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Tearful Novak Djokovic pays tribute to Kobe Bryant after Australian Open victory

Tearful Novak Djokovic pays tribute to Kobe Bryant after Australian Open victory

Novak Djokovic broke down in tears while reflecting on his friendship with Kobe Bryant at the Australian Open. Speaking after his quarterfinal victory over Milos Raonic, Djokovic hailed Bryant, who died alongside his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash Sunday, as “one of the greatest athletes of all time”. “He inspired myself and…MORE

A fan’s homage to Kobe Bryant

A fan’s homage to Kobe Bryant

I’ve been overwhelmed with messages from family and friends about Kobe Bryant’s death. Some texts came from people I haven’t spoken to in years, and even my Mom, who doesn’t care about sports, immediately texted me. I’ve been a basketball fan ever since I was kid growing up in Portugal, and have always loved the…MORE

Underdog sumo wrestler Tokushoryu bursts into tears after winning first title

Underdog sumo wrestler Tokushoryu bursts into tears after winning first title

Underdog victories don’t come much bigger than this. A previously unknown sumo wrestler upset the odds Sunday to win the first major tournament of the year. No one at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament was ranked lower than Tokushoryu but the 33-year-old managed to surprise everyone to conquer almost all ahead of him. His…MORE

Kobe Bryant fans petition to change NBA logo to honor Lakers legend

Kobe Bryant fans petition to change NBA logo to honor Lakers legend

Hundreds of thousands of basketball fans are calling on the NBA to update its logo to honor Kobe Bryant following the basketball great’s tragic death. Bryant died along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California, on Sunday. The group was flying to Thousand Oaks, California, for…MORE

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JANUARY 29, 2020

SHAQUILLE O’NEAL isn’t taking KOBE BRYANT’s death well. He said, “I’m not doing well.  I’m sick.  I’m just getting over the death of my sister . . .I haven’t been sleeping . . . I haven’t eaten . . .I know some idiot’s gonna bring up the relationship me and Kobe had.  Our relationship is…

JANUARY 28, 2020

For KOBE BRYANT, using a helicopter was a pretty standard method of transportation, but he and his wife had a deal that they would never fly on a helicopter together. It sounds like they wanted to make sure their kids weren’t orphaned if something happened. aKobe and the others with him were just shooting across…