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# Kobe Bryant

This month
March 2023
# Vanessa Bryant
LA County agrees €27m settlement with Kobe Bryant's widow after police shared crash photos
Kobe Bryant, teenage daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed when their helicopter crashed into a hillside near LA in January 2020.
Last year
# Verdict
Jury awards $31 million in damages over Kobe Bryant helicopter crash photos
Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters who rushed to the scene of the January 2020 crash took pictures of the carnage.
# Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa says she fears fatal crash photos will spread
Vanessa Bryant alleges she suffered emotional distress because personnel at the site shared photos they took of the scene.
# Court
Trial on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash photo set to begin
Lawyers for Los Angeles County do not dispute that the photos were taken, but insist they have never been made public.
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# Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant's widow agrees to settle lawsuit over deadly crash
The NBA star and eight other people died in a helicopter crash last year.
# Vanessa Bryant
Lawsuit alleges police officers shared graphic Kobe Bryant photos
The basketball star’s widow has posted on social media the names of four police officers she alleges shared graphic images.
# crash photos
Kobe Bryant widow can obtain names of police who shared crash photos, judge says
Graphic images were revealed from the site of the helicopter crash that killed the basketball great, his daughter and seven others.
# good reads
The scramble for Kobe Bryant's signature, Ian St John's influence and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
Marlon Brando and Billy Holland also feature in this week’s round-up.
# finding
Pilot in Kobe Bryant crash was likely disoriented: investigator
The accident resulted in the deaths of the NBA legend, his daughter and six other passengers.
# Grand Slam
Osaka wins second US Open title and says she's keeping Kobe Bryant's legacy alive
The 22-year-old lost the opening set to Victoria Azarenka 6-1 but fought back to claim the silverware in New York.
# Los Angeles
Kobe Bryant autopsy report: Helicopter crash pilot had no drugs in system
Nine people, including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna, died in the 26 January crash.
# class of 2020
Lakers great Kobe Bryant posthumously inducted into Hall of Fame
‘We wish he was here with us to celebrate, but it’s definitely the peak of his NBA career,’ his wife Vanessa said.
# Memorial
Tearful Michael Jordan commemorates 'little brother' Kobe Bryant
Shaquille O’Neal also spoke while Beyonce performed at a memorial event held at the Staples Centre.
# Tragedy
Kobe Bryant's widow sues helicopter company over fatal crash
The basketball star and his 13-year-old daughter were among the victims of last month’s helicopter crash.
# more than a game
'We'll never see another player like Kobe' - Bryant honoured as Team LeBron win NBA All-Star game
Kawhi Leonard was awarded the new Kobe Bryant MVP award.
'Not forgotten' - grieving LA Lakers pay tribute to Kobe Bryant
In a night of ceremony and tears at Staples Center, the late star’s former team hosted the Portland Trail Blazers.
# editorial standards
ABC news reporter suspended over his reporting of Kobe Bryant death
Matt Gutman released a statement apologising for his coverage.
# California
Kobe Bryant's widow shares emotional tribute to the basketball legend on Instagram
It’s the first time Vanessa Bryant has spoken about her husband’s death.
# LA Lakers
Body of Kobe Bryant identified as thousands gather for vigil to 'world's greatest basketball player'
Investigators are still working to identify the five remaining bodies from the helicopter crash.
# Los Angeles
Bodies being recovered from scene of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
LA County sheriff Alex Villanueva said it would take some time for all of the bodies to be recovered and identified.
# Mamba
'It's a great memory to treasure' - The Dubliner who once went toe-to-toe with Kobe Bryant
Emmet Donnelly guarded the NBA legend during a high school game.
# black mamba
Kobe Bryant's relentless spirit inspired fans and players alike through his illustrious career
The basketball icon and his daughter, Gianna, were among nine killed in a helicopter crash yesterday.
# games go ahead
Teen sensation Williamson, Lillard and Young among those to offer light on dark day for NBA
The tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter crash led to a sombre Sunday in the NBA.
# Kobe Bryant
'Tonight is for Kobe': Billie Eilish dominates Grammy wins as award show pays tribute to Bryant
Eilish won five awards, including both album and song of the year.
'Words can't describe the pain': Tributes paid to basketball star Kobe Bryant following his death
The 41-year old was killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday.
# Advantage
Neymar on the double as PSG extend Ligue 1 lead to 10 points
The Brazil star appeared to dedicate his second goal to Kobe Bryant, as his side defeated Lille.
# California
Basketball star Kobe Bryant (41) and his 13-year-old daughter have died in a helicopter crash
Police and fire personnel are at the scene and an investigation is underway.
# point break
LeBron 'happy to be in any conversation with Kobe' after passing his points tally
Lakers star LeBron James recounted how Kobe Bryant inspired him after overtaking the NBA icon.
# Footballer
Cooney keeping Kobe Bryant's words in mind as Six Nations hype builds
The 29-year-old Ulster scrum-half scored another two tries on Friday against Harlequins.
LeBron James: I'm just trying to put on a show for 'one of the greatest' Kobe Bryant
Elsewhere, the Kings snapped Boston Celtics’ 10-game winning streak.
Kobe Bryant says LeBron has to 'figure out a way' to win more championships
Kobe has some advice for The King.
# Award
Watch: Kobe Bryant wins Oscar for short animation about retiring from basketball
‘Dear Basketball’ is a short production based on a poem Bryant wrote in 2015, announcing his impending retirement from the sport.
# mamba out
'He made us rub our eyes and wonder what did we just see': An emotional night for basketball legend Kobe Bryant
The five-time NBA champion had his numbers retired by the LA Lakers last night.
# Rich List
Ronaldo named the world's highest-paid athlete for the first time
Lionel Messi, LeBron James and Roger Federer were next in line.
# California dreaming
Kobe bows out of the NBA in the shadow of the record chasing Warriors
The eyes of the basketball world will be on California season.
# the hunger games
This story about Kobe Bryant & pingpong shows just how competitive he is
The LA Lakers icon is retiring at the end of the season.
# Motivation
LeBron James on how one criticism on social media urged him to fix his biggest weakness
The player’s recent increase in efficiency is notable.
# Money Money Money
Kobe Bryant: How the highest-paid player in the NBA spends his millions
All the cars, houses, and lavish purchases.
# monday
We'll Leave It There So: McGregor hotly tipped, Towell signs for Brighton & all today's sport
Elsewhere, Kobe Bryant announces he’ll retire at the end of the season and Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw could be out for the next six weeks because of injury.
# Best Bits
Appreciate the genius of Kobe Bryant with the best plays of his career
Put your feet up for a few minutes and see why the basketball world will be so much worse off without Kobe Bryant.