4:31 AM EST, Mon January 27, 2020
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Kobe Bryant’s Childhood Friend Recalls His Italian Junior Basketball Stint: ‘He Was Better Than All Of Us’

Kobe Bryant’s Childhood Friend Recalls His Italian Junior Basketball Stint: ‘He Was Better Than All Of Us’

On Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant tragically passed away in a helicopter crash at the age of 41, shocking not only NBA fans but many others who recognized him as one of the greatest, most beloved professional basketball players in history. But well before he became known around the world as the “Black Mamba,” the future NBA phenom was, as his childhood friend recalled, a prodigy of sorts while playing for an Italian junior basketball team. In an interview with CNN, Davide Giudici looked back on the time he was teammates with Bryant on Cantine Riunite, a youth...
6 hours ago
NBA Rumors: Should Philadelphia 76ers Consider Building Around Ben Simmons Instead Of Joel Embiid?

NBA Rumors: Should Philadelphia 76ers Consider Building Around Ben Simmons Instead Of Joel Embiid?

Despite not having their main man, Joel Embiid, on the floor, Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers managed to walk away with a 108-91 victory against the Western Conference No. 1 seed Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia. Simmons established another outstanding performance on both ends of the floor, finishing the game with 28 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, and four steals while shooting 80.0 percent from the field. With his ability to lead the Sixers in Embiid’s absence, Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report believes that the former No. 1 overall pick is...
7 hours ago
Warriors Rumors: Andre Iguodala Hints At Potential Reunion With Stephen Curry Next Season

Warriors Rumors: Andre Iguodala Hints At Potential Reunion With Stephen Curry Next Season

After a failed three-peat in the 2018-19 NBA season, veteran small forward Andre Iguodala found himself being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in a move that helped the Golden State Warriors create enough salary cap space to sign All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell in the 2019 NBA free agency. Since the trade, Iguodala hasn’t played a single game as a member of the Grizzlies and as of now, multiple signs are pointing out that he will be moved to a legitimate title contender before the 2020 February NBA trade deadline. Despite how things ended between him and the Warriors, rumors have...
8 hours ago
Kobe Bryant Had Two Jerseys Retired By The Lakers And Both Were Important

Kobe Bryant Had Two Jerseys Retired By The Lakers And Both Were Important

The NBA world lost an amazing player and a fantastic human being on Sunday when Kobe Bryant died tragically in a helicopter crash. The horrible accident took the life of Bryant and his young daughter Gianna, and it led to fans remembering the player and their family. One of the things that so many recall is that Bryant is the only players in league history to have two jerseys retired by the same team and both had serious importance. As time goes on and careers continue, players will age and sometimes, they’ll end up playing for different teams. Some have had such huge impacts in multiple...
9 hours ago
Video Shows Fiery Aftermath Of Kobe Bryant’s Fatal Helicopter Crash

Video Shows Fiery Aftermath Of Kobe Bryant’s Fatal Helicopter Crash

Video showed the fiery aftermath of the helicopter crash that claimed the life of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight other people, a wreck that took place in an isolated area that made recovery attempts difficult. As ABC News reported, the crash took place at close to 10 a.m. local time on Sunday in the wealthy residential Southern California neighborhood of Calabasas. TMZ, which was the first to report the fatal helicopter crash, noted that the aircraft came down in a remote area and first responders had to hike to the scene. By the time they arrived, it was clear that no one on board had...
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Barack Obama Posts Emotional Tribute To Kobe Bryant And His Daughter Gigi

Barack Obama Posts Emotional Tribute To Kobe Bryant And His Daughter Gigi

On Sunday, former President Barack Obama joined the millions of basketball fans mourning the tragic loss of NBA great Kobe Bryant. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were two of the passengers that were on board Kobe’s private helicopter when it crashed in Calabasas, California early Sunday morning. They were traveling to Kobe’s Mamba Academy for basketball practice. According to The New York Times, nine people were killed in the crash, including Kobe and his daughter. There were no survivors.Click here to continue and read more...
10 hours ago
LeBron James Cries In Heartbreaking Video Following Kobe Bryant’s Death

LeBron James Cries In Heartbreaking Video Following Kobe Bryant’s Death

LeBron James is devastated over the death of Kobe Bryant. The Los Angeles Lakers star has not yet publicly commented on the death of the basketball legend, but video of James exiting the Lakers team plane a few hours after the tragic news broke has just surfaced. Lebron was headed home from Philadelphia after the Lakers game against the 76ers last night when the news of Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash stunned the world. The L.A. Lakers fan favorite can be seen breaking down in heartbreaking video footage posted by 12 Sports, James can be seen in tears as he exits the plane. LeBron...
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Kobe Bryant’s Nickname: Why Was NBA Legend Called Black Mamba?

Kobe Bryant’s Nickname: Why Was NBA Legend Called Black Mamba?

The world is mourning Kobe Bryant after it was revealed Sunday afternoon the basketball great died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The news only worsened when it was revealed one of Kobe’s four daughters, Gianna ‘Gigi’ Bryant, was also among the deceased in the crash. Within minutes, Twitter became the place for fans and celebrities to remember the Los Angeles Lakers player, and nearly every trending topic revolved around the basketballer in some way. One of the biggest trends is #RIPBlackMamba, as fans pay tribute to Kobe by his nickname. Many know the Olympian by the...
10 hours ago
Spurs And Raptors Both Dribble Out 24-Second Clock To Start Game In Honor Of Kobe Bryant

Spurs And Raptors Both Dribble Out 24-Second Clock To Start Game In Honor Of Kobe Bryant

Just hours after the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors came together to remember him. Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday that also reportedly claimed the life of his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. At the start of their game on Sunday, both the Spurs and Raptors paid tribute to Bryant by dribbling out the 24-second clock to start the game. Players from both teams stood together as they committed the violations, which were in part to honor the No. 24 jersey that Kobe wore at the end of his career. Video of the tribute captured viral...
11 hours ago
Kobe Bryant’s Parents: Who Are His Mother & Father, Joe & Pamela Bryant?

Kobe Bryant’s Parents: Who Are His Mother & Father, Joe & Pamela Bryant?

Kobe Bryant was in the spotlight at a young age thanks to his famous parents, but the family connections that helped set him on the path to NBA stardom would become a double-edged sword later in life as Kobe’s deteriorating relationship with his parents captured headlines. Kobe died on Sunday in a helicopter crash, and his passing has drawn attention to all aspects of his life, including his upbringing. Kobe was the son of a former NBA player, forward Joe “Jellybean” Bryant. His mother was Pamela Bryant, who is the sister of former NBA player Chubby Cox. Thanks to his father, Kobe...
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Kobe Bryant NBA Highlights: The Best Performances Of His 20-Year Career

Kobe Bryant NBA Highlights: The Best Performances Of His 20-Year Career

As The Inquisitr previously detailed, Kobe Bryant and several others — including his daughter, Gianna — tragically perished in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning. With the entire sports world in mourning, there can be little doubt that fans across the world were inspired by the iconic basketball star, enamored of his abilities and perseverance both on and off the court. The man known as the Black Mamba had developed a fierce reputation as an offensive force throughout his time in the NBA, and some of his showiest — and most legendary — plays were the stuff that champions are made...
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NBA Stars And Celebrities React To The Tragic Death Of Kobe Bryant

NBA Stars And Celebrities React To The Tragic Death Of Kobe Bryant

Tragedy struck the world of professional sports on Sunday as NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a tragic helicopter crash. The 41-year-old basketball icon’s death shocked the world and has brought about numerous tributes and reactions on social media from fans and virtually everyone. Celebrities and NBA players/personalities have all be sharing stories and their condolences as the news makes the Internet rounds. The death of Kobe Bryant is still under investigation as it only happened within the last couple of hours on Sunday, January 26, 2019. As reported by The Inquisitr, Bryant died in a...
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Kobe Bryant Net Worth Estimated At $500 Million

Kobe Bryant Net Worth Estimated At $500 Million

NBA legend Kobe Bryant is estimated to have a net worth of approximately $500 million from his various wealth streams, including his former salary as a player and from a multitude of endorsement deals, according to Celebrity Net Worth. As The Inquisitr reported, Bryant reportedly died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday morning. Bryant started his career in the NBA at just 17 years old, when he was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. According to the Los Angeles Times, his salary skyrocketed every year. As a rookie player in the 1996 to...
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NBA Rumors: Lakers Reportedly Rejected Derrick Rose Trade Because They Refused To Part With Key Reserve

NBA Rumors: Lakers Reportedly Rejected Derrick Rose Trade Because They Refused To Part With Key Reserve

A new report suggests that the Detroit Pistons were close to trading point guard Derrick Rose to the Los Angeles Lakers, only for the Western Conference leaders to reject the deal because it involved one of their top backup players. As noted by Heavy, the aforementioned rumors were discussed earlier this week by ESPN’s Jorge Sedano, who said on the Mason & Ireland Show that he had heard “rumblings” about the Lakers rejecting a trade offer that would have allowed them to acquire Rose for Alex Caruso, a future second-round draft pick, and “salary filler.” While Sedano stressed that...
Jan 25, 2020
NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving Already Know Nets’ Top Targets In 2020 Offseason

NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving Already Know Nets’ Top Targets In 2020 Offseason

With Kevin Durant still on the sideline due to injury, the Brooklyn Nets aren’t expected to make much noise in the 2019-20 NBA season. Though they are currently in the playoff race, the Durant-less Nets clearly don’t have what it takes to fully dominate the Eastern Conference and contend for the NBA championship title. However, the Nets could soon turn into a very dangerous team as according to the latest NBA rumors, Durant and Kyrie Irving have already started recruiting players whom they believe could help bring a Larry O’Brien Trophy to Brooklyn.Click here to continue and read...