Tag: KOBE BRYANT

The Rescheduled Lakers-Clippers Game Has The Lakers Playing Three Straight Days In April

The Los Angles Lakers and Clippers finally know when they’ll play at Staples Center, and it involves a lot of schedule shuffling from the Lakers to make happen. The matchup between both of L.A.’s teams was cancelled in January, as it was scheduled on the Tuesday after Kobe Bryant’s tragic helicopter crash that killed nine […]

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Color Of Change Petition Calls Out Lack Of ‘Journalistic Integrity’ When Reporting Black Celebrity Deaths

Black celebrity deaths have not been handled in a deservingly delicate manner as media outlets appear to be in a mad dash to be first to break the news, neglecting the impact this could have on their loved ones. And while social media has become an epicenter for communication of all sorts that has empowered […]

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Watch Magic Johnson And Jennifer Hudson’s Powerful Kobe Bryant Tributes At The All-Star Game

The 2020 NBA All-Star Game features numerous tributes to Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and the rest of the lives lost in a helicopter crash in California last month. There are alterations to the way the game is scored, special uniform numbers, and more, as Sunday offered an opportunity for the basketball-watching world to come […]

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‘Nothing is More Heartbreaking’ Obama Says of The Kobe Bryant Tragedy During NBA All-Star Weekend

President Barack Obama (L) talks with Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers while filling care packages during a NBA Cares service event at the Boys and Girls Club December 2010 in Washington, DC. Bryant and all the members of the 2010 NBA Championship Lakers team volunteered on projects at the club before being honored […]

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Barack Obama On The Deaths Of Kobe And Gianna Bryant: ‘Nothing Is More Heartbreaking’

The NBA All-Star Game brings all kinds of people to its host city, and with Chicago handling those duties it seems inevitable that former president Barack Obama joined the festivities this weekend. Obama was all over Chicago during All-Star Weekend, hosting a “fireside chat,” attending NBA events and also speaking about the heartbreak he’s felt […]

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TNT’s NBA All-Star Saturday Tribute To Kobe Bryant Featured Chadwick Boseman And Ice Cube

NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago was bound to be full of Kobe Bryant tributes in the wake of his tragic death in a helicopter crash along with eight others, including his daughter, Gianna. The NBA world continues to be in mourning, but Bryant’s impact expands far beyond just basketball. That was evident once again in […]

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How Will The All-Star Game Honor Kobe Bryant? NBA Legend Remembered During Annual Exhibition Game

The NBA’s annual All-Star weekend was held in Chicago this year and included its’ usual exhibition challenges – Rising Stars Challenge, Celebrity Basketball Game, Skills Challenge, 3-Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Contest, took place and included players throughout the league. On Sunday, some of the NBA’s best will match up for a fun, yet […]

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Damian Lillard Wore A ‘Mamba Forever’ Jacket During His All-Star Saturday Night Performance

Damian Lillard was expected to have a very active All-Star Weekend, with a spot in the Three-Point Contest, All-Star Game, and a scheduled performance as Dame D.O.L.L.A. on Saturday night as well. A strained groin suffered in the Blazers last game before the break in Memphis derailed those plans, forcing him to pull out of […]

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90,000 People Vying For Tickets to Kobe Bryant Memorial Within First 24 Hours of Sale

Signage on a Metro train near Staples Center pays tribute to Kobe Bryant before the first Lakers game since the former NBA star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash, on January 31, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Kobe and “Gigi” were among nine people killed in a the crash as they […]

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90,000 People Vying for Tickets to Kobe Bryant’s Memorial Within First 24 Hours of Sale

Signage on a Metro train near Staples Center pays tribute to Kobe Bryant before the first Lakers game since the former NBA star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash, on January 31, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Kobe and “Gigi” were among nine people killed in a the crash as they […]

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We Now Know How Kobe Bryant Learned The Slovenian Swears He Used To Trash Talk Luka Doncic

Kobe Bryant’s tragic death in a helicopter crash cut short a life that had many stories unwritten, and it’s made tales about Bryant’s legendary competitiveness and drive pop up all over the place as tributes pour in. But one story that charmed many people earlier in the NBA season now has an explanation. Dallas Mavericks […]

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Ladies and Gentlemen, We Present Your 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend Preview

Image: NBA Each year, millions of people forgo Cupid and his machinations to descend upon the NBA’s host city of choice in favor of something we all know and love: NBA All-Star Weekend. Sadly, I won’t be in attendance, but here’s a preview of what’s in store. Friday: Celebrity Game + Rising Star Challenge Eerily […]

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Kobe And Vanessa Bryant: A Look Into Their 20-Year Love Story On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is representative of love in all forms – this includes new and old love. Despite the recent death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, and the somber emotions his passing evokes within many, some can find solace in the love he had for his family – particularly his wife Vanessa of nearly two decades. […]

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Gayle King Says She Accepts Snoop’s Apology; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Calls Him Out

Photo: Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images), Amy Sussman (Getty Images), Rich Fury (Getty Images) On the heels of Snoop’s mama making him apologize to Gayle King for trash-talking her, calling her names, issuing a veiled threat against her and thereby opening her up to harassment from his legion of loyal fans, the veteran journalist says she […]

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Lou Williams Paid Tribute To Kobe Bryant With A Song On His New EP

The basketball world is gathering in Chicago this weekend to celebrate All-Star Weekend, and while everyone in attendance will be there to see some of the game’s biggest names take the floor on Sunday evening, they’ll all have heavy hearts. The league has a number of tributes in store for Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, […]

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‘I Don’t Always Get It Perfect’: Gayle King Responds To Snoop Dogg’s Apology

Source: Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com / WENN A week after Gayle King and Snoop Dogg divided the public, the two seem to be making amends. This week, Snoop Dogg apologized for calling King a “b*tch” and other degrading words in response to her interview with Lisa Leslie. “Two wrongs don’t make no right,” he mentioned in an […]

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Sick of Her Son Ruining Her Good Name, Snoop’s Mom Makes Him Apologize to Gayle King: ‘Two Wrongs Don’t Make No Right’

Photo: Riccardo Savi (Getty Images for Concordia Summit), Erik Voake (Getty Images for Salute the Troops Teenagers are often insufferable, and in my formative years I vividly recall my mother bestowing some invaluable advice that remains with me to this day. After our umpteenth dispute over my lackluster grades, or talking back after breaking curfew, […]

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Momma Knows Best: Snoop Dogg’s Apology To Gayle King Came After He Spoke To His Mother

After a vicious verbal attack on Gayle King following her interview with former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, Snoop Dogg has apologized to the “CBS This Morning” host after having a talk with his mother. King faced an overwhelming amount of scrutiny after asking Leslie about Kobe Bryant’s 2003 rape allegations, questioning if the incident complicated […]

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Kobe and Gianna Bryant Laid to Rest at Private Funeral: Report

Photo: Elsa (Getty Images) As we continue to await details of the public memorial for Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven other passengers who perished in a helicopter crash in late January, reports say Bryant and his daughter were quietly buried in a private ceremony Friday. The Los Angeles Times reports that according […]

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Vanessa Bryant Says She Knows What She’s Feeling Is ‘Normal’

Kobe Bryant poses with his family after both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles.Photo: by Harry How (Getty Images) It’s the kind of grief that comes without an expiration date, but Vanessa Bryant knows that what she’s feeling is “normal.” Two […]

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Rest In Power, Kobe And Gianna Bryant: Everything To Know About Their Private Funeral

Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were buried during a private funeral in southern California, according to multiple reports. Their funeral came on Friday, nearly two weeks after they and seven other people died in a helicopter crash while traveling on their way to a basketball game that Kobe was going to coach and Gianna […]

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