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'He was my everything': NBA's Kobe Bryant mourned at emotional Los Angeles tribute   -35%

A gallery of basketball legends joined thousands of Kobe Bryant fans in Los Angeles on Monday to pay tribute to the transcendent NBA star, his daughter and seven others who died in a helicopter crash last month that shocked the world of sports and beyond.


Widow of NBA great Kobe Bryant sues helicopter operator for fatal crash   40%

The widow of Los Angeles basketball great Kobe Bryant filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Monday against the operator of the helicopter that crashed in foggy weather last month, killing her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and all seven others aboard.


Tearful Michael Jordan pays tribute to 'brother' Kobe Bryant at memorial service  


  • NBA star and eight others, including daughter, killed in crash
  • Vanessa Bryant gives powerful eulogy to family
  • Thousands of fans pack into Staples Center in LA

Friends, family and fellow athletes have paid tribute to NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, including his daughter Gianna, at a memorial service in Los Angeles.

The ceremony took place at a packed Staples Center, the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, the team Bryant was a part of for his entire 20-year NBA career. Bryant and the other victims were killed in January when their helicopter crashed into a California hillside in foggy conditions.

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Kobe Bryant memorial: Michael Jordan pays tribute at Staples Center as it happened   13%


  • Kobe and Gianna Bryant and seven others died in January crash
  • LeBron James and James Harden among attendees in LA

Here’s the full report from today’s service:

Related: Tearful Michael Jordan pays tribute to 'brother' Kobe Bryant at memorial service

That was a very, very emotional experience. It’s really remarkable what everybody involved was able to do to put together something that managed to have an uplifting message despite the tragic circumstances. And with that we end our live coverage of this tribute to the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant.

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Vanessa Bryant, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal pay emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant video   -6%


Vanessa Bryant held back tears in an emotional tribute to her late husband and NBA legend Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna at a public memorial service held at the Staples Center. The former basketball greats Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal also gave moving tributes. Despite having tears streaming down his face, Jordan was able to joke with the thousands in attendance, saying he'd become a new 'crying meme'

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Wife of late NBA star Kobe Bryant sues helicopter operator after crash  


The wife of NBA star Kobe Bryant filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the operator of a helicopter that crashed, killing him, his daughter Gianna and seven others, the Los Angeles Times reported on


NBA All-Star game crowd chant Kobe, Kobe, Kobe in honor of fallen legend   -16%


A jam-packed United Center fell silent for eight seconds before Sunday’s 69th NBA All-Star game as some 21,000 fans joined hands to pay their respects to the late Kobe Bryant, the global sports


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Kobe Bryant was remembered by fans and NBA royalty today in Los Angeles.


NBA star Kobe Bryants widow sues helicopter operator over fatal crash   10%


The widow of NBA star Kobe Bryant has filed a lawsuit against the operator of a helicopter that crashed into a California hillside, killing him, their daughter Gianna and seven others nearly a month ago, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.Vanessa Bryant filed the wrongful death lawsuit against Island Express Helicopters and Island Express Holding Corp.The complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges that the pilot, Ara Zoboyan, who also died in the accident, failed “to…


Vanessa Bryant sues helicopter operator for deaths in crash   -10%

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


Kobe Bryant memorial service: He was more than a basketball icon   29%


Kobe Bryant was remembered as a man who "lived to make other people's lives better" at a celebrity packed memorial service Monday. Vanessa Bryant offered strength, poise, and a touching look into their lives raising four daughters together.


Kobe Bryant: How a basketball legend inspired young players   16%

Three young basketballers from different corners of the world tell us how important Kobe Bryant was to them.


Vanessa Bryant's tribute to Kobe, the father and husband, brings tears and smiles   35%


Kobe Bryant memorial draws thousands to Staples Center to honor the Laker great and his daughter Gianna


Kobe Bryant memorial: Fans come from across the country, without tickets but holding out hope   -10%


Fans without tickets to the Kobe Bryant memorial at Staples Center arrived in Los Angeles anyway, hoping to attend and wanting to be here to honor him.


Watch: Kobe Bryant memorial at Staples Center   -10%


The Kobe Bryant memorial begins at 10 a.m. and is expected to conclude by 1 p.m.



How to watch the Kobe Bryant memorial   -10%


Today's memorial service for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed along with seven others in a helicopter crash last month, will be steeped in symbolism.


250,000 fans visited L.A. Live in days after Kobe Bryant's death. Monday will be different   11%


Officials are asking people not among the 20,000 with tickets to the Kobe Bryant memorial to steer clear of the L.A. Live area Monday morning.


Fans without tickets to Kobe Bryant memorial urged to stay away, watch from home   6%


L.A. Live will be barricaded during Kobe Bryant memorial on Monday. "Allow this event to go as smoothly as possible," LAPD Chief Michel Moore says.


Was Kobe Bryant's pilot disoriented before crash? 'Spatial-d' is a big problem in aviation   -20%


Pilots and aviation experts say spatial disorientation could have played a role in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others.


Tom Brady pays tribute to Kobe Bryant and urges fans to 'seize the day'   50%


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shares the lessons he learned from Kobe Bryant's death in a moving and inspirational Instagram post.


Sabrina Ionescu sets NCAA records hours after speaking at Kobe Bryant memorial   25%


Hours after speaking at the Kobe Bryant memorial, Sabrina Ionescu becomes first NCAA player to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 assists and 1,000 rebounds.


Scott Boras will honor Kobe Bryant's wish with internship for Alexis Altobelli  


Baseball agent Scott Boras said he will honor Kobe Bryant's wishes and set up an internship for John Altobelli's surviving teenage daughter, Alexis.


Michael Jordan bares the secret behind relationship with 'little brother' Kobe Bryant  


Michael Jordan was tearful while eulogizing Kobe Bryant, who at one time aggravated him with all his questions. Then Jordan realized Bryant's passion.


Philipp Plein's fashion tribute to Kobe Bryant garners mixed reaction  


Retailing for $2,070 and $3,150, respectively, the Philipp Plein tank top and hoodie are being sold to support the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, which was started by Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.


Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Lopez, Snoop Dogg among the celebs at Kobe Bryant memorial   17%


Tears streamed down Jennifer Lopez's face as Vanessa Bryant spoke at Monday's memorial for Kobe Bryant. Lopez was one of many celebs spotted in the crowd.


Here's that blue dress from 'The Notebook' that Kobe Bryant gave to Vanessa   -5%


During Monday's Kobe Bryant memorial at Staples Center, his widow, Vanessa, tearfully recalled how Kobe gave her the blue dress from the film "The Notebook."


Kobe Bryant memorial: Read WNBA star Diana Taurasi's words   -5%


WNBA star Diana Taurasi spoke about Kobe Bryant at his public memorial Monday at Staples Center.


Read Vanessa Bryant's words about Kobe Bryant at his memorial   -5%


Vanessa Bryant spoke about her husband, Kobe Bryant, during a public memorial Monday at Staples Center.


Beyonc kicks off Kobe Bryant memorial with one of his favorite songs   12%


Beyoncé celebrated her decades-long friendship with Kobe Bryant by opening his Staples Center memorial Monday with two songs, "XO" and "Halo."


Sabrina Ionescu on Kobe Bryant: 'All that he cared about really was your love of the game'  


On the day of Kobe Bryant's public memorial, Oregon basketball star Sabrina Ionescu wrote about what he means to her.


Magic Johnson on Kobe Bryant's death: It will be hard for L.A. to move on   20%


On the eve of Kobe Bryant's memorial at Staples Center, Lakers legend Magic Johnson talks about what Kobe Bryant meant to Los Angeles.


Column: As L.A. says goodbye to Kobe Bryant, it's worth asking why some fame lasts, and some vanishes   30%


As Los Angeles bids hail and farewell to Kobe Bryant, it's worth a closer look at the half-life of fame — who stays in our collective memories, and why.


Letters to the Editor: Don't speculate about what could have stopped Kobe Bryant's helicopter from crashing   -20%


A retired pilot says a terrain warning system might not have prevented the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant.


Even in his final moments, Kobe Bryant was trying to lift someone up, friend says   22%


Much has been said in the last month of Kobe Bryant's thoughtfulness and generosity, and mourners learned this week that even his "last human act was heroic."


Vanessa Bryant files a wrongful death suit   -6%


The widow of Kobe Bryant is suing Island Express Helicopters for the January crash that killed the NBA legend and their daughter, alleging in part that the pilot failed to safely operate the aircraft.


Even in his final moments, Kobe Bryant was trying to lift someone up, friend and Lakers GM says   22%


Much has been said in the last month of Kobe Bryant's thoughtfulness and generosity, and mourners learned this week that even his "last human act was heroic."


Kobe Bryant's widow sues helicopter company after fatal crash   -35%


A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles says the pilot was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions on the day of a helicopter crash that killed nine people — including her husband Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.


Los Angeles honours Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna with memorial service   -6%


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Kobe Bryant's wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter Monday at a sold-out memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.


Game Wrap: Team LeBron tops Team Giannis in NBA All-Star Game for ages   25%


Kawhi Leonard won the first ever Kobe Bryant MVP Award in Team LeBron's 157-155 victory over Team Giannis in Chicago.