Basketball

Vanessa Bryant Suing Helicopter Owner

LOS ANGELES—Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa Bryant, is suing the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star and their 13-year-old daughter. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed on Monday, February 24, by Vanessa in Los Angeles Superior Court. In the lawsuit, it states the pilot was careless and negligent by flying...

Public Memorial For Kobe And Gianna Bryant At Staples Center

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant revitalized Downtown Los Angeles moving from The Forum in Inglewood to the Staples Center in 2000; instilling pride, drive and ambition in the hearts of the entire community that reached beyond the vast scope of the city. A public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna will take place at...

NBA Star Kobe Bryant Killed In Helicopter Crash

MALIBU—Former NBA star Kobe Bryant, 41, was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. The athlete was just one of five people killed in the crash. TMZ was first to report that Byrant’s 13 year-old daughter, Gianna Maria Onore was killed in the crash. The basketball legend was traveling in his...

Clippers Knock Off Lakers On Opening Night

LOS ANGELES—The NBA IS BACK! The Battle for LA lived up to the pressure and hype, as the Los Angeles Clippers knocked off the Los Angeles Lakers, 112-102 on Tuesday, October 22 at Staples Center. The NBA season tipped off with a thrilling game between Vegas favorites to win an NBA title. Kawhi Leonard dropped 30 points, six rebounds and...

Warriors Face Lakers In Preseason Opener

SAN FRANCISCO—The paradigm shifts in the NBA will be on full display for the first time on Friday, October 4. The newly formed, star-studded teams in the Bay Area and Los Angeles took to practice and media day earlier this week. New additions in D'Angelo Russell for the Golden State Warriors and Anthony Davis for the Los Angeles Lakers...

Steph Curry Hosts Charity Golf Tournament In Harding Park

SAN FRANCISCO—Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, took his athletic talents from the basketball court to the golf course in the first annual Stephen Curry Charity Classic. The event transpired on Monday, September 16 at Harding Park Golf Course. Presented by Workday, the charity tournament was held to help raise money for the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation and PGA REACH. The...

Golden State Warriors Reach Fifth Straight NBA Finals

PORTLAND, OR—Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals was a classic shootout, as the Golden State Warriors swept the Portland Trailblazers in overtime, 119-117, at the Moda Center on Monday, May 20. The Warriors became the first team since the Boston Celtics of the 1950s and 1960s to reach the NBA Finals five consecutive years. The OT classic witnessed Golden...

Lonzo Ball Alleges Former Manager Stole $1.5 Million

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Lakers Point Guard Lonzo Ball is suing a Gregory Alan Foster, 52, for defrauding the Ball family out of $1.5 million. It is alleged that longtime friend is the target of an FBI investigation. Foster and Ball’s father, LaVar Ball met 10 years ago when their sons attended the same middle school. Foster and Ball launched Big...

Magic Johnson Resigns As Lakers President

LOS ANGELES—Former NBA player Earvin “Magic” Johnson, 59, announced on April 9 that he was leaving his position as president of the Los Angeles Lakers organization after serving two years in the role. The decision was not a result of the Lakers losing their last game of the season. The team has missed the playoffs for the past 6 years. Johnson's...

Virginia Is 2019 NCAA Tournament Champions

UNITED STATES—The 2019 NCAA Tournament has been a whirlwind for basketball teams. Several #1 seeds fell to the waistline, surprises were delivered and when the dust settled it was all down to #3 seeded Texas Tech doing battle against #1 Virginia. Yes, I will admit after my Spartans lost to Texas Tech, I was not that happy to see...
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