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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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Drake pays tribute to Kobe Bryant in new Toosie Slide video [Video]

Drake pays tribute to Kobe Bryant in new Toosie Slide video

Drake has paid a subtle tribute to late basketball legend Kobe Bryant in his new Toosie Slide video.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published
Vanessa Bryant Poses in Front of Kobe and Gianna Mural with Remaining Daughters [Video]

Vanessa Bryant Poses in Front of Kobe and Gianna Mural with Remaining Daughters

Vanessa Bryant shared footage of her oldest daughter, Natalia, posing in front of a mural of her late father, Kobe,and sister, Gianna.

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Kobe Bryant's widow 'devastated' by 'deplorable' d*ath scene photos scandal [Video]

Kobe Bryant's widow 'devastated' by 'deplorable' d*ath scene photos scandal

An attorney for Kobe Bryant's widow has slammed the alleged dissemination of the basketball icon's d*ath scene photos among Los Angeles authorities as "inexcusable and deplorable" behaviour.

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Graphic Photos Of Kobe Crash Shared—Investigation Launched [Video]

Graphic Photos Of Kobe Crash Shared—Investigation Launched

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is opening an investigation. This comes after after deputies were accused of sharing graphic images of a helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published
LL Cool J advised Kobe Bryant against 'gangster rap' career [Video]

LL Cool J advised Kobe Bryant against 'gangster rap' career

LL Cool J has recalled how he once urged Kobe Bryant to scrap an album of gangster rap recordings.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published
Celebrities uplift Vanessa Bryant after eulogizing her late husband and daughter [Video]

Celebrities uplift Vanessa Bryant after eulogizing her late husband and daughter

Celebrities took to social media after Vanessa Bryant bravely remembered her late husband, Kobe Bryant, and their daughter, Gianna, during a public Celebration of Life on Monday.

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Gabrielle Union shares 'Kobe Bryant memorial service was healing to witness' [Video]

Gabrielle Union shares 'Kobe Bryant memorial service was healing to witness'

Gabrielle Union has described the star-studded memorial service in honour of the late Kobe Bryant as a "healing" experience.

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Beyonce and Alicia Keys perform at Kobe Bryant's memorial [Video]

Beyonce and Alicia Keys perform at Kobe Bryant's memorial

Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera performed at the public memorial for late basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on Monday.

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Jordan, O'Neal pay tribute to Bryant [Video]

Jordan, O'Neal pay tribute to Bryant

Basketball legends Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal make emotional speeches in memory of their friend Kobe Bryant

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:41Published
LL Cool J advised Kobe Bryant against gangster rap album release [Video]

LL Cool J advised Kobe Bryant against gangster rap album release

Rapper LL Cool J once advised NBA legend Kobe Bryant against forming a rap career, admitting he was "confused" when the pro basketball star played his album to him.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:07Published
Michael Jordan remembers Kobe Bryant [Video]

Michael Jordan remembers Kobe Bryant

Michael Jordan gives an emotional tribute and admits he's given the world another “crying Jordan” meme.

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Beyonce, Alicia Keys and More Honor Kobe and Gigi Bryant During Emotional Memorial | THR News [Video]

Beyonce, Alicia Keys and More Honor Kobe and Gigi Bryant During Emotional Memorial | THR News

Stars, family and friends gather together at Los Angeles' Staples Center to honor the late Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 02:42Published
Michael Jordan pays emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant [Video]

Michael Jordan pays emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant

Fighting back tears, basketball great Michael Jordan has paid tribute to his close friend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash last month.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:38Published
Olivia Culpo and Jada Pinkett Smith honour Kobe Bryant at Milan Fashion Week [Video]

Olivia Culpo and Jada Pinkett Smith honour Kobe Bryant at Milan Fashion Week

Olivia Culpo and Jada Pinkett Smith honoured Kobe Bryant during Philipp Plein's runway show at Milan Fashion Week in Italy over the weekend.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Memorial service held for Kobe and Gianna Bryant

Thousands attended a service for the NBA star and his daughter who died in a helicopter crash in January.
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Kobe Bryant: Wife Vanessa leads emotional memorial to basketball star and daughter Gianna

Vanessa Bryant gives a moving tribute to her late husband, basketball legend Kobe Bryant, and daughter Gianna at a memorial service in Los Angeles.
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Kobe Bryant's widow sues helicopter firm over deaths

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Kobe Bryant: How a basketball legend inspired young players

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

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 finalist to the..
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'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.
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Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa wishes 'this nightmare would be over'

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 last month.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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'Brothers for life': Former Lakers attendant remembers Kobe Bryant

Manny Sandoval, who arrived at the Los Angeles Lakers as a team attendant in 1996, the same year as Kobe Bryant, said the death in a helicopter crash of the basketball legend and friend "was like a..
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Emergency 911 phone calls on Kobe Bryant crash show witnesses concerned about fog

Recently released emergency 911 phone calls about the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant showed witnesses were concerned about the poor visibility due to fog and revive the tragic moment that..
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Damian Lillard: Portland Trail Blazers point guard continues scoring streak

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard has now scored 293 points in six games, while the LA Lakers have won their first game since Kobe Bryant's death.
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LeBron celebrates his 'brother' Kobe in emotional speech

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James leads tributes at Lakers' first game since Bryant death

LeBron James leads tributes to Kobe Bryant at the LA Lakers' first game since he died in a helicopter crash.
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Thousands turn out to mourn Kobe Bryant as Lakers return to the court in LA

Tens of thousands of Kobe Bryant fans flooded the grounds around Staples Center on Friday ahead of his former team's first game since his death in a helicopter crash earlier this week that stunned..
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Kobe Bryant helicopter firm was not allowed to fly in fog

Island Express Helicopters was restricted to flying in clear conditions, officials say.
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Helicopter in Kobe Bryant crash lacked certificate to fly in fog

The company whose helicopter crashed and killed basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others on Sunday was not certified to fly in foggy conditions requiring pilots to use only cockpit..
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Shadow of Kobe Bryant hangs over first Lakers game since his death

Kobe Bryant's former team the Los Angeles Lakers will make an emotional return to the court on Friday for the first time since his death earlier this week in a helicopter crash that shook basketball..
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Helicopter company in Kobe Bryant crash not certified to fly in poor visibility: reports

The charter company whose helicopter crashed and killed basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others on Sunday was not certified to fly in conditions requiring pilots to fly using only..
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Kobe Bryant: NBA to honour basketball great in All-Star Game

The NBA will honour Kobe Bryant with a change of format in next month's All-Star Game in Chicago.
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Kobe Bryant: Vanessa breaks silence on husband's death

Vanessa makes her first comments after Sunday's crash that also killed one of the couple's daughters.
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Kobe Bryant: Washington Post reporter reinstated after tweet row

The Washington Post backtracks after suspending a reporter who posted about Kobe Bryant's rape case.
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Final moments of Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash revealed by investigators

Moments before Los Angeles basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and the seven others perished in a helicopter crash, the pilot had tried to climb out of layer of clouds, but the..
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Playing basketball with Kobe

Kyle Helton grew up with the late basketball legend and remembers his dedication on and off the court.
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Kobe Bryant's high school coach lost his 'hero,' LeBron James 'devastated'

Kobe Bryant's high school basketball coach said he lost a hero when the former NBA superstar was killed in a helicopter crash, one of the tributes that continued to pour in on Tuesday while..
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Investigators seek answers to chopper crash as Kobe Bryant, eight others mourned

Investigators will continue after sunrise Tuesday to sift through the wreckage of Kobe Bryant's ill-fated helicopter that crashed in California, killing the former NBA star, his daughter and seven..
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Petition to make Bryant the new NBA logo nears 2 million signatures

Nearly 2 million people have signed an online petition to use Kobe Bryant's image as the new logo for the National Basketball Association following the death of the Los Angeles Lakers great on Sunday.
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Nike says Kobe Bryant merchandise sold out on website

Nike Inc's Kobe Bryant merchandise was sold out on its website, the company said on Tuesday, following reports the company had pulled products branded by the NBA star who died in a helicopter crash on..
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