by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
From YahooSports: NBA legend, Kobe Bryant (1978-2020), one of the greatest modern professional basketball players, died Sunday morning, January 26, 2020 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, Yahoo Sports confirmed. Kobe's daughter, Gianna, was also on board as was another player and parent en route to a travel basketball game, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
From BET: Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa Bryant, has announced that she will change the name of Kobe's "The Mamba Sports Foundation" to "The Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation" to honor both Kobe and their later daughter, Gianna.
From YahooSports: The Los Angeles Lakers have revealed details about the Feb. 24th memorial service celebrating Kobe and Gianna.
From NBA: Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, laid to rest in a cemetery near their home.
From YahooSports: The investigation of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven other people, has found no signs that the helicopter suffered engine failure.
From YahooSports: Friday night (Jan. 31st), the Los Angeles Lakers revealed a new Kobe Bryant "KB" logo for the floor of the Staples Center where they play and for their uniforms.
From YahooSports: Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa Bryant, makes her first public statement since the Kobe and their daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash, Sun., Jan. 26th.
From YahooSports: Los Angeles County officials said the Sunday morning helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, also claimed the lives of seven other victims - nine victims in total.
From YahooSports: L.A. County officials makes it "official" that nine people died in the helicopter crash that claimed the life of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. The article also names some of the other victims.
From HuffPost: All nine victims have been identified in the Jan. 26, 2020 helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.
From YahooSports: The Los Angeles County Coroner's office has informed news outlets that all nine bodies have been recovered from the helicopter crash site where Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, and seven other people were killed.
From YahooNews: Kobe Bryant's wife and Gianna's mother, Vanessa Bryant, with touching Instagram profile photo.
From YahooNews: Experts now wonder why helicopter pilot in Kobe Bryant crash flew in fog.
From YahooSports: Helicopter in Kobe Bryant crash lacked key safety feature, a "terrain awareness system."
From People: Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, attended Catholic mass at Cathedral of Our Lady Queen of the Angels in Newport Beach and received communion before the taking the helicopter flight in which they would lose their lives.
From YahooLifestyle: Kobe Bryant's surviving daughters must now grieve a sister: Why sibling loss gets "minimized."
From YahooSports: Harbor Day School in Corona Del Mar, CA has retired the No. 2 jersey of Kobe Bryant's daughter, Gianna "Gigi" Bryant, who died with him in a helicopter crash.
From BET: Vanessa Bryant leaves heart-breaking tribute to her daughter, Gianna Bryant.
NEWS SITES WITH REGULAR UPDATES:
From LATimes: This link leads to a live sports blog with updates and new articles on the ongoing story of the death of Kobe Bryant.
From Deadline: The site has a dedicate Kobe Bryant page with links to their news and tributes articles.
From BET: Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash: Here’s What We Know
NBA NEWS, PLAYERS AND NOTES:
From YahooSports: Tonight's 2020 NBA All-Star Game featured tributes to Kobe Bryant.
From NBA: This is NBA.com's Kobe Bryant tribute page.
From BostonGlobe: Boston Celtic Gordon Hayward talks about his secret workouts with Kobe.
From NBA: The best of Kobe on the "NBA on TNT"
From NBA: A NBA.com video obituary for Kobe Bryant
From NBA: Kobe Bryant honored throughout the league.
From NBA: Los Angeles Clippers star, Paul George, narrates a tribute to Kobe, Gianna, and the other victims in the helicopter crash.
From NBA: Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry on Kobe's passing.
From NBA: Inside "Mamba Forever," the emotional tribute essay from Howard Beck of "Bleacher Report."
From ESPN: The NBA has postponed the Tues., Jan. 28th between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers, in response to the death of Laker legend, Kobe Bryant.
From NBA: NBA commissioner Adam Silver's statement on passing of Kobe Bryant
From NBA: This link goes to a page of video highlights from Kobe's NBA career and also includes and also a photo essay by NBA/Lakers photographer, Andrew Bernstein, on his favorite Kobe photos.
From NBA: NBA players, coaches, legends and other personalities on Bryant's passing.
From PopCulture: A young great white shark has been named for Kobe Bryant.
From BET: A father reveals how Kobe Bryant made his son's dream come through Make-a-Wish Iowa. The boy, who eventually died of cancer at 13, was buried in the the jersey Kobe game him.
From PopCulture: "The Big Bang Theory" actress Kaley Cuoco says the death of Kobe Bryant left her feeling "gutted."
From BET: Jay-Z reveals one of the last things Kobe told him.
From YahooEntertainment: An oral history of Kobe and Glen Keane's Oscar-winning animated short, "Dear Basketball."
From Deadline: Author Paulo Coelho, who had been working on a children's book with Kobe Bryant, wants to delete the unfinished draft and discontinue work on the book.
From YahooSports: NBA superstar LeBron James reveals his new ""Mamba 4 Life" tatoo honoring former Laker Kobe Bryant.
From YahooSports: NBA superstar LeBron James, of the Los Angeles Lakers, was surprised at the joy Kobe Bryant found in his family life in his post-NBA career.
From Variety: At a Super Bowl Week concert in Miami, recent Grammy winner Lizzo is joined on stage by actor-singer Harry Styles and also offers a tribute to Kobe, Gianna and the other victims of the helicopter crash that killed them Sun., Jan. 26th.
From YahooSports: Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe's one-time teammate, will donate the proceeds from his big Super Bowl LIV party to the families of the nine victims in the crash that killed Kobe.
From THR: Talk show hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon tear-up on the first episodes of their respective shows since the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven other people.
From YahooSports: "Mamba Mentality," Kobe Bryant's motto, looms over Super Bowl week.
From THR: Renowned animation filmmaker and legendary Disney animator, Glen Keane, shared an Oscar win with Kobe Bryant for the animated short film, "Dear Kobe." In a column for "The Hollywood Reporter," he writes about his first meeting with Bryant.
From YahooSports: Allen Iverson, one ne of Kobe Bryant's greatest rivals, speaks about being "devastated and heartbroken" over his death and offers a story.
From YahooSports: Los Angeles united in grief for the loss of its adopted son, Kobe Bryant.
From YahooEntertainment: In a rare interview, Los Angeles Lakers super-fan, Jack Nicholson, releases a statement about Kobe Bryant.
From BET: Remembering Kobe Bryant's relationship with his daughter, Gianna, who also died in the helicopter crash that killed her father.
From BET: Shareef O'Neal, the son of NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal, shares a message that Kobe sent to him the morning Kobe died.
From MarketWatch: This viral video shows how Kobe Bryant mirrored his idol, NBA legend, Michael Jordan.
From YahooSports: Pro golfing legend, Tiger Woods, speaks on the passing of his friend, Kobe Bryant.
From YahooSports: Upon hearing of Kobe Bryant's death, NBA star, Kyrie Irving, reportedly left Madison Square Garden before his team, the Brooklyn Nets, took on the New York Knicks. Irving and Bryant were close, and Irving saw Bryant as a mentor.
From YahooSports: President Trump and former President Obama take to Twitter after the shocking news of the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash.
From YahooEntertainment: The 2020 Grammy Awards are being held at Staples Center tonight (Sun., Jan. 26th). The NBA's Los Angeles Lakers also play there, and today, they lost one of their all-time players, Kobe Bryant. Even with the Grammys, fans are gathering at the Staples Center to celebrate Kobe's life.
From Deadline: Fellow Los Angeles Lakers legends: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal offer tributes and condolences to their fallen Laker, Kobe Bryant.
From ESPN - In Europe, Kobe Bryant remembered for his "Italian qualities."
From IMDb: The site remembers Kobe Bryant in a gallery of 58 photos.