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Kobe Bryant

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Metta World Peace Suspended 7 Games

Metta World Peace has been suspended for seven games without pay for elbowing Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden, the NBA has announced.

04/25/2012

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 24: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers tries to regain control of the ball against Ivan Johnson #44 of the Atlanta Hawks on April 24, 2012 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.   (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Clippers Hand Lakers The Pacific Division After Losing To Hawks

With the Clippers losing, the Los Angeles Lakers win the Pacific Division and clinch the 3rd spot in the Western Conference.

04/25/2012

2012 NBA All-Star Game

Bryant Surpasses Jordan As Leading Career All-Star Scorer

Kobe Bryant took Michael Jordan’s record, but nearly lost the game to LeBron James, as well as the Buls’ Derrick Rose and first-time All-Star Luol Deng, as the West held off a furious comeback by the East to win the NBA All-Star game 152-149 Sunday.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Luol Deng

Schuster: Deng Has Torn Ligament In Wrist, Won’t Have Surgery

The Bulls confirmed that Luol Deng did indeed suffer a torn ligament in his left wrist but Deng said he is opting not to have surgery.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls dribbles the ball against Derek Fisher #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bulls Rally To Beat Lakers In Season Opener

Derrick Rose scored 22 points and hit a short go-ahead jumper with 4.8 seconds to play, and the Chicago Bulls rallied from an 11-point deficit in the final four minutes for a 88-87 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

12/25/2011

Derrick Rose

Bulls Prepared For Kobe Bryant To Be Playing Sunday

The Bulls say they expect Kobe Bryant will be playing with the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day despite a wrist injury, and they’re preparing to take on the challenge.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan. (TIM ZIELENBACH/AFP/Getty Images)

Is North Korea’s Heir A Bulls Fan?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il died over the weekend and it’s possible the country’s heir apparent is a Bulls fan.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2011

Kobe Bryant

Rovell: Kobe Lost $1.05 MM Tuesday

The NBA lockout has effectively whipped out more than a month and a half of the season, and Tuesday, the players experienced what it really feels like to be unemployed.

670 The Score–11/16/2011

Derek Fisher (left) and Maurice Evans. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

NBA Players Meet To Discuss League’s Proposal

Joined by superstars such as Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony, player representatives from NBA teams are meeting to discuss the league’s proposal for a new labor deal.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern, right, and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, second from right, talk to reporters after taking part in talks between representatives of the basketball league's owners and players. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

Hanley: Time Is Running Out On NBA

Wednesday will be the league’s D-Day, according to commissioner David Stern.

670 The Score–11/08/2011

obe Bryant drives to the basket as teammate Shaquille O'Neal watches. (Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)

Shaq To Kobe: ‘I’m Going To Kill You’

Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant won three NBA championships together, but their relationship soured over time, ultimately leading to a death threat from O’Neal.

670 The Score–11/01/2011

Kobe Bryant

Bryant Speaks Out?

NBA Commissioner David Stern has already canceled two weeks of the season, prompting this outburst from a faux Kobe Bryant.

670 The Score–10/27/2011

Carlos Boozer and Derrick Rose

Muller: Exhibition Tour Is A Bad Idea For Rose And Boozer

David Stern and Billy Hunter are still hard at work trying to save the NBA season but it appears that many of the league’s top stars are getting ready to hit the road for a two-week world tour that will consist of six games spanning across four continents.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2011

Derrick Rose slam dunks the ball on the Oklahoma City Thunder.  (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: Missing Rose This Year Would Really Hurt

Dear David Stern, Billy Hunter, various grim-faced lawyers, union representatives, hired-gun economists, and rank-and-file ballers: don’t take this season from Derrick Rose.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Could Join Deron Williams On Turkish Club

Turkish club Besiktas is in talks with Kobe Bryant’s representatives about the possibility of the Los Angeles Lakers’ star playing in Turkey during the NBA lockout.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan

Thompson: Jackson Greatest, No Matter Who Played For Him

The Lakers uncharacteristic early exit from the playoffs on Sunday was an unlikely end to Phil Jackson’s career. Regardless of whether Jackson appears courtside again, he is the greatest coach in American sports history. Period.

670 The Score–05/09/2011

Phil Jackson

Dorfman: Jackson’s Exit Was Sad To Watch

Seemingly every year there is a discussion about an athlete who stayed around one year too long. Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr. and Brett Favre are examples that come to mind.

670 The Score–05/09/2011

Kobe Bryant

Thompson: Lakers, Celtics Facing Must-Win Game 3s

No one could have predicted that the defending conference champions would be in such deep holes so early in the playoffs. The Lakers and Celtics are both down two games to none and find themselves in must-win situations.

05/05/2011

Derrick Rose

Rose And Kobe In A Class By Themselves

As impressive as Derrick Rose’s stats have been this season, his killer instinct and his ability to take games under his control are what has solidified him as the MVP front runner.

670 The Score–03/28/2011

Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose

Rose Falls With East In NBA All-Star Game

Derrick Rose had a rough weekend with the All-Star break. Saturday he lost the skills challenge, Sunday Rose and the East Conference lost. If that wasn’t enough, the Chicago star only scored 11 points throughout the game.

02/20/2011

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