CHICAGO — It was a decorated stage: Dominique Wilkins. Gary Payton. Grant Hill. George Gervin. Alex English. Legends sitting in chairs in a room in the United Center, prepared to announce the next group of men and women who will be considered for the Basketball Hall of Fame. In the front row, Kevin Garnett and…Kobe Bryant a finalist for Hall of Fame, which feels depth of his loss — Press Telegram
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In the hours before Kobe Bryant died, he spoke on the phone with LeBron James, the newly minted third-leading scorer in NBA history. Bryant had always been prideful in his career, but now was gracious despite being eclipsed. The two men, as warm as they had ever been in their careers, had…Lakers prepare themselves for a season-long march of Kobe Bryant tributes — Daily News
Aside from the championships and aside from the statistics, Kobe Bryant had something most NBA players never achieve: mystique. Even as he was one of the biggest sports stars in the world, there were parts of the Black Mamba that seemed unknowable and enigmatic. He inspired legends as the first one to arrive the gym…The best of Kobe Bryant’s legends and tall tales with the Lakers — Press Telegram
Make shift memorials as fans mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant with make shift memorials in front of La Live across from Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Kobe Bryant and 8 others died in an helicopter crash in Calabasas. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena…Kobe Bryant timeline: A look at the life of the Lakers legend — Press Telegram.
Everyone likely will remember where they were when they heard the news that Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Maria were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday. The news shook the sports world to its core, with many people paying tribute to the NBA legend. Even some basketball teams…Lakers’ LeBron James Emotional Upon Hearing News Of Kobe Bryant’s Death — NESN.com
Hours after news broke of Kobe Bryant’s death, the Recording Academy paid tribute to the NBA legend on the Grammys stage. Host Alicia Keys somberly took the stage, telling the audience, “Earlier today, Los Angeles, America, and the whole wide world lost a hero. And we’re literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe…Alicia Keys, Boyz II Men Pay Tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys With ‘It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye’ — Variety
Thousands of overwhelmed fans mourning the death of Kobe Bryant gathered Sunday, Jan. 26, outside Staples Center and LA Live in downtown, despite police asking them to to stay away from the venue, which was closed to the public as it hosts the Grammys award show. The chant,”Kobe-Kobe-Kobe” could be heard from the gathering crowd…Staples Center, Kobe Bryant’s ‘house,’ becomes a place of mourning — Press Telegram