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  • Thurman Munson’s widow heartbroken for Vanessa Bryant: ‘I wish I could hug her’

    01/27/2020 11:56:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 27, 20 | Dan Martin
    In the 40 years since Diana Munson lost her husband, Thurman, in a plane crash, she’s had countless conversations with fans who tell her where they were when the accident happened and she never stops them. Rarely, though, does what happened on Aug. 2, 1979, come into focus as much as it did Sunday, when Diana and the world learned that Kobe Bryant had been killed — along with his daughter Gianna and seven others — in a helicopter crash outside of Los Angeles. “[Sunday] opened up a lot of wounds for me,’’ Diana said by phone Monday. “It brought...
  • Kobe Bryant dead: NBA urged by fans to change logo, honoring late Lakers legend

    01/27/2020 12:45:25 PM PST · by conservative98 · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/27/20 | Ryan Gaydos
    Kobe Bryant’s death sent shock waves across the world Sunday and fans of the five-time NBA champion and the late Los Angeles Lakers legend called on the league to make a change. Fans urged the NBA to change the logo from a figure of Jerry West to Bryant in honor of the sharpshooter who was among those killed in a helicopter crash in California.
  • Kobe, A Devout Catholic, Reportedly Attended Mass Morning Of Accident

    01/27/2020 8:40:14 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 63 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Jan 2020 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    “A friend texted me today to tell me that a friend of her’s saw #KobeBryant at #Catholic Mass this morning,” Boston priest David Barnes said via Twitter on Sunday. “Mass is the worship of God. Heaven is the worship of God. Go to Mass here so that you can worship God forever in heaven.” In the wake of the fatal accident, fellow Catholic and singer Cristina Ballestero posted about an encounter she had with Bryant at Holy Family Cathedral in Orange, California, during a weekday Mass. I want to tell a story about the time I met Kobe Bryant. “I...
  • Kobe Bryant's doomed helicopter circled for 15 minutes over Burbank waiting for air traffic control clearance in dangerously poor visibility with the 'pilot relying on his eyesight rather than instruments to fly' [tr]

    01/27/2020 8:02:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 144 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 27, 2020 | Valerie Edwards
    The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others that crashed into a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles was flying in foggy conditions considered dangerous enough that local police agencies grounded their choppers. Bryant's helicopter left Santa Ana in Orange County, south of Los Angeles, shortly after 9am, a time when conditions were not suitable for flying, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. There was an overcast at 1,300 feet and visibility of about five miles. The pilot, who was named as Ara Zobayan was flying under visual flight rules (VFR), meaning that he was relying on...
  • Girls’ basketball coach Christina Mauser IDed as victim in Kobe Bryant crash

    01/27/2020 6:43:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 105 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 26, 2020 | 9:52pm | By Joe Tacopino
    A girls’ basketball coach was identified as one of the fatalities in the crash that killed Kobe Bryant and his daughter Sunday, officials said. Christina Mauser — who worked at a private school in Orange County, California — was among nine people killed instantly when their helicopter crashed in Calabasas, according to Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley. “My kids and I are devastated,” Christina’s husband, Matt Mauser, wrote on Facebook. “We lost our beautiful wife and mom today in a helicopter crash. Please respect our privacy. Thank you for all the well wishes they mean so much.” Also killed in...
  • BBC mocked for airing LeBron James footage in segment about Kobe Bryant’s death

    01/26/2020 7:43:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 26, 2020 | 9:59pm | Kenneth Garger
    The BBC is being widely mocked online for showing footage of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James while airing a segment about the death of Kobe Bryant. Evening news program “BBC News at Ten” committed the embarrassing gaffe Sunday night — but later apologized and chalked it up to “human error,” according to The Daily Mail. The clip being distributed online begins by showing Bryant and his daughter Gianna — who both died Sunday morning in a California helicopter crash in Calabasas that killed at least nine. The footage then cuts to current Lakers great, Lebron James, high-fiving a fellow...
  • Biden: Jill and I are sending our prayers to the Bryant family and to everyone who lost loved ones in today’s crash.

    01/26/2020 5:01:16 PM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    Jill and I are sending our prayers to the Bryant family and to everyone who lost loved ones in today’s crash. It’s a reminder of how special — and fragile — life is. And it’s a reminder that we’ve got to make every day count.— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) January 26, 2020
  • Kobe Bryant killed in Helicopter Crash

    01/26/2020 2:30:44 PM PST · by reg45 · 5 replies
    01/26/2020 | Self
    Wow! A big enough story to bump the Impeachment trial off the front page.
  • Kobe's Sikorsky appeared to be climbing and turning around

    01/26/2020 2:53:27 PM PST · by Duke C. · 224 replies
    According to the ADSB transponder data he was following the 101 Fwy to Thousand Oaks. Then suddenly turned and dropped rapidly. Last data point shows he was dropping at 4,000 FPM which is pretty extreme...
  • MSNBC Reporter Says 'N*****' While Covering Death of Kobe Bryant

    01/26/2020 2:34:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 108 replies
    NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Saturday morning. While covering the tragic story, MSNBC reporter Allison Morris appears to have used the word n***** in reference to the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team which Kobe played on for 20 years. NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Saturday morning. While covering the tragic story, MSNBC reporter Allison Morris appears to have used the word n***** in reference to the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team which Kobe played on for 20 years.
  • Report: Kobe Bryant, Daughter Die in a Helicopter Crash

    01/26/2020 12:56:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 135 replies
    BREITBART ^ | January 26, 2020 | Dylan Gwinn
    According to a report from TMZ, NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13- year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore, were killed Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in California.
  • Kobe Bryant shared how a Catholic priest changed his life

    01/26/2020 12:25:11 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 36 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 2016 | Czarina Ong
    Even though retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant was born and raised a Catholic, he made a few bad turns. But thankfully, the basketball star was able to turn his life around, and it was all thanks to a kind-hearted priest.

    01/26/2020 11:41:50 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 515 replies
    TMZ ^ | 26 JANUARY 2019 | TMZ
    Kobe Bryant died in a helicoper crash in Calabasas Sunday morning ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We're told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
  • Q Anon: (3/7/18) Continued from Monday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/07/2018 12:11:23 AM PST · by ransomnote · 1,741 replies ^ | 3/7/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to help answer the questions, "Who is Q?" and "Why read Q drops?". Is Trump Staging a Counter-Coup? [Q explained?]> Note: The above thread has...
  • Kobe Bryant ends basketball career with incredible finale; Scores 60 Points in Final NBA Game

    04/14/2016 6:14:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    AP Via MSN ^ | 04/14/2016
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant went out with a Hollywood ending to his remarkable career. Bryant scored 60 points in his final game Wednesday night, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA with an unbelievable offensive showcase in the Los Angeles Lakers' 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz. He scored 23 points in the fourth quarter, posting his first 50-point game since February 2009 and rallying the Lakers from a 15-point deficit to win the final game of the worst season in franchise history. The entire night was a tribute to Bryant, who is retiring after 20 seasons, five...
  • Yale basketball captain mysteriously leaves school as signs reading 'stop supporting a rapist' [tr]

    03/04/2016 6:27:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2016 | Will Robinson
    Yale University's basketball captain mysteriously left the school before posters accusing the team of supporting sexual misconduct were put up on around campus. Jack Montague had led the Bulldogs to the top of Ivy League conference with two games left to play. But officials at the elite New Haven, Connecticut, school say he won't be coming back to the court in the midst of a bizarre controversy. It appears that no formal allegations have been made against him or other members of the team. According to the Yale Daily News, posters have been put up around campus saying: 'I stand...
  • Obama met with Kobe Bryant during terrorist attack

    12/07/2015 4:03:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchel ^ | 12/3/15 | admin
    Obama has his priorities right I guess. As the terrorist attack in San Bernardino was unfolding yesterday, many people wondered where was Obama. No we know. Obama was busy meeting with Kobe Bryant as the terrorist attack as going on and 14 people were murdered in cold blood all in the name is Islamic terrorism. The Lakers were in Washington D.C. last night for the only time this year. So Obama figured, who cares about the American people getting killed by a crazed Islamic radical and his wife. I’ll go talk some basketball with Kobe Bryant.
  • Two Blacks Discuss this Month in Racism [Language warning]

    03/31/2014 7:40:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Complex City Guide ^ | March 31, 2014 | Lauretta Charlton, associate editor and Julian Kimble, lead writer
    [Ed. Note—The opinions expressed during this conversation reflect the opinions of the participants and the participants only. This conversation does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Complex Media.] City Guide's Lauretta Charlton and Julian Kimble tackle the most controversial headlines about race that made the news. This month's discussion includes Lord Jamar, Kobe Bryant on Trayvon Martin, interracial dating and Kanye West's Vogue cover story. [NBA star Kobe Bryant told the New Yorker that he "won't react to something just because I'm supposed to, because I'm an African-American," referring to the Trayvon Martin case. Critics argue his comments are out...
  • Football Legend Jim Brown Calls Out Kobe Bryant On Arsenio Hall Show

    12/12/2013 10:56:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | December 11th, 2013 @ 8:42am | Yohance Kyles
    “He threw Shaq under the bus,” said Brown referring to the well-documented riff between Bryant and former teammate Shaquille O’Neal. “And he is somewhat confused about culture, because he was brought up in another country so he doesn’t quite fit what’s happening in America.”
  • Kobe Bryant's cheating led to divorce filing: report (Tiger is off the hook?)

    12/19/2011 6:47:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/18/11 | Daniel Frankel
    Kobe Bryant's cheating led to divorce filing: reportBy Daniel Frankel | Reuters – 17 hrs ago LOS ANGELES ( - Tiger Woods, you're finally off the hook. TMZ reported on Sunday morning that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant cheated multiple times with multiple partners on his wife of more than a decade -- events that led to Vanessa Bryant's surprise divorce filing in an Orange County, Calif., court Friday. Of course, if this is true, Bryant -- whose public approval rating has vacillated wildly over the years from boy wonder to unlikable cad to uber-determined workaholic -- will likely...