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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America, composed of 30 teams. It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

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Kobe Bryant public memorial, Trump visits India, Julian Assange: 5 things to know Monday

A memorial will be held for NBA icon Kobe Bryant and eight others killed in helicopter crash, President Trump visits India and more news you need to know Monday.
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Milwaukee Bucks become earliest team to clinch playoff spot in NBA history

The Milwaukee Bucks are officially in the postseason, and Feb. 23 is the earliest date on the calendar that a team has clinched in NBA history.
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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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NBA All-Star Game MVP Award permanently named for Kobe [Video]NBA All-Star Game MVP Award permanently named for Kobe

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announces the All-Star Game MVP award permanently named for Kobe

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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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Kobe and Gianna Bryant have been laid to rest [Video]Kobe and Gianna Bryant have been laid to rest

he late NBA superstar and his daughter were buried at a Southern California cemetery Friday, according to their death certificates.

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Patrick Mahomes Asked For Invite To NBA All-Star Celebrity Game [Video]Patrick Mahomes Asked For Invite To NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won his first Super Bowl and was named MVP of the game. According to Business Insider, Mahomes has a new goal in mind: the NBA’s All-Star Celebrity..

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Mahomes, Chiefs rally for thrilling Super Bowl win over Niners, claim first title in 50 years [Video]Mahomes, Chiefs rally for thrilling Super Bowl win over Niners, claim first title in 50 years

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs rally for thrilling come from behind win over the San Francisco 49ers to win their first Super Bowl in 50 years.

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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, 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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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira aim to honour Kobe Bryant at Superbowl show [Video]Jennifer Lopez and Shakira aim to honour Kobe Bryant at Superbowl show

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira say they hope to honour NBA superstar Kobe Bryant at the half-time show during the 2020 Super Bowl.

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NFL's Goodell says league plans tribute to Kobe Bryant at Super Bowl [Video]NFL's Goodell says league plans tribute to Kobe Bryant at Super Bowl

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says league plans yet to be determined tribute to late NBA star Kobe Bryant at Super Bowl; will play more games in Mexico

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Magic Johnson Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' | THR News [Video]Magic Johnson Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' | THR News

During an interview on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' the retired NBA legend said that the late Bryant was "a great husband, father and basketball player [who] went away too early."

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Snoop Dogg wants to change NBA logo to honor Kobe Bryant [Video]Snoop Dogg wants to change NBA logo to honor Kobe Bryant

Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber and others are supporting a petition to change the NBA logo to honor Kobe Bryant following his tragic death over the weekend.

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Snoop Dogg signs Kobe Bryant petition to change NBA logo to honour late star [Video]Snoop Dogg signs Kobe Bryant petition to change NBA logo to honour late star

Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber and more are supporting a petition to change the NBA logo to honour Kobe Bryant following his tragic death over the weekend.

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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..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:15Published

Justin Timberlake's heart 'broken' following Kobe Bryant's death [Video]Justin Timberlake's heart 'broken' following Kobe Bryant's death

Justin Timberlake's "heart is broken" following the death of his friend Kobe Bryant, as he recalled the final conversation he had with the NBA star.

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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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Over 400,000 fans call for NBA to immortalize Kobe Bryant in new logo [Video]Over 400,000 fans call for NBA to immortalize Kobe Bryant in new logo

A recent petition posted on change.org is demanding the NBA remake their logo to include basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

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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

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:14Published

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

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Tracy McGrady Reveals That Young Kobe Bryant Wanted To Die Young And 'Be Immortalized' [Video]Tracy McGrady Reveals That Young Kobe Bryant Wanted To Die Young And 'Be Immortalized'

Tracy McGrady shared some memories of his close friend Kobe Bryant on “The Jump.” According to Business Insider, McGrady joined the NBA one year after Bryant was drafted. McGrady said that Bryant..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Critics Are Slamming Sneakerheads Who Have Inflated The Price Of Kobe Bryant Sneakers Following His Death [Video]Critics Are Slamming Sneakerheads Who Have Inflated The Price Of Kobe Bryant Sneakers Following His Death

In the past 24 hours, Kobe Bryant branded merchandise has skyrocketed in value. The demand for products bearing the late NBA star's name has risen since news broke of his sudden death on Sunday...

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Kobe Bryant Advocated For Mental Health And Sports Participation [Video]Kobe Bryant Advocated For Mental Health And Sports Participation

Kobe Bryant’s legacy not only includes five NBA championship wins, but also one of advocacy and mentorship. According to Business Insider, Bryant did video campaigns, articles and podcasts to help..

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Kobe Bryant memorial: Who may attend, what to expect

A memorial for NBA icon Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna, and the seven other victims of the Jan. 26 helicopter crash is Monday at Staples Center.
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Barack Obama, LeBron James, NBA luminaries share their favorite Kobe Bryant memories

Kobe Bryant was a source of inspiration to many of those around him during and after his 20-year NBA career.
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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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Five biggest NBA story lines to watch for the rest of the regular season

Just one-third of the NBA season remains – two months before the playoffs begin on April 18. Here are biggest stories to watch before the postseason.
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LeBron James calls out MLB commissioner Rob Manfred over response to sign-stealing scandal

NBA star LeBron James says he'd be "(expletive) irate" if he found out a team cheated him out of winning a title, urges MLB to listen to player criticism.
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Dwyane Wade on supporting Zaya, 12, coming out as trans: 'We're about protecting her joy'

Former NBA star Dwayne Wade is urging parents to support their kids and do proper research after his daughter Zaya came out as transgender.
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Today in History for February 17th

Highlights of this day in history: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer gets life in prison; House lawmakers pick a president; Garry Kasparov beats IBM's Deep Blue at chess; NBA star Michael Jordan born; The..
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Adam Silver: China backlash will result in loss of 'hundreds of millions of dollars' for NBA

Amid China's backlash toward the NBA, commissioner Adam Silver offered precise estimations on how that will impact the league's bottom line.
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2020 NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago

The biggest names in the NBA hit the Windy City for the 69th All-Star Game. Check out the best shots from all of the weekend's festivities in Chicago.
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NBA All-Star Game MVP award to be renamed the Kobe Bryant MVP Award

The NBA continued to honor Kobe Bryant, naming All-Star MVP trophy the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP Award, commissioner Adam Silver announced Saturday.
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Obama makes surprise appearance at NBA event

Former President Barack Obama made an unannounced appearance Friday at an NBA Cares event during All-Star weekend in his hometown of Chicago with several of the league's top rookies, second-year..
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Kobe Bryant's five most memorable All-Star Games from his historic career

The NBA icon, who played in 15 All-Star Games, won four MVP awards including in 2002 in his hometown. His legacy will be at forefront this weekend.
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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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Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa wishes 'this nightmare would be over'

Vanessa Bryant said in an Instagram post on Monday that she was both grieving and angry over the loss of her husband, NBA star Kobe Bryant, and 13-year-old Gianna in a helicopter crash last month.
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LeBron James still drawing rave reviews for his Kobe Bryant tribute dunk

People around the NBA are still talking about LeBron James' dunk from Thursday night that mirrored one Kobe Bryant did 19 years ago.
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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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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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2020 NBA trade deadline tracker: Analysis on every deal as blockbuster caps moves

Follow along with all the NBA's blockbuster moves as teams tried to align themselves for a run at the title or a rebuild before Thursday's deadline.
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Trump delivers post-impeachment remarks, NBA trade deadline, coronavirus outbreak: 5 things to know Thursday

President Donald Trump takes the stage after his acquittal in the historic impeachment trial, the NBA trade deadline is here and more things to start your Thursday morning.
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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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Four players most likely on the move at NBA trade deadline

Clint Capela, Tristan Thompson, Rudy Gay and Robert Covington seem like the players most likely to be dealt by the NBA trade deadline.
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Kobe Bryant, 'man of faith,' attended Mass with his family morning of helicopter crash

The NBA icon and his family attended a 7 a.m. Sunday Mass at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach, California, near their home.
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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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Kobe Bryant business partner pens emotional farewell: 'All I keep thinking about was what was ahead'

Kobe Bryant friend and fellow investor Jeff Stibel says they had big legacy-making plans for the NBA great who died in a helicopter crash Sunday.
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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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NBA names All-Star Game reserves, including Ben Simmons, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul

Fourteen players are named, including six who will be first-time All-Stars in Chicago on Feb. 16.
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Jerry West recalls telling Kobe Bryant not to play for the Clippers, Donald Sterling

NBA legend Jerry West told a story Tuesday on TNT in which he told Kobe Bryant to not join the Clippers when Bryant was a free agent in 2004.
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Highlights of Kobe Bryant's final sit-down interview, with USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant shared his post-NBA ambitions, what inspired him to oversee a storytelling production company and the joy of coaching his daughter.
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Trump impeachment trial, Kobe Bryant, coronavirus: 5 things to know Wednesday

President Donald Trump's impeachment trial heads toward written questions, NBA community pays tribute to Kobe Bryant and more things to start your Wednesday morning.
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TNT's NBA crew, including Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade, honor Kobe Bryant

Shaquille O'Neal said, ''I haven't felt a pain that sharp in a while,'' about learning of Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning.
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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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Kobe Bryant's high school coach lost his 'hero,' LeBron James 'devastated'

Kobe Bryant's high school basketball coach said he lost a hero when the former NBA superstar was killed in a helicopter crash, one of the tributes that continued to pour in on Tuesday while..
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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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A Lasting Friendship: Kobe Bryant and His High School English Teacher

He was an N.B.A. star, his face known around the world. But when he returned to Lower Merion High School outside Philadelphia, he still called her Mrs. Mastriano.
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Delta employee cheers up LA passengers after Kobe Bryant's death

A Delta employee made sure passengers on a Los Angeles flight felt loved and inspired after the sudden death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
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Nike says Kobe Bryant merchandise sold out on website

Nike Inc's Kobe Bryant merchandise was sold out on its website, the company said on Tuesday, following reports the company had pulled products branded by the NBA star who died in a helicopter crash on..
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'He was my idol': Kobe Bryant's connection with Super Bowl LIV players runs deep

As Super Bowl LIV players took center stage at NFL media night, their respect and connection with NBA legend Kobe Bryant was apparent.
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Investigators seek answers to chopper crash as NBA star, eight others mourned

Investigators will continue after sunrise Tuesday to sift through the wreckage of Kobe Bryant's ill-fated helicopter that crashed in California, killing the former NBA star, his daughter and seven..
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Witnesses describe Bryant helicopter crash

A witness says the helicopter crash that killed nine people including former NBA star Kobe Bryant in Calabasas, California on Sunday sounded like 'a big thud.' (Jan. 28)  
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LeBron James posts tribute to Kobe Bryant on Instagram: 'I'm heartbroken and devastated'

LeBron James spoke with Kobe Bryant on Saturday night after James passed Bryant on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Hours later, Bryant was dead.
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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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Kobe Bryant: youth icon, global influencer, Oscar winner and NBA legend

Kobe Bryant wasn't just an NBA legend. He was a father, a husband, a youth icon, a global influencer and even an Oscar winner.
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Kobe Bryant helicopter: What we know about the Sikorsky S-76B

Here's what we know about the helicopter that crashed in California, killing former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others.  
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Factbox: Love and basketball - Profiles of Kobe helicopter crash victims

As investigators probed the cause of a helicopter crash that killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others, profiles emerged of the victims who perished in the weekend tragedy..
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'He used to climb into the hoops': Kobe's Italian childhood home pays tribute

As Americans mourned NBA legend Kobe Bryant on Monday, fans in Italy remembered a lesser-known chapter in his life when he played in their streets as a boy while his father competed in the local..
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The N.B.A. and the World React to Kobe Bryant’s Death in Helicopter Crash

Bryant, 41, was traveling with his 13-year-old daughter when they and seven other people perished in the crash.
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Djokovic and Osaka lead tennis community in mourning 'mentor' Bryant

Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic led the tennis world in mourning for "mentor" Kobe Bryant on Monday after Melbourne Park awoke to the news that the NBA great had died in a helicopter crash..
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