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#Kobe Bryant

From The42 Yet another dream team for the USA as Blake Griffin joins LeBron and Kobe London 2012

Yet another dream team for the USA as Blake Griffin joins LeBron and Kobe

Coach Mike Krzyzewski might be missing four of the NBA’s biggest stars but his 12-man squad for the Olympics is pretty nifty.

From The42 NBA: Lakers out of the playoffs Overnight This post contains videos

NBA: Lakers out of the playoffs

Despite 42 points from Kobe Bryant, his team were beaten 106-90 by Oklahoma City Thunder.

From The42 NBA wrap: Thunder storm home, Celtics cruise Ballin' This post contains videos

NBA wrap: Thunder storm home, Celtics cruise

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce inspired Boston while Kevin Durant came out on top against Kobe Bryant’s Lakers.

From The42 VIDEO: Kobe Bryant couldn't care less about answering the media's stupid questions Death Stare This post contains videos

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant couldn't care less about answering the media's stupid questions

And we thought Keano knew how to end a press conference.

From The42 NBA wrap: injury has Bulls heading for early exit Ballin' This post contains videos

NBA wrap: injury has Bulls heading for early exit

Philadelphia, Miami, Boston and LA are each just one win away from reaching round two of the playoffs.

From The42 Philadelphia pull level, Lakers take control Ballin'

Philadelphia pull level, Lakers take control

And the Boston Celtics tied their series with the Atlanta Hawks at 1-1 after staging a terrific fight back without stars Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen

From The42 Magnificent seven game suspension for Metta World Peace Suspension

Magnificent seven game suspension for Metta World Peace

The Lakers forward will miss the most of the first round of the NBA playoffs.

From The42 Some harm, definite foul: the 9 worst fights in NBA history Brawlin This post contains videos

Some harm, definite foul: the 9 worst fights in NBA history

For a sport that frowns on physical contact, pro basketball has witnessed its fair share of violence.

From The42 This alley-oop reverse by Kobe Bryant is one of the best plays you will see all year Hoops This post contains videos
From The42 Hoop dreams: USA name preliminary Olympic squad Going For Gold This post contains videos

Hoop dreams: USA name preliminary Olympic squad

USA Basketball have named a 20 man squad which they hope can bring them gold this summer

From The42 The most expensive divorces in sports history Split Decision This post contains images

The most expensive divorces in sports history

Kobe Bryant forgot to sign a prenup. Schoolboy error.

From The42 Is Kobe Bryant about to make his European debut? Bellissimo

Is Kobe Bryant about to make his European debut?

With the NBA lockout looking set to continue for the forseeable future, Italian club Virtus Bologna are preparing a $3million ten-game contract for the Lakers star.

From The42 It's on: Bryant agrees to play in Italy during NBA lockout Hoops

It's on: Bryant agrees to play in Italy during NBA lockout

“I would say it’s 95% done.” The LA Lakers star has reportedly agreed a deal with Virtus Bologna.

From The42 WATCH: Kobe get punched in the face in a brand new Simpsons Ouch! This post contains videos
From The42 WATCH: Kobe lands brilliant game-winner, gets mobbed by crowd Buzzer-beater This post contains videos

WATCH: Kobe lands brilliant game-winner, gets mobbed by crowd

Does anybody think it might be better if the NBA stayed locked-out forever?

From The42 Chinese Basketball League willing to pay Kobe Bryant $1.5m a month? The Benjamins

Chinese Basketball League willing to pay Kobe Bryant $1.5m a month?

As his teammate Ron Artest contemplates a shock move to the Cheshire Jets, the LA Lakers’ Kobe Bryant is weighing up offers from China worth around to $1.5m a month.

From The42 Watch Kevin Durant silence a courtside heckler Hoops This post contains videos

Watch Kevin Durant silence a courtside heckler

As the NBA lockout starts to get nasty, the organisation’s stars are keeping busy.

From The42 Besiktas say Kobe's on the brink of move east Turkish Delight

Besiktas say Kobe's on the brink of move east

Locked out NBA star is in talks with the Turkish club – according to the club that is.

From The42 Four more scandals that shook the world of sport Girl Trouble This post contains videos

Four more scandals that shook the world of sport

From Tiger to Giggsy, they’re all at it.

From The42 Homophobia in big-time sport is here to stay Foul

Homophobia in big-time sport is here to stay

The fining—but not firing—of a baseball pitching coach for hurling anti-gay slurs at fans comes on the heels of Kobe Bryant’s homophobic outburst. Buzz Bissinger on the culture that gives prejudice plenty of running room.

From The42 While you were sleeping: here's what you missed in the NBA playoffs Hoops This post contains videos This post contains images

While you were sleeping: here's what you missed in the NBA playoffs

Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks rallied to stun the La Lakers in front of a star-studded Staples Center crowd. And the Bulls faltered too.

From The42 Gay ex-NBA star says homophobic slurs commonplace in basketball Time To Change

Gay ex-NBA star says homophobic slurs commonplace in basketball

John Amaechi says he cannot understand the public’s surprise at Kobe Bryant’s use of the word “faggot.”

From The42 Are football stickers next? American trading cards now have video on them Swaps?

Are football stickers next? American trading cards now have video on them

WATCH: Check out the innovation that will sweep the playgrounds pretty soon.

From The42 Kobe Bryant fined $100,000 for using gay slur Read My Lips

Kobe Bryant fined $100,000 for using gay slur

Lakers superstar in hot water after homophobic jibe at official.

From The42 Kobe shoots some late-night hoops after Lakers loss After Hours This post contains videos

Kobe shoots some late-night hoops after Lakers loss

Star stays behind for two-hour workout after LA lose 94-88 against the Miami Heat.

From The42 The best dunks from the NBA All-Star game Hoops

The best dunks from the NBA All-Star game

It was Kobe’s night as the West took the honours in Los Angeles.

From The42 The Magnificent Seven: stars who overcame scandal Road To Redemption

The Magnificent Seven: stars who overcame scandal

We all love a comeback story. As Michael Vick continues to rebuild his career, Nial Kelly reflects those who’ve recovered from scandal.

From The42 The YouTube top 10: another week another round-up of the best online action Work Can Wait

The YouTube top 10: another week another round-up of the best online action

Kobe totes an Uzi, an 80s action hero returns to the ring and Ronaldo is denied an unbelievable goal against Spain – by a familiar team-mate.

From The42 Kobe Bryant 'goes back to the playground' Child's Play This post contains videos

Kobe Bryant 'goes back to the playground'

Watch how the big boys play – as the Lakers’ talisman assists himself.