Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Height/Weight: 6' 6"/212 lbs
Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
College: None
Draft: 1996 1st round (13th pick) by the
  • WAVY TV 10 Portsmouth

    LeBron James 'confused,' 'frustrated,' 'angered' by NBA's COVID-19 protocols

    LOS ANGELES (WJW) – LeBron James returned to the court on Friday after NBA COVID protocols kept him isolated at home for a positive test — and he had something to say about it. The league said Thursday that James is not positive for COVID-19 despite a series of tests that produced conflicting results earlier this week. Additional testing cleared James to play when the Lakers hosted the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

  • Silver Screen and Roll

    LeBron James loves defensive, offensive benefits of playing center

    In the song “NASA” from her 2019 album “thank u, next,” when pop superstar Ariana Grande repeatedly trills “I’ma need space, I’ma need space” during the chorus, she was singing about a relationship, but she may as well have been philosophizing about the best ways to make LeBron James an effective basketball player as he approaches age 37. And, as the Lakers have discovered this season, playing him at center is one of the best ways to get him the space he needs to be effective in his 19th season.

  • Lakers Nation

    Lakers News: Anthony Davis & Frank Vogel Say Centerless Lineup Works Well Even If It Wasn't Effective Against Clippers

    Head coach Frank Vogel again switched between Anthony Davis and LeBron James in the center position, hoping to capitalize on the extra spacing and ability to switch provided by the centerless unit. But the Purple and Gold couldn’t cope with the Clippers’ 3-point shooting, particularly the red-hot Luke Kennard. Vogel acknowledged his team failed to utilize the defensive strengths of the lineup.