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This has not been a good year for a variety of reasons, with the COVID-19 pandemic at the top of the list. But even before the Coronavirus became as widespread as it did starting in February and March, 2020 got off to a tragic start for sports fans on January 26 when Kobe Bryant tragically …

The 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class was officially announced on Saturday, with Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Tamika Catchings headlining a deep group of players, coaches and contributors. This is undoubtedly one of the best basketball Hall of Fame classes we’ve seen, which made us wonder about the last time …

Former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant attends a promotional event organized by the sports brand Nike, for the inauguration of the infrastructure improvements of a local basketball playground at the Jean-Jaures sports hall “Le Quartier”, in Paris on October 21, 2017. Philippe Lopez | AFP | Getty Images It wasn’t much a surprise, but this …

Hours before the memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna was set to begin Monday, thousands of fans had already gathered amid a chilly morning outside Staples Center. The crowd — many clad in black, purple and gold — was quiet, a stark contrast to the typical excited energy of a game day. Berly …

A memorial service celebrating the lives of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna will be held Monday, Feb. 24, at Staples Center in downtown L.A. The date reflects the basketball jersey numbers worn by Kobe (No. 24) and Gianna (No. 2). The service will be held just less than a month …

Banda Sinolaense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, or Banda MS, made history Friday (Feb. 14) night performing the first of their two back-to-back sold-out shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  No other banda act since the late “Diva de la Banda” Jenni Rivera had headlined a concert at the venue, and no other banda from Mazatlan, Mexico, …

Kobe Bryant will always be remembered for his amazing athletic prowess on the NBA court, but in his post-retirement years, he definitely spent most of his time focusing on his family.  While Bryant is being remembered after his tragic death for his self-proclaimed love of being a “girl dad” and for his devotion to his …

Play video content ESPN 9:20 PM PT — Vanessa Bryant posted a photo of Kobe and Gigi’s jerseys court side at Staples, writing … “There is no #24 without #2. #GirlDaddy #DaddysGirl #MyBabies #OurAngels Getty 9:15 PM PT — Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth performed an emotional rendition of their hit, “See You Again” at …

Photos of the Staples Center show each seat draped with a yellow t-shirt with either a purple and white No. 8 or No. 24. Depending on which side of the arena the fans sit on determines which shirt they receive. Bryant wore both numbers playing for the team and the Lakers retired both at the …

Ahead of Super Bowl LIV, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York reflected Wednesday on NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, saying he hopes his team will “make the most of the moment” as the sports world honors Bryant’s legacy. “I lost my brother. He died by suicide a little over a year ago and that’s something …