Lakers beat NBA-best Spurs for 7th straight win

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Kobe Bryant agreed it might have been the Lakers’ best game so far. It technically wasn’t the worst for the San Antonio Spurs , though it often looked that way. The Lakers may not catch the NBA’s winningest team for the No. 1 seed in...

Kobe elevates All-Star game with his intensity and competitiveness

By Ian Thomsen LOS ANGELES – No need for everyone to like Kobe Bryant, it’s too late for that. But it’s only fair to appreciate him. Bryant reintroduced competition to the All-Star Game, outscoring everyone with 37 points and beating the East in a 148-143...