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Kobe Bryant: American basketball player
Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player. As a shooting guard, Bryant entered the National Basketball Association (NBA) directly from high school, and played his entire 20-season professional career in the league with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant won many accolades: five NBA championships, 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), two-time NBA Finals MVP winner. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, he led the NBA in scoring during two seasons, ranks fourth on the league's all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists.

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In L.A., Kobe Dominates the Paint

In a city where street life happens largely in cars, residents speak of their loss through art and graffiti in public places.
NYTimes.com - Published

Pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash counseled by FAA after 2015 incident

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) faulted the pilot of the helicopter that crashed in January killing basketball great Kobe Bryant and eight others for violating flight rules in a 2015..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Kobe Bryant


Jennifer Hudson leads Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star game [Video]Jennifer Hudson leads Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star game

Jennifer Hudson performed and led an eight-second silence to Kobe Bryant at the NBA All-Star game in Chicago on Sunday (02.16.20).

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:03Published

Jennifer Hudson Honors Kobe Bryant At NBA All-Star Game [Video]Jennifer Hudson Honors Kobe Bryant At NBA All-Star Game

At Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, Jennifer Hudson belted out a beautiful tribute to honor late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant. It has been three weeks since Kobe, Gianna, and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Michael B. Jordan honours friend Kobe Bryant in All-Star game film tribute [Video]Michael B. Jordan honours friend Kobe Bryant in All-Star game film tribute

Michael B. Jordan has eulogised his friend Kobe Bryant for a new ESPN NBA All-Star Weekend tribute.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

Celebrities honor Kobe Bryant with tattoos [Video]Celebrities honor Kobe Bryant with tattoos

Kobe Bryant's untimely death has inspired many celebrities to honor his memory with ink.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:23Published

Team LeBron wins close fought NBA All-Star Game over Team Giannis [Video]Team LeBron wins close fought NBA All-Star Game over Team Giannis

Kawhi Leonard wins first Kobe Bryant MVP award as Team LeBron downs Team Giannis 157-155 in close fought NBA All-Star Game

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:36Published

NBA All-Star Game MVP Award permanently named for Kobe [Video]NBA All-Star Game MVP Award permanently named for Kobe

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announces the All-Star Game MVP award permanently named for Kobe

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:14Published

NBA All-Star captains LeBron, Giannis excited for game but missing Kobe [Video]NBA All-Star captains LeBron, Giannis excited for game but missing Kobe

NBA All-Star Game captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokuonmpo excited to be part of weekend but still feeling Kobe's death

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:32Published

Justin Bieber Cries, Wants To 'Protect' Billie Eilish From Industry [Video]Justin Bieber Cries, Wants To 'Protect' Billie Eilish From Industry

Screenshot Twitter/billie eilish source media, Gary Miller/Getty Images Justin Bieber got emotional and even had to wipe away tears while talking about wanting to protect Billie Eilish during his Beats..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist three weeks after death [Video]Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist three weeks after death

Kobe Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist three weeks after dying in helicopter crash

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:58Published

Kobe Bryant's Mamba Foundation Renamed To Honor Gianna Bryant [Video]Kobe Bryant's Mamba Foundation Renamed To Honor Gianna Bryant

Kobe Bryant's Mamba Sports Academy has been renamed Mamba & Mambacita Sports Academy. Kobe's widow Vanessa Bryant said the name change is to honor their daughter Gianna Bryant. Kobe and Gianna were..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg's apology following video outburst [Video]Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg's apology following video outburst

Newswoman Gayle King has accepted Snoop Dogg's apology following his vicious rant about her interview with Kobe Bryant's friend Lisa Leslie.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

Kobe Bryant's sports foundation updates name to honour his late daughter [Video]Kobe Bryant's sports foundation updates name to honour his late daughter

On Thursday, representatives for the Mamba Sports Foundation, which makes reference to Kobe's "Black Mamba" nickname, announced that they were changing the name to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports..

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game [Video]Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game

Hudson, a Chicago native, will perform before player introductions at the 69th All-Star Game on Sunday.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published

Kobe and Gianna Bryant have been laid to rest [Video]Kobe and Gianna Bryant have been laid to rest

he late NBA superstar and his daughter were buried at a Southern California cemetery Friday, according to their death certificates.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

Snoop Dogg apologises to Gayle King for vicious video attack [Video]Snoop Dogg apologises to Gayle King for vicious video attack

Snoop Dogg has publicly apologised to U.S. newswoman Gayle King for attacking her over questions she asked basketball icon Lisa Leslie about her friend Kobe Bryant during a TV interview last week.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published

Five big Hollywood stars revamped into tiny packages [Video]Five big Hollywood stars revamped into tiny packages

Pint-sized copies of Spike Lee, Cynthia Erivo and more hit Oscars' smallest 'red carpet'

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

Social Media Points Out Luke Perry, Sid Haig Were Missing From Oscars In Memoriam Segment | THR News [Video]Social Media Points Out Luke Perry, Sid Haig Were Missing From Oscars In Memoriam Segment | THR News

The In Memoriam segment of the 92nd Oscars on Sunday paid tribute to Oscar-winner Kobe Bryant and multiple nominee Kirk Douglas, but social media was quick to point out the notable names that did not..

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 01:20Published

Vanessa Bryant takes to Instagram to mourn Kobe and Gigi [Video]Vanessa Bryant takes to Instagram to mourn Kobe and Gigi

Vanessa Bryant has outpoured her grief on Instagram as she mourns her husband Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gianna.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

Kobe Bryant and Kirk Douglas honoured at Oscars [Video]Kobe Bryant and Kirk Douglas honoured at Oscars

Kobe Bryant and Kirk Douglas were among the stars honoured during the Oscars' In Memoriam segment at Sunday's (09.02.20) ceremony.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:06Published

Rihanna will 'never really get over' Kobe Bryant's death [Video]Rihanna will 'never really get over' Kobe Bryant's death

Rihanna has confessed the tragic death of basketball star Kobe Bryant is still weighing heavy on her mind.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Spike Lee's fashion tribute to Kobe Bryant at the Oscars [Video]Spike Lee's fashion tribute to Kobe Bryant at the Oscars

Spike Lee's outfit for this year's Oscars ceremony was designed to be a tribute to the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 00:56Published

Kobe Bryant, Victims' Memorial Set for February 24th at Staples Center | THR News [Video]Kobe Bryant, Victims' Memorial Set for February 24th at Staples Center | THR News

A date has been set for the public memorial of Kobe Bryant and the eight others who were killed in a helicopter crash last month.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 01:16Published

Gayle King slams CBS for airing excerpt of her Lisa Leslie interview about Kobe Bryant [Video]Gayle King slams CBS for airing excerpt of her Lisa Leslie interview about Kobe Bryant

King asked Leslie about Kobe Bryant's legacy in the YouTube clip from 'CBS This Morning'.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published

'Birds of Prey' Reviews Are In, Why 'The Crown' Is Leaving Netflix & More | THR News [Video]'Birds of Prey' Reviews Are In, Why 'The Crown' Is Leaving Netflix & More | THR News

'Birds of Prey' flies into theaters this weekend, and reviews are in for the movie. Plus, more on why 'The Crown' is coming to a close at Netflix and Gayle King's response to her Kobe Bryant interview..

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 04:33Published

 

Barack Obama, LeBron James, NBA luminaries share their favorite Kobe Bryant memories

Kobe Bryant was a source of inspiration to many of those around him during and after his 20-year NBA career.
USATODAY.com - Published

How Kobe Bryant helped China grow into basketball-crazed nation

In China, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was god-like. His impact on the nation and the game has been unlike any other NBA athlete.
USATODAY.com - Published

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects on Kobe Bryant as a child, Lakers great, family man and storyteller

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar once gave young Kobe Bryant advice about basketball. Two decades later, he played peek-a-boo with Bryant's daughter young Gianna.
USATODAY.com - Published

In California: Homelessness, Trump's big-ticket fundraiser and a prison proposal shut down

Gov. Gavin Newsom uses his State of the State to zero in on homelessness right around the same time President Trump arrives at the desert and a big-ticket fundraiser. Also, Kobe fans: He isn't buried..
USATODAY.com - Published

Kobe Bryant mourners are paying respects at wrong gravesite, says cemetery

Flowers left for Kobe Bryant are being cleared out on a daily basis at the Pacific View Memorial Park because the plot belongs to another family.
USATODAY.com - Published

PG&E Bankruptcy Update: The Debate Over Restructuring

Tuesday: An update on efforts to wrest the state’s largest utility from investors’ hands. Also: Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.
NYTimes.com - Published

Tributes paid to Bryant as Team LeBron beat Team Giannis at NBA All-Star Game

Emotional tributes are paid to Kobe Bryant as Team LeBron beat Team Giannis by two points at the 69th NBA All-Star game in Chicago on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

NBA All-Star Game opens with emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant

Magic Johnson addressed the crowd and Jennifer Hudson performed a rendition of "For All We Know" to honor the late Kobe Bryant at the All-Star Game.
USATODAY.com - Published

All-Star MVP Award named in honor of Kobe Bryant

The National Basketball Association All-Star Game MVP Award has been permanently named for the late Kobe Bryant, league Commissioner Adam Silver said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Dwight Howard pays tribute to Kobe Bryant at NBA Slam Dunk Contest with Superman slam

Dwight Howard paid tribute to Kobe Bryant in his return to the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, pulling out his signature Superman costume.
USATODAY.com - Published

NBA All-Star Game MVP award to be renamed the Kobe Bryant MVP Award

The NBA continued to honor Kobe Bryant, naming All-Star MVP trophy the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP Award, commissioner Adam Silver announced Saturday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist, three weeks after death

bryant named basketball hall of fame finalist, three weeks after death
CHICAGO - Three weeks after Kobe Bryant, one of the most dominant players in NBA history, was killed with his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash, the global sports icon was named a..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett highlight 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists

Along with the late Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett were named finalists for induction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
USATODAY.com - Published

Kobe Bryant's five most memorable All-Star Games from his historic career

The NBA icon, who played in 15 All-Star Games, won four MVP awards including in 2002 in his hometown. His legacy will be at forefront this weekend.
USATODAY.com - Published

Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg’s apology after he ‘threatens’ her over Kobe Bryant rape question

gayle king accepts snoop dogg’s apology after he ‘threatens’ her over kobe bryant rape question
Gayle King has responded to Snoop Dogg’s apology for verbally attacking her after she asked about Kobe Bryant‘s rape allegations in an interview following his death. Snoop Dogg apologised for..
WorldNews - Published

Snoop Dogg Apologizes After Criticizing Gayle King Over Kobe Bryant Questions

“I should have handled it way different than that,” Snoop Dogg said on Instagram. Last week he unleashed an angry response to an interview that touched on a 2003 sexual assault accusation against..
NYTimes.com - Published

ShowBiz Minute: Snoop Dogg, Swift, Best in Show

Snoop Dogg apologizes to Gayle King for rant over Kobe Bryant; Taylor Swift makes surprise appearance at NME Awards in London; Winner of 'Best In Show' enjoys lunch at Sardi's. (Feb. 13)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Snoop Dogg apologizes to Gayle King for rant over Bryant

snoop dogg apologizes to gayle king for rant over bryant
NEW YORK (AP) — After days of blistering criticism, Snoop Dogg has finally apologized to Gayle King for attacking her over her interview with former basketball star Lisa Leslie about the late Kobe..
WorldNews - Published

Snoop Dogg apologizes to Gayle King: 'When you're wrong, you gotta fix it'

Snoop Dogg has offered Gayle King a heartfelt apology after blasting her for asking WNBA player Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant's rape charge.
USATODAY.com - Published

Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna buried in private family service last week

With a public memorial service set for Feb. 24, Kobe and Gianna Bryant were laid to rest in a private burial last week, records show.
USATODAY.com - Published

NBA All-Star Game 'will have more meaning than it's ever had before'

"The league, the fans, the players will all pay tribute to the legendary Kobe Bryant," Chance the Rapper says in TNT ad for 2020 All-Star Game.
USATODAY.com - Published

'I'm so mad' - Bryant's widow 'refusing to accept' deaths of husband and daughter

Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa says her "brain refuses to accept" the deaths of her husband and their daughter Gianna.
BBC News - Published

Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa wishes 'this nightmare would be over'

kobe bryant's wife vanessa wishes 'this nightmare would be over'
LOS ANGELES: Vanessa Bryant said in an Instagram post on Monday that she was both grieving and angry over the loss of her husband, NBA star Kobe Bryant, and 13-year-old Gianna in a helicopter crash..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

'Angels are looking down on us': Altobelli family members who died in helicopter crash remembered at Angel Stadium

Baseball coach John Altobelli, wife Keri and daughter Alyssa, who died in helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, were remembered at Angel Stadium.
USATODAY.com - Published

Snoop Dogg says he 'didn't threaten' Gayle King for Kobe Bryant question, Katie Couric weighs in

Snoop Dogg has issued a follow-up video to his post last week calling out Gayle King for a question she asked WNBA player Lisa Leslie in an interview.
USATODAY.com - Published

Late Kobe Bryant honored at Academy Awards

Late Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant was honored in multiple ways Sunday night during the Academy Awards.
USATODAY.com - Published

Spike Lee pays tribute to Kobe Bryant at 2020 Oscars in purple and gold suit with No. 24

Spike Lee is making a fashion statement in honor of Kobe Bryant at the Oscars in a purple and gold suit.
USATODAY.com - Published

LeBron James still drawing rave reviews for his Kobe Bryant tribute dunk

People around the NBA are still talking about LeBron James' dunk from Thursday night that mirrored one Kobe Bryant did 19 years ago.
USATODAY.com - Published

Kobe Bryant helicopter engines showed no sign of 'catastrophic internal failure': NTSB

The two engines of the luxury helicopter that crashed into a steep hillside, killing basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others near Los Angeles last month, showed no evidence of a "catastrophic..
Reuters - Published

Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Wreckage Shows No Evidence of Engine Failure

Investigators said in a preliminary report that the helicopter hurtled toward the ground at 4,000 feet per minute before crashing.
NYTimes.com - Published

Kobe Bryant's helicopter engine did not fail, according to preliminary reports

Kobe Bryant's helicopter engine did not fail according to preliminary reports by the National Transportation Safety Board.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Oprah says Gayle King feels 'attacked' after fallout from clip of her asking about Kobe Bryant's rape charge

Oprah Winfrey says Gayle King is "not doing well," following the fallout over a clip of her asking Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant's rape charge.
USATODAY.com - Published

ShowBiz Minute: Weinstein, King, Oscars

Prosecution rests, defense gets turn at Weinstein rape trial; Gayle King angry at CBS promo of interview questions about Kobe Bryant; Days before the 2020 Oscars crews are busy setting up the red..
USATODAY.com - Published

In California: After weeks of mourning, a final farewell to Kobe

The date and location are finalized for a public memorial in Los Angeles honoring the Lakers legend and eight others. Plus: An inspection as part of a Camp Fire lawsuit has uncovered rusty PG&E..
USATODAY.com - Published

Kobe Bryant Memorial Is Planned for Staples Center on Feb. 24

The memorial will be held at the arena where Bryant was a star with the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 seasons.
NYTimes.com - Published

Kobe Bryant memorial planned at Lakers' home arena: report

Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, killed with eight others in a helicopter crash last month, will be honored at a public memorial service planned for Feb. 24 at the Staples Center, the team's home..
Reuters - Published

50 Cent: Gayle King's Kobe questions crossed a line

50 Cent: Gayle King's Kobe questions crossed a line  
USATODAY.com - Published

Florida Gators football coach Dan Mullen says helicopter travel a 'necessity' on recruiting trail

Kobe Bryant's fatal crash had the Gators' football staff "in shock," but coach Dan Mullen says helicopter is the only way to travel while recruiting.
USATODAY.com - Published

Gayle King responds to backlash after asking Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant's rape charge

Gayle King has angered many Kobe Bryant fans after asking Lisa Leslie, a WNBA player and friend of Bryant's, about the late player's 2003 rape charge.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. Senator Feinstein, citing Kobe Bryant crash, calls for helicopter warning systems

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday urged the Federal Aviation Administration to require terrain warning systems in commercial helicopters, technology that investigators say was not in use in..
Reuters - Published

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