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Sixers spoiling Kobe's Philly farewell?

The winless 76ers outscored the Lakers 30-17 in the third quarter, taking an 80-75 lead into the fourth. Kobe Bryant had just 1 point in the third, giving him 17 for the game. Follow live

Kobe firing away from long range

Kobe Bryant has attempted 14 3-pointers tonight, his most in a game since 2008. His career high for 3-point attempts is 18, when he set the NBA record by making 12 in a single game in 2003. Follow live

Roy Hibbert involved in scuffle

Hibbert took exception to a foul from Isaiah Canaan and got into a shoving match with multiple 76ers players, at one point shoving an official aside to get back into the scrum. After a lengthy review, Hibbert was assessed a technical, as were the Sixers' JaKarr Sampson and Jerami Grant. Follow live

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Could Kobe Bryant envision being a potential owner or part-owner of a professional sports team in the future? " I havent really had a burning desire to look into it too much," Bryant said. "But if I do, if its something I feel passionate about and dive into it, and be part of a franchise and help a franchise grow, then thats something Ill look into." What about a role with the Lakers after his playing days are over? "Me and the Buss family weve grown up together," Bryant said. "Jeanie and Jimmy, theyve known me since I was a kid. It would be an honor to help them with the transition to try and get back to the top."

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¿Llorar? "Eso no sucederá en la duela", asevera Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant ya imagina el momento del adiós a las duelas y tiene claro que no derramará ninguna lágrima en público. Leer

Who was better: Kobe or Duncan?

Both have five rings. Both soared over their generation. But if you had to pick one of Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan, who would it be? Vote!


Kobe cools off after hot start

After making three of his first four shots, and scoring 13 points in the first quarter, the Lakers star slowed down, going 1-for-5 in the second. He still has 16 points at halftime, helping LA lead by 8 in Philadelphia. Follow live

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Jerry West: Painful to watch Kobe now

The man who brought Kobe Bryant to Los Angeles said of the retiring star in an interview with Reuters: "It has been painful for me to watch him. It bothers me. A lot of people will remember him for how he's playing now. I won't."

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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

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant said he doesn't have a preference whether the Lakers retire his No. 8 or his No. 24 jersey at some point in the future. Said Lakers spokesman John Black: "Weve had internal discussions and will continue with more formal conversations on the issue, but as to what number will be retired or when we will do it, we do not have any information to share publicly at this time."

Philly fans chant 'Kobe!' before 76ers vs. Lakers (0:35)

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)
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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)