Height: 6-6 (198cm) Weight: 205 (93kg)
Current NBA Status: Under Contract (Los Angeles Lakers)
Free Agent: UFA-2016
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Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
New Orleans Pelicans
New York Knicks
Oklahoma City Thunder
Portland Trail Blazers
San Antonio Spurs
Draft Rights Trade: CHA to LAL, Jul 11, 1996
Draft Rights Renounced: N/A
Kobe Bryant News
Kobe Bryant has been widely expected to retire when his current contract expires in 2016, but he was asked if the Lakers adding Kevin Durant or any other superstar player may cause him to reconsider.
Kevin Durant refuted the notion that players around the NBA don't want to play with Kobe Bryant.
Kobe Bryant acknowledged the difficulties of having the type of personality that strives to become one of the best ever as he passed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list.
The practice was the first by Kobe Bryant in several weeks.
Kobe Bryant played point guard for all but the final 34 seconds of the fourth quarter of the Lakers' win over the Kings.
Kobe Bryant has reportedly left open the possibility of signing another deal in 2016.
Kobe Bryant insists he's not chasing records and that he wants to put the Lakers back in a championship position.
Paul George had a $100 million max extension to remain with the contending Pacers and never considered the possibility of leaving that situation in 2013.
The Lakers aren't playoff contenders and Kobe Bryant hates losing, but he doesn't hate this season or this team.
Kobe Bryant was not interested in taking a below market value with the Lakers.
Kobe Bryant called Dwight Howard "soft" repeatedly in their game on opening night this season.
Kobe Bryant scored 44 points on 34 shots from the field in the Lakers' loss on Sunday to the Golden State Warriors.
Kobe Bryant would love the opportunity to play another playoff series against the Spurs.
Kobe Bryant also said he can't envision playing beyond the contract.
Kobe Bryant makes $23.5 million this season and $25 million in the next, which would limit the Lakers' ability to trade him.
A Lakers source said Kobe Bryant repeatedly called Dwight Howard "soft" during their altercation.
Ahead ofthe Rockets' opening night game at the Lakers, Dwight Howard said his free agency decision in 2013 had nothing to do with Kobe Bryant.
It is believed that the Lakers continue to remain competitive and not rebuild entirely due to their local television deal.
Kobe Bryant’s plan is to retire in two years, though he says he reserves the right to change his mind.
Kobe Bryant has maintained a close relationship with Byron Scott.
Kobe Bryant believes the Lakers are attempting to build a strong team.
May 15, 2014
| Andy Katz/ESPN
The Lakers will have an open line of communication with Kobe Bryant as they go through the process of selecting a new head coach, but he won't have a say in the decision.
Kobe Bryant met with Donald Sterling as a free agent in 2004.
Kobe Bryant said he doesn't want the Lakers to play favorites when it comes to picking its coach.
As he returns from a broken bone in his left lateral tibial plateau, Kobe Bryant has been cleared for running and shooting.
LeBron James has finished with the top-selling jersey in six of his 11 seasons in the NBA.
Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting.
Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have been expected to declare for the draft but neither has made a final decision.
Kobe Bryant is still recovering from a fractured lateral tibial plateau of his left knee.
Kobe Bryant has "no interest" in playing for Mike D'Antoni next season with the Lakers.