5:15 PM ET Malika Andrews Close ESPN Staff Writer Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2018 Appears regularly on ESPN Chicago 1000 Tim Bontemps Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie and Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross will both change their jersey numbers from No. 8 to honor Kobe Bryant. Dinwiddie announced Tuesday on Twitter that he will
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As long as people continue playing basketball and obsessively pursuing their passions, Kobe Bryant’s spirit will never die. Twenty-three seconds after sitting down at the podium for his pregame press conference, Lloyd Pierce broke the silence. “Well,” he said. “Forgive me for being emotional.” Thus began a moving six-minute eulogy to Kobe Bryant, who died
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Zion Williamson and Trae Young, will be the latest case studies in player empowerment encroaching upon NBA stars’ first contracts. Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin made news this summer when he said he was “miserable” during his time building a championship team around LeBron James in Cleveland. After building something “unsustainable”
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1:24 AM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — 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
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Kobe Bryant calibrated his life’s compass toward a hard-working and excuseless mentality — a legacy that will always remain. News didn’t travel very fast in 2006. My family had dial-up internet and no cable TV. We sure as heck didn’t have League Pass. So I found out about Kobe Bryant’s legendary 81-point performance a day
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12:32 AM ET ESPN News Services Basketball fans in Europe and Asia reacted to the sudden death of former Lakers star Kobe Bryant with tributes and praise. Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among several people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Bryant was
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3:53 PM ET Kobe Bryant and his daughter were among five people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Bryant was 41. Drafted 13th overall in 1996 out of Lower Merion High School, Bryant was a five-time NBA champion, a two-time NBA Finals MVP and
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10:13 PM ET SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert can count on Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle’s vote for All-Star reserves. “In my opinion, he is,” Carlisle said of Gobert after the player’s dominant’s performance in the Jazz’s 112-107 win over the Mavs on Saturday. Gobert had 22 points on 8-of-8 shooting
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The mind cannot tell the difference between what’s being experienced in real life and what is deliberately being visualized within the constructs of the mind. High-Performers have intuitively known this. Science is now showing this. The brain has the ability to affect physiology and improve motor skill sets without lifting a finger. For example, through
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1:51 PM ET Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel underwent a procedure to repair a left cheek fracture and will miss Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to the team. The Thunder will also be without forward Danilo Gallinari, who is out with a sore left thumb. Noel, 25, briefly went to the locker
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12:49 AM ET MIAMI — LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard earned the first triple-double of his career in Friday night’s 122-117 comeback victory over the Miami Heat. Leonard finished the game with 33 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, bringing the Clippers back from a 15-point deficit, while handing the Heat just their second home
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8:08 PM ET MIAMI — Heat coach Erik Spoelstra responded swiftly to swingman Jimmy Butler not being selected as a starter for next month’s All Star game in Chicago, calling his omission “a joke” and adding that he’s hopeful it will help change the voting process. “I just think it’s ridiculous that we’re still in
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