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Kobe Bryant rookie jersey to be auctioned, expected to fetch at least $3 million
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Kobe Bryant rookie jersey to be auctioned, expected to fetch at least $3 million

Kobe Bryant jersey from the 1996-97 season could fetch between $3 million and $5 million in an online auction that begins 18 May

Kobe Bryant chopper crash victim families win $2.5 million over photos being publicised
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Kobe Bryant chopper crash victim families win $2.5 million over photos being publicised

Bryant's widow Vanessa has also sued Los Angeles County, alleging that she and her family suffered emotional distress over the pictures. That lawsuit continues.

Los Angeles County wants Vanessa Bryant to undergo psychiatric exam
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Los Angeles County wants Vanessa Bryant to undergo psychiatric exam

Kobe Bryant and the others were killed 26 January, 2020, when the helicopter they were aboard, on their way to a girls basketball tournament, crashed in the hills west of Los Angeles amid foggy weather.

NBA: Russell Westbrook eager to help LeBron James in Lakers homecoming
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NBA: Russell Westbrook eager to help LeBron James in Lakers homecoming

After spending the last half-decade racking up spectacular numbers for teams with little chance of major success, Westbrook is joining the Lakers for his 14th NBA season.

Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant posthumously inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
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Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant posthumously inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Bryant was inducted as part of the Class of 2020, almost 16 months after he and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash along with seven others in southern California.

Late LA Lakers great Kobe Bryant remembered on eve of Hall of Fame induction
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Late LA Lakers great Kobe Bryant remembered on eve of Hall of Fame induction

NBA icon Michael Jordan, who spoke movingly at Bryant's memorial service last year after the superstar was killed on 26 January, 2020 in a helicopter crash, will honour Bryant at the induction ceremony

Michael Jordan to honour Kobe Bryant at 2020 Hall of Fame ceremony
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Michael Jordan to honour Kobe Bryant at 2020 Hall of Fame ceremony

The ceremony for the Class of 2020 will take place on 15 May at Mohegan Sun Arena in Montville, Connecticut. The ceremony was postponed last year due to the pandemic.

Vanessa Bryant names four LA County sheriff's deputies who shared graphic photos of Kobe's crash
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Vanessa Bryant names four LA County sheriff's deputies who shared graphic photos of Kobe's crash

None of the deputies were directly involved in the investigation of the crash or had any legitimate purpose in taking or passing around the grisly photos, the suit contends.

Kobe Bryant crash: Judge rules in favour of Vanessa Bryant in crash photos lawsuit
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Kobe Bryant crash: Judge rules in favour of Vanessa Bryant in crash photos lawsuit

Kobe Bryant and the others were killed 26 January, 2020, when the helicopter they were aboard crashed west of Los Angeles in the hills of Calabasas.

NBA: Commissioner Adam Silver says no plans to incorporate late Kobe Bryant into league’s logo yet
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NBA: Commissioner Adam Silver says no plans to incorporate late Kobe Bryant into league’s logo yet

A change.org petition urging the league to "immortalise (Bryant) forever as the new NBA logo" has garnered more than 3 million signatures since Bryant died in a helicopter crash in January of 2020.

NBA G League: Ignite veterans moulding youngsters like Princepal Singh with locker room mentorship
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NBA G League: Ignite veterans moulding youngsters like Princepal Singh with locker room mentorship

Coach Brian Shaw and veterans Jarrett Jack and Amir Johnson have been showing the Ignite's youngsters like Princepal Singh the myriad nuances of the game, and explaining to them the obsessive details that go into surviving as long as they have in the trade.

Kobe Bryant death: Pilot of crashed chopper got disoriented flying in clouds, finds probe
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Kobe Bryant death: Pilot of crashed chopper got disoriented flying in clouds, finds probe

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed last year, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, made a key error by flying through thick clouds that ended up disorienting him, US safety officials said.

Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: Federal safety officials to name likely cause of crash
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Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: Federal safety officials to name likely cause of crash

On Tuesday, federal safety officials are expected to announce the long-awaited probable cause of the crash that unleashed worldwide grief for Kobe Bryant, launched several lawsuits and prompted state and federal legislation.

Kobe Bryant's presence remains strong, legacy growing year on from demise
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Kobe Bryant's presence remains strong, legacy growing year on from demise

The Lakers are not planning any formal marking of the day, nor is the NBA. It is not a day for celebration. It is a day for remembrance, not that it's needed.

Year in Review 2020: National Sports Day, MS Dhoni, Kevin Pietersen, Naomi Osaka among Firstpost Sports' best pieces this year
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Year in Review 2020: National Sports Day, MS Dhoni, Kevin Pietersen, Naomi Osaka among Firstpost Sports' best pieces this year

Over the course of 2020, the sports journalists of Firstpost filed quite a few important stories and we think it's worth the time to revisit them. Here's the list of Firstpost’s best pieces of 2020.

Year ender 2020: From Pranab Mukherjee, Sushant Singh Rajput to Diego Maradona, prominent personalities who passed away this year
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Year ender 2020: From Pranab Mukherjee, Sushant Singh Rajput to Diego Maradona, prominent personalities who passed away this year

From politicians to sportspersons, authors, musicians and actors, the year 2020 saw some of the biggest stars departing the world.

Year in Review 2020, best sports quotes: Naomi Osaka, Pele, Michael Holding, Vikas Krishan and more
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Year in Review 2020, best sports quotes: Naomi Osaka, Pele, Michael Holding, Vikas Krishan and more

2020 has been something that everyone would want to forget except it has been an unforgettable year. We look at some of the memorable quotes from the last 12 months.

Year in Review 2020: A visual look back at sport and life of athletes in year defined by COVID-19
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Year in Review 2020: A visual look back at sport and life of athletes in year defined by COVID-19

What will you think of when you think of 2020? How will you remember sport in a year defined by the pandemic? Here are 20 moments — captured in images and videos — that encapsulate sport in a year like no other:

Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash
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Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

NBA legend Kobe Bryant had been flying with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna in a helicopter when it crashed, killing them and seven others in January.

Sports deaths in 2020: Diego Maradona mourned, Kobe Bryant suffers tragic end
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Sports deaths in 2020: Diego Maradona mourned, Kobe Bryant suffers tragic end

Multiple legendary sporting personalities passed away in 2020. We look at their legacy in individual sports.