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Lakers hosting crush of U.S., global media for Kobe Bryant finale

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant's career finale Wednesday at Staples Center, where the Los Angeles Lakers will face the Utah Jazz before a sold-out crowd, …

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A hero, a villain or a legend? What Kobe Bryant meant to readers

As<p>Kobe Bryantprepares to take the court for theLakersfor the final time, we asked readers to share what he meant to them and to share some of their favorite memories.<p><b>Tell us, what does Kobe Bryant mean to you?</b><p>Below are some their responses and personal photos:<p>Father Time won't defeat his legacy<p>Kobe …

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Here's the character you should really freak out about in the new 'Captain America: Civil War' trailer

Marvel released a new trailer for "Captain America: Civil War" Thursday and while fans are freaking out about the first appearance of Spider-Man in the film, there's another character you should be getting excited to see in the May movie.<p>You may have noticed a costumed man knock Captain America out …

Inside Jamie Foxx's Emotional Meeting with Father of the Driver He Rescued: 'I Just Had to Do Something'

After saving a driver from a burning vehicle, Jamie Foxx had an emotional meeting with the victim’s father.<p>The pair spoke to NBC4 News at Foxx’s …

Advice from a woman who's been married sixty-seven years

Five years ago, I was at a wedding rehearsal dinner and I was seated next to Lula Rawls, a quiet, elderly woman who had been married for over sixty years. She was the grandmother of the groom; and in light of all the hopefulness surrounding the young couple’s nuptials, I wondered what wisdom she …

Blake Griffin ejected after hard foul on Taj Gibson

CHICAGO -- Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin was ejected from Thursday's 83-80 loss to the Bulls following a hard foul against Chicago's Taj …

Stephen Curry Lets Kids Know NBA Players Put in the Work in New Foot Locker Ad

Television, shakes and hot tubs.<p>That's living the dream, if you ask a kid. However, for Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry, those three things aren't just fun and games—each is part of the everyday life of an NBA player.<p>In a funny new Kids Foot Locker ad, Curry lets kids know that …

Reggie Miller: Stephen Curry proves 'you don't have to be an a--hole'

Reggie Miller nailed why Stephen Curry is different from Michael Jordan and himself.<p>Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Reggie Miller told <i>The New Yorker</i>'s …

Stephen Curry motivated to top Michael Jordan as greatest of all time

Warriors guard isn't backing down from the challenge of wanting to overtake Michael Jordan as the greatest of all time.<p>In an expansive interview with …

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Cristina overheard it in the garage. Her husband sat in the car, talking intently on his Bluetooth. As the car speakers blared his conversation, it dawned on Cristina that he was in the midst of breaking up with another woman.<p>“It was literally like the ground had been ripped out from under my …

Kobe Bryant on cheers from Pistons fans: 'It's something I never thought I'd see'

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kobe Bryant remembered the Detroit Pistons announcers and their most popular adage, the one that rang out time and again …

Rajon Rondo, happy with Kings, says Dallas issues made him work harder

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A revitalized Rajon Rondo attributed his resurgence this season with the Sacramento Kings in part to motivation stemming from …

Lakers Debating Which Kobe Bryant Jersey Number to Retire

As the Los Angeles Lakers prepare for life without Kobe Bryant when the 2015-16 season ends, the front office is facing a conundrum when it comes to which of the future Hall of Famer's jersey numbers should be eventually retired.<p>According to a report Tuesday from TMZ Sports, the Lakers front office …

A look back to when Kobe Bryant won the dunk contest as an 18-year-old rookie

Over All-Star weekend during his rookie season on the Lakers in 1997, Bryant set a Rookie Game record with 31 points. The next night, Bryant won the Slam Dunk Contest in dominant fashion.<p>Below is footage from that dunk contest.<p>This is before it became an over-the-top circus show with cars and …

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Why Kobe Bryant was so important to the NBA

LOS ANGELES -- It's not the where of Kobe Bryant so much as the when. We get so caught up in rankings that we don't think of timing. The polarizing …

Night of terror: Paris attacks

Scores of people were killed in attacks in the Paris area Friday, November 13.

An NFL free agent receiver is literally begging for a job outside the Texans stadium

Joe Anderson is a wide receiver who went undrafted out of Texas Southern and is now a free agent after brief stints with the Bears and Eagles. Joe Anderson wants a job.<p>That caption sure is something.<p>"#NothingWillStopMe Lord it's all in your hands, all I know is that I believe it by faith and see it …

South Carolina woman bit off suspect's tongue during sex attack, police say

The victim of an attempted sexual assault escaped after she bit off her attacker's tongue, and South Carolina police caught the alleged assailant when his mom called police to report that her son’s tongue was gone.<p>North Charleston cops arrested the teenage suspect, who has not been publicly …

The Offensive, Sexist Joke That Is Candy Carson vs. Michelle Obama

Have any of you guys seen the meme floating around comparing First Lady Michelle Obama vs. potential future First Lady Candy Carson?<p>It's not funny.<p>Furthermore, it's not the first "comparison" of the two floating around that I've seen.<p>I'm not sure why anyone thinks that it's appropriate to compare …

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Does Dave Chappelle Really Hate White People? | TMZ

For men in prison, child support becomes a crushing debt

By Eli Hager | The Marshall Project<p>FERGUSON, MO. —Earl L. Harris did not owe child support when he was sent to prison in 1997 for selling marijuana. He now concedes that dealing drugs may have been a stupid move for a new father.<p>But Harris, then 19, had grown up poor and dropped out of school, and …

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R.J. Barrett's Ascent To Stardom Is Fueled By More Than Raw Talent<p>Blake Murphy 06.29.18 14 hours ago<p>What The Lakers Should Do In Free Agency If They Don't Sign LeBron James Or Paul George<p>Robby Kalland 06.28.18 2 days ago 2 Comments<p>Highlighting The Coolest Members Of The 2018 NBA Draft Class<p>The …

Photo: D'Angelo Russell and Kobe Bryant Grace Sports Illustrated's NBA Preview Cover

NBA season is fast approaching, which means it's time for Ohio State fans to gather in prayer circles to ask for D'Angelo Russell's divine protection …

Why Some Remember Dreams, Others Don't

People who tend to remember their dreams also respond more strongly than others to hearing their name when they're awake, new research …

Game Has Now Done Three Interviews With TMZ About How He Wants the Lakers to Sign Lamar Odom

Let’s get this out of the way first: The <b>Lakers</b> are NOT going to sign <b>Lamar Odom</b> this season. The guy is lucky to be alive right now, so there’s no way …

Jim Buss says Kobe Bryant should be paid for all he's done for the Lakers

The thing about handing out massive amounts of money to professional athletes is that there’s always an element of risk.<p>Health, above all else, is the great unknown. But beyond that, work ethic, teammates, chemistry and so many other items on the list of intangibles can come into play when it comes …

Doctors Reveal How Long To Nap For Maximum Productivity

A 90 minute nap is ideal and will give you a full blown sleep cycle, which enhances creativity and gives your brain a chance to process data, …

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