Kobe Bryant

Ameera Butt
May 13, 2020 - 12:09 pm
The word “Mamba” in Mamba Sports Academy, based in Thousand Oaks, was retired. The name will return to the “Sports Academy,” according to an Associated Press story.
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Former Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant listens to a question as he meets with students.
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AP News
May 12, 2020 - 8:39 pm
The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash. Read more here.
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In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.
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AP News
April 09, 2020 - 11:30 am
Kobe Bryant is back atop the best-seller lists, days after the late Los Angeles Lakers superstar was selected to the Hall of Fame. Read more here.
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Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site
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AP News
March 03, 2020 - 12:12 pm
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said eight deputies allegedly took or shared graphic photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash scene, but he ordered them deleted. Read more here.
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Helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan
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AP News
February 24, 2020 - 1:51 pm
The widow of Kobe Bryant has sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed her husband and her 13-year-old daughter last month. Read more here.
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Vanessa Bryant
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AP News
February 24, 2020 - 6:23 am
Thousands of mourners gathered in the Staples Center on Monday to say farewell to Kobe and Gianna Bryant, who were traveling with six others in the helicopter that crashed into a Southern California mountainside last month. The basketball superstar and his 13-year-old daughter were honored in a...
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This week's panel includes Gregg Feistman (pictured), Linn Washington, and Feminista Jones.
Allie Amato/KYW Newsradio
February 16, 2020 - 6:30 am
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about how to tell the story of one's life when the legacy is complicated. Read more here.
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Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Connecticut and Houston in Storrs, Conn.
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AP News
February 07, 2020 - 8:15 pm
A witness to the deadly crash of a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others said it sounded normal just before slamming into a hillside and wreckage examined by experts at the scene showed no sign of engine failure, federal investigators said in a report released Friday. Read more here.
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, investigators work at the scene of a helicopter crash that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others, in Calabasas, Calif.
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AP News
February 07, 2020 - 3:55 pm
Wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any outward evidence of engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. Read more here.
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Kobe Bryant tribute at Super Bowl
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AP News
February 04, 2020 - 3:42 pm
A public memorial has been announced for three of those killed along with Kobe Bryant when their helicopter crashed in foggy weather last month outside Los Angeles. Read more here.
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