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Kobe Bryant feeling the 3

Kobe is 3-of-7 on 3-pointers so far. He was 4-of-29 on 3-pointers in his previous 5 games. He's in his hometown of Philadelphia facing the 76ers. Follow live

Louis Williams returning tonight?

Williams missed the Lakers' last two games due to the death of his grandfather, but is listed as probable tonight for Los Angeles' matchup against Philadelphia. DFS late lineup notes


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers did a really nice extended intro for Lower Merion, Pa. High School product Kobe Bryant. Lot of cheers and chants of "Kobe!" from what appears to be a capacity crowd at Wells Fargo Center.

CFP rankings: 16-20

  • 16. Oregon (9-3)
  • 17. Oklahoma State (10-2)
  • 18. Florida (10-2)
  • 19. Houston (11-1)
  • 20. USC (8-4)

Kobe drifting away from the game (0:41)
FiveThirtyEight: Kobe is the 7th worst player in the NBA (3:15)
Kobe gets ready for final game in Philly (0:15)

Magic: Dodgers prepping offer to Greinke

Dodgers co-owner Magic Jonson said that the team is preparing a competitive offer to re-sign Zack Greinke but is prepared if he signs elsewhere. Johnson said, "Hes our No. 1 priority in the off-season." (via Mark Saxon)

Iverson messaged Kobe about retirement

Allen Iverson wrote to the Lakers star, in part: "To the Mamba, one of your biggest fans here. To the top competitor, with the biggest heart. You brought so much out of me like no other player ever has. ... There will never, ever be another Kobe Bryant. I love you bro and good luck to you." (via Stephen A. Smith)

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LeBron James reflects on Kobe Bryant's career

LeBron James, who idolized Bryant as a teenager, spoke about how Kobe's career affected him and what the future Hall of Famer meant to him and the NBA.

LeBron on Kobe: Disappointing we never met in NBA Finals (0:30)
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Kobe Bryant's career in photos

Bryant was a fresh-faced kid when the Lakers acquired him on draft day in 1996. Twenty years later, he's a superstar with a swan song. Photos

Kobe: In high school I always dreamed of being a Sixer (1:44)
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LeBron reflects on Kobe's career

When asked about his most memorable game with the retiring Lakers legend, the Cavs star cited the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal game: "They went zone on us and we needed to make a big bucket. We swung it around the horn, Kobe caught it on the left wing and shot a 3 with no thought about it." Full Q&A

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Kobe en Philly...

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe says in high school he dreamed of playing in Philly, but he jokingly says he had to "settle" for his childhood dream of being a Laker.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant says playing in his hometown after his retirement announcement is "the cherry on top" of everything. Tells the Philly fans "thank you for everything."

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Lebron regrets not meeting Kobe in Finals

"I didn't hold up my end of the bargain in 2009 for the fans, for us, to meet in the Finals. ... I know the world wanted to see it. I wanted it, we wanted it, he held up his end and I didn't hold up my end, and I hate that. I hate that that didn't happen."

Lasorda impressed by Dave Roberts (1:52)
Dave Roberts: Dodgers built to win (2:04)
Freshmen who made the biggest impact in Week 13 (5:38)
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All-Pac-12 football teams announced

Cal quarterback Jared Goff and Washington State signal-caller Luke Falk lead the list of All-Pac-12 selections by sharing first-team honors.

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A new L.A. story beginning in Chavez Ravine

L.A.'s new manager, who beat out apparent front-runner Gabe Kapler for the job, was an outfielder who played for the team from 2002 to 2004.