Latest Kobe Bryant News

Tatum scores 37, Celtics beat Lakers in James' return

Nov. 20, 2021 00:01 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant, so he knew all about the Celtics-Lakers rivalry even before becoming part of it. On Friday night, he put on an offensive show in front of Celtics Hall of Famers Bill Russell and Paul Pierce in the latest chapter....

Staples Center is changing its name to Crypto.com Arena

Nov. 17, 2021 08:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Staples Center is getting a new name. Starting Christmas Day, it will be Crypto.com Arena. The downtown Los Angeles home of the NBA's Lakers and Clippers, the NHL's Kings and the WNBA's Sparks will change its name after 22 years of operation, arena...

Judge: Kobe Bryant's widow must turn over therapy records

Nov. 16, 2021 00:46 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ruled that Kobe Bryant's widow must turn over her therapy records to Los Angeles County in her lawsuit claiming she suffered emotional distress after first responders took and shared graphic photos from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the...

Marie Antoinette's diamond bracelets fetch $8.3M at auction

Nov. 09, 2021 19:40 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A pair of diamond bracelets that once belonged to Marie Antoinette, the famed wife of French King Louis XVI who met her fate at the revolutionary guillotine, sold for 7.46 million Swiss francs ($8.34 million) on Tuesday. The opulent bracelets, among the...

Royal jewels and Kobe Bryant's shoes set for Geneva auction

Nov. 04, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A diamond bracelet that once belonged to France’s Marie Antoinette and a sapphire-and-diamond brooch with matching ear clips that once dangled from a Russian grand duchess are among the featured items in auctions of jewelry and other collectibles next week in Geneva. ...

LA County to pay $2.5M to settle Kobe crash photo lawsuits

Nov. 02, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County agreed Tuesday to pay $2.5 million to two families who lost relatives in last year's helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven other people. The Board of Supervisors approved a settlement of two federal...

Judge says Kobe's widow won't have to undergo mental exam

Nov. 02, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow won't have to undergo psychiatric testing for her lawsuit over graphic photos of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, her 13-year-old daughter and others, a federal judge ruled Monday. Los Angeles County...

Butler has 27, Heat make 21 3s and rout Grizzlies 129-103

Oct. 31, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 27 points, Tyler Herro added 22 and the Miami Heat used a strong shooting performance to rout the Memphis Grizzlies 129-103 on Saturday night. Duncan Robinson and Kyle Lowry scored 15 points apiece. Lowry added eight assists and...

Vanessa Bryant said LA sheriff promised to secure crash site

Oct. 23, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow said she pleaded with the Los Angeles County sheriff to make sure no one takes photographs from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, and he reassured that the area had been secured, court documents say. ...

LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to undergo psychiatric exam

Oct. 18, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County is seeking to compel psychiatric evaluations for Kobe Bryant's widow and others to determine if they truly suffered emotional distress after first responders took and shared graphic photos from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the...