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YG, from left, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled and Meek Mill point to a screen showing Nipsey Hussle and Kobe Bryant during a tribute at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys award show

Jan. 27, 2020 1:09 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the red carpet to the main stage, sadness loomed over music’s biggest night Sunday at the arena in downtown Los Angeles where Kobe Bryant played for 20 years for the city's NBA team. Bryant's death in a helicopter crash earlier in the day was acknowledged in the opening...

FILE - In this June 7, 2009, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) points to a player behind him after making a basket in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals, 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/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Bryant death draws tributes from Asian fans, politicians

Jan. 27, 2020 12:09 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant was a hugely popular figure in Asia, no more so than in China where basketball rivals soccer as the most popular sport. However, his death Sunday in a helicopter accident comes at an awkward time between the country and the league. National broadcaster CCTC pulled all NBA games...

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The Latest: Billie Eilish wins 5 in dominant Grammys

Jan. 27, 2020 12:06 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday at Los Angeles' Staples Center (all times local): 8:38: p.m. Billie Eilish has won album of the year and record of the year to cap a dominant night of five victories at the Grammy Awards. The 18-year-old Eilish won album of the...

People gather at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, 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. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

The Latest: Remains recovery at Bryant crash site underway

Jan. 26, 2020 11:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says his department's helicopters were grounded due to weather in the area where a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight other people crashed and...

Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in LA sports, basketball world

Jan. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with sublime skills and an unquenchable competitive fire. He earned Los Angeles’ eternal adoration during his two decades as the fierce soul of the beloved Lakers, and he was respected by basketball fans from every...

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) wears a No. 8 jersey honoring former NBA player Kobe Bryant prior to an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Atlanta. Bryant died in a California helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Young scores 45 on emotional night, leads Hawks past Wizards

Jan. 26, 2020 11:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young had to compose himself a couple of times when asked about the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. It wasn't easy for Young, who was mentored by Bryant and had a special relationship with the former NBA star's 13-year-old girl, nicknamed Gigi. “One of the last...

In this June 14, 2009, photo, Los Angles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant celebrates with his daughter Gianna, following the Lakers 99-86 defeat of the Orlando Magic in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Amway Arena in Orlando. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in copter crash, 7 others dead

Jan. 26, 2020 11:22 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were killed Sunday when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity transcended...

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, a contest against the Utah Jazz, in downtown Los Angeles. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, file)

Reaction to the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant

Jan. 26, 2020 11:20 PM EST

Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter crash on Sunday: “Words can't describe the pain I am feeling. I loved Kobe — he was like a little brother to me. We used to talk often, and I will...

This undated photo released by Orange Coast College shows its head baseball coach John Altobelli. The Altobelli family has confirmed that John Altobelli, his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa were among those killed in the helicopter crash with NBA icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in Calabasas, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Alyssa played on the same team as Gianna, said Altobelli's brother Tony, who is the sports information director at the school. (Orange Coast College via AP)

College baseball coach dies in crash that killed Bryant

Jan. 26, 2020 10:36 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — John Altobelli, the longtime baseball coach at Orange Coast College, was killed along with his wife and daughter in the helicopter crash Sunday that also took the lives of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and Bryant's daughter, Gianna. The 56-year-old Altobelli died along with his...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) hangs from the rim after a dunk in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant has late burst, Grizzlies hold off Suns 114-109

Jan. 26, 2020 10:13 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The night in Memphis started with a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant. It ended with players from both sides remembering the Los Angeles Lakers great for the good he brought to the game. As for the game itself, Ja Morant scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to help the...