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Pilot in Kobe Bryant crash thought he was climbing rather than descending

Documents say Ara Zobayan was trying to climb out of cloudsCrash killed NBA legend, his daughter and seven othersThe pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported he was climbing when he was…

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Autopsy finds pilot in Kobe Bryant crash had no drugs or alcohol in system

Coroner: all nine on board sustained immediate fatal injuriesBryant crashed in thick fog north of Los Angeles in JanuaryThe pilot flying NBA legend Kobe Bryant and seven others, including his daughter, to a youth basketball tournament did not have alco…

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Sabrina Ionescu goes No 1 in ‘virtual’ WNBA draft as Gianna Bryant honored

Oregon star chosen first overall by New York LibertyWNBA pays tribute to Gianna Bryant and team-matesOregon star Sabrina Ionescu was the No 1 pick in the WNBA draft, as expected.When she’ll play for the New York Liberty is unclear. Continue reading…

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Vanessa Bryant says husband Kobe’s Hall of Fame election is ‘incredible’

NBA superstar was killed in helicopter crash in January‘Obviously we wish that he was here with us to celebrate’Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, has hailed her husband’s achievements after he was voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on …

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Basketball Hall of Fame to name 2020 class with Kobe Bryant likely to lead way

Bryant, Duncan and Garnett expected to be named to HallOther finalists include WNBA legend Tamika CatchingsA unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way.Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officiall…

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LA County sheriff says eight deputies took photos of Kobe Bryant crash scene

Sheriff says eight deputies involved in taking photos of sceneCrash still under National Transportation Safety Board probeLos Angeles county sheriff Alex Villanueva said eight deputies allegedly took or shared graphic photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopt…

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Kobe Bryant’s widow ‘devastated’ by claims deputies shared photos of crash

Vanessa Bryant makes statement through her lawyerNBA star and eight other killed in January crashThe widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant is “absolutely devastated” by allegations that deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where …

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LA deputies shared graphic photos of Kobe Bryant crash scene, report says

LA Times reports that county deputies shared graphic photosNBA champion and eight others were killed on 26 JanuaryAuthorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daug…

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LeBron James: there’s ‘never going to be closure’ over Kobe Bryant’s death

Memorial service was held for NBA superstar on MondayJames has spoken of struggling with grief for close friendLeBron James has spoken about his continuing grief over the death of Kobe Bryant last month.A memorial service was held for James’s fellow LA…

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Vanessa Bryant, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal pay emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant – video

Vanessa Bryant held back tears in an emotional tribute to her late husband and NBA legend Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna at a public memorial service held at the Staples Center. The former basketball greats Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal also gav…

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Tearful Michael Jordan pays tribute to ‘brother’ Kobe Bryant at memorial service

NBA star and eight others, including daughter, killed in crashVanessa Bryant gives powerful eulogy to familyThousands of fans pack into Staples Center in LAFriends, family and fellow athletes have paid tribute to NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight oth…

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Kobe Bryant’s widow sues helicopter owner over death of husband and daughter

Vanessa Bryant files wrongful death lawsuit in Los AngelesNBA star was killed along with eight others in January crashKobe Bryant’s widow is suing the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star and their 1…

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Kobe Bryant memorial: NBA fans pay tribute at Staples Center – live updates

Live coverage from Los Angeles at home of LakersKobe and Gianna Bryant and seven others died in January crashLeBron James and James Harden among attendees in LAEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFelt 6.28pm GMT It appears the actual event …

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Pilot in Kobe Bryant crash had violation over flying in reduced visibility

Ara Zobayan was reprimanded over incident in May 2015Other helicopter pilots divided over severity of penaltyNBA superstar and eight others died in crash last monthThe pilot of a helicopter that crashed into a southern California hillside, killing Kobe…

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‘Best All-Star Game ever’: new format breathes fresh life into NBA showcase

Team LeBron beats Team Giannis 157-155 in a thrilling finishNBA’s biggest stars hold nothing back in last-shot-wins fourthGordon leaps over 7ft 5in Fall but Jones Jr wins dunk contestPlayers were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and…

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

Bryant, who died last month, leads roll of Hall of Fame finalistsTim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Chris Bosh among star-studded listThree weeks after Kobe Bryant, one of the most dominant players in NBA history, was killed with his daughter and seven others …

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Kobe and Gianna Bryant buried in private ceremony near family home

Death certificates say father and daughter buried last FridayPublic memorial will be held later this month in LAKobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried on Friday in a private ceremony near the family’s southern California home, ac…

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Vanessa Bryant wishes ‘nightmare’ of Kobe and Gianna’s deaths would end

The former NBA star’s wife is struggling to deal with loss of both her husband and daughterVanessa Bryant has said in an Instagram post that she was both grieving and angry over the loss of her husband, NBA star Kobe Bryant, and 13-year-old Gianna in a…

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No sign of engine failure in Kobe Bryant helicopter accident, investigators say

Cause of crash still unknown as NTSB rules out engine failureAuthorities continue investigation, including role of heavy fogWreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any outw…

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Novak Djokovic pays tribute to Kobe Bryant after Australian Open win – video

Novak Djokovic honoured the late Kobe Bryant as he was crowned Australian Open champion for the eighth time. The Serb won a five-set thriller in Melbourne against Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Speaking afterwards in the Rod Laver Arena the No …