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Durant among 4 Nets to test positive for new coronavirus
/ from March 18, 2020
NEW YORK — Four Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin Durant, have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to seven known players in the NBA.The Nets did not name the players Tuesday, but Durant confirmed he was one of them to The Athletic, saying: “Everyone be careful, take ...
NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus
/ from March 12, 2020
MIAMI -- The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas.Now there will be no games at ...
Japan Olympic minister: Games could be held any time in 2020
/ from March 04, 2020
TOKYO -- Japan's Olympic minister said Tuesday the contract to hold the Tokyo Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020.Seiko Hashimoto's response to a question in the upper house of parliament implies the Olympics could be held later in the year and would not have to ...
Michael Jordan's poignant Kobe tribute: 'A piece of me died'
/ from February 25, 2020
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jordan says he didn't see Kobe Bryant as his rival for the mythical honor of being recognized as the best basketball player ever.Instead, he came to love Bryant as the little brother he never had, and as a student eager to learn from Jordan's experiences and ...
LeBron James among 44 US Olympic basketball team finalists
/ from February 11, 2020
LEBRON James is considering a return to the Olympics.James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — was among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James played in 2004, 2008 and 2012, helping ...
Kobe Bryant memorial set for Feb. 24 at Staples Center
/ from February 07, 2020
LOS ANGELES — A public memorial service for Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others killed in a helicopter crash is planned for Feb. 24 at Staples Center, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Thursday.The arena is where Bryant starred for the Los Angeles ...
'Citizen of the world': Bryant promoted basketball globally
/ from January 29, 2020
ROME -- At a Lakers preseason game in Beijing in 2013, the arena rang out with chants of “Kobe! Kobe!” — despite the injured superstar not even having suited up.From Los Angeles to Italy, Asia and beyond, Kobe Bryant was bigger than just a basketball player. He was the sport’s ...
Aviation experts suspect Bryant's pilot got lost in the fog
/ from January 28, 2020
CALABASAS, Calif. — Coroner's officials worked to recover victims' remains Monday from the hillside outside Los Angeles where a helicopter carrying former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed in a wreck that aviation experts said may have been caused by the pilot becoming disoriented in the fog.While the ...
Bryant death draws tributes from Asian fans, politicians
/ from January 27, 2020
BEIJING -- 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 ...
Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in LA sports, basketball world
/ from January 27, 2020
LOS ANGELES -- 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 place with a hoop ...