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NBA: Kobe Bryant out an extra three weeks for LA Lakers due to knee injury

Sean Highkin Kobe Bryant will miss at least the next three weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers announced in a press release. Bryant's left knee was evaluated on Tuesday and he was still experiencing pain and swelling.

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Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant can't sway New York-bound Phil Jackson

Former LA Lakers coach Phil Jackson.

In the end, not even pleas from two of the most influential players in Lakers history will be able to keep Phil Jackson from decamping to New York.

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NBA: Kobe Bryant snubs Michael Jordan in choosing his dream pick-up team

LOS ANGELES - MARCH 28: Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers runs into Michael Jordan #23 of the Washington Wizards during the game at Staples Center on March 28, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 108-94. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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Erik Matuszewski Kobe Bryant passed over Michael Jordan for his ideal group to join in a pick-up basketball game, saying he'd take Magic Johnson as his backcourt mate along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and...

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Not Ron Burgundy, the legend continues for Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts as he grabs a rebound during the first half against the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center on December 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Karen Crouse The messianic trailer previewing one of the most anticipated events of the year in Hollywoodland ended with the words "The Legend Continues ... December 8.

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I'd beat LeBron James, maybe not Kobe Bryant: Michael Jordan

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan (45) flies to the hoop over the Indiana Pacers' Reggie Miller and Mark Jackson (13) during the third quarter Sunday, March 19, 1995, in Indianapolis. Despite Jordan's return, the Pacers beat the Bulls 103-96 in overtime. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) - JORDAN BULLS PACERS.tif - copied from MacJuke -  - PUB 952103 - 950321 Published - 1995

Michael Jordan says that in his prime, he could have taken LeBron James in a one-on-one showdown and might only have lost to Kobe Bryant because "he steals all of my moves."

LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant gets treatment in Germany

Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, left, of Spain, stands with guard Kobe Bryant, right, during the NBA basketball team's media day Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in El Segundo, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has travelled to Germany to undergo an treatment on his bothersome right knee

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Kobe Bryant's injury puts LA Lakers' future in jeopardy

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 16: Jodie Meeks #20, Kobe Bryant #24, and Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers watch in the first half during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 16, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Sam Amick Can we just fast forward to the summer of 2014 in Laker Land please?

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Double Dribble: LA Lakers face tricky decision as Kobe Bryant comeback looms

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29:  Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to someone in the crowd during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on October 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Paul Suttor The Los Angeles Lakers face the trickiest season in their long history.

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Kobe Bryant has broken bone in knee - Lakers

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has a broken bone in his left knee and is expected to miss six weeks, the NBA team said on Thursday.

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Kobe Bryant being slammed by Jim Brown is all bad for the status of black men

Memphis Grizzlies' Tony Allen (9) defends Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Stephen A Crockett There are two types of running backs: those who get the ball and dance around in the backfield waiting for a bit of daylight so they can slide through unscathed, and those who take the ball and go...

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NBA: LA Lakers defeat Detroit Pistons as Kobe Bryant's return gets closer

Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill, right, puts up a shot as Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, lower left, defends while center Pau Gasol, of Spain, looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Los Angeles Lakers capped an encouraging weekend with a much-needed NBA win on Sunday, using a 16-0 second-half scoring run to down Detroit 114-99.

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NBA: Kobe Bryant's contract extended with LA Lakers

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2013 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, in Los Angeles. The Lakers have signed Bryant to a 2-year contract extension. General manager Mitch Kupchak made the announcement Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, ending speculation that Bryant could end up with another team after this season. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed All-Star guard Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension.

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Kobe Bryant rusty in NBA comeback as Los Angeles Lakers beaten by Toronto Raptors

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during a 116-94 loss to the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center on December 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Kobe Bryant's made his much-anticipated season debut, finishing with nine points in his first game in eight months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon.

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Kobe Bryant's 31,000-point milestone

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Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 38 points and became the youngest player in NBA history to surpass the 31,000-point mark as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks 103-99 on Sunday.

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Kobe Bryant out for up to 9 months with torn Achilles

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Greg Heakes Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant faces up to nine months on the sidelines after his season-ending injury was confirmed as a torn Achilles, the NBA team said onSaturday.

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LeBron James dethrones Michael Jordan as most popular US athlete - poll

LeBron James attends a promotional event at Phenom House, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday.

LeBron James has overtaken Michael Jordan as the United States' most popular athlete, according to a Harris poll.

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LA Lakers draft pick Julius Randle relieved to be cleared to play

New sensation: The Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak Lakers part-owner and executive vice president of basketball operations, Jim Buss, introduce forward Julius Randle in El Segundo. The former Kentucky forward was selected seventh overall by the Lakers during the 2014 NBA draft.

Mike Bresnahan Waiting for Carmelo Anthony, Day 7 ...

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LeBron James rumours growing as silence continues

Mystery: Speculation abounds over LeBron James' choice of team next season.

Michael Lee Whenever LeBron James decides to stay in Miami with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, have a prodigal son-like homecoming in Cleveland, take the mantle from Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles, or form a new...

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Los Angeles Lakers veteran Pau Gasol is the big man in the middle of free agency

Adios? Pau Gasol may be saying goodbye to long-time LA Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant.

Billy Witz If it was not apparent by now that Pau Gasol is cut out a little differently, consider the outside interests of the sublimely skilled, ever so polite and supremely conscientious 7-foot center.

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New York Knicks only see one threat in keeping Carmelo Anthony ... Chicago Bulls

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) is defended by Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in New York. The Knicks won the game 102-92. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Sam Amick What better time than the Fourth of July weekend to discuss NBA free agency, that annual event when players who finally have the freedom to play where they want so often choose the most dramatic of...