The sports world, even over here in Los Angeles, took part in expressing condolences and prayers, in the face of tragedy, through social media.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was recovering this weekend after surgery to repair his left Achilles tendon.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant underwent surgery Saturday for what appeared to be a rupture of his Achilles tendon, the team said.
Kobe Bryant scored 11 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and hit the go-ahead layup with 9 seconds left, leading the Los Angeles Lakers back to .500 for the first time in more than two months with a 99-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.
Wilson Chandler scored 23 points in place of an injured Danilo Gallinari, and Ty Lawson added 22 in the Denver Nuggets’ 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
For Dr. Jerry Buss, it was hard to beat watching his Lakers take on the Celtics. Wednesday night at the Staples Center, he would have been proud and honored, not only by the 113-99 victory the Lakers earned over the Celtics, but by the touching tribute given back by the city, and the people who loved him.
A memorial patch will be donned by the Lakers on their jerseys in honor of the team’s longtime owner Jerry Buss, who passed away in Los Angeles on Monday.
LeBron James put 32 points on the board and Dwayne Wade added 30 as the Miami Heat beat the Lakers 107-97 on Sunday for their sixth win in their last seven meetings.
After the NBA lockout nearly squelched our season, we suggest you bask in basketball fever and cheer your team onto victory at one of these local bars.
Kobe Bryant is sitting out his fifth straight game to rest his bruised shin.
The Los Angeles Lakers say Kobe Bryant won’t play in Wednesday night’s preseason finale because of an injury suffered in the team’s first preseason game against the Clippers.
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, Andrew Bynum added 18 points and seven rebounds before getting ejected in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers mixed it up with the New York Knicks in their fourth straight victory, 109-87 Sunday night.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes is likely to have surgery Tuesday to repair torn cartilage in his right knee, an injury expected to sideline him for several weeks.
The Los Angeles Lakers will hold their annual Chick Hearn Night and fans are being asked to donate a new children’s book at Sunday’s game against the Golden State Warriors.
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