Vanessa Bryant and Families of Crash Victims Settle With Helicopter Company

Bryant, the widow of the N.B.A. star Kobe Bryant, had filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that operated the vehicle that crashed last year, killing nine.

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Vanessa Bryant Delivers Emotional Hall of Fame Speech for Kobe

Kobe Bryant, the former Los Angeles Lakers star who was killed in a helicopter crash last year, was posthumously inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday.

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What Rudy Tomjanovich Learned by Coaching the Greats

Tomjanovich led the Houston Rockets to two championships (Hakeem Olajuwon), briefly coached the Lakers (Kobe Bryant) and oversaw an Olympic team (Kevin Garnett).

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Vanessa Bryant Uses Her Platform to Battle the Powerful

Through social media and a lawsuit, she is trying to hold law enforcement to account in ways that are uncommon for women, and especially for women of color.

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The Boom and Bust of TikTok Artists

When a 60-second video can make you famous, is it any surprise that young creators would bypass art school? But what’s left of their careers when fans move on and copycats encroach?

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In the N.B.A., Money Speaks Louder Than Stars

With tens of millions of dollars at stake, the All-Star Game is unlikely to be derailed by pushback from the league’s biggest stars about the health risks or the need for a break.

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Kobe Bryant Crash: Pilot Was Disoriented in Clouds, N.T.S.B. Says

The pilot violated flight standards by flying into clouds, where his actions were consistent with “spatial disorientation,” the federal transportation safety agency said.

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He Bonded With Kobe as a Competitor, Then as Another #GirlDad

A year after Kobe Bryant’s fatal crash, the former N.B.A. All-Star Zach Randolph and his daughter MacKenly, who played for Bryant’s girls’ basketball team, are still learning how to grieve.

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From Kobe to LeBron: Tragedy and Triumph in the N.B.A.

A year that began with the deaths of two N.B.A. icons could not end soon enough, marked by heartache along the way but also small moments worth celebrating now.

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Naomi Osaka: Athletes, Speak Up

We’re affected by bias and racism, just like everyone else. Why shouldn’t we say so?

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The Lakers’ Winding Path Ends With a Championship

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in six games to take home the franchise’s 17th championship. It was the fourth title for LeBron James.

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N.B.A. Season Like No Other: ‘One of the Worst, Strangest Years’

Coronavirus and conflict, protest and mourning: Five people tell what they learned about basketball, and themselves, in a turbulent season that changed the N.B.A.

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Secrets of the Most Thankless N.B.A. Job: Referee

A 17-year veteran N.B.A. referee discusses blown calls, player beefs and the timeless question: Do superstars get special treatment?

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Sabrina Ionescu Opens Up About Kobe Bryant and Rookie Year Woes

This week, Marc Stein settles the Giannis-LeBron debate and talks to Ionescu, of the W.N.B.A.’s Liberty, about rehabbing her severely sprained ankle and grieving Kobe.

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Kobe Bryant’s Widow Sues L.A. County Sheriff Over Crash Site Photos

Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit alleges that at least eight deputies took and shared graphic photographs of the victims.

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Candace Parker Wants You to Know She’s Not Done Yet

“Legacy is something people talk about when it’s all said and done, but legacy is created in the moment, in the present,” said Parker, the Los Angeles Sparks star.

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Diana Taurasi Is Still Living Up to Her ‘White Mamba’ Nickname

Taurasi, the Phoenix Mercury guard, knows she is near the end of her career, but she plays with her signature competitive fire and is “finding the beauty in the struggle.”

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Before Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant, Helicopter Service Raised Weather Concerns

The pilot texted “weather looking OK” on the morning of the crash, which killed all nine people aboard the Sikorsky S-76B helicopter, according to newly released documents.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Four Months After First Case, U.S. Death Toll Passes 100,000

Scientists are revising the timeline of how the virus spread. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she would direct public school districts to share federal aid with private schools.

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Basketball Hall of Fame Event Will Be Pushed to 2021, Colangelo Says

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the inductions of a generation’s giants will move from August to next spring, said Jerry Colangelo, chairman of the Hall’s board.

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How Kobe Bryant Created His Own Olympic Dream Team

Bryant, who is set for posthumous induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year, powered the United States to a gold medal in 2008 with his trademark work ethic.

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Kobe Bryant Autopsy Report Is Released After Helicopter Crash

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in January, killing Mr. Bryant and eight others, didn’t have alcohol or drugs in his system. The victims all died from blunt trauma.

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HFC-Trainer liest Biografie – Atalan: Das lerne ich von Legende Bryant

HFC-Trainer liest Biografie: Atalan: Das lerne ich von Legende Bryant Er würde lieber auf dem Trainingsplatz stehen, aber Ismail Atalan (39) ist wie alle anderen zum Warten verdammt.
Foto: Uwe Koehn

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