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The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league's Western Conference in the Pacific Division. The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 16 NBA championships, the second-most behind the Boston Celtics.

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Despite injury scare, Lakers' Anthony Davis has proven he can stay durable

Anthony Davis has spent his first season with L.A. in front of an audience nervously awaiting for him to suffer a injury. Yet, he has been reliable.
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How Kobe Bryant helped China grow into basketball-crazed nation

In China, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was god-like. His impact on the nation and the game has been unlike any other NBA athlete.
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Jennifer Hudson Honors Kobe Bryant At NBA All-Star Game [Video]Jennifer Hudson Honors Kobe Bryant At NBA All-Star Game

At Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, Jennifer Hudson belted out a beautiful tribute to honor late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant. It has been three weeks since Kobe, Gianna, and..

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Team LeBron wins close fought NBA All-Star Game over Team Giannis [Video]Team LeBron wins close fought NBA All-Star Game over Team Giannis

Kawhi Leonard wins first Kobe Bryant MVP award as Team LeBron downs Team Giannis 157-155 in close fought NBA All-Star Game

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Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist three weeks after death [Video]Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist three weeks after death

Kobe Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist three weeks after dying in helicopter crash

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'Like a punch in the stomach,' former Lakers attendant on Bryant's death [Video]'Like a punch in the stomach,' former Lakers attendant on Bryant's death

Manny Sandoval, who arrived at the Los Angeles Lakers as a team attendant in 1996, the same year as Kobe Bryant, said the death in a helicopter crash of the basketball legend and friend "was like a..

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'Like a punch in the stomach,' former Lakers attendent on Bryant's death [Video]'Like a punch in the stomach,' former Lakers attendent on Bryant's death

Manny Sandoval, who arrived at the Los Angeles Lakers as a team attendant in 1996, the same year as Kobe Bryant, said the death in a helicopter crash of the basketball legend and friend "was like a..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:51Published

LeBron James Givers Heartfelt Speech Before Los Angeles Lakers Game [Video]LeBron James Givers Heartfelt Speech Before Los Angeles Lakers Game

During the first Los Angeles Lakers game after Kobe Bryant’s death, LeBron James gave a speech. According to Business Insider, the Lakers were facing the Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center...

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Kobe Bryant's Thoughts On Basketball And The Next Generation [Video]Kobe Bryant's Thoughts On Basketball And The Next Generation

According to CNN, On Friday The Los Angeles Lakers paid tribute to Kobe Bryant. It was at the Staples Center in L.A., during the team's first game since the NBA legend, his daughter and 7 others died..

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LeBron Celebrates Kobe In Emotional Tribute [Video]LeBron Celebrates Kobe In Emotional Tribute

On Friday night, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James gave a touching speech honoring the late basketball great, Kobe Bryant. His speech came at the first Lakers game since Kobe, his 13-year-old..

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LeBron, Lakers pay tribute to Kobe in emotional pre-game ceremony [Video]LeBron, Lakers pay tribute to Kobe in emotional pre-game ceremony

PLEASE NOTE: RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: STILL PHOTOS OF LOS ANGELES LAKERS TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT BEFORE START OF NBA GAME AGAINST PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS SHOWS: LOS ANGELES,

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Los Angeles Lakers fans gather to remember Kobe Bryant [Video]Los Angeles Lakers fans gather to remember Kobe Bryant

Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers have paid their respects to Kobe Bryant outside the Staples Centre. The Lakers played their first home game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday since the death..

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Helicopter in Kobe Bryant crash lacked certificate to fly in fog [Video]Helicopter in Kobe Bryant crash lacked certificate to fly in fog

The company whose helicopter crashed and killed basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others on Sunday was not certified to fly in foggy conditions requiring pilots to use only cockpit..

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N.Y. Comedy Club Cancels Ari Shaffir Performance After Threats | THR News [Video]N.Y. Comedy Club Cancels Ari Shaffir Performance After Threats | THR News

The venue canceled Ari Shaffir's scheduled Tuesday night performance following a video he made on Twitter about the late Los Angeles Laker legend.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 01:42Published

Lakers coach describes "deeply saddening time" since Kobe's death [Video]Lakers coach describes "deeply saddening time" since Kobe's death

During the team's first interview since the death of former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, coach Frank Vogel told reporters, "We want to represent what Kobe was about more than anything."

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Billie Eilish wins top Grammy awards [Video]Billie Eilish wins top Grammy awards

Teen sensation wins across the board for her song "Bad Guy" and album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" produced with her brother Finneas O'Connell, as NBA legend Kobe Bryant was honored..

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NBA teams honor Kobe Bryant to start their games [Video]NBA teams honor Kobe Bryant to start their games

NBA games were played in the aftermath of Kobe Bryant's death on Sunday but not without every team paying tribute to the Lakers legend.

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Kobe Bryant fans mourn at memorials outside Staples Center [Video]Kobe Bryant fans mourn at memorials outside Staples Center

Fans gather at crash site and Staples Center to mourn passing of Kobe Bryant

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Emotional scenes at Kobe Bryant memorial in Los Angeles [Video]Emotional scenes at Kobe Bryant memorial in Los Angeles

Emotional scenes as mourners pay tribute to Kobe Bryant outside of Staples Center in Los Angeles

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Tears and prayers at mural honoring Kobe Bryant and daughter [Video]Tears and prayers at mural honoring Kobe Bryant and daughter

Mourners gather at mural honoring Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in Los Angeles

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:37Published

How the Grammys Paid Tribute to Kobe Bryant at the Ceremony | THR News [Video]How the Grammys Paid Tribute to Kobe Bryant at the Ceremony | THR News

Lizzo, host Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men all honored the Lakers great who died suddenly in a helicopter crash Sunday.

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Heavy fog likely on Bryant crash investigators' radar [Video]Heavy fog likely on Bryant crash investigators' radar

Weather conditions appear likely to come under the scrutiny of investigators probing the helicopter crash that killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others near Los Angeles on..

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects on Kobe Bryant as a child, Lakers great, family man and storyteller

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar once gave young Kobe Bryant advice about basketball. Two decades later, he played peek-a-boo with Bryant's daughter young Gianna.
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PG&E Bankruptcy Update: The Debate Over Restructuring

Tuesday: An update on efforts to wrest the state’s largest utility from investors’ hands. Also: Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.
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LeBron James: How assists play part in evolution of NBA's biggest star

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James continues his march up the NBA's all-time assists list thanks to his unselfish philosophy on the game he loves.
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Late Kobe Bryant honored at Academy Awards

Late Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant was honored in multiple ways Sunday night during the Academy Awards.
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Read the Preliminary N.T.S.B. Report About the Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

Federal investigators released their first written report about the crash near Calabasas, Calif., that killed the retired Los Angeles Lakers star and eight others.
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Rockets GM Daryl Morey happy with roster after trade: 'We feel very comfortable we can beat the Lakers'

Daryl Morey considers the Lakers the favorite to win the NBA title, but he's confident the Rockets have the roster to take down L.A.
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In California: After weeks of mourning, a final farewell to Kobe

The date and location are finalized for a public memorial in Los Angeles honoring the Lakers legend and eight others. Plus: An inspection as part of a Camp Fire lawsuit has uncovered rusty PG&E..
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Kobe Bryant Memorial Is Planned for Staples Center on Feb. 24

The memorial will be held at the arena where Bryant was a star with the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 seasons.
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NBA trade deadline: Winners, losers and teams in between

The Heat, Warriors and Clippers scored before the end of the trade deadline, but the Lakers, Pistons and Celtics missed out.
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Kobe Bryant memorial planned at Lakers' home arena: report

Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, killed with eight others in a helicopter crash last month, will be honored at a public memorial service planned for Feb. 24 at the Staples Center, the team's home..
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Lakers' Dwight Howard laments not telling Kobe Bryant how much he appreciated him

Lakers center Dwight Howard said it pains him that he never told NBA legend Kobe Bryant how much he appreciated him. "It is pretty hard for me."
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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich calls late Kobe Bryant 'a superhero who was actually human'

Before the Spurs' game against the Lakers, coach Gregg Popovich discussed his relationship with the late Kobe Bryant.
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'Brothers for life': Former Lakers attendant remembers Kobe Bryant

Manny Sandoval, who arrived at the Los Angeles Lakers as a team attendant in 1996, the same year as Kobe Bryant, said the death in a helicopter crash of the basketball legend and friend "was like a..
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Crews clean up massive fan memorial to Kobe Byrant

A massive memorial created by the public outside Staples Center after the death of former Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant was being dismantled Monday, with an official saying some of the items would go to..
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'See You Again': Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth paid tribute to Kobe Bryant at Lakers game

On Friday night at the first Los Angeles Lakers game since Kobe Bryant's death, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth paid an emotional tribute to the basketball icon.
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What current Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis learned from Kobe Bryant

While Anthony Davis and LeBron James are at different stages of their NBA careers, it also explains how Kobe Bryant could influence so many NBA stars.
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Vanessa Bryant posts Instagram photo of empty seats at Staples Center for Kobe and Gianna

Vanessa Bryant reacted on Instagram to the two empty seats at Staples Center the Lakers draped with jerseys: A No. 24 for Kobe and a No. 2 for Gianna.
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Lakers pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with LeBron James, Usher and Boys II Men

Usher sang "Amazing Grace,", Boys II Men sang "The Star-Spangled Banner", LeBron James gave a heartfelt speech before Lakers returned to the court.
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Sad, surreal scene in Los Angeles before Lakers' first game since Kobe Bryant's death

Fans brought art, shared memories and grieved at first Lakers game since Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna, seven others were killed in a helicopter crash.
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Thousands turn out to mourn Kobe Bryant as Lakers return to the court in LA

Tens of thousands of Kobe Bryant fans flooded the grounds around Staples Center on Friday ahead of his former team's first game since his death in a helicopter crash earlier this week that stunned..
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Never-before-seen photos of Kobe Bryant in high school before he became Lakers legend

Former USA TODAY photographer Eileen Blass took these negatives of then-high schooler Kobe Bryant in 1995 at Lower Merion near Philadelphia.
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How to watch the Lakers' first game since Kobe Bryant's death

Five days after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, the LA Lakers will play their first game, hosting the Trail Blazers at Staples Center.
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Shadow of Kobe Bryant hangs over first Lakers game since his death

Kobe Bryant's former team the Los Angeles Lakers will make an emotional return to the court on Friday for the first time since his death earlier this week in a helicopter crash that shook basketball..
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Trump impeachment trial, Kobe Bryant tribute, Brexit: 5 things to know Friday

The Senate could wrap up the Trump impeachment trial, the Lakers return to the Staples Center, Brexit day arrives and more news you need to know Friday.
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Kobe Bryant mural cut into grass at California park

Couple designs, cuts giant picture of LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant into the grass at a park in Pleasanton, California.
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Rob Pelinka, Los Angeles Lakers GM, releases statement about Kobe Bryant's death

Lakers GM Rob Pelinka, who was also Kobe Bryant's agent during most of his NBA career, released a statement Thursday.
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Los Angeles Lakers 'forever changed by sudden loss' of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, team says

The Los Angeles Lakers mourned the loss of Kobe Bryant in their first significant statement since his death.
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Lakers back to practice after Bryant's death

The Los Angeles Lakers basketball team returned to work Wednesday for the first time since the helicopter crash Sunday that killed their former superstar Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter Gianna and..
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How Los Angeles Lakers are coping with loss of Kobe Bryant

LeBron James was among those who spoke at a private Lakers team luncheon Tuesday, where coach Frank Vogel said, ''we grieved together.''
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StubHub to donate proceeds from two Lakers games to Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation

StubHub will be donating proceeds from two Lakers games to the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation. Prices of game vs. Portland have skyrocketed.
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Shaq led 'Kobe' chant with Lakers fans outside Staples Center

Shaquille O'Neal led a "Kobe" chant with Lakers fans outside Staples Center after giving an emotional tribute to his former teammate.
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When and why Kobe Bryant changed Los Angeles Lakers jersey number from No. 8 to No. 24

While picturing Kobe Bryant, fans remember him wearing either No. 8 or No. 24. Here's why he changed numbers during the 2006-07 season.
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Site of Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash cleared of debris, remains

The tall hillside where Los Angeles Lakers basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others perished in a helicopter crash was cleared on Tuesday of all wreckage and human remains as the..
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How the NBA, Los Angeles Lakers could honor Kobe Bryant - this season and beyond

The Lakers likely will honor Kobe Bryant at their next scheduled home game, Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers, with a moment of silence.
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Petition to change NBA logo to silhouette of Kobe Bryant has more than 2 million signatures

The current logo is a silhouette of Los Angeles Lakers great and Hall of Famer Jerry West, who was a longtime player and front office executive.
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Petition to make Bryant the new NBA logo nears 2 million signatures

Nearly 2 million people have signed an online petition to use Kobe Bryant's image as the new logo for the National Basketball Association following the death of the Los Angeles Lakers great on Sunday.
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Kobe Bryant’s Fans in California Remember the Lakers Legend

Tuesday: More details emerge about the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant. Also: An early encounter with the star.
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Bodies being recovered from helicopter wreckage

Coroner's officials worked to recover victims' remains Monday from the hillside outside Los Angeles where a helicopter carrying retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven..
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NBA postpones Lakers-Clippers game scheduled for Tuesday in wake of Kobe Bryant's death

The NBA announced Monday the game between the Lakers and Clippers set for Tuesday will be postponed.
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Fans gather in Los Angeles to remember Kobe Bryant

Thousands of fans, many wearing Kobe Bryant jerseys and chanting his name, gathered outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, home of the Lakers (Jan. 27)  
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Will Ferrell: Kobe Bryant 'will be sorely missed'

Speaking at the "Downhill" premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, LA Lakers fan Will Ferrell said everyone is "stunned and shocked" at the passing of former NBA star Kobe Bryant. (Jan 27)  
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Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash: How ex-Los Angeles Laker reinvented himself after NBA

A helicopter crash in California Sunday killed Kobe Bryant, who reinvented himself as an investor and producer after his NBA career.
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Lakers legend Jerry West delivers heartfelt remembrance of late Kobe Bryant

Jerry West, the legendary Lakers player who as GM brought Kobe Bryant to Los Angeles, remembered the late star in an emotional interview.
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Obituary: Bryant, a transcendent star who never took a night off

Kobe Bryant became one of the greatest players in basketball, a transcendent star who went straight from high school to the game's biggest stage and brought "Showtime" back to the Los Angeles Lakers..
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Hundreds of Lakers fans gather near helicopter crash site to remember Kobe Bryant

It will take Los Angeles Lakers fans a long time to process what happened Sunday, when NBA legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash.
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Kobe Bryant traveled by helicopter frequently during Lakers career to avoid traffic, stay fresh

During playing days with the Lakers, Kobe Bryant would travel by helicopter from his home in Orange County to LA to avoid traffic and to stay fresh.
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Magic Johnson on Kobe Bryant death: 'I'm in disbelief and have been crying all morning'

Former Lakers star and executive Magic Johnson says he and his wife, Cookie, "are heartbroken" over the death of Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash.
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Highlights from the career of former NBA star Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, died at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash in California. Here is biographical information on him and highlights from his..
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