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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, …


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

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.


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.


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 …


‘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: 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.


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017

Lakers to retire Kobe Bryant’s 2 jersey numbers in December

One retired jersey number just isn’t enough for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers announced that they will retire Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 in a …


Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas getting help from Kobe Bryant

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is getting some tips on his game from Kobe Bryant and praise from some of basketball’s biggest s tars. The 5-foot-9 Thomas, who has been …


Kobe Bryant surprise appearance thrills Gonzaga players at Final Four

Kobe Bryant had a mic-drop exit from the NBA, and a jaw-dropping entrance to the Gonzaga Bulldogs on their first night at the Final Four.


Kobe Bryant memorabilia stolen from ex-NBA star’s alma mater

Authorities say memorabilia from Kobe Bryant’s high school career have been stolen from a display case at the former NBA star’s school near Philadelphia.


Los Angeles Lakers fire Byron Scott

Byron Scott will not be back to coach the Los Angeles Lakers after winning only 38 games over the worst two seasons in the franchise’s 68-year history.


Kobe Bryant says farewell after 20 years with the LA Lakers

Kobe Bryant is down to one last shot, and everybody knows he’s going to take it.


Bryant leaves an All-Star Game winner, West rolls 196-173

Kobe Bryant exited the All-Star Game for the final time to watch Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry wrap things up with 3-pointers.


Curry stays atop NBA jersey list, Porzingis debuts at No. 4

Stephen Curry is still on top in jersey sales and Kristaps Porzingis is already making a run at him.