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  1. Kobe Bryant on Seattle: “I'd much rather come here in ...

    Grantland Staff

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    Blog | July 21, 2014
  2. All the Kings’ Men

    Jonathan Abrams

    "In between games, I didn't sleep much. I lost weight. The stress level was high. There was no pleasure." Those are Rick Fox's memories from the breathtaking 2002 Western Conference finals against the Sacram...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  3. The Pest

    Jonathan Abrams

    The lawn sloped slightly toward the sky, giving way to a modest, three-bedroom beige duplex. No one bothered bragging about the Citrus Heights home in the shadows of Sacramento. Still, Henry Barnes, the proprietor of the picturesque lawn, tended to i...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. We Drank It: Taste-Testing the Kobe-Approved BodyArmor Sports Dri...

    Danny Chau

    Last week, Kobe Bryant took his first baby step into entrepreneurship by announcing his investment in BodyArmor, a relatively new sports drink company that has already built up an impressive stable of athlete endorsers in LeSean McCoy, Rob Gronkowski...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  5. Best of Grantland Sports Podcast: TLC, Kobe Bryant, Bears-Eagles,...

    Grantland Network

    Cheap Heat covers TLC, Jalen breaks down Kobe's injury, NFL previews Bears-Eagles, Blazers interview Andrew Luck, and Chris Ryan talks with Stephen Malkmus. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, or subscribe to the Grantl...

    Blog | December 21, 2013
  6. Kobe's Latest Ailment Puts the Lakers in an Awkward Holding Patte...

    Zach Lowe

    Kobe Bryant's knee injury is a major NBA event, because he is a transcendent modern superstar, he plays for the Lakers, and it was wonderful to see him hit some big shots against Memphis — even after suffering the injury, it turned out. But it ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  7. About Last Night: The Never-Ending Spurs

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy looking for a radio station that plays all of the Hall with none of the Oates, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Despite being down their best three players, the San Antonio Spurs still beat the Golden State War...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Mamba Time

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to convince the world that the vote of confidence you gave your mistake-prone quarterback was genuine, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Kobe Bryant's return hit its high-water mark as he scored 21 points ...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  9. Text Messages to Kobe Bryant: I'm Afraid of Snakes

    Shea Serrano

    Kobe Bryant is a human with a cell phone, so I sent him some text messages. Me: Black Mamba! What's up, vato? Kobe: Hello. Me: How are you feeling? Kobe: about? Me: oh. Um, well, I guess I meant in life. Kobe: I'm Kobe Bryant so I mean life...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  10. Kobe Comes Back, and the NBA's Crazy Uncle Is Home Again

    Andrew Sharp

    "It's great for the league," Toronto coach Dwane Casey told reporters before last night's Raptors-Lakers game. "It sucks for us tonight." "Yeah, I think the expectations are too high," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said beforehand. "But he'll probabl...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  11. About Last Weekend: Welcome Back, Mamba

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding a new locker room from which to ban stat sheets, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Kobe Bryant returned to action after rehabbing from last year's Achilles tear, but his Lakers suffered a rare home defe...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  12. The Kobe Bryant Returns/Bound 2 Mash-up You Need for Your Weeke...

    Chris Ryan

    You've probably seen the original, but HAVE YOU SEEN THE REMIX? This is a David Cho and Andrew Sharp production. Have a great weekend, America. You're welcome....

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  13. CourtVision: Kobe Bryant and the Elbow Test

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Imagine you are dropped into a random NBA game and a teammate throws you the ball at the elbow with three or four seconds left on the shot clock; there's no time to make another pass, you must somehow generate a field goal attempt, and everyone in th...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  14. How to Survive the Return of Kobe Bryant

    Jason Gallagher

    Welcome to the official Kobe Returns Survival Guide, in which I'll walk you through, step-by-step, the rules and procedures for preparing, watching, and analyzing Kobe Bryant's first game back from injury. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being "I'll ca...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  15. The True Hollywood Story of Kobe's Crippling Contract

    Zach Lowe

    There are trades and contracts that require cold, calculating analysis about whether the logic of particular transactions accomplishes the clear goals of the franchises involved. Kobe Bryant's two-year, $48 million contract extension is not reall...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  16. Boogie Gets Busy, Bargs Goes Airborne: A Quick Check-in With the ...

    Andrew Sharp

    We won't do a full update and make Tri-Stars roster changes — a.k.a. the Viking funeral for Bargs — until the beginning of next month, but because sports news is a little heavy this week, it feels like the right time to look to the People...

    Blog | November 07, 2013