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Category: Kobe Bryant

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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 …

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How would Kobe Bryant’s 2003 rape case have fared in the #MeToo era?

The NBA great’s untimely death led some to recall a disputed sexual encounter that interrupted but did not derail his careerIn the first moments that followed news of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death in a helicopter crash at age 41 last weekend, news reports…

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LA Lakers honor Kobe and Gianna in first game since helicopter tragedy

Lakers return to action for first game since helicopter crashRoses adorned courtside seats where Kobe and Gianna satRed roses adorned the courtside seats where Kobe and Gianna Bryant sat at the last Los Angeles Lakers game they attended. On the overhea…

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The race to grieve: how social media has made professional mourners of us all | Max Rushden

While it is no one’s place to tell anyone else how to express sadness or pain, it sometimes feels there is a race to show that you have the most compassionThere is a tradition dating back to ancient Egyptian times for professional mourners who would tu…

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Kobe Bryant tribute among NBA’s dramatic All-Star Game format changes

NBA announces major format changes to the All-Star GameScores to be reset after second and third quarters then restoredLeague says there will be multiple tributes to Kobe BryantKobe Bryant’s final jersey number will be something this year’s NBA All-Sta…

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Vanessa Bryant speaks for first time of loss of Kobe and Gianna

Basketball superstar’s widow posts about devastation of losing husband and daughterThree days after the Los Angeles basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash, his wife, Vanessa, has spoke…

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Kobe Bryant brilliance, Super Bowl showreels and Six Nations memories | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features rally mayhem, card frenzy and a Stuart Baxter coaching masterclass1) Kobe Bryant’s death shocked the sporting world. A highlights package here can barely do his talents justice but here’s a sample. We start with a youn…

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Kobe Bryant brilliance, Super Bowl showreels and Six Nations memories | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features rally mayhem, card frenzy and a Stuart Baxter coaching masterclass1) Kobe Bryant’s death shocked the sporting world. A highlights package here can barely do his talents justice but here’s a sample. We start with a youn…

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LA mourns Kobe Bryant, activist and icon: ‘We didn’t just lose a basketball player’

Tributes spring up across the city, where many saw him as a beacon of hope in an era of deep divisionMurals honor Bryant and his daughter Gianna – in picturesIn Los Angeles, everyone is mourning Kobe Bryant in their own way.Within hours of his death on…

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Kobe Bryant death: NBA star’s helicopter lacked recommended warning system

NBA champion and eight others were killed on SundayEarly warning system may not have prevented crashThe helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to the ground but it is unclear it woul…

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Say hello to the bad guy: How Kobe Bryant crafted the Mamba mentality

The late LA Lakers star was a ruthless opponent, a difficult teammate and an undeniable athletic geniusIt’s impossible to sum up Kobe Bryant’s dedication to basketball in just one anecdote, but there’s one small incident that comes close to doing it ju…