We wanted to announce that effective April 24, the Lakers Nation will be no more. We will be known as Kobe Nation.

A 24/7 “informative” blog about Kobe Bryant and everything/everyone that revolves around him. We will discuss everything from his life in the court to his life outside of it.

At what famous club was Kobe and Vanessa spotted last night? You’ll know here first! Which ex-Lakers player was left babysitting their daughters, Natalia and Gianna? Let’s just say it rhymes with Ike Vandoherty. Where does Kobe buy his morning cup of ‘Jo? It’s not where you think it is. Oh-oh!


Thanks for all your support that you have given TLN thus far. This is just the beginning…

The Kobe Nation Staff

Update: Well, that was fun. And just to be absolutely clear, if you haven’t figured it out by now, it was all an April Fools Day joke. Don’t worry, the Lakers Nation isn’t going anywhere, but it’s great to know that you would really miss us if we did.

  • ab4sure


  • mfoznot

    Lame excuse for an April Fools.

  • ab4sure


  • bob

    if a joke good,but if u guys r serious this is stupid cuz we r lakers fans first then kobe fans second

  • daboss1848

    This would be funny it wasn’t already true for lots of fans in here . . .

  • http://lakers.com darkice18

    ahahahah good one TLN Staff! APRIL FOOLS! :)

  • TACH

    Ha ha… good one!

  • MARS

    wow, you got me. my first reaction was like “WHAAAAT?!” but you know, a laker fan has to be a kobe fan. so its cool! lakers all the way!!

  • Sako

    April Fools

  • Michael_23

    Why didn’t you ask the community for this first? I think this website represent past, present, and future. It’s good for all Laker news including off season trades, signs, and other news not having to relate totally to Kobe Braynt.

    But if this is an April fools joke, this is stupid. At least put, Jason Kidd to take paycut to join Lakers next season or something.

  • http://thelakernation.com sportsphanatic

    It’s April Fool’s u stupid ass fucking dumbshits.

  • gugy

    nice try! :-)

  • kobe-wan kenobi


  • Mashimashu

    Thank God, April Fools!

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Yes. In Kobe we trust.

    Name changes are ALSO taking effect.

    I’m changing my name to LD2-Kobe. :)

  • drew

    APRIL FOOLS!!! Kobe’s daughters are not even named Shaya and Sharia, those are his sisters…haha!!! His daughters names are Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant and Natalia Diamante Bryant.

    NICE JOKE!!!

  • PauKobeDynasty

    Nice joke guys….right?

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    No joke. Why would today be a day for a joke?

    Also, at the end of games, when Kobe has the ball… you’re not saying go “Lakers.” You’re saying, “go KOBE.”

    This name change is warranted!

  • e-bucher

    wow drew…you seem to surprise me yet again…

  • Keep Odom

    I hope that this is just and April Fool’s joke. I love the Lakers and Kobe. In that order. Just keep in mind that nothing is 100% for sure. But one thing I do know is that I will always be a Lakers fan. Don’t forget that no matter how much we all love Kobe he did flirt with the idea of leaving the Lakers. So, we have to be loyal to the team and not any individual player above all because no one player is bigger than the team. That is why if this is the case and this is no joke than I am sorry to say but it will be my last time even coming into this site. Thank you!

  • lakers4lyfe

    umm…this scared me. please say its a aprils fool joke

  • Kobe08-09

    omg are you guys foreal cuz if you are then thats stupid, man NIce April Fool joke

  • e

    nice april fools joke

  • DingleBerry

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!! finally!!!! Its all about kobe, fuk the rest of the lakers!!!

  • xtro

    WTF?!?!?!? April Fools Day, ya b@#$%^&*!!z!

  • ab4sure

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    Your name is so suited just for You. What a Dingleberry!!!!!!

  • goodfella

    nice try but if you were to say that kwame was coming back to LA then you would’ve gotten me. nice try though.

  • youknowwhatitis

    who got fooled?! lol

  • laker-nate

    better be a damn joke, cuz if u make this is strictly kobe site, then this site will be a joke…lakers come 1st, not kobe…i like kobe just as much as any other laker player…this better be some BS


    I just heard on EsPn that the Lakers are interested in signing,NO JOKE, Mickael Pietrus. Seems Don and Mike don’t see eye to eye on time on the floor and Mike feels it’s time move on,TO LA?!?

  • deez nuts

    this is a pretty good prank by the boys at TLN. I just realized what day it was today.

  • lakerschamps08

    well lets see how it works out..good 2 try something new…

  • MILO

    I palyed a sick ass joke on my friends as an early fool’s day joke last week.Via text message i told my friends as follows

    Kobe Bryant to have season ending surgery after re-aggravating his injured pinky in last nights game with Golden State.The decision was made by Bryant and the Laker staff in order to prevent further tearing.It is also said that Bryant might not join the US team this summer.

    Needless to say i got an overwhelming response of friends saying fu-ck Golden State and my stomach is hurting ect ect ect.I tried to suggest something like this to the TLN staff but being that im not that computer smart i was not succesfull in sending out an e-mail to them, but im sure that this would have topped all April fools joke by far.Specially if it would have been done a couple of days earlier to prevent the users from suspecting of a joke.OH WELL HAPPY FOOL’S DAY PEOPLE!!!

  • DubG87

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    i agree with this, good joke but stupid seriousness. kobe is a great player but if you want it to be like that just go to kb24.com

  • Shane Bien

    Its an April Fool’s Joke… please dont feed the animals

  • lafanfromindiana

    I was going to ask if this was a sports website or a knock-off of a True HollyWood Story or Entertaiment Tonight because I can care less with who babysits Kobe’s kids or where he buys his coffee. Where him and Vanessa are…..I’m kinda interested but thats just because she is so f’n hot and has given me a high temperature from booty fever.

  • http://www.otrbasketball.com/ lakersfan17

    April fools.

  • Lorenzo

    better be an april fools…

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    im really a kobe fan, but i think we are a LAKER nation, and if its for what people want, we want it to stay as it is now, for kobe news, check http://www.kb24.com

  • galen

    please be april fools..

    this is currently my #1 source for laker news and this make it so much easier to keep up. especially being an out of state fan.

  • west213

    mmmmm…. look at kobe’s wife…mmmmmmm…mmmmmmm…mmmmmmmm

  • dub824

    a better joke would have been to say that gasol bynum and ariza are comin back sooner


    I was in line at Subway for lunch and on my iphone looking at Lakers nation like i do every day. For i moment i can tell you that i was honestly sad. But then i clicked the comments. Well done guys.

  • Devean George

    BREAKING NEWS…. watch Bynum and Pau in practice….


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  • Jack

    For a sec, I totally forgot the date. It was that heart-breaking. Hopefully, it is a fool thing.

    I Love this website tooo much, and I love it coz’ it’s Lakers. Sure, Kobe is a big part of this, but at the end of the day, we love Kobe as much, only coz’ he’s a Laker.

    Nice Pic of Vanessa tough.

    again, TLN isn’t serious right?

  • Jack

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    Nah. If Bynum’s back, Espnews will make it big. But, there was no better prank than kobenation.com. It just sounds so realistic.

    We all like Kobe, but this news was one-hell-of-a-kind.

  • xxv112002

    Striking news from Kobenation.com

    Kobe goes to the bathroom! An unknown source says he only did number 1 because “he didn’t take that long”. Whether or not he washed his hands still remains a mystery.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    :lol: you really think we’d be the stalking, TMZ type?


    Good joke Nugget. And um, as big of a Kobe fan as I am, I would never change my handle to “LD2-Kobe”

  • west213

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    lol u f uckin gay lord

  • Devean George

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    dont hate cuz you got rick roll’d byatch…

  • WeToldYouBostonSucks