This All-Star weekend is in Michael Jordan's longtime home of Chicago, which will be highlighted by a game where LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will serve as captains -- but it was, predictably and understandably, overshadowed by Kobe Bryant.
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 at the scene showed no sign of engine failure, federal investigators said in a report released Friday.
Kobe Bryant's retired No. 33 jersey was stolen in 2017 from his former high school and eventually bought by a collector in China. Suspicious the jersey was stolen, the Kobe collector contacted the school and helped return the keepsake.
The Los Angeles Lakers, shattered by the death of franchise icon Kobe Bryant, are trying to wrench their attention back to their pursuit of an NBA title, a chase that resumes Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
In her first statement since the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old daughter Gianna, Bryant’s wife Vanessa said “there aren’t enough words to describe” the pain her family is going through.