Kobe Bryant

American basketball player

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Kobe Bryant: American basketball player
Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Bryant won five NBA championships, and was an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, a 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), and a two-time NBA Finals MVP. Bryant also led the NBA in scoring twice, and ranks fourth on the league's all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists.


Kobe Bryant mural at Tampa's Seminole Heights Elementary teaches kids to keep chasing their dreams [Video]

Kobe Bryant mural at Tampa's Seminole Heights Elementary teaches kids to keep chasing their dreams

Eighty-foot-tall Kobe Bryant mural at Tampa's Seminole Elementary, which was created by Rojo the Artist, teaches students to keep chasing their dreams. Story:

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'Kobe' and 'Gianna' baby names are on the rise in 2020 [Video]

'Kobe' and 'Gianna' baby names are on the rise in 2020

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, both lost their lives in a helicopter crash earlier this year.

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Vanessa Bryant congratulates Los Angeles Lakers after NBA Championship victory [Video]

Vanessa Bryant congratulates Los Angeles Lakers after NBA Championship victory

Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa led congratulations for the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night after the late sportsman's former team beat Miami Heat to take home the NBA Championship title

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Lakers knew they 'had to win NBA title for Kobe' - Morris [Video]

Lakers knew they 'had to win NBA title for Kobe' - Morris

The Los Angeles Lakers dedicate their NBA Finals victory to the late Kobe Bryant

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Fans celebrate Lakers' NBA championship [Video]

Fans celebrate Lakers' NBA championship

Fans crowded into the streets outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles onSunday night, after the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 106-93 onSunday night to win the NBA Finals in six games...

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Lakers fans go wild after NBA championship win [Video]

Lakers fans go wild after NBA championship win

LeBron James capped another illustrious title run as the Los Angeles Lakers earned their record-tying 17th championship at the NBA Finals on Sunday night near Orlando. Gloria Tso reports.

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LeBron 'humbled' after he & Davis compared with Bryant & O'Neal [Video]

LeBron 'humbled' after he & Davis compared with Bryant & O'Neal

LeBron James and Anthony Davis become the first LA Lakers duo since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal in 2002 to score more than a combined 60 points in an NBA Finals game.

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Kobe Bryant's Childhood Hoop Set To Hit Auction Block After Penn. Home Sells

The hoop Kobe Bryant molded his jump shot on as a child is set to hit the auction block ... and it can be all yours -- if you've got a small fortune lying around. TMZ Sports has learned that just.. - Published

Kobe Bryant Makes Forbes List of 'Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities,' Earned $20 Mil

Kobe Bryant is still a titan of industry -- even in death -- so says Forbes which just ranked him #6 on its "Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities of 2020" list. The NBA legend passed away on Jan. 26 in a.. - Published

Kobe Bryant's Childhood Home Sells For $810,000, Hoop Included!

Kobe Bryant's childhood home in Pennsylvania -- where the late basketball legend spent countless hours working on his skills -- has just sold for $810k, TMZ Sports has learned. The Black Mamba lived in.. - Published

Vanessa Bryant & Daughters Rock Awesome Costumes for Halloween

Vanessa Bryant and her daughters are all smiles this Halloween -- the first without Kobe and Gianna Bryant -- and for good reason too ... their costumes are freakin' amazing. The Bryant family did a.. - Published

Shaq's Son Shareef O'Neal Reveals Second Kobe Bryant Tribute Tattoo

Shareef O'Neal -- Shaq's son -- just revealed his second Kobe Bryant tribute tattoo ... showing off the ankle ink in a social media post Sunday. The LSU basketball player had already gotten a calf.. - Published

Vanessa Bryant Reveals Special Tattoo Honoring Kobe Bryant and Family

Vanessa Bryant added another Kobe Bryant tattoo tribute on her body -- inking his name on her foot, along with the rest of their family. Vanessa went public with the body art on her IG page on Tuesday.. - Published

L.A. Lakers Win Title, Victory Parade Postponed Until COVID Pandemic Is Over

After the game, Anthony Davis paid tribute to Kobe Bryant -- saying, "Ever since the tragedy, all we wanted to do is do it for him, and we didn't let him down." AD continued, "I know he's looking down.. - Published

Kobe Bryant Signed Hardwood From Last Game Goes for Over $600k

10/04 -- The Kobe-autographed hardwood sold for way more than its pre-auction estimate of half a million ... going to a final bidder Saturday night for $631,200!!! We're told the consignor will donate.. - Published

Kobe Bryant Storage Locker Treasures Returned to Vanessa, 'It's All Worked Out'

The treasure trove of Kobe Bryant memorabilia found in an abandoned storage locker has been returned to the NBA star's family, TMZ Sports has learned. We broke the story ... someone recently won an.. - Published

Vanessa Bryant Shares Incredible Kobe Memorabilia, 'Hoarder Wife'

Vanessa Bryant is revealing some of the most cherished items she's collected over the years ... showing off her incredible keepsakes from Kobe's life. Vanessa -- who proudly calls herself a "hoarder.. - Published

Vanessa Bryant Sues L.A. County Sheriff Over Leaked Photos of Kobe and Gianna at Crash Site

Vanessa Bryant is suing the L.A. County Sheriff and his department, claiming they caused her severe emotional distress ... when deputies allegedly took personal cellphone photos of the bodies of Kobe.. - Published

Pau Gasol Names Newborn After Kobe's Daughter, Gianna

Kobe Bryant's former teammate, Pau Gasol, just paid perhaps the greatest tribute to him and his late daughter, Gianna Bryant, by bestowing her name onto his own flesh and blood. The former Laker.. - Published

Byron Scott Says NBA Players Should Advocate for Black Coaches, Kobe Did for Me!

Byron Scott thinks top NBA players should take a more active role in advocating for Black coaches ... just like Kobe Bryant did for him back in the day. 59-year-old Scott says he likes and respects.. - Published

Island Express Sues Air Traffic Controllers Over Kobe Helicopter Crash

Island Express, the company that operated the helicopter that killed Kobe Bryant and 8 others, is suing the 2 air traffic controllers who they claim caused the crash. The helicopter company claims Kyle.. - Published

LeBron James Rocks Kobe Bryant Tribute Jersey To Lakers Playoff Game

LeBron James has that Mamba Mentality on Kobe Bryant day ... wearing a Mamba tribute jersey on his way to play the Blazers in game 4 of their playoff series. LBJ walked into the building sporting a.. - Published

Kobe Bryant to Have Street Named After Him Near Staples Center, Official Says

Turn left on Kobe Bryant Blvd?! That's what your GPS will sound like in the future because Kobe Bryant is getting a street named after him right near Staples Center, where he balled out for almost 20.. - Published

Kobe Bryant Treasures Found in Storage Locker, Scooped Up By 'Storage Wars' Pro

A storage locker treasure hunter hit the JACKPOT -- finding an abandoned unit packed with Kobe Bryant treasures ... and now one of the stars of "Storage Wars" is involved. Here's the deal ... just like.. - Published

Kobe Bryant's 42nd Birthday Celebrated by Murals, Nike, Vanessa

Kobe Bryant would have turned 42 Sunday ... and there's literally a worldwide celebration of his life on TV, online and on walls across the world. Murals honoring Kobe have popped up all over the.. - Published

L.A. Lakers to Wear Kobe Bryant Tribute Jerseys In NBA Playoffs, Gigi Patch

The L.A. Lakers will rock special Kobe Bryant tribute jerseys during their playoff run -- which include a patch to honor Gigi Bryant ... and Vanessa is a huge fan of it all. Check out the "Black Mamba".. - Published

Kobe Bryant Day Set for '8/24' In Orange County, 'Inspired So Many'

8/24 is now officially "Kobe Bryant Day" in Orange County! The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to honor the late Lakers legend -- and the measure passed with flying colors. "During.. - Published

Vanessa Bryant Against Venue Change in Helicopter Suit, Kobe Is Loved Everywhere

"There is no county line at which Kobe Bryantโ€™s celebrity suddenly evaporates." That's Vanessa Bryant's key argument as to why the court should REJECT a requested venue change in her wrongful death.. - Published

Heavy fog may have disoriented pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash - NTSB

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles in January, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and all seven others on board, likely became disoriented in the fog, federal..
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Japan's Kobe confirms coronavirus case in woman in her 40s

The Japanese city of Kobe said on Monday a woman in her 40s has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Kobe Bryant helicopter engines showed no sign of 'catastrophic internal failure': NTSB

The two engines of the luxury helicopter that crashed into a steep hillside, killing basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others near Los Angeles last month, showed no evidence of a "catastrophic..
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