He didn't walk away, he flew away, on the wings of legend, through the clouds of Hollywood, with a final act unmatched in Los Angeles sports history.
The farewell for Kobe Bryant felt contrived until the player scored 60 points in a magical Lakers win, Dylan Hernandez writes.
It has become a mythical tale, one that grows in importance whenever the talk turns to Kobe Bryant's legendary workout for the Lakers in 1996 and exactly how
The throng had grown to dizzying proportions by late afternoon, thousands upon thousands pressed shoulder-to-shoulder outside Staples Center. David Tsoy stood
Kobe Bryant finished with 60 points in his final game of his career, leading the Lakers to an improbable win 101-96 over the Utah Jazz. Photos: Kobe Bryant's road to retirement Interactive: What readers say about Kobe's legacy
The journey Kobe Bryant has been on for 20 years as one of the best ever to play in the NBA will reach its conclusion Wednesday night at Staples Center.
On Wednesday Kobe Bryant will play in his final game, finishing his 20th season with the Lakers. Here is a look at 10 of the key moments over Bryant's memorable
Michael Balzary remembers seeing the teenage basketball player for the first time at a movie premiere in Los Angeles, red carpet and all.
As Kobe Bryant plays out his 20th and final season with the Lakers, the Los Angeles Times has reached out to players, coaches and broadcasters for recollections
The old footage shows the youngest All-Star starter in NBA history walking toward center court inside Madison Square Garden. As he slaps hands with Penny
Kobe Bryant had taken four questions, including two in Italian, from media members crammed around him inside a hotel ballroom when a reporter from a Toronto
Kobe Bryant's final NBA All-Star game turns into a love fest as West rolls to historic 196-173 victory
Someone actually tried to defend Kobe Bryant in his final All-Star game, refusing to step aside and yield one last magical moment. Well, sort of.
Kobe Bryant looks great in tribute video but not on court as Lakers lose his final game at San Antonio
The Kobe Bryant tribute video lasted 2 minutes 29 seconds, a sharply produced compilation with kind words from San Antonio players and Spurs Coach Gregg
Kobe Bryant had entertained four questions, including two in Italian, from the mass of about 150 media members crammed around him inside a hotel ballroom when a
In 2007, the Lakers engaged the Cleveland Cavaliers in talks, offering a disgruntled Kobe Bryant for LeBron James, according to a report on ESPN.com.
The latest big surprise of the Lakers' season, other than their calamitous record and Kobe Bryant's retirement announcement, came in the form of pregame
Lakers Coach Byron Scott said he didn't get caught up in Kobe Bryant's vintage performance Tuesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
There used to be chants of "Beat L.A Beat L.A Beat L.A" during the national anthem when Kobe Bryant and the Lakers came here in the early 2000s to play the
Before the Lakers played Portland on Saturday night, Trail Blazers Coach Terry Stotts spent his two-minute pre-game press session talking about Lakers guard
Coach Byron Scott was not amused as the Lakers flew from Orlando to Dallas, leaving behind a two-point loss and unknowingly headed toward an eight-point one.
Buried below the public displays of affection between Kobe Bryant and Jerry West, three younger Lakers quietly scored more than half the team's points.
Kobe Bryant will vacillate often, surely, but the question will always be in the background: Is this his final season or will he return to the Lakers for one
Kobe Bryant was back Tuesday night and then he was gone again before the first half was over, his strained right Achilles' tendon too sore for him to continue
With 13.1 seconds left in the game Friday night and the Lakers down, 115-113, to one of the NBA's best teams, Kobe Bryant drove hard to the right side of the
The big first surprise of the Lakers' season, other than their 2-14 record, came in the form of pregame introductions in Philadelphia.
Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James blames himself for depriving the NBA of a showdown between Kobe Bryant and James in the 2009 Finals.
The producers at The Players' Tribune knew they had a big story when Kobe Bryant chose their small but emerging website to announce his impending retirement.
Doc Rivers isn't contemplating rocking chairs, gold watches or any other farewell gift for the last time the Clippers play host to Kobe Bryant.
Fans who want Kobe Bryant's "Dear Basketball" letter that was handed out at Staples Center before Sunday's Lakers game might have to pay a pretty penny.
For better and for worse, Kobe Bryant has been synonymous with the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years. Whether you knew basketball or not, you knew Kobe. No last
On Sunday, Kobe Bryant announced his intention to retire after his 20th season with the Lakers. Here is a look at 10 of the key moments over Bryant's memorable
While Kobe Bryant warmed up before the Lakers' game against the Indiana Pacers Sunday night, the fans inside Staples Center stood and took pictures and videos
When Lakers fans arrived at their seats on Sunday at Staples Center for the game against the Indiana Pacers, a letter from Kobe Bryant was waiting for them.
On the night Kobe Bryant announced that he will be retiring at the end of the season, Lakers center Roy Hibbert was having his own special moment.
Kobe Bryant announced that this will be his last season in the NBA in a poem he wrote for the Players' Tribune that was released hours before Sunday's game.