Basketball / NBA Feb 22, 2020

Helicopter pilot in Kobe Bryant crash had FAA violation in 2015

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed into a Southern California hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, was reprimanded five years ago for flying without permission into airspace while he had reduced visibility, according to a Federal Aviation Administration enforcement record. Ara Zobayan was ...

Team LeBron wins revamped All-Star Game

Basketball / NBA Feb 17, 2020

Team LeBron wins revamped All-Star Game

Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league ...

Basketball / NBA Feb 8, 2020

No engine failure in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: probe

Wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and the others died in the Jan. 26 ...

Staples Center removes public's massive Kobe Bryant memorial

Basketball / NBA Feb 4, 2020

Staples Center removes public's massive Kobe Bryant memorial

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 Bryant's widow and other family members. The cleanup of flowers, balloons, ...

Lakers salute Kobe Bryant before loss to Trail Blazers

Basketball / NBA Feb 1, 2020

Lakers salute Kobe Bryant before loss to Trail Blazers

The Los Angeles Lakers dried their eyes and took the Staples Center court for the first time since Kobe Bryant's death with a resolve that would have made him proud. Damian Lillard played through the basketball world's collective heartbreak with his own remarkable effort. Lillard scored ...