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  • L.A. County wants Vanessa Bryant to undergo psychiatric exam before her lawsuit goes to trial

    10/18/2021 5:27:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    ktla ^ | Oct 18, 2021
    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 basketball star... Attorneys for Los Angeles County want the court to order Bryant and other family members of the people who were killed in the crash, including children, to undergo psychiatric evaluations as independent medical examinations. The lawyers propose that the evaluations be audio- and video-recorded and last eight hours for adults and four to six hours for...
  • Kobe Bryant helicopter pilot had spatial disorientation in deadly crash: NTSB

    02/10/2021 12:05:14 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 49 replies
    Fox Television 11 Los Angeles ^ | February 9, 2021 | Kelli Johnson
    WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board revealed the likely cause of the deadly helicopter crash that took the lives of nine Southern California residents, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter on Tuesday. During Tuesday’s board meeting, the NTSB was critical of veteran pilot Ara Zobayan's actions in the final moments of the flight from when the aircraft entered the Van Nuys airspace to when it collided with the hilly terrain in Calabasas. "There were opportunities along the way to have reversed the course and prevented this crash by simply landing," NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said. In...
  • Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa seeks major financial damages in wrongful death suit

    06/08/2020 11:07:52 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 08 2020 | Thomas Barrabi
    Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, is seeking to recover significant financial damages in her wrongful death lawsuit against the helicopter company and the estate of the late pilot that operated the helicopter involved in the late NBA superstar’s deadly crash in January, according to a report. Vanessa Bryant filed suit against Island Express Helicopters Inc. and the estate of pilot Ara Zobayan in February. The lawsuit accuses the defendants of negligence that contributed to the deaths of Bryant, his teenage daughter Gianna, and seven other passengers, including a failure to check weather conditions prior to the flight and flying into foggy...
  • “I Can Raise Kobe Bryant From Death If 10% Of His Net Worth Is Given To Me” – Prophet Nigel Gaisie

    02/03/2020 5:31:03 AM PST · by Gamecock · 80 replies
    Zambia Reports ^ | 1/31/2020 | Olalekan Ajimoti.
    Prophet Nigel Gaisie, made some shocking claims concerning the death of the basketball player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant who died in an helicopter crash on their way to California in saturday. While the man of God was preaching and prophesying to his congregations, he said he is capable of raising Kobe Bryant and his daughter from death. He however attached some conditions to this…. According to man of God, he can only do so if 10% of Kobe’s net worth is given to him. Prophet Nigel Maisie says as quoted below. “The Lord just took me into...
  • Snoop Dogg: I didn't threaten Gayle King, but she 'was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant'

    02/09/2020 1:39:40 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2020 | Joe Concha
    Snoop Dogg said Saturday he wasn't threatening CBS News anchor Gayle King over a recent interview in which she broached the Kobe Bryant rape case following his death last week. The clarification comes after CBS News president Susan Zirinsky said the network "fully supports" King while vigorously condemning “reprehensible” threats made against King. "When I said what I said, I spoke for the people who felt like Gayle was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant and his family," Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., said in a video on Instagram on Saturday. "Now with that being said,...
  • Why Kobe Bryant took his Catholic faith so seriously

    02/09/2020 12:14:01 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 92 replies
    Angelus News ^ | Feb 2020 | Tom Hoffarth and Steve Lowery |
    --The fact that Bryant took his faith so seriously seemed to take many, including those in the media, by surprise. The day after his last NBA game, one in which he scored 60 points, he told an ESPN reporter that he celebrated by rising early, drinking a cup of coffee, and going to church. “It was me, alone,” he said. “After 20 years, I think it’s important to give thanks.” When, by his own admission, he had allowed his life to spin completely out of control, being accused of rape in a Colorado hotel room, one of the first people...
  • Kobe Bryant's private funeral service likely at same Catholic church he went before boarding ill-fated chopper

    02/08/2020 4:46:13 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Meaww Media ^ | Feb 7, 2020 | Askhay Pai
    Following confirmation that the memorial service for Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others who lost their lives in a helicopter crash almost two weeks ago will be held at the Staples Center, there has been increased speculation about a private ceremony as well. The New York Times theorized that such a ceremony might take place at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach, California, as Kobe, a practicing Catholic, belonged to the church. He had reportedly even gone there with Gianna to "reflect and pray" in the early hours of January 26, following which they...

    02/08/2020 2:40:13 PM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Denver PR ^ | February 8, 2020, 11:22 am | JEREMY STORY
    It’s not quite the same as finding out that the most recognizable face of your company has been arrested for pedophilia, but Dunkin’ Donuts has to be rethinking its marketing strategy after spokesman Snoop Dogg spent the last 48 hours threatening CBS news anchor Gayle King and calling for the release of convicted sex offender Bill Cosby. In January – one month after Dunkin’ Donuts’ CMO resigned to pursue “the next opportunity” – the coffee chain launched a national ad campaign featuring Snoop Dogg. Now, less than a month later, it has to make a decision about whether to suspend...
  • Kobe Bryant Was The NBA’s Last Apolitical Superstar

    02/01/2020 4:40:26 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 1, 2020 | Hot Air
    Over the course of Kobe’s 20-year-long career, he remained consistently silent on political issues, in a way that by the time of his retirement seemed wildly anachronistic. Bryant’s apolitical attitude reflected the individual-focused, Jordan-era status quo in which he entered the league, but it eventually made him out of step with his younger counterparts, who have largely taken up the activist mantle of older icons like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. Today’s NBA stars are eager not only to use their platform to amplify political and social causes, but to establish activism as a responsibility in its own right, as...
  • He was a rapist. Deal with it': Disney heiress Abigail Disney weighs in on Kobe Bryant's rape case past

    01/29/2020 8:26:06 PM PST · by ZagFan · 205 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-29-2020 | Leah Simpson
    Abigail Disney has weighed in on Kobe Bryant's controversial past, after actress Evan Rachel Wood and a Washington Post journalist were berated for tweeting about a rape allegation against him from 2003, just hours after his death in a helicopter crash Sunday. Disney - whose grandfather Roy O. Disney co-founded The Walt Disney Company - tweeted: 'I haven't said anything about Kobe so far because I felt some time needed to pass before weighing in. But yes, it's time for the sledgehammer to come out. The man was a rapist. Deal with it.'
  • WaPo reporter calls on owner to publicly address handling of her suspension

    01/28/2020 7:29:57 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 28 2020 | Zack Budryk
    Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez spoke out Tuesday evening for the first time since her reinstatement, blasting the decision to suspend her for a series of tweets relating to rape allegations against Kobe Bryant. Sonmez said in a statement shared on Twitter hours after her reinstatement that Post executive editor Marty Baron’s handling of the incident left her unconvinced of management’s commitment to the truth. “I believe that Washington Post readers and employees, including myself, deserve to hear directly from Marty Baron on the newspaper’s handling of this matter,” Sonmez said in. “Washington Post journalists endeavor to live up to...
  • The Catholic faith of Kobe Bryant

    01/26/2020 9:53:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | January 26, 2020 | CNA
    The Catholic faith of Kobe Bryant Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.Bryant, the father of four, was Catholic.In all nine people were killed in the Jan. 26 crash.Bryant, 41, is widely considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He retired in 2016 after a 20 year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, in which the shooting guard won five NBA championships, a league MVP award, two scoring championships, and myriad other distinctions.Beyond basketball, Bryant was a husband and a father who in 2015 credited...
  • The Totality Of Kobe Bryant’s Legacy Is Complicated, And That’s OK

    01/28/2020 11:49:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    The Federalist, ^ | January 28, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    At the time of his passing, Kobe Bryant was, by all accounts, a wonderful husband and father. His death is tragic, for his family and fans. A period of national mourning is wholly appropriate. Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez was suspended by her paper for tweeting about the rape case Bryant battled in 2003, hours after his death. The Post said Sonmez’s suspension came because her tweets did not “pertain” to her “coverage area,” and because her “behavior on social media is making it harder for others to do their work as Washington Post journalists.”This is a story with many...
  • Kobe Bryant Was A Catholic Philly Guy Who Made Good

    01/28/2020 11:07:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist, ^ | January 28, 2020 | David Marcus
    Kobe Bryant had a complicated relationship with his hometown, but where it counted most he was pure Philly.Kobe Bryant had a complicated relationship with Philadelphia, a complicated city. He was born and partially raised in the City of Brotherly Love, having also lived in Italy where his father played hoops. In many ways he was a classic Philly guy, a Catholic, with wit, but also a burning drive to win. By the time he was a senior in high school the city knew it had a burgeoning superstar on its hands, but ultimately that stardom would not belong to his...
  • Kobe and Gianna Bryant went to church before fatal crash

    01/28/2020 8:32:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 28, 2020 | BY CAITLIN O'KANE
    One of the last things Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna did before they died in a fatal helicopter crash on Sunday was attend church. Father Steve Sallot with Our Lady Queen of Angels church in Newport Beach, Orange County, spoke to a local media outlet about the father and daughter attending mass. "He was here before the 7 a.m. mass and that's our first mass of the day," Father Sallot told KABC in an on-camera interview. "So he would obviously have been in the prayer chapel before that and he was leaving about 10 to 7." CBS News...
  • Kobe Bryant’s Life Is A Reminder Of The Reality Of Redemption, Even If People With Checkered Lives

    01/28/2020 9:18:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/28/2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    The ink was barely dry on headlines announcing Kobe Bryant’s sudden death in a helicopter crash Sunday before Twitter started buzzing with reminders about the 2003 rape allegations against him.Just hours after news broke about the crash, which also killed Bryant’s 13-year old daughter and seven others, Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez tweeted a link to a 2016 Daily Beast story recounting the 17-year-old rape case.In a series of follow-up tweets (now deleted) Sonmez unintentionally captured the depressing zero-sum spirit of woke cancel culture, writing, “Any public figure is worth remembering in their totality even if that public figure...
  • Remembering Kobe Bryant at the Church Where He Prayed Before Helicopter Crash

    01/27/2020 10:00:55 PM PST · by rintintin · 5 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | January 27, 2020 | Gene Kang and Jonathan Lloyd
    Most of the world knew Kobe Bryant as a basketball player with a combination of exceptional talent and tenacious desire, a calculating and cold-blooded scoring machine with no fear on the court. At Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach, he was a loving father of four daughters who shared the sweet joy of cupcakes. Bryant attended Mass regularly at the church, including on Sunday at 7 a.m., about two hours before the Lakers star, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash about 70 miles to the northwest in Calabasas. "He will...
  • H.S. Teammate Recounts the Time Kobe Helped His Brother Who Was Battling Cancer

    01/27/2020 4:23:49 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    As fans and friends of Kobe Bryant continue to reflect on his life and career, a high school teammate of the NBA legend is speaking out. Matt Snider told NBC10’s Tim Furlong he reached out to Kobe a few years ago when his brother couldn’t pay his medical bills for cancer treatment. All Snider wanted was a retweet. But what...
  • The media’s errors and missteps in reporting on Kobe Bryant’s death

    01/27/2020 10:21:58 AM PST · by Zenyatta · 20 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 1/27/2020 | Penka Arsova
    NBA legend Kobe Bryant's sudden death, when he and eight others including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash, shook the world on Sunday. In this era of social media, where news travels faster than any period in history, traditional media competed to be first to report on any detail about the tragedy. But news organizations and publications, in rushing to share "breaking news," caused confusion with unchecked statements and several mistakes.
  • 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...