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Book Deal, Kobe Bryant, News, Video -

  NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant, Oscar winner and former NBA great, has big plans for books in the next few years. Bryant’s Granity Studios plans to release five middle grade and young adult novels in 2019 and 2020. According to a press release issued Thursday, each novel was “conceptualized” by Bryant and written […]

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Deandre Ayton, DeMar DeRozan, Devin Booker, Esports, Kobe Bryant, nba live, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Shaquille O'Neal -

OK, LIVE fans, Wednesday night’s Halloween hoops action features the red-hot San Antonio Spurs rolling into Phoenix to face the young Suns (10:30 p.m. Eastern). Should be an interesting look at how DeMar DeRozan has been adapting to life out west and how rookie Deandre Ayton is faring in Phoenix. SPURS AT SUNS Top things […]

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Damian Lillard, Drake, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, NBA, Portland Trail Blazers, Reggie Miller, Scottie Pippen, Spike Lee -

There’s a Jay-Z lyric for any situation in life. Just ask Damian Lillard, the Bay Area MC who moonlights as the Portland Trail Blazers superstar point guard. Do not bark up that tree, Jay-Z once warned his foes on the classic 2001 diss track “Takeover.” That tree will fall on you/ I don’t know why […]

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animation is film festival, kobe bryant, kobe bryant rape charge, metoo, rape, sexual assault -

Looks like that 2003 rape allegation has caught up to Kobe Bryant after all these years.

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Aaron Hernandez, Alvin Gentry, Beyonce, Colin Kaepernick, Floyd Mayweather, Jimmy Butler, John Calipari, Karl-Anthony Towns, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kobe Bryant, Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, Manny Pacquiao, Mary Bono, Nathan Peterman, NBA G League, Nick Bosa, Odell Beckham Jr., Paul George, Simone Biles, The Week That Was -

Monday 10.15.18 Famed sports sociologist and future Hallmark greeting card writer Harry Edwards told his wife, “Well, lady, first of all, I’m a leg and a– man myself” after her mastectomy. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, placing blame on someone other than the person responsible for calling an intentional lateral play from the 21-yard line with […]

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#MeToo, @AP, Animation Is Film Festival, Kobe Bryant, News -

Kobe Bryant was dropped Wednesday from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation.

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Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA -

Kobe Bryant smiled. He was moderating a panel discussion with five kids when one of them expressed love for the Los Angeles Lakers. That led to the five-time NBA champion’s reasonable follow-up: “Who’s your favorite player?” Owen Norwood, 11, one of the kids on the panel at the Aspen Institute’s Project Play Summit in Washington, […]

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Did you hear? Kobe Bryant is a body-care guru now. Partnering with a pair of business-bro whipdicks and a smattering of pro athletes, including NBA MVP James Harden, he’s launching a line of beauty products for athletes and men who want to pretend they are athletes. Here’s a link to an article about it from Women’s

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Kawhi Leonard, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Toronto Raptors -

Kawhi Leonard will soon be in Toronto in preparation for his first season with the Raptors. The two-time NBA All-Star forward will be a free agent next summer, but a source has told The Undefeated that he will be open-minded about re-signing with the Raptors. Even so, the Los Angeles-area native posing with Lakers legend […]

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hbo, jason whitlock, kobe bryant, lebron james, sad men, the shop -

Sentient pile of repurposed lamp-heated rotisserie pork rinds Jason Whitlock has descended so far into the abyss of oafish takes and porkpie hats that my feelings about him have shifted from annoyance to contempt to where they exist now, which is pity.

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Entertainment, Kobe Bryant, Lakers, LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal, Sports, Vanessa Bryant -

Vanessa Bryant just shut down rumors that her husband, Kobe Bryant, is planning a return to the NBA. Shaquille O’Neal helped fuel the rumors after it was announced that LeBron James would be joining the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe Bryant sounds off on Kanye’s controversial slavery comments during speaking engagement “Kobe coming back. You heard […]

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Entertainment, Film, Kobe Bryant, Oscars, Sports, Video -

  Sure, Kobe Bryant’s animated short Dear Basketball was nice and everything—enough to win him an Oscar—but it apparently wasn’t good enough to win him a coveted spot with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The 8,000-member organization, that represents the inner workings of Hollywood, typically considers those who have won or are […]

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Kanye West, Kobe Bryant, News, Slavery, Snoop Dogg, The Breakfast Club, Video -

  After weeks of keeping his thoughts to himself, Kobe Bryant is finally speaking up about Kanye West‘s controversial comments about slavery. Tuesday, the basketball legend surprised 300 excited high school students at WE RISE, a 10-day pop-up festival in Los Angele dedicated to inspiring change in the mental health system. During a Q&A with the […]

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Dez Bryant, Dwane Casey, Kobe Bryant, Luka Doncic, Master P, Nick Bosa, Rick Pitino, Supreme Court of the United States, The Week That Was -

Monday 05.14.18 Ohio State defensive end and presumptive No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft Nick Bosa, getting those tweets off, posted on Twitter that “Black panther worst marvel movie of all time…” despite Iron Man 2 and Thor: The Dark World existing, and that “Beyoncés music is complete trash” a few days […]

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Basketball, Black History, Hollywood, Kobe Bryant, Movies, New York City, Ray Allen, Spike Lee, Stephon Marbury -

This is the second of two stories celebrating the 20-year anniversary of basketball cult classic He Got Game. The first covers the pair of Air Jordan 13s the film made famous. Directed by Spike Lee and starring Ray Allen and Denzel Washington, it hit theaters on May 1, 1998. “Once,” says Stephon Marbury, matter-of-factly. That’s […]

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Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell, Floyd Mayweather, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Lil B, Master P, The Week That Was -

Monday 04.09.18 NBA players, who are apparently just like us, don’t play hard for all 48 minutes of any given game and have “gentleman’s pacts” for taking plays off. Former Miami Heat forward LeBron James, being his normal passive-aggressive self, once indirectly asked for the firing of Heat coach Erik Spoelstra by asking team president […]

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Arike Ogunbowale, Jackie Young, Kobe Bryant, Mississippi State, NCAA, News, Notre Dame, Sports -

With a measly .1 seconds left in the game, junior Arike Ogunbowale landed a three-point shot, carrying Notre Dame women's basketball to a second basketball title and a comeback win over Mississippi State.

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Academy Awards, Entertainment, Film, Jimmy Kimmel, Kobe Bryant, Oscars -

Kobe Bryant asked a serious question on The Jimmy Kimmel Show this week, “How do I provide more opportunities for even more diverse and new voices to be heard in this industry?” Bryant expresses his feelings about having a greater sense of responsibility after his Academy Award win for Best Animated Short Film for his […]

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#blackexcellence, Donald Glover, Entertainment, Featured, Film, Gabrielle Union, Get Out, Janelle Monae, Jordan Peele, Kobe Bryant, Lena Waithe, Mary J. Blige, Mudbound, Regina Hall, Traces Ellis Ross -

Black celebs showed up and showed out at this year’s Oscars and the significance of history-making year in film was not lost on Vanity Fair. Their photographer, Mark Seliger, captured several stunning photos of beautiful black folks like Kerry Washington, Chadwick Boseman, and Zoe Kravitz at their portrait studio on Sunday night. Lena Waithe posted one on […]

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Hollywood, Kobe Bryant, The Oscars -

  Kobe Bryant could have had his first big Hollywood moment 20 years ago. It was Black Mamba, after all, whom director Spike Lee pegged as Jesus Shuttlesworth in his 1998 film He Got Game. Bryant was all set to play the basketball phenom, the son of Oscar winner Denzel Washington’s incarcerated Jake Shuttlesworth. But […]

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Academy Awards, Daniel Kaluuya, Entertainment, Jordan Peele, Kobe Bryant, Lupita Nyong'o, News, Oscars -

Only a couple Black folks walked home with a statue from this year's Academy Awards ceremony (Congrats Jordan and Kobe!), but as our people are wont to do, we still showed up and showed out.

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Ava Duvernay, Hollywood, Kobe Bryant, Movies, Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, The Oscars -

UPDATE— Dear Basketball won the Oscar for Best Animated Short at the 90th Academy Awards. This, quite literally, is a whole new game. But trust that Kobe Bryant is ready to suit up for this next chapter. One of the NBA’s biggest stars officially left the game on April 13, 2016, five months after he […]

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Allen Iverson, Houston Rockets, James Harden, Kobe Bryant, NBA -

Let’s get something straight off the rip. What Houston Rockets guard James Harden did to the Los Angeles Clippers’ Wesley Johnson on Wednesday night was not, in the purely technical sense, all that special. Yes, he sat Johnson down like a 5-year-old getting a timeout. It wasn’t any worse — again, strictly from a ballhandling […]

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Halle Berry, Kobe Bryant, Quincy Jones, The Oscars -

When the legendary Quincy Jones took the stage on Tuesday night, he immediately launched into a story. It was about hanging out one day with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Yao Ming. He said he’d grabbed a chair and stood on it so that he was able to look down on the three NBA big […]

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Allen Iverson, Black History Sports, Chris Webber, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Iman Shumpert, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Lonzo Ball, Metta World Peace, NBA, News, Opinion, Rakim, Rap, Shaquille O'Neal, TheGrio Originals -

Lonzo Ball fouled out with his new rap album and It should come as no surprise that most of these rap “careers” from NBA players flame out quickly like the dumpster fires that they are. But not all of them are terrible. Here’s a look at just a few NBA rappers and their varied levels of success.

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Basketball, Hip-Hop, Jalen Rose, Jordan Brand, Kobe Bryant, Music, NBA -

LOS ANGELES — “MAM-BA! MAM-BA! MAM-BA!” The massive crowd at Nike’s Makers Headquarters — the site of the brand’s activation during 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend — willed Kobe Bryant to spend 20 minutes chatting about his 20-year NBA career, his newfound love for filmmaking, and what he means to culture as a “maker of the […]

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2018 NBA All-Star Game, Allen Iverson, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, Nipsey Hussle -

Tech, music, film: There’s a bunch of stuff happening Thursday in Los Angeles. As the city gets set for NBA All-Star Weekend 2018, some events are for players and media only. Some are for everyone. Off top there’s a Q&A with Kobe Bryant brought to the world by Nike x Jordan Brand’s Global T32 Nike […]

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2018 NBA All-Star Game, David Lee, Jason Richardson, John Wall, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, NBA, Russell Westbrook -

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving — before each signed million-dollar max contracts, negotiated their own lines of signature sneakers and reached superstar status, they had one thing in common. All three balled out in the Rising Stars Challenge, which in the past two decades has become the NBA’s marquee event kicking off All-Star […]

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Alabama, Birmingham, Colin Kaepernick, Kobe Bryant, State of the Black Athlete -

The basketball phenom sat down with The Undefeated’s Jemele Hill for Dear Black Athlete, a series of conversations featuring prominent African-American athletes, and civic and community leaders.

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Alabama, Birmingham, Kobe Bryant, State of the Black Athlete -

The basketball phenom sat down with The Undefeated’s Jemele Hill for Dear Black Athlete, a series of conversations featuring prominent African-American athletes, and civic and community leaders.

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Kobe Bryant, Nike, Sneaker Stories -

  Kobe Bryant’s career revival in the mid-2000s, at least partially, can be traced back to the arrival of his signature Nike Zoom Kobe 1s. The sneakers made their illustrious debut on Christmas 2005. The ’05-’06 season was quite the roller coaster for Bryant. Although the year would be his final of the controversial yet […]

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