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Kobe Bryant to be honored with moment of silence at Grammys 2020
The 2020 Grammy Awards will pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at the awards ceremony Sunday night. Producers are “working quickly” to come up with a way to honor the basketball superstar, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday at the age of 41, Billboard reports. A Recording Academy representative confirmed the tribute to the...
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Kobe Bryant fans pay tribute to NBA legend in wake of deadly helicopter crash
Kobe Bryant fans gathered near the Staples Center in Los Angeles to pay tribute to the late NBA star who – along with his daughter and as many as seven other people – was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday.
UCLA's Cori Close on Kobe Bryant's death: 'There's just no words'
UCLA women's basketball players and fans attending Sunday's game at Pauley Pavilion were stunned to learn of Kobe Bryant's death.
Lakers players shocked and speechless after learning of Kobe Bryant's death
Lakers players found out on flight back to Los Angeles from Philadelphia that Kobe Bryant had been killed in a helicopter crash.
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NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna shared a love of the game
Kobe and Gianna Bryant at a game between the LA Lakers and Dallas Mavericks in December 2019. | Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Gianna Bryant died with her father, Kobe, in a helicopter crash. She wanted to be a basketball star just like him. The deaths of basketball star Kobe Bryant and one of his daughters, Gianna — along with at least seven other people — in a helicopter crash Sunday have led to an outpouring of support and condolences. Amid those messages are a number that express heartbreak at 13-year-old Gianna’s life being cut short. Bryant’s 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers was full of championships and controversy, from public fallouts with co-stars like Shaquille O’Neal to his 2003 rape allegation (which he refuted). But Gianna’s career had not yet begun, and her father often spoke of her on-court skill and her bright future in basketball. Bryant got to see these skills firsthand, not just as a parent but as the coach of Gianna’s team; in a 2018 interview with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel, the former Laker said his daughter hoped to play in the WNBA when she was older, and that he believed she would do so. Bryant proudly told Kimmel about Gianna’s reaction whenever fans approached his family and told him to have a boy to carry on his basketball legacy: “She’s like, ‘Oh, wait, I got this!’” Bryant told Kimmel he was motivated to coach youth basketball in part to “try to teach the kids what excellence looks like” and said that as a coach, “we try to give them a foundation of the amount of work and preparation that it takes to be excellent.” For Bryant, that amount of work was immense, and excellence required intense preparation as well as tunnel-vision focus. Bryant had faced some criticism for this mentality, most recently for a 2019 Instagram post in which he seemed to mock the fourth-place finish of one of the youth teams he coached and spoke dismissively of one child who missed the team’s final game “for a dance recital so that should tell you where her focus was at this time.” As SB Nation’s James Dator explained, this attitude was part of Bryant’s brand — what he called the “Mamba mentality,” after his Black Mamba nickname: Bryant has a history of saying that single-minded determination is how you excel. Take his quote from the 2015 documentary, Kobe Bryant’s Muse. “We all can be masters at our craft, but you have to make a choice. What I mean by that is, there are inherent sacrifices that come along with that. Family time, hanging out with friends, being a great friend, being a great son, nephew, whatever the case may be. There are sacrifices that come along with making that decision.” Bryant eventually apologized for the post, and in the past made pains to state he wasn’t a dictatorial coach, like during a 2017 appearance on the Tonight Show, when he told host Jimmy Fallon of his daughters’ desire to develop their own playing styles, something he said he tried his best to encourage. Still, he admitted he couldn’t resist giving a bit of courtside advice, and later that year, he told The Late Late Show’s James Corden of the progress Gianna’s team had made in their ability to execute complex plays, saying, “We run the triangle offense; it’s awesome.” All that time on the court had Gianna thinking of her future. Bryant told former basketball star Reggie Miller in 2018 that Gianna was a big fan of the University of Connecticut team, an elite college women’s program, and that she was “hellbent” on playing for them as a college student. “She watches their interviews, watches how they play and learns — not just in wins, but in tough losses, how they conduct themselves,” the former Laker told the Hartford Courant. “It’s great, as a parent, to be able to see my daughter pull inspiration from them.” Bryant was committed to making that dream a reality, taking Gianna to games and recently sharing courtside analysis at a game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Brooklyn Nets. Kobe and Gigi courtside breaking down the game— ESPN (@espn) December 22, 2019 According to ESPN, Bryant and Gianna were on their way to one of her games in a helicopter when it crashed. Basketball fans are mourning not just a legend Sunday, but a teen who had the potential — and ardent desire — to become a legend in her own right.
Lamenta Michael Jordan partida de Kobe Bryant
Jordan y Bryant tuvieron una excelente relación pese a las comparaciones que siempre existieron
'Everyone stopped': Shock, silence and sadness overcome Kobe Bryant's Mamba Sports Academy
The games stopped and hundreds were left in shock and sadness at the Mamba Sports Academy in Newbury Park after the news of Kobe Bryant's death.
Kobe Bryant reflected on life during interview published days before death
In an interview published just days before he died in a helicopter crash Sunday, NBA legend Kobe Byrant reflected on his career and retirement.
Dow futures tumble 300 points on fifth US case of coronavirus
US stock futures dropped sharply Sunday night as fears of the coronavirus grew.
Rosalía, Alejandro Sanz, Mariachi Los Camperos y Marc Anthony se llevan el Grammy en medio de un día gris
En medio del drama por la muerte del ex jugador de los Lakers Kobe Bryant, los latinos recibieron sus gramófonos en el Staples Center de Los Ángeles
Kobe Bryant's daughter Gianna wanted to continue his basketball legacy
The revered basketball star described his daughter as "something else" when she's on the court.
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Grammys 2020: The winners list
Who won big at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards?
UCLA's mistakes pile up in loss to No. 12 Oregon
A little over 14 minutes into the first half against Oregon, UCLA had 14 points to go with its 14 turnovers.
UK sovereignty 'in jeopardy' if Huawei used for 5G, US warns
Mike Pompeo makes last-minute plea to ministers ahead of ‘momentous’ decision Britain’s sovereignty will be in jeopardy if the UK allows Huawei to develop its 5G infrastructure, the US secretary of state has warned.In a last-minute plea to senior ministers, who are expected to decide on Tuesday whether to use the Chinese company, Mike Pompeo described the decision facing Britain’s national security council as “momentous”. Continue reading...
China's death toll from coronavirus rises to 80: government statement
China's death toll from the coronavirus discovered at the end of last year has risen to 80 and the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 2,744 cases as of Jan. 26, the national health commission said in a statement on its website.
Magic Johnson remembers Kobe Bryant's life in heartfelt tribute
Earvin "Magic" Johnson remembered his fellow Lakers legend Kobe Bryant in a series of tweets today.
Iggy Pop reacts to his Lifetime Achievement Award at 2020 Grammys
Iggy Pop is feeling proud tonight.
Chris Brown brings 5-year-old daughter Royalty to Grammys 2020
Chris Brown brought a special date with him to the 2020 Grammys.
Kobe Bryant's daughter Gianna dies alongside NBA legend father
Thirteen-year-old Gianna "Gigi" Bryant was an aspiring basketball player.
BTS coordinates in matching coats on the Grammys 2020 red carpet
The all boys went for a neutral color palette.
Rocket attack strikes US Embassy in Baghdad
A rocket attack targeting the US embassy in Baghdad resulted in one rocket striking a dining hall on the compound on Sunday, reports said. Three rockets were fired at the embassy, a senior Iraqi official told AFP, with one rocket hitting the dining hall and two others landing nearby. A US official also confirmed to...
Costas: Kobe was always pushing for something better
Sportscaster Bob Costas reacts to the news of Kobe Bryant's death, and shares stories from his career.
With anti-Semitism on the rise, Auschwitz liberation commemorated
World leaders join aging Holocaust survivors in Poland on Monday to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, amid concerns over a global resurgence of anti-Semitism.
Kobe Bryant: Jim Gray recalls NBA star's final interview in uniform
Sportscaster and Fox News contributor Jim Gray, a lifelong friend of Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday, spoke about how he conducted the last interview with the NBA icon in uniform.
Grammys Pre-Ceremony Opens With Moment of Silence for Kobe Bryant As Fans Call for Awards Show to Be Cancelled
"Reschedule the Grammys," one fan said. "They don't matter today."
Grammy Awards 2020: Red carpet arrivals
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Billie Eilish matches her suit to her green hair on the Grammys 2020 red carpet
The double-G branding continued all the way to the star's fingerless gloves and matching green manicure.
Kobe Bryant talks about coaching his daughter
Basketball star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were headed to a basketball game Sunday afternoon when they were killed in a helicopter crash.
Coronavirus cases in Arizona, California push US tally to 5
The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday.
Grammy Awards will honor Kobe Bryant with a tribute tonight
A last-minute Grammys tribute is in the works for Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday with his 13-year-old daughter in a Calabasas helicopter crash.
Gigi Bryant Was a Great Basketball Player
Gigi on carrying on her father’s on-court legacy: “You don’t need no boy for that. I got this.”
Heavy sadness fills Kobe Bryant’s ‘second home’
Parteek Katyal of Bethpage had planned to wear a Knicks RJ Barrett jersey to Sunday night’s game against the Nets at the Garden. But as he stood in the fourth row from the baseline watching pregame warm-ups, he proudly displayed a No. 24 white Lakers jersey in honor of Kobe Bryant. “I’ve only worn this...
Nipsey Hussle awarded posthumous Grammy Award for best rap performance
Rapper Nipsey Hussle posthumously won the Grammy award for best rap performance at the 2020 ceremony.