Latest Kobe Bryant News

Kobe Bryant widow awarded $16M in trial over crash photos

Aug. 24, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow was awarded $16 million as part of a $31 million jury verdict Wednesday against Los Angeles County for deputies and firefighters sharing grisly photos of the NBA star, his 13-year-old daughter and other victims killed in a 2020 helicopter crash. ...

Udonis Haslem says he's coming back for 20th year with Heat

Aug. 21, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Kobe Bryant. Dirk Nowitzki. And now, Udonis Haslem. Miami’s captain is returning to the Heat for a 20th season, he announced Sunday. It’s a one-year deal worth $2.9 million; Miami extended the offer nearly two months ago, then waited for Haslem to decide between...

Kobe Bryant's widow says crash photos turned grief to horror

Aug. 19, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant testified Friday that she was only beginning to grieve the loss of her husband, basketball star Kobe Bryant, and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna when she was faced with the fresh horror of learning that sheriff's deputies and firefighters had shot and shared...

AP source: Grizzlies in line for 1st game on Christmas

Aug. 15, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

Merry Christmas, Memphis. The Grizzlies are in line to be part of that holiday’s NBA showcase for the first time. Ja Morant and the Grizzlies will face Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the rest of the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Dec. 25 in San Francisco,...

Lawyer: Photos of Kobe Bryant's remains shared 'for a laugh'

Aug. 10, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An institutional “culture of callousness” led Los Angeles County deputies and firefighters to shoot and share photos of the remains of Kobe Bryant and other victims of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the Lakers star, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others, a...

Former Laker Medvedenko auctions NBA title rings for Ukraine

Jul. 24, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Lakers player Slava Medvedenko is selling his two NBA championship rings to raise money for his native Ukraine. Medvedenko was a power forward on the Lakers’ championship teams in 2001 and ’02, playing alongside Kobe Bryant and Shaquille...