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Durant dominates Lakers

Basketball: Kevin Durant was the standout in Golden State's two-point OT win over the LA Lakers, topping off a class performance by sinking the winner.

Lakers fete Kobe with special night

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant was hailed as the “greatest” Los Angeles Laker of all Monday by fellow legend Magic Johnson in a ceremony to retire Bryant’s jersey numbers. The tribute came at halftime of the Lakers’ Staples Center matchup against the defending NBA ch...

Perspective | The Lakers are still trying to move beyond the ‘darkness of the Kobe Era’

Kobe Bryant poses with his family during his jersey retirement ceremony at the Lakers-Warriors game Monday night in L.A. (Chris Carlson/Associated Press) LOS ANGELES — The basketball world descended on Staples Center Monday night to celebrate Kobe Bryant, to honor his two deca...

As Kobe Bryant's numbers are retired, he hopes his legacy inspires the next generation

Kobe Bryant walked the same path he walked hundreds of times during a 20-year career that earned him this moment. From the tunnel that leads into the Lakers locker room, he emerged just as his short film, “Dear Basketball,” concluded on the video board at Staples Center. As t...

Lakes retire both of Kobe Bryant's jersey numbers

Kobe Bryant was honored by the Los Angeles Lakers as they retired both his No 8 and No 24 jerseys on Monday night. The ceremony took place at the Staples Center at halftime as the Lakers took on...

Durant tows Warriors past Lakers in OT on Kobe's night

LOS ANGELES – Kevin Durant scored 36 points and hit a tiebreaking 22-foot jumper with 7.3 seconds left in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 116-114, Monday ni...

'He made us rub our eyes and wonder what did we just see': An emotional night for Kobe Bryant

FIVE-TIME NBA champion Kobe Bryant was hailed as the “greatest” Los Angeles Laker of all Monday by fellow legend Magic Johnson in a ceremony to retire Bryant’s jersey numbers. The tribute...

BC-BKN--Warriors-Lakers

BC-BKN--Warriors-Lakers,553KD shoots Warriors past Lakers 116-114 in OT on Kobe's nightAP Photo LAS121, LAS120, LAS116, LAS111Eds: APNewsNow. Warriors 116, Lakers 114, OT. With AP Photos.Kevin Du...

KD lifts Warriors over Lakers 116-114 in OT on Kobe's night

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 36 points and hit a tiebreaking 22-foot jumper with 7.3 seconds left in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-114 Monday n...

One more time Kobe Bryant unites Los Angeles, thrills fans as jerseys retired

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles is spread out. It’s diverse. It’s urban and suburban. Like all big cities, it can be hard to get a consensus on what direction the ocean is, let alone complex issu...

Durant Shoots Warriors Past Lakers In OT On Bryant's Big Night

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 36 points and hit a tiebreaking 22-foot jumper with 7.3 seconds left in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-114 Monday...

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