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UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

Kobe Bryant’s résumé has yet another entry to validate his greatness


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

Kobe Bryant’s wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter at a sold-out memorial service for the two.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe Bryant

This All-Star weekend was Michael Jordan’s longtime home of Chicago, highlighted by a game where LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo served as captains – but it was, predictably and understandably, …


Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg’s apology for rant over Kobe

CBS anchor Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg’s apology for the profane, threatening video that he posted following an interview by her that angered some fans of the late …


Principal on leave for post on Kobe Bryant’s death resigns

A high school principal in Washington state who was on administrative leave for suggesting in a personal Facebook post that NBA superstar Kobe Bryant’s death was deserved has resigned


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Probe: Bryant helicopter was 100 feet from clear skies

Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others, did not show any evidence of engine failure


Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘Kobe is dead’

“Kobe is dead.” Those were the first words out of my middle son’s mouth when I answered the phone. I paused, waiting for the punchline to this really bad joke. …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Roses for Kobe and Gianna Bryant as Lakers return to action

Red roses adorned the courtside seats where Kobe and Gianna Bryant sat at the last Los Angeles Lakers game they attended. On the overhead video board, photos of Bryant in …


NBA All-Stars to wear Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 and Gianna Bryant’s No. 2

The NBA’s All-Stars will be playing this year with Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant in their minds and on their jerseys.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Lakers play outside to lighten spirits after Kobe Bryant’s death

The Los Angeles Lakers lightened the mood before their return to the court by playing soccer and American football in a park across the street from their training complex


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Kobe Bryant’s death puts spotlight on crash-warning system

The crash that killed nine people including Kobe Bryant has led to calls for crash-warning systems to be installed in more helicopters, but regulators and pilots worry that the instrument …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Larry Stone: For Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna, impact on women’s basketball cut short in most tragic way

Kobe Bryant’s shocking death Sunday at age 41 resonated with especially profound pain in that realm, where Bryant was a beloved figure. He was an absolutely unabashed supporter of the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Lakers return to practice amid grief over Kobe Bryant’s death

The Los Angeles Lakers ended practice with a few somber, almost plaintive laughs. As they left the court, they all passed under the oversized 8 and 24 outlined in white …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

‘He was awesome.’ Washington State’s DJ Rodman reflects on relationship forged with Kobe Bryant at young age

Young, bold and ambitious, DJ Rodman wasn’t afraid to make an introduction the first time he spotted Kobe Bryant milling the sideline of his sister’s youth soccer game in Southern …


Shaq: ‘Never could have imagined’ anything like Kobe’s death

Shaquille O’Neal tearfully said Tuesday he never could have imagined anything like Kobe Bryant’s death, remembering his former teammate as a great player whose kids called him “Uncle Shaq.”


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

AC Milan pays tribute to Kobe Bryant at San Siro match

AC Milan and its fans paid tribute to Kobe Bryant with lights and applause before and during Tuesday’s Italian Cup game against Torino at the San Siro stadium.


Kobe Bryant leaves lasting impact on women’s basketball

Kobe Bryant always had an interest in women’s basketball, one that he shared with many in the sport even before his daughter Gianna started excelling at the game.


Kobe Bryant and Philly: From hero to traitor to beloved

Jeered like a traitor just a few miles from the high school where he won a state title, Kobe Bryant stewed on the bench as the final minutes of the …


In #MeToo era, Kobe Bryant and other athletes often get a pass

Folded conveniently into the narratives about his “complicated past” was the detail about Kobe Bryant that could’ve wrecked him.


‘Citizen of the world’: Kobe Bryant promoted basketball globally

At a Lakers preseason game in Beijing in 2013, the arena rang out with chants of “Kobe! Kobe!” – despite the injured superstar not even having suited up.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Coach on Bryant helicopter put “heart and soul” into teaching

A school community in California is grieving the loss of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, and former teacher and basketball coach at the school


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Aviation experts suspect Bryant’s pilot got lost in the fog

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last radio …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Mike Jensen: Kobe Bryant was a star even among the biggest stars

Kobe Bryant’s immense international popularity was never more evident than during the 2008 Olympics.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Pro Bowlers remember Kobe Bryant as AFC tops NFC again

Pro Bowl turned into a tribute to Kobe Bryant


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Adam Morrison, other Gonzaga standouts recall Kobe Bryant’s tenacity, camaraderie as teammate

Dozens of former Zags took to social media to pay tribute to one of the NBA’s all-time greats.


A look at some of Kobe Bryant’s career highlights

Here are some of the many highlights of Kobe Bryant’s career. The former Los Angeles Lakers star was killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday morning.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant dies in California helicopter crash

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Kobe Bryant: Easy days for USA Basketball are over

Kobe Bryant played on the Redeem Team in 2008, the one that delivered a gold medal in Beijing after a series of USA Basketball disappointments in big tournaments.


’Disappointed’ Kobe Bryant removed from animation fest jury after petition cites old rape allegation

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant has been removed from this weekend’s Animation Is Film Festival days after an online petition protesting his appointment over his 2003 rape allegation surfaced online.


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018

Former Lakers star Kobe Bryant wins Oscar for animated short

Kobe Bryant is a winner in retirement, too. The former Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” a poem he wrote after …