Celebrities

Shadow of Kobe Bryant hangs over first Lakers game since his death

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Kobe Bryant’s former team the Los Angeles Lakers will make an emotional return to the court on Friday for the first time since his death earlier this week in a helicopter crash that shook basketball fans in the city and worldwide.

Nike faces SEC probe over illicit payment claim: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – A lawyer for Michael Avenatti told a jury that Nike Inc was being probed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over claims that it made illicit payments to elite youth basketball players, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

Kobe Bryant’s widow breaks silence on NBA superstar’s death

(Reuters) – Three days after Los Angeles basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others perished in a helicopter crash, his wife, Vanessa, broke her silence with an Instagram message saying she was “completely devastated” by their loss.

Investigators seek answers to chopper crash as NBA star, eight others mourned

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Investigators will continue after sunrise Tuesday to sift through the wreckage of Kobe Bryant’s ill-fated helicopter that crashed in California, killing the former NBA star, his daughter and seven others on board, as they try to answer both the why and how of the accident.