Topic: Kobe Bryant

June 17, 2013

All basketball players work in the same medium, with something like the same tools. This doesn't mean they're all the same type of artist, though. We know the greatest players not just by the new things they create, but by how they create them.

February 11, 2013

Kobe Bryant's new Twitter feed reveals some, suggests much, and is generally and totally gripping and weird. So, pretty much perfect for Kobe Bryant, then, and a little masterpiece of opaque virtuosity.

January 23, 2013

We've tried live tweeting before. It did not go well. But writing a running diary as Kobe live tweets a replay of his historic 81-point game? You can count Sean Highkin (and us) in. 

October 23, 2012

The first installment in our NBA preview series on individual players focuses on perhaps the NBA's most individual player, Kobe Bryant, as he starts another season in his life's work: unapologetically working to harness his own world-historic self-obsession.

June 4, 2012

With our planet still ravaged by the effects of The Great Bug War of 2026, it’s nice to wax nostalgic from time to time and look back to a simpler time in Earth’s history. This time I will focus on when man and machine first became one and how the National Basketball Association (sports league, 1946-2024) dealt with the arrival of what was then referred to as The Singularity but is now commonly known as The Progress.

February 10, 2012

Reporters want some dude on the Lakers to weigh in on the NBA's biggest story. He won't play along. Who does he think he is, anyway? 

December 30, 2011

A really trippy animated rendering of the weird German knee procedure Kobe had this summer. 

November 13, 2011

Today’s stars may look up to him, but Jordan isn’t interested in being anyone’s mentor. He’s mostly concerned with making sure none of them approach his accomplishments.