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Complete coverage: Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna among 9 dead in helicopter crash

L.A. mourns the death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.

The event will cap weeks of tributes across the city following the Jan. 26 crash that killed the Lakers icon, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others.

In the 11 days since the Calabasas crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others, some details have been revealed. But many questions remain unanswered.

Gayle King is defending herself — but not CBS — against backlash she received for asking former WNBA star Lisa Leslie about the late Kobe Bryant’s rape case.

The Lakers organization had a lot of turnover during and after Kobe Bryant’s 20 seasons, but there are still many current employees who were close to him.

The Oscars promise to shake up presentation of awards and add surprise elements, but producers stay mum on the specifics.

Fans gather at Staples Center for final day of memorials for Lakers legend Kobe Bryant

Assault survivors and others grapple with the Kobe Bryant legacy. Speaking out has brought strong, sometimes menacing, responses.

The remains of six of the nine people killed in last week’s helicopter crash, including Lakers star Kobe Bryant, have been returned to their families, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said.

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, used visual flight rules instead of equipment to help navigate in poor weather.

Items left by fans at a memorial dedicated to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant at L.A. Live have been collected by Lakers and Staples Center representatives.

Those who watched Kobe Bryant coach his daughter’s youth basketball team the day before he died saw a man at peace and enjoying what he loved to do.

Kobe Bryant was a big football fan, and relationships he forged with NFL players made them bigger fans of the NBA superstar.

At the legendary pickup basketball courts in Venice Beach, the spirit of Kobe Bryant lives on.

In the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death, the L.A. Public Library releases a list of books recommended by the NBA legend.

The Federal Aviation Administration has accepted only 75% of safety recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board.

A collector in China has returned Kobe Bryant’s stolen jersey to Lower Merion High School in suburban Philadelphia.

Kobe Bryant achieved things on and off the court that marveled both fans and adversaries. Here’s a look at how the Lakers legend achieved greatness.

Friday’s game was one of public release for the Lakers as they celebrated and cried openly for Kobe Bryant.

People have come together across the Southland to honor Kobe Bryant, the eight others killed in Sunday’s crash as L.A. and other cities plan tributes.

People want to pay respects to Kobe Bryant and eight others who died in Sunday’s helicopter crash. But the crash site can’t handle the crowds.

Mayor Eric Garcetti said Los Angeles is planning a memorial for Kobe Byrant and others killed in the Sunday helicopter crash. No date has yet been set.

As the media frenzy continues to swirl over the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash Sunday, the Bryant family issued a statement Thursday requesting respect for its privacy.

In a pitch-perfect tribute, the Lakers and their fans celebrated the lives of Kobe Bryant and the eight others who died in Sunday’s helicopter crash.

Under the roughest circumstances, LeBron James headlining a pregame ceremony that was essentially a funeral for Kobe Bryant.

Lakers vice president, basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka released a statement on Thursday on the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others on Sunday.

After playing their first game since Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash, Lakers players are still trying to come to grips with his loss.

The NBA changed the All-Star Game rules just before announcing the reserves Thursday.

Intent on creating their own identity, the Clippers usually cover the Lakers’ banners and retired jersey numbers for their home games at Staples Center.

Friday’s game was one of public release for the Lakers as they celebrated and cried openly for Kobe Bryant.

In her first public statement since Kobe Bryant’s death, Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss expresses what the NBA legend meant to her and her family.

With the recovery effort completed at the site where Kobe Bryant and eight others died in a helicopter crash Sunday, officials are now working to clean up hazardous materials in the hillside above Calabasas.

In the wake of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, a Los Angeles congressman is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to beef up chopper safety regulations by requiring a terrain alarm system.

Vanessa Bryant has made a request to receive some of the Kobe Bryant memorial items left by fans at Staples Center and L.A. Live.

The Kobe Bryant memorial T-shirts that emerged hours after his death are one form of public mourning and a way of life for street vendors.

The uniforms for the NBA All-Star Game will feature numbers and patches honoring the lives of Kobe Bryant and the others who died in Sunday’s helicopter crash.

In the Lakers’ first game since Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna were killed with seven others in a helicopter crash, the team gave an emotional tribute.

Outside Staples Center, musical groups have paid tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna with Juan Gabriel’s goodbye ballad “Amor Eterno.”

Hailey Van Lith, 18, is a top high school basketball player. Kobe and “Gigi” Bryant found a common bond, and friendship, with Hailey and her dad.

John Altobelli, who died in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, cut LaBarian Willis from his baseball team, but never gave up on him.

Chartered helicopters are a mode of travel few have the means to experience — and they’re in the spotlight after the crash that killed former Lakers star Kobe Bryant and eight others.

Luke Walton shared so much with Kobe Bryant, who was his teammate for two NBA title runs.

The Kings let the Tampa Bay Lightning come back for a 4-2 win on the night Kobe Bryant is remembered.

Kobe Bryant’s path to greatness in the NBA seemed assured. But it would not be easy.

Island Express Helicopters, which owned the aircraft that crashed Sunday, killing nine people including Kobe Bryant, has suspended operations indefinitely.

There were balloons and jerseys, smiling teddy bears and scuffed basketballs. But the gut punches were delivered by notes that had been written on paper, cardboard, or greeting cards.

Kobe Bryant’s relationship with wife, Vanessa, survived early tumult and he eventually repaired a rift with his parents. His four daughters always came first.

A Calabasas resident’s front-porch camera seems to have captured audio of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant.

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was a complicated man. He was flawed, he was strange, but more than anything he was unforgivingly real as he grew up in front of us.

Tracing Kobe Bryant’s fateful last flight Sunday morning that ended with a horrific crash.

The investigation into the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others will probably focus on foggy weather conditions.

Federal investigators on Monday began an intense investigation into the cause of the Calabasas helicopter crash that killed all nine on board including Kobe Bryant.

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed into a hillside in Calabasas shortly before 10 a.m.

The Lakers played touch football before practice and for a short time didn’t think about Kobe Bryant’s death. Friday’s home game will include tributes to Bryant.

LeBron James posts a note to Kobe Bryant on Instagram.

People have come together across the Southland to honor Kobe Bryant, the eight others killed in Sunday’s crash as L.A. and other cities plan tributes.

As much as Kobe Bryant was driven to win, he revealed in his 2018 book “Mamba Mentality” that his hatred of losing was just as intense as his desire to win.

Among the impediments as investigators seek to determine the cause of the crash are the wide debris field and the lack of a black box recording.

Shaquille O’Neal, who won three titles with the Lakers playing alongside Kobe Bryant, said he couldn’t imagine anything like Bryant dying.

After Art Gozukuchikyan heard that Kobe Bryant had died in the hills above Los Angeles, he transformed into Artoon.

Outside Staples Center, musical groups have paid tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna with Juan Gabriel’s goodbye ballad “Amor Eterno.”

Hailey Van Lith, 18, is a top high school basketball player. Kobe and “Gigi” Bryant found a common bond, and friendship, with Hailey and her dad.

Two days after the death of Orange Coast College coach John Altobelli, the Pirates took the field for the first time in 28 years without Altobelli.

Coach John Altobelli, his wife and their daughter, 13, died in the helicopter crash that took Kobe Bryant’s life. Altobelli’s team opens play Tuesday.

After his Lakers career, Kobe Bryant became a huge advocate for women’s basketball. His passion for the game was considered genuine.

The last Saturday of Kobe Bryant’s life came and went like any typical weekend at home for the retired Lakers superstar.

The more time Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna spent at the Vanguard University gym in Costa Mesa, the more they became part of its tight-knit community.

As the media frenzy continues to swirl over the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash Sunday, the Bryant family issued a statement Thursday requesting respect for its privacy.

Since his arrival in Los Angeles as a high-flying rookie, Kobe Bryant has dominated barbershop talk, especially on Monday as regulars spoke in shock of his life, death and legacy

Kobe Bryant was our childhood hero, our adult icon. It seems impossible to believe he has died at age 41.

Kobe Bryant will be remembered for his NBA achievements, but was also a rare sports dad who encouraged his daughter Gianna to claim his legacy.

The NBA has postponed the Lakers-Clippers game scheduled for Tuesday in the aftermath of Kobe Bryant’s death. No makeup date has been announced.

Remembering a rare athlete whose greatness was matched by a desire to win

Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s deaths felt personal because of who they were and because of what they were doing: heading to a youth basketball tournament.

Lakers star Anthony Davis remembers Kobe Bryant: ‘You were the first guy to put me under your wing and show me the ins and outs of the league.’

A fan started a petition to honor Kobe Bryant by altering the NBA logo to feature the late Lakers star. More than 2 million people have signed it.

Los Angeles watched Kobe Bryant grow up. Los Angeles watched the Lakers legend stumble. And Los Angeles watched him get back up.

Kobe Bryant had a strong pre-draft workout for the Clippers in 1996. But coach Bill Fitch told Bryant they didn’t want to subject him to the organization’s woes.

We don’t need perfect victims to idolize. We need imperfect human beings who show us how become better versions of ourselves. Nipsey and Kobe did that.

A moment of silence will be held across Southern California radio stations Monday in honor of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday in a helicopter crash.

The first 24 hours of television coverage of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others was frantic and emotional.

John Altobelli, who died in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, cut LaBarian Willis from his baseball team, but never gave up on him.

Even people who didn’t follow Kobe Bryant did the “KOBE!” yell when they took a shot.

Kobe Bryant enjoyed spending time with all his children and wanted to do everything he could to help his daughter Gianna play they game they loved.

Teams have recovered the bodies of at least three victims from a Calabasas hillside and say the process of removing others may take several more days.

A deep marine layer could shroud and obscure terrain around the crash site in Calabasas

The Kings let the Tampa Bay Lightning come back for a 4-2 win on the night Kobe Bryant is remembered.

In NBA-loving China, Kobe Bryant became one of the biggest stars.

Kobe Bryant was known to give some memorable quotes — some inspirational, some funny and all pure Kobe. Here are some that might provide comfort.

Kobe Bryant’s Oscar-winning short film, “Dear Basketball,” was made available to view online Monday, but now it has been taken down.

Kobe Bryant called Newport Beach his home. He raised his daughters here, was involved in local schools and youth sports and made friends at the neighborhood grocery and Starbucks.

Tourists, fans and the curious invade the Calabasas hillside where Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crashed.

Oscar winner and Lakers super-fan Jack Nicholson remembered late L.A. hero Kobe Bryant in a rare interview reflecting on their relationship.

Kobe Bryant came back from a dark period early in his basketball career to show the world what redemption looked like.

Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen DeGeneres and other TV hosts struggled to keep it together Monday while honoring Kobe Bryant, “a real-life superhero.”

Lakers players found out on flight back to Los Angeles from Philadelphia that Kobe Bryant had been killed in a helicopter crash.

The revered basketball star described his daughter as “something else” when she’s on the court.

Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter Alyssa perished in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant.

In a special segment Tuesday, HBO’s “Real Sports” examines Kobe Bryant’s “Black Mamba” persona, sexual assault allegations against him, and more.

Nine people, including Kobe Bryant, were killed when a helicopter crashed and burst into flames in Calabasas.

The dense fog in the area of the helicopter crash that killed nine people in Calabasas is likely to be a focus of the federal investigation into its cause, experts say.

This year’s Academy Awards telecast, set for Feb. 9, will note the death of Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who won an Oscar in 2018 for animated short film.

Investigators are looking into why a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others slammed into a Calabasas hillside.

I was sitting at my dining room table Sunday morning when I heard the whir of helicopter blades.

Kocharian was among several who watched as Kobe Bryant’s chopper crashed in Calasbasas on Sunday, killing the NBA legend, his daughter and 7 others.

L.A. County Coroner Jonathan Lucas said the remains at the crash site where Kobe Bryant and eight others died will be removed as quickly as possible.

So many Kobe Bryant fans flooded helicopter crash area authorities had to close roads, turn people back

As memorials grow, from Thousand Oaks to Newport Beach, fans of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant share their grief over losing No. 24.

Kobe Bryant always loved the Olympics. He said winning gold might have been his greatest accomplishment, better than an NBA championship.

For many Kobe Bryant fans, these small moments shaped their own lives forever.

I was in the grocery store when the news landed in a text message from a friend.

Dodgers infielder Justin Turner grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant and pitcher Clayton Kershaw admired the Lakers star for his larger-than-life presence.

Angelenos lay flowers at the mural of Kobe Bryant, mouth open wide and a basketball in his left hand, and lit candles that flickered in the breeze. One of the candles had a gold “8” on it.

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, 41, died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others.

Kobe Bryant loved Los Angeles’ Latino community, and in turn, they loved him back.

The Nike Kobe Zoom Protro 5, released Jan. 3, is no longer available, and there’s no news on future drops.

At 7, the future NBA star cried when he was taken off a team — because he was too good. He benefited from Italian-style coaching, which emphasizes tactics.

A look back at the life and career of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who died Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas.

Fans gather at memorials around Los Angeles and Orange counties after learning about the death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.

The legacy and greatness of Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday in a helicopter crash, was cemented by his skill, hard work and relentless pursuit of winning.

A 2003 incident in Colorado tarnished Kobe Bryant’s reputation and threatened to end his career. A sexual assault charge against him was dropped.

Who’s the greatest? It doesn’t really matter. What matters is hugging your loved ones. Columnist LZ Granderson reflects on the death of Kobe Bryant.

Sports stars and music makers around the globe wear their hearts on their sleeves — and feet and fingernails — to honor the late Laker and his daughter Gianna.

Bad Bunny pays his respects to Kobe Bryant the only way he knows how: The singer released “6 Rings” on Monday to honor the late Lakers superstar.

What kind of person was Kobe Bryant? The Lakers legend once paid his respects during a child’s funeral for a goldfish.

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, who owns the L.A. Times, helped guide Kobe Bryant in his recovery from a career-threatening Achilles tendon injury in 2013.

Kobe Bryant, a big proponent of women’s basketball, was expected to become a major figure in boosting the sport’s visibility.

Kobe Bryant was mourned on Sunday in the small town of Reggio Emilia in northern Italy, where he spent part of his childhood when his father, Joe Bryant, played basketball there.

Security was already tight because of the Grammys, and the Los Angeles Police Department said they don’t it didn’t see any problems occurring as the downtown L.A. shopping center becomes a place to mourn the NBA great.

Thousands mourn Kobe Bryant across Southern California.

“How do we create things like that, that move people emotionally, that challenge them, that make them go a little deeper?” Kobe Bryant asked in a 2017 Times interview.

The Clippers canceled media availability Sunday following the death of Kobe Bryant. Players took to social media to pay their respects.

Athletes, celebrities, fans and political leaders mourned Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on social media after he died in a Calabasas helicopter crash.

A surreal scene unfolded Sunday outside Staples Center, where celebrities gathered for the Grammys mourned alongside devastated fans who flocked to Bryant’s home court.

The work ethic that propelled Kobe Bryant’s NBA career also helped drive his transformation into a business mogul, author and Oscar-winning filmmaker.

In a request for Kobe Bryant memories, some fans expressed themselves through poetry.

An emotional Doc Rivers says he is devastated about Kobe Bryant’s death before the team’s win over the Orlando Magic.

‘Did you hear?’ ‘Brutal.’ ‘He was the best.’ Kobe Bryant’s death brings people together to mourn the basketball legend.

From the archives: A look back at when Kobe Bryant jumped from high school basketball to the NBA, as written by L.A. Times columnist Helene Elliott.

Kobe Bryant was just another dad you bumped into at the grocery store. Tonight, Newport mourned

Roman Reigns learned of Kobe Bryant’s death moments before the Royal Rumble. He flew home afterward and hugged his daughter.

In the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death, the L.A. Public Library releases a list of books recommended by the NBA legend.

Lakers fan Ron Bonilla pays tribute to Kobe Bryant by driving his truck with a KNG KOBE license plate and a Lakers flag at half-mast.

For Ethan Anderson and others who’d grown up in the long shadow Kobe Bryant cast, it seemed Bryant would always be there, his presence looming forever over Los Angeles.

UCLA women’s basketball players and fans attending Sunday’s game at Pauley Pavilion were stunned to learn of Kobe Bryant’s death.

The news of Kobe Bryant’s death on Sunday cast a shadow over the UCLA men’s basketball team prior to their game against Oregon on Sunday.

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