Wreckage at the scene of the helicopter crash that killed NBA great
Kobe Bryant and eight others showed no evidence of engine failure, a
preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among
the nine who perished when the helicopter crashed in rugged terrain
west of Los Angeles on January 26.
“All significant components of
the helicopter were located within the wreckage area,” according to the
report. “Examination of the main and tail rotor assemblies found damage
consistent with powered rotation at the time of impact.
“Viewable sections of the engines showed no evidence of an uncontained or catastrophic internal failure.
No. 2 engine first-stage compressor blades exhibited tip c...
A sea of purple and gold 8's and 24's flooded the court in Staples
Center on Friday night as the Los Angeles Lakers paid tribute to their
former teammate, the late Kobe Bryant. A pre-game ceremony was dedicated to the NBA legend, who, along with his daughter and seven others, died in a helicopter crash in California last Sunday.
Along with Usher, who sang "Amazing Grace," and Boyz II Men, who
performed the national anthem, Laker LeBron James also gave an emotional
tribute. Following a 24.2-second moment of silence for all of those who
died in the crash, James wiped his tears, pocketed his pre-written
speech, and told the assembled crowd, "I would be selling ya'll short if
I read off this sh** so I'm coming straight from the heart."
"We're all grieving, we're all ...
The Super Bowl LIV halftime show promises more songs than ever, more dancers on stage than ever, and a tribute to Kobe Bryant. During a Miami press conference Thursday, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira discussed some of what they have planned for Sunday's 12-minute performance, during what is officially known as the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show. Lopez said there will be a "heartfelt" moment when someone asked whether she would be honoring Bryant, who died last Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California."We'll all be remembering Kobe on Sunday and celebrating life and diversity in this country," Shakira added. "I'm sure he'd be very proud to see the message we are trying to convey on stage that day."
While Lopez said she didn't want to give away too much, she said t...