Kobe Bryant - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant dishes an assist to test-weary high schoolers INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kobe Bryant has come through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by getting them out of a final exam. William Pate is a student at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. He told Bryant on Twitter that if the retired NBA superstar gave him a retweet, the students wouldn't have to take a final exam. ... Fri, 19 May 2017 13:58:00 GMT 2017-05-19T13:58:00Z Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out NEW YORK (AP) — For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history. For Houston's James Harden, there was affirmation. And for Indiana's Paul George and Utah's Gordon Hayward, a chance at signing contracts exceeding $200 million this summer is gone. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled by t... Thu, 18 May 2017 20:41:00 GMT 2017-05-18T20:41:00Z Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0 The Golden State Warriors' rare unbeaten start this postseason doesn't necessarily mean they're on their way to a title. Golden State is just the fifth NBA team to win its first 10 playoff games in a given postseason. Only two of the four teams that previously achieved the feat went on to win the title. The Warriors aren't getting caugh... Wed, 17 May 2017 16:44:00 GMT 2017-05-17T16:44:00Z Celtics' Isaiah Thomas getting help from Kobe Bryant WASHINGTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas is getting some praise, assistance and even a new nickname from some of basketball's biggest stars. The Boston Celtics guard said he's been talking and texting with Kobe Bryant to get tips about his game. Thomas has gotten text messages from Allen Iverson, Kevin Garnett, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and boxer Floyd Mayweather, but Bryant has... Wed, 03 May 2017 22:37:00 GMT 2017-05-03T22:37:00Z Major hops: LeBron scores 35, grabs beer as Cavs top Raptors CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James resisted drinking some beer. He downed the Raptors again instead. James grabbed a bottle of beer on the sideline while scoring 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 24 and the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up where they left off following a long layoff and throttled Toronto 116-105 on Monday night in the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal. ... Tue, 02 May 2017 03:08:00 GMT 2017-05-02T03:08:00Z James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James celebrated another milestone with the greatest second-half comeback in playoff history. Win one more at Indiana, the four-time MVP will be crowned king of the first round. James scored 41 points while padding his postseason resume with yet another triple-double, leading defending champion Cleveland back ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:39:00 GMT 2017-04-21T12:39:00Z Booker scores 70 in Boston, but Celtics outlast Suns 130-120 BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker is only 20 and already has a place alongside Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and just a few others in NBA history. Booker scored 70 points , becoming the sixth different player to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics outlasted the Phoenix Suns 130-120 on Friday night. David Thompson, David R... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:57:00 GMT 2017-03-25T16:57:00Z Lakers hire former agent Rob Pelinka as new general manager LOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime agent Rob Pelinka was formally hired as the Los Angeles Lakers' new general manager on Tuesday. Pelinka got the job shortly after Lakers owner Jeanie Buss fired GM Mitch Kupchak and her brother, Jim, as the club's top basketball executives last month. The team waited to announce the hiring until Pelinka complied with NBA rules against conflicts of... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 01:14:00 GMT 2017-03-08T01:14:00Z Despite cold Curry, Durant and Warriors beat 76ers 119-108 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Curry is surrounded by stars with the Golden State Warriors. He's never needed them more than Monday night. Kevin Durant had 27 points in his return to the lineup and the Warriors overcame the worst 3-point shooting performance of Curry's career in a 119-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:31:00 GMT 2017-02-28T04:31:00Z Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention. And she removed her own brother from his job to do it. Jeanie Buss fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Johnson in charge of basketball operations. Jim B... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:47:00 GMT 2017-02-22T03:47:00Z Record All-Star: Davis scores 52, West tops East 192-182 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Move over, Wilt. After 55 years, one of your records is no more. Anthony Davis took care of that. At the defense-free dunkfest that now serves as the NBA's All-Star Game, Davis scored a record 52 points and led the Western Conference past the Eastern Conference, 192-182 on Sunday night. He made 26 of 39 shots, scored 20 points in the fourth quarter and bec... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:33:00 GMT 2017-02-20T05:33:00Z LeBron James talking a good game, still playing a great one NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Older, wiser and more aware of the world, LeBron James is unafraid to let his views known on politics or social issues or even the business of basketball. It wasn't always that way. But in his 14th season, with more NBA playing years in his rear-view mirror than left in front of him, James doesn't see much reason to s... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:30:00 GMT 2017-02-19T02:30:00Z New Knicks' dysfunction: A wild Wednesday at MSG NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Hornacek was told to expect days like this in New York. Although with the Knicks, dysfunction often lasts entire seasons. Things have rarely been weirder than Wednesday, when Charles Oakley was arrested during a Madison Square Garden main event card pitting team president versus star player, and beloved former player versus loathed team owner. ... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:18:00 GMT 2017-02-09T15:18:00Z Kobe Bryant memorabilia stolen from ex-NBA star's alma mater ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say memorabilia from Kobe Bryant's high school career have been stolen from a display case at the former NBA star's school near Philadelphia. reports ( ) the theft from "Kobe's Shrine" outside the Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School was discovered by school officials on Sunday evening. ... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:31:00 GMT 2017-02-06T16:31:00Z Magic Johnson returns to Lakers as adviser to Jeanie Buss EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Magic Johnson returned to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday as an adviser to owner Jeanie Buss, possibly signaling a change in the power structure of the 16-time NBA champion franchise. Johnson, one of the most beloved players in franchise history, will assist Buss "in all areas of basketball and business," according to the team... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:30:00 GMT 2017-02-03T00:30:00Z Westbrook leads All-Star reserve picks, Wade out Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are teammates again. Gordon Hayward, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker are about to get their first opportunity on the All-Star stage. Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade's run of 12 straight selections in the NBA's midseason showcase is on the cusp of ending. Westbrook — the NBA's scoring leader and triple-double ma... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:35:00 GMT 2017-01-27T03:35:00Z Lakers snap 11-game skid vs rival Clippers, 111-102 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers feel like they've spent at least a month short-handed due to injuries and weary from an extraordinarily grinding schedule. When they finally found an opponent with even more ailments and exhaustion, the Lakers didn't waste the opportunity to snap an embarrassing rivalry losing streak. Nick Young... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 07:08:00 GMT 2016-12-26T07:08:00Z Omogbo leads Rams year after death of parents in house fire FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State senior Emmanuel Omogbo's right basketball shoe is a dedication to his parents, their names written in black marker with "RIP" alongside. The left one, a tribute to his niece and nephew. On both, the date — "1-19-2016." It's approaching a year since a house fire back in Maryland claimed the lives of his parents, Sa... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:07:00 GMT 2016-12-23T11:07:00Z Kobe and Vanessa Bryant share pic of new baby daughter Kobe Bryant's baby daughter has made her debut on social media. Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, each posted a picture of Bianka Bella Bryant on Twitter and Instagram Wednesday. The baby is sleeping and tightly wrapped in a pink blanket in the photo. The couple says they are "beyond excited." Vanessa Bryant says Bianka was born Dec. 5. and weighed in at 7 pounds, 5 ounces. ... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:44:00 GMT 2016-12-22T14:44:00Z Optimism remains as NBA CBA talks near critical deadline After months of optimism surrounding a potential new collective bargaining agreement that would allow the NBA and the players' union to avoid another work stoppage, the momentum has slowed a bit as a critical date approaches. Both sides have until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday to opt out of the current deal. If that were to happen, they would have until the end ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:10:00 GMT 2016-12-12T17:10:00Z Olympic hero Michael Phelps looks to dip his toes in tech SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Michael Phelps wants to dive into Silicon Valley's investment opportunities as he tries to make the transition from Olympic swimming star and product pitchman to entrepreneur. "I would love to get involved, whether it's in a couple little startups here and there, take a little risk, have some fun and see where it goes," Phelps said in an interview dur... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:59:00 GMT 2016-12-02T00:59:00Z