Bryant. It just seems that way. Only six weeks ago, the Lakers and Kobe Bryant were in a very different place...

    Blog | May 28, 2010
  8. Turnover: Does it change the rivalry?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It wasn't all that long ago when the Lakers and Suns met in the playoffs, but only nine players who competed in 2007 when Phoenix eliminated L.A. for the second straight season will be in uniform Monday night: Kobe Bryant Lamar Odom Andrew Bynum...

    Blog | May 12, 2010
  9. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Brian Kamenetzky: Los Angeles Lakers may have ...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Thunder proved to be an exciting and energetic opponent for the Lakers.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2010
  10. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Lakers center Andrew Bynum practices: 'Really,...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Center expects to play Sunday for first times since March 19 Achillies injury.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2010
  11. Kupchak: PJ can come back no matter this year's result

    Brian Kamenetzky

    With the ink long dry on Kobe Bryant's extension, the biggest question regarding how this season's playoff could impact next year's team now focuses on Phil Jackson. The Big Rumors say Dr. Buss may not be interested in paying PJ the $12 mil he ear...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  12. New K-Bros PodKast: An early look at OKC

    Brian Kamenetzky

    PODCAST Andy and Brian talk about Kobe Bryant's health, hear Phil Jackson's thoughts on the Oklahoma City Thunder and preview the first round playoff matchup. Podcast Sunday afternoon, the Lakers will officially kick off their Offici...

    Blog | April 14, 2010
  13. A final (maybe) word on Sunday's final shot

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The two big stories at practice Monday afternoon centered around Kobe Bryant (won't play in the final two regular season games) and Andrew Bynum (hit the treadmill today, still says he'll play in Sunday's playoff opener). But another big subject w...

    Blog | April 12, 2010
  14. New PodKast: On Kobe's knee, Bynum's Achilles, and the death of c...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    With Andrew Bynum gone until the start of the playoffs, Kobe Bryant missing two straight with swelling on his right knee (Phil Jackson said Friday he'll sit Kobe until the postseason as well if it's necessary to get him healthy), and only three games...

    Blog | April 10, 2010