Kobe Bryant

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    25 Reasons Why Orange County Will Always Kick LA's Ass

    It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Kobe and Vanessa Bryant List Newport Coast Estate; 10 Looks at What $8.6 Million Gets You

    Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have listed one of their Newport Coast estates for $8.6 million. Don't know if that means they'll be leaving Orange County as they've been reported in recent years to have built/purchased other pads up there. But if you'd like to gander at the 20,000-square-foot house that i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    UCI Research Shows Passing and Dribbling Balls in Gyms Can Make You Really Sick

    Things haven't exactly been looking up for Kobe Bryant. He ended his last season with a torn Achilles. His Lakers made a quick exit from the playoffs. Now, he won't be handing the LA superstar baton to Dwight Howard, who left for Houston. Oh, and Vanessa's back! But at least we can now recognize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Calvin James Calvin, Parolee Who Lied He Was Investor for Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, Stole $198k Then Defended Self, Gets 13 Years

    A 13-year prison sentence has been handed to a parolee who defended himself in court before being convicted of stealing $198,000 from seven victims of a fraudulent investment scheme that included him having told marks Kobe Bryant and LeBron James were his clients.Calvin James Calvin, 48, of Newport ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Calvin James Calvin, Parolee Who Lied He Was Kobe Bryant and LeBron James' Investor, Guilty of Stinging 7 Marks for $198,000

    Calvin James Calvin--yes, that's not a typo--sold investors on a securities plan by claiming he was a financial investor for Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and other pro athletes.The Newport Beach 48-year-old was really a parolee barred from investment activities, but Calvin's worst phony role involved p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    [UPDATED with Threats, New Coach:] Lakers Fire Coach Mike Brown

    See the update at the end of this post about the Lakers hiring a new coach, a Mike Brown spotting near my house and threats his son received.ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 9, 1:29 P.M.: An Anaheim Hills dad is going to have more time to watch his son play for basketball powerhouse Mater Dei High School of Sant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Vanessa Bryant Selling One of 3 Houses She Got in Kobe Bryant Settlement

    Vanessa Bryant is reportedly selling one of three Newport Coast properties she received in her divorce settlement with off-again/on-again husband? Kobe Bryant. No one had been living in the five-bedroom, Mediterranean-style home that was built in 1999,  sits on a quarter of an acre in a gated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Tom Leykis Adds "Fullerton Police Department-Style" to His List of "Take Me Out..." Audio Clips

    On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of talking about the Kelly Thomas murder on The Tom Leykis Show. I had Facebooked Tom the horrific beating that the Fullerton police inflicted on Kelly; Tom was so disturbed that we talked about the incident for two hours, taking phone calls from apologists and non-apo ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2011

    What We Learned

    The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Drake Sings Karaoke Version of 'What's My Name' ... with a Fan!

    ​ Oh yeah, Hollywood. While we get our Justin Bieber sightings and Kobe Bryant run-ins, we're still jaded Southern Californians. So it's really rare when we are taken off-guard by celebrities who deign to mingle with mere mortals, so to speak. Take this girl Dee, for example, who was singing karao ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Mike Brown, Lakers Coach, Won't Let Traffic From Anaheim Hills Delay His Game

    ​As you might have heard, new Lakers coach Mike Brown and his wife Carolyn purchased a home in Anaheim Hills.That might sound like a rookie mistake given it's 44 miles to the Lakers practice facility and what seems like three days inching across the freeways if you're headed to the Staples Center ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    [UPDATED with Stunning New Development:] Kobe Bryant Accused of Injuring Man's Wrist at Church

    ​UPDATE, AUG. 17, 9:19 A.M.: The most important new wrinkle in the San Diego battery case against Newport Coast's Kobe Bryant is not that his attorney Mark Campbell is calling 21-year-old Thomas Hagos' accusations baseless and that they will be fully defended. Nor is it the fact that churchgoers a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Sons of New L.A. Lakers Coach, Mike Brown, Considering Mater Dei High

    Mike Brown, the new king of the Lakers castle.​Last week, Lakers fans learned that the legendary shoes of its retiring coach, Phil Jackson, were to be filled by a mostly-unproven coach who's best known for being LeBron James' first NBA coach. The news of Mike Brown's hiring caused mixed reactions, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Lakers Return to Honda Center Oct. 19

    ​The Lakers are down 2-0 to the Mavs, and if they lose tonight in Dallas all hope will be lost for a three-peat.Speaking of elimination, the Honda Center in Anaheim won't be the home of an NBA team for at least another season.Are you ready for some basketball?

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Kobe Bryant Stars in Chinese Hip-Hop Video

    ​Hey, if that whole basketball thing doesn't work out, Kobe Bryant can always launch a second career making cameos in hip-hop videos overseas. The versatile Laker is featured in "Tian Di Yi Dou" ("World Battle"), a music video starring Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou,which also seems to be a gl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    [UPDATED] Sacramento Kings in Serious Talks to Move to Anaheim: NBA Commissioner

    ​UPDATE, FEB. 25, 3:39 P.M.: Although Phil Jackson is the only one to go public with his opposition to the Sacramento Kings moving to Anaheim (scroll down to last post), there has been a lot of talk about the Los Angeles Lakers franchise working behind the scenes to stop a SoCal relocation to prot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Ron Artest: Only Reason He Plays for the Lakers Is In-N-Out

    Flickr user bridgetds​I like the Lakers, but despise Kobe Bryant. Ron Artest? Total weirdo, which makes him a class act in my book. And now another reason to like him: another In-N-Out nut.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    3hree Things: My Budding Man-Crush On Blake Griffin

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.In my 25 years as a hopelessly addicted basketball fan, I,  like most Los Angeles/Orange C ... More >>

  • News

    October 28, 2010

    OC's Scariest People

    Crypt from the headlines, here are our annual 31 flavors of fiendishness

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show Searches for the "Ghetto" at Westminster Mall

    ​On Mondays, this feature exposes things on the Interwebs from and about Orange County, drawing from many sources that touch on many topics.However, a recurring theme kept popping up while this week's installment was being put together concerning a certain Orange County shopping mall.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    Yours for just $57 million!​Today's news highlights include:Orange County's Real WonderlandJeff Overley reports that Newport Coast, billionaire Donald Bren's masterpiece bubble development, is "nearly finished" after 40 years. Overley calls the area "Pleasantville meets Bel Air," interviews conten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Powerhouse 2010 at the Honda Center

    ​Fueled by sets from hip-hop's biggest money makers, Power House 2010--presented by Power 106 FM-- delivered a massive, beer-soaked night club radiating with radio gloss, left-field surprises, Laker pride and a touch of 90s nostalgia. Drawing crowds that nearly sold out Anaheim's Honda Center on S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Hooray, The Lakers Win 16th NBA Title!

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyKobe Bryant at the Honda Center​ It was a long hard fight, but the Lakers finally prevailed. After the jump, Snoop's LA Lakers 2010 theme song. Just because.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Ex-Maid Drops Suit Against Kobe and Vanessa Bryant for $200,000 (But No Diamond Ring)

    Just another happy Newport Coast family​The poopy wrongful termination lawsuit brought by Kobe and Vanessa Bryant 's former maid has been settled out of Orange County Superior Court for $200,000--with $130,000 of that reportedly going to Maria Jimenez after her lawyers take their cut.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Vanessa Bryant Wears "Do I Look Illegal?" T-Shirt to Lakers Game!

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyVanessa Bryant, left, and Kobe Bryant at the 2009 Maloof Money Cup at the OC Fairgrounds.​Los Angeles Lakers fan are abuzz with news that Vanessa Laine Bryant, wife of Kobe, wore a blinged-out T-shirt with the words, "Do I Look Illegal?" to tonight's game.HOLLER!

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    5 Scummiest Athletes With Orange County Ties

    ​After years of refusing to spill the syringes, Mark McGwire admitted today to having used steroids on and off again for a decade. "I wish I'd never touched steroids," said the former big league slugger, via ESPN. "It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2009

    What You Missed: Maloof Money Cup, Amtrak Mooning, Detroit Bar, Surf Dogs, New Kids on the Block

    Keith MayWatch and learnIt may have been 5,000-degrees out, but the weekend's events raged on regardless. From reminiscing with one of our favorite boy bands ever (what, you don't have one?) to watching a labrador retriever go down the line with more ease and comfort than any surf pro, we could bare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Lakers Victory Parade Keeps Chugging to OC Thursday A.M.

    The Orange County version of the Lakers victory parade above is tomorrow, Thursday, at 10 a.m. on Main Street USA at Disneyland. The Anaheim resort issued a media advisory saying that MVP and Newport Coast resident Kobe Bryant and other unnamed players will participate in the event.Perhaps the deje ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    The Laker-tini At Morton's, For B-Ball Fans With Class

    Wanna show your support for the Lakers but not so keen on the garish merchandise (bright purple pool table for three grand, anyone?). Morton's--the posh steakhouse with locations in Santa Ana and Anaheim--has come to the rescue with the Laker-tini ($12), available from now until the end of the serie ... More >>

  • Food

    May 28, 2009
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    April 22, 2009

    Vanessa Laine Bryant Food Quiz Time!

    Since no free photos of Vanessa exist, we'll use Taco Man as a reminder of her half-wabette ethnicityI loathe Kobe Bryant, the wife-cheating, Shaq-insulting, pouting pendejo who happens to star on my favorite NBA team. I do feel bad for his wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant, but she ain't no long-suffering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Chile de Arbol Salsa at El Camino Real

    El Camino Real in Fullerton needs no real introduction to Weekly readers; we've given it much love over the years for its weekend menudo that draws in Mexican mamis too tired to cook and the fact that Kobe Bryant is known to haunt the place. It's probably the best, for lack of a better term, "normal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 17

    Orange County Register: South Coast Plaza shoppers are oblivious to President Obama's visit two miles away. If they can still afford South Coast Plaza, they are oblivious to his message, too. . . . Another Kobe Bryant court appearance, another dismissal. This time he was getting out of jury dut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Attention: Petaluma and West Palm Beach

    Fathers, lock up your daughters: Alfunction's coming to town.It seems as if a little band named (hed) PE has upcoming shows and needs a bass player. Something about their regular bassist having work visa programs. I don't know... Anyway, like every smart set of musicians in Orange County, when stuck ... More >>

  • Food

    February 8, 2007

    Restaurants for Cheating Lovers

    Where to take your mistress to eat

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Bo$$ Dogg

    Is Snoop selling out or just selling?

  • Features

    December 30, 2004

    When Irate Eyes Are Smiling

    The Year in Bad Theater

  • Features

    October 28, 2004
  • Columns

    July 22, 2004
  • News

    March 25, 2004

    Raped Again?

    Underaged slut wanted gang-bang sex, defense lawyer says in OC rape case

  • Features

    January 15, 2004
  • Columns

    January 1, 2004


    The Year in Your Hateful Letters

  • Columns

    August 21, 2003
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    July 31, 2003
  • News

    July 24, 2003

    Access for Ass Kiss

    Do Reg reporters love the DA, or is that a banana in their stories?

  • Columns

    July 17, 2003


    Melting in Ryder trucks and Hootenannys

  • Food

    June 26, 2003

    Checklist, Please!

    Five Complimentary Condiments

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Kill Your Idols

    But let them play until they embarrass themselves first

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