Bryant has struggled to make shots in the opening games of the season
NBA legends have their say ahead of the news season which starts next week
It’s showtime again in LA as the world’s highest-priced sports team are closing in on their first appearance in the World Series for 25 years
Coach Brooks is talking gobbledegook. The microphones and the cameras are pressed against his face and you are reminded that in NBA basketball the questions tend to be technical, specific and to uneducated, English ears, baffling. There is very little talk of “giving it 100 per cent”.
If MTV's Cribs is to be believed all top flight American sports stars are chauffeured around in Limousines or at least cruise the streets in their customised top-spec Hummers. During the 2012 Games though, it seems Team USA's basketball squad are living by the old adage of 'when in Rome...' and are slumming it with the best of us on London's public transport system.
Tonight's spectacular opening ceremony of the London Olympics will be performed in front of a full house in the Olympic Stadium. Here is our guide to the flag-bearers.
Manchester United are the most valuable team in sports at $2.23 billion (£1.43 billion), according to Forbes magazine's annual survey.
Barcelona launched a new Facebook application today designed to help the Spanish, European and world champions engage more effectively with their 28 million global fans on the social networking site.
The list of things to make print journalists feel better about the impending demise of their medium is brief, but may include free ice cream, a generous voluntary redundancy package (yeah, right) and/or the launch of a well-funded new website featuring exclusive, long-form writing composed by a cohort of peerless hacks.
Former champion benefits from having a settled support team as she puts her troubles behind her
Dirk Nowitzki, a white European tagged as a 'bottler', has just led Dallas to title in sport dominated by blacks
The most successful coach in American major league sport has just retired. Rupert Cornwell reflects on an amazingly colourful career
After Woods and Armstrong, Vikings quarterback also loses lustre
The NBA will stage two regular season games at London's O2 Arena next year, the first to be held in Europe, in an attempt to bolster the sport's – and the NBA's – popularity in the UK ahead of the 2012 Olympics.
View From the Sunlounger: The idea that Capello was ever going to allow players to pick apart his selections is just utter nonsense
As gold and purple confetti fell like snow from the rafters, the Los Angeles Lakers basked in the glory of beating their greatest rivals to the NBA title.