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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid goes up for a shot against Golden State Warriors' Omari Spellman during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

'He was special': The NBA tributes continue for Kobe Bryant

Jan. 29, 2020 3:40 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — In Philadelphia, Joel Embiid paid tribute to Kobe Bryant by wearing one of his jersey numbers. Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie and Orlando’s Terrence Ross are showing their respect by no longer doing so. Boston’s Kemba Walker is considering such a change. And coaches around...

FILE - In this April 15, 2003, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers Shaquille O'Neal, left, and Kobe Bryant share a laugh on the bench while their teammate take on the Denver Nuggets during the fourth quarter at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Shaq: 'Never could have imagined' anything like Kobe's death

Jan. 28, 2020 8:03 PM EST

Shaquille O'Neal tearfully said Tuesday he never could have imagined anything like Kobe Bryant's death, remembering his former teammate as a great player whose kids called him “Uncle Shaq." “The fact that we lost probably the world’s greatest Laker, the world’s greatest basketball...

A fan signs a remembrance board in front of Staples Center where the Los Angeles Lakers play to memorialize Kobe Bryant Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles following a helicopter crash that killed former NBA basketball player and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Tributes build outside arena known as House that Kobe Built

Jan. 28, 2020 7:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans call it The House that Kobe Built, and since Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash mourners by the thousands have gathered daily outside the arena where the Los Angeles Lakers' legend made basketball history. Admirers, including some from as far away as China, continued to...

Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) stumbles due to injury in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Mavs' Powell has surgery for season-ending Achilles injury

Jan. 28, 2020 3:59 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell underwent surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon, an injury that ended his season. The team said Monday the surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The 28-year-old Powell could be ready for training camp in early...

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic wears inscribed shoes as a tribute to NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant before a game against the Orlando Magic, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Miami. Bryant and his daughter were among those who died in a helicopter crash Sunday in California. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Analysis: NBA made a good call moving Lakers-Clippers game

Jan. 28, 2020 2:58 AM EST

The NBA absolutely made the right call in postponing Tuesday night’s game in Los Angeles between the Lakers and the Clippers. The entire league is grieving Kobe Bryant. It’s hard for everyone. Impossibly hard. Now imagine what that anguish is like right now for the Lakers, the team that Bryant spent...

NBA postpones Tuesday game between Lakers, Clippers after crash that killed Kobe Bryant 'out of respect for the Lakers'

Jan. 27, 2020 5:49 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBA postpones Tuesday game between Lakers, Clippers after crash that killed Kobe Bryant 'out of respect for the Lakers'.
FILE - In this April 13, 2016, file photo, a giant banner congratulating Kobe Bryant is draped around Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game in downtown Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Kobe Bryant's death leaves NBA players, others in shock

Jan. 26, 2020 10:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant authored some of his most memorable moments at Madison Square Garden and made himself a centerpiece of the Lakers-Celtics rivalry. Bryant was remembered for that and so much more Sunday after the five-time NBA champion, his teenage daughter and seven others were killed in a...

Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) shoots between Orlando Magic guards Evan Fournier (10) and Michael Carter-Williams (7) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Leonard leads Clippers to win over Magic

Jan. 26, 2020 10:03 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers won a game nobody wanted to play. The tipoff was less than four hours after the Clippers and Orlando Magic learned of the death of former NBA great Kobe Bryant at the age of 41. "Sometimes the stage is the best place to get away from reality," observed Clippers...

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Waiters takes blame for the issues that led to suspensions

Jan. 26, 2020 2:21 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Dion Waiters spoke about his issues for the first time in months Sunday, accepting responsibility for the matters that led him to being suspended by the Miami Heat on three separate occasions already this season. Waiters didn’t specifically address any incidents, including his decision...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket as Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Leonard's 1st triple-double sends Clippers past Heat 122-117

Jan. 25, 2020 12:24 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Kawhi Leonard has two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVP awards, four All-Star selections and a string of other accolades. And now, one triple-double. Unbelievable as it sounds — and really, the Miami Heat could not believe it — Leonard got a triple-double for the first time...