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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, wearing a No. 24 jersey, speaks about Kobe Bryant prior to an NBA game between the Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
February 01, 2020 - 2:45 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James wiped his eyes as the national anthem ended. Wearing Kobe Bryant's No. 24 jersey, James wrapped teammate Anthony Davis, in a No. 8 jersey, in an embrace. The Lakers' two current superstars were back on the court Friday night for the team's first game since Bryant,...
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In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant (24) high-fives his daughter Gianna on the court in warm-ups before first half NBA All-Star Game basketball action in Toronto. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and several others are dead after their helicopter went down in Southern California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 31, 2020 - 3:18 pm
The NBA's All-Stars will be playing this year with Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant in their minds and on their jerseys. So, coming soon: No. 24 Giannis Antetokounmpo, and No. 2, LeBron James. As part of what will be a long series of tributes to Bryant and his daughter Gianna, the NBA announced Friday...
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Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, center, celebrates with guard Buddy Hield, right as center Dewayne Dedmon watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The Kings won 124-103. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
January 31, 2020 - 2:21 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — De'Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings knew it was going to be an emotional night in Los Angeles. They responded with one of their best games this season. Fox scored a career-high 34 points and the Kings made a franchise-record 21 3-pointers in a 124-103 victory over the Clippers...
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This undated photo provided by Group 3 Aviation shows helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan standing outside a helicopter, at a location not provided. Zobayan was at the controls of the helicopter that crashed in Southern California Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, killing all nine aboard including former Lakers star Kobe Bryant. The other person inside is unidentified. (Group 3 Aviation via AP)
January 31, 2020 - 12:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ara Zobayan's passion for helicopters began as a teenager and took flight years later after a life-changing trip soaring above the vast Grand Canyon. The freedom felt by the man who would become Kobe Bryant's pilot was transformational, inspiring Zobayan to scrimp and save to...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James joins team members during NBA basketball training outdoors in El Segundo, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The Lakers held their second practice Thursday, while they continue to grieve for former player Kobe Bryant. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 30, 2020 - 6:56 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Before the Los Angeles Lakers practiced on the final day before their first game since Kobe Bryant’s death, they played. The players, their coaching staff and general manager Rob Pelinka took to the park across the street from the team’s headquarters Thursday to kick...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant poses for pictures with his wife Vanessa, left, and daughters Natalia, second from right, and Gianna as they stand on the court after an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 30, 2020 - 9:51 am
Vanessa Bryant made her first public comment Wednesday since the helicopter crash that killed husband Kobe Bryant, one of their daughters and seven other people, taking to Instagram to thank people for the global outpouring of support since the tragedy. She also announced the formation of a fund to...
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Fans pay respect at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
January 30, 2020 - 12:56 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The crash that killed nine people including Kobe Bryant has led to calls for crash-warning systems to be installed in more helicopters, but regulators and pilots worry that the instrument can trigger too many alarms and prove distracting. "Another warning system screaming at you...
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Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, left, talks with forward LeBron James, center, and forward Anthony Davis at their NBA basketball practice facility, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in El Segundo, Calif. The Lakers held their first practice since the team was rocked by Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 30, 2020 - 12:22 am
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers ended practice with a few somber, almost plaintive laughs. As they left the court, they all passed under the oversized 8 and 24 outlined in white on the black wall above the door to their locker room. Anthony Davis and several other Lakers paused and...
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Fans watch a video tribute to Kobe Bryant on the scoreboard before the Los Angeles Kings play the Tampa Bay Lightning in an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
January 29, 2020 - 11:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All the Los Angeles Kings players showed up to Staples Center wearing Kobe Bryant jerseys before the arena's first sporting event since the retired Lakers superstar's death in a helicopter crash. The Kings also honored Bryant and the other victims of Sunday's crash with a pregame...
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DJ Khaled poses in the press room with the award for best rap/sung performance for "Higher" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
January 29, 2020 - 8:08 pm
MIAMI (AP) — DJ Khaled will be celebrating his first-ever Grammy win in the city where the former radio host built his career: Miami. The hitmaker will perform at multiple pre-Super Bowl events this week, which will be jam-packed with other A-list celebrities, including Diddy, Shaquille O'Neal,...
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