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NBA alters All-Star Game format, adds Kobe Bryant tribute

January 31, 2020 12:28:08 pm

Bryant, who was the fourth-leading scorer in league history, was an 18-time All-Star selection and won a record-tying four-time All-Star Game MVP

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Kobe Bryant’s wife pays tribute to husband, daughter Gianna; thanks well-wishers on Instagram

January 30, 2020 9:01:40 am

Vanessa Bryant also made her Instagram page public when she released the new profile picture. She had set her account to private after the crash.

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Petition to make Kobe Bryant the new NBA logo nears 2 million signatures

January 29, 2020 11:50:34 am

Change.org said the petition, which has been signed by celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, and Usher, is the fastest-growing on its website and the first petition of 2020 to top 1 million signatures anywhere in the globe.

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Washington Post’s suspension over Kobe Bryant tweet sparks outrage

January 28, 2020 3:09:27 pm

Bryant was accused of and charged with sexual assault in 2003, but the charge was dropped after the accuser refused to testify. He later settled a civil suit with the accuser.

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How Kobe Bryant helped the NBA conquer the World

January 28, 2020 1:11:24 pm

As the NBA was desperate for a new face to represent a diversifying league without Michael Jordan in his prime, Bryant did more than any other U.S. player to fill that void.

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Kobe Bryant Up Close: Ferocious and Flawed, Gruff and Gracious

January 28, 2020 12:04:44 pm

Kobe Bryant’s sessions with reporters could be combative and obscure — he once compared his urgent, clamorous need to shoot to a city’s fight against crime — but they could also be honest and piercing, and the uncertainty could make performance art of such encounters.

Lakers-Clippers game postponed in wake of Kobe Bryant death

January 28, 2020 8:40:10 am

The Los Angeles Lakers game against the Los Angeles Clippers scheduled for Tuesday at Staples Center has been postponed following the death of Kobe Bryant.

The Kobe Bryant’s shot that wouldn’t fade away — his Fadeaway

The Kobe Bryant shot that wouldn’t fade away — his Fadeaway

January 28, 2020 9:53:27 am

There’s a reason why ‘Kobe-ing’ became a phenomenon. Jump up, shoot and yell “Kobe!”; be it a solitary game of hoops or a crunched up paperball hurled towards the waste basket. If it went in, all the better.

After Kobe Bryant’s death, the world of basketball tries to find a way to say ‘Thank You’

January 27, 2020 2:41:30 pm

Bryant, who retired after that 2016 game, died Sunday in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California, northwest of Los Angeles, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others.

Watch: Raptors, Spurs suspend play for 24 seconds in memory of Kobe Bryant

January 27, 2020 1:28:48 pm

The players of San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors honoured the legend by forfeiting possession for the first 24 seconds of play.

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Kobe Bryant’s brilliant and complicated legacy

January 27, 2020 1:50:14 pm

The crash also killed Gianna Bryant, 13, the second oldest of Kobe Bryant’s four daughters with his wife, Vanessa. They were traveling from the family’s base in Orange County, California, to Thousand Oaks, 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

‘Rest In Peace, Mamba’: Obama, Neymar pay tribute to basketball icon Kobe Bryant

January 27, 2020 9:07:28 am

A moment of silence was also held before Sunday's game in Denver between the Nuggets and Houston Rockets. The public address announcer ended the tribute with "Rest In Peace, Mamba."

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Zion King: With 17 points in 3 minutes, rookie announces his arrival on NBA stage in style

January 24, 2020 6:44:28 pm

Zion caught the eye of the media from a staggering age of 13 in his first season for Spartanburg Day School.

Curry brothers’ careers started over the kitchen sink

January 23, 2020 8:46:47 pm

With their father playing in the NBA, the young Stephen and Seth Curry had an all-access pass to watch games and practice -- but only if the trash was out, the dog was walked and all the washing up was done.

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Watch: Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic tears his jersey after missing five free throws

January 11, 2020 7:15:42 pm

Luka Doncic played the last few minutes of the first half with a jersey he ripped into a V-neck look on a frustrating night against the player he admired growing up.

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The NBA Elite Are Now From Everywhere

January 10, 2020 3:08:32 pm

Unlike Nash’s era, when the NBA certainly featured numerous successful international players but only a few who were considered truly elite, there are several at that level besides Giannis and Luka.

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NBA: Lakers and LeBron James can tie road wins record this week

December 17, 2019 12:57:24 pm

Their 14-game road winning streak is tied for the third-longest in NBA history. If the Lakers can beat the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday and the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, they will tie the record.

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green is growing but some things never change

December 6, 2019 1:19:24 pm

Part of Green’s lasting appeal with Michigan State fans has to do with his everyman nature. He has battled his waistline. His growth took time. Even now, he sometimes struggles to control his emotions.

How a James Harden dunk was ruled no basket and cost Houston Rockets a game

December 5, 2019 4:08:26 pm

The dunk and the controversy overshadowed a wild game. The Rockets were up, 102-89, at the time of the dunk, yet managed to lose that lead.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 35 points, Milwaukee Bucks win 13th straight

December 5, 2019 12:20:11 pm

The last time the Bucks had a longer winning streak than this was when they won 16 in a row spanning the end of the 1972-73 season and the beginning of 1973-74. They also had a 13-game run shortly after that 16-game streak ended.

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