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My favourite game: Iverson stuns Kobe’s Lakers in the 2001 NBA finals | Bryan Armen Graham

No athlete has ever embodied my hometown’s underdog spirit more entirely than AI on the night he led the Sixers to a famous upset of the seemingly invincible LakersThe 2001 Philadelphia 76ers are a tall tale that only grows unlikelier with time. The pr…

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LA Lakers, valued at $3.7bn, pay back Covid-19 small business relief loan

16-time NBA champs are world’s eighth-most valuable teamTeam have not played since shutdown of sports in MarchThe Los Angeles Lakers have repaid a loan of roughly $4.6m from coronavirus business relief funds after learning the program had been depleted…

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LeBron James says ‘closure’ will be tough if NBA season doesn’t resume

NBA star bemoans season abruptly canceled with Lakers in formJames said he didn’t think new system would have gelled so fastLakers were bound for first playoff appearance since 2013 seasonLeBron James says he won’t be able to enjoy “closure” on the Los…

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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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‘I ain’t playing’: LeBron James scoffs at games without fans due to coronavirus

Lakers star says he won’t play games in front of empty arenasJames scores 37 points as LA Lakers win 113-103 over Bucks NBA tells players to avoid high-fives and autographing itemsThe NBA wants its teams to prepare to play games without fans if necessa…

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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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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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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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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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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…

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Kobe Bryant ranked at the very top in the pantheon of US sports megastars

The NBA great exists at the summit of the American sports pyramid, in the rare mononymic air of Tiger, Serena and LeBronGrowing up in Philadelphia, I can remember exactly where I was the first time I heard Kobe Bryant’s name. It was the last day of a s…

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‘Devastating’: America mourns Kobe Bryant after death in helicopter crash

Trump and Obama send condolences to Bryant familyDaughter Gianna, 13, among nine people killed in CaliforniaAmerica remains in shock over the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash on Sunday.It emerged on Monday that the hel…

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Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and their shared love of basketball – video report

Gianna Bryant had dreamed of playing basketball professionally like her father, Kobe Bryant, but on 26 January, both she and her father were killed, along with seven others, when the helicopter they were travelling on crashed in California.Over the pas…

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‘Part of LA has died’: Fans pay tribute to Kobe Bryant outside Staples Center – video

Kobe Bryant fans gathered outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles to pay tribute to the NBA legend after learning of his death in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning. ‘Today’s the day that part of LA died, it’s been a tough day’ said one fan in trib…

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‘The city is bleeding’: LA Lakers fans gather to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant

NBA legend died at age of 41 in helicopter crash on SundayMemorials and tributes appear at Staples CenterKobe Bryant fans from across the city gathered at Los Angeles’ Staples Center to pay tribute to the NBA legend after learning of his death in a hel…

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Kobe Bryant: a life in pictures

A look back at one of the most storied careers in NBA history, following the death of the former LA Lakers basketball player in a helicopter crash Continue reading…