Tag: KOBE BRYANT

Emotions Fill the Arena as Kobe Bryant and Others are Inducted Into the 2020 Class of the Basketball Hall of Fame

Photo: Maddie Meyer (Getty Images) It’s been going on a year and a half since NBA superstar Kobe Bryant’s devastating death on Jan. 26, 2020. Over the weekend, the sports world celebrated Bryant’s life and achievements as the “Black Mamba” was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Advertisement From the Washington Post: Basketball’s biggest […]

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Watch Vanessa Bryant’s Entire Speech Inducting Kobe Bryant Into The Hall Of Fame

The 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class has a case for being one of the best in the museum’s history. Legends of the game of basketball — whether they be players, coaches, or broadcasters/journalists from the NBA, WNBA, or the world of college ball — achieved immortality be getting enshrined in Springfield. The […]

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Vanessa Bryant Celebrated Kobe With A Beautiful Hall Of Fame Speech: ‘I Love You Forever And Always’

The late Kobe Bryant is officially in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. During Saturday night’s induction ceremony, Bryant became immortalized in Springfield, as his wife, Vanessa, gave the speech of the night to celebrate his life and legacy while the great Michael Jordan, who considered Kobe a younger brother, stood by her side. […]

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Kevin Garnett Used His Hall Of Fame Speech To Celebrate Fellow Inductees Kobe Bryant And Tim Duncan

Kevin Garnett will forever be associated with Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. Their careers all intersected with one another, and Garnett had to go up against both on numerous occasions — with Bryant, it was in multiple Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals tilts, and with Duncan, it was for the title of the best power forward in […]

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Following Split With Nike, Vanessa Bryant Honors Gianna’s 15th Birthday With Philanthropic ‘Mambacita’ Line

Gianna Bryant and her father, former NBA player Kobe Bryant, attend the WNBA All-Star Game 2019 on July 27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nev.Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) On May 1, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant—also nicknamed “Mambacita” for the love of basketball she shared with her father, NBA legend Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant—would’ve turned 15 years […]

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I Hope You Already Got That Pair of Kobe’s That You Wanted Because If Not, You’re About to Pay Stupid Prices For Them

Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch” Photo: Panama Jackson On December 24, 2020, Nike (and I presume the Kobe Bryant estate, headed up by his wife Vanessa Bryant) decided to re-release the Nike Kobe Zoom 6 Protro in the green apple/black/volt-crimson colorway. The shoes, affectionately referred to as the “Kobe Grinches” (because of their super green […]

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It Looks Like Kobe, Nike Are Headed for Divorce

Photo: PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Getty Images) Prior to his tragic death in January of 2020, there were rumors that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had every intention of severing his long-standing relationship with Nike. How do I know this? Because psssst…I reported on it in December. Advertisement And now four months later, ESPN and CBS […]

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Jeanie Buss Discussed How Close Kobe Came To Joining The Clippers In 2004

Kobe Bryant completed a 20-year career with a single team, appearing in more than 1,500 games for the Los Angeles Lakers between the regular season and the playoffs. In that two-decade run, he amassed five NBA championships, 18 NBA All-Star appearances and a laundry list of accolades, and Bryant’s connection with the Lakers organization and […]

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Vanessa Bryant Released The Names Of The L.A. Deputies Who Took Photos Of Kobe’s Crash Site

The aftermath of the helicopter crash that ended Kobe Bryant’s life and that of his daughter continues, but the latest news is from Kobe’s late wife, Vanessa Bryant. In a series of Instagram posts, Bryant unveiled details of a lawsuit against the L.A. County Sheriff’s and Fire Departments due to their mismanagement of the crash […]

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Kyrie Irving, Vanessa Bryant Push for Kobe Bryant to Become the NBA’s New Logo

Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) Once upon a time, back when black and white TVs were still a thing and the 3-point-line was not, there was a bad motherfucker who played for the Minneapolis Los Angeles Lakers. His name was Jerry West. With his tenacious defense, clutch shooting, and unparalleled work ethic, the East Bank, […]

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Jewell Loyd Is Giving Young Players A Taste Of What It Was Like To Train With Kobe Bryant

Jewell Loyd is one of a handful of athletes carrying on the legacy Kobe Bryant left of connecting with the next generation of hoops lovers and players. But few know that legacy as intimately as Loyd. Over the past several years, Loyd has worked with NBA assistant Phil Handy, who was a close confidante and […]

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‘This Lacks Respect And Tact’: Vanessa Bryant Gathers Meek Mill After Disrespectful Kobe Bryant Lyric

NewsOne Featured Video Vanessa Bryant was rudely interrupted from grieving her late husband, former NBA star Kobe Bryant, after rapper Meek Mill placed himself in the center of controversy, playing off of Bryant’s untimely death. Last week rapper Lil Baby’s song “Don’t Worry” leaked, featuring a verse from the Philly rapper that quickly went viral. […]

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‘This Lacks Respect and Tact’: Vanessa Bryant Calls Out Meek Mill for His Kobe Lyric

Vanessa Bryant speaks during a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020; Meek Mill departs from the criminal justice center in Philadelphia after a status hearing, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.Photo: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez (AP), AP Photo/Matt Rourke (AP) Vanessa Bryant has spoken out against Meek Mill’s […]

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How Is Black Twitter Reacting to Meek Mill’s Song Referencing Kobe Bryant? Spoiler Alert: It’s ‘Going Bad’

Meek Mill looks on before Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020.Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images (Getty Images) Meek Mill has famously rapped about his “Dreams & Nightmares.” Well, this new song of his may just be a plain nightmare for him. On Wednesday, a snippet of his untitled song with Lil […]

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National Transportation Safety Board Determines Pilot ‘Abandoned His Training’ in Kobe, Gianna Bryant Helicopter Crash

A mural depicting deceased NBA star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, painted by @sloe_motions, is displayed on a building on February 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) In the year since the tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, speculation has been plentiful, but actual answers have […]

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NTSB Finds Kobe’s Pilot Violated Federal Rules, Draws Attention To Vanessa Bryant’s Helicopter Company Lawsuit

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Allen Berezovsky / Getty One year after the tragic crash which claimed the lives of NBA star Kobe Bryant, and seven other passengers including his daughter Gianna Bryant, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ruled pilot Ara Zobayan was in violation of federal rules and grew disoriented while flying in the […]

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NBA Stars Remembered Their First Time Playing Kobe Bryant

Every incoming rookie has their “Welcome to the NBA” moment. This usually comes courtesy of an established vet or a superstar firmly in their prime, who seizes the opportunity to show the young bloods just exactly what the league is all about. It can be a painful and humbling lesson. For some, it sends them […]

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On the Anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s Death, the Sports World Reflects on His Life and Legacy

People stop to take pictures in front of the new mural by French artist Mr. Brainwash picturing Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi in Los Angeles on January 31, 2020. Photo: Chris Delmas (Getty Images) I think we can all recall the exact moment that we learned of the tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant and […]

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Kyrie Irving Wore A Kobe Jersey To Nets-Heat As A Tribute For The 1-Year Anniversary Of Bryant’s Death

Tuesday, January 26 will mark the one year anniversary of the tragic helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and nine others in Los Angeles. It was a day few will ever forget, from the initial shock and disbelief to the tributes and stories that poured out in the days the followed. Bryant’s […]

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