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FEATURE STORIES: Kobe Bryant and daughter buried in private ceremony.

FEATURE STORIES: Kobe Bryant and daughter buried in private ceremony.

Sports, WORLD
Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried in a cemetery near the family's Southern California home, according to death certificates. Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar features meticulous landscaping, open courtyards and fountains that “express the joy of living," according to its website. Actor John Wayne, who died in 1979, also is buried there. The Bryants and seven others were killed in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash. The retired basketball superstar, his daughter and the other victims will be honored at a Feb. 24 public memorial at Staples Center, where Bryant starred for most of his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. The date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by Gianna, whose team was coa...
SPORTS: LeBron James honors Kobe Bryant at Lakers’ first game since crash

SPORTS: LeBron James honors Kobe Bryant at Lakers’ first game since crash

Sports
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 ...
ENTERTAINMENT: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira to honor Kobe Bryant at the Super Bowl show

ENTERTAINMENT: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira to honor Kobe Bryant at the Super Bowl show

Entertainment, Sports
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...