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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.
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.
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.
Kobe Bryant was a big football fan, and relationships he forged with NFL players made them bigger fans of the NBA superstar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intent on creating their own identity, the Clippers usually cover the Lakers’ banners and retired jersey numbers for their home games at Staples Center.
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.
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.
Outside Staples Center, musical groups have paid tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna with Juan Gabriel’s goodbye ballad “Amor Eterno.”
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.
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.
A Calabasas resident’s front-porch camera seems to have captured audio of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant.
Tracing Kobe Bryant’s fateful last flight Sunday morning that ended with a horrific crash.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Clippers canceled media availability Sunday following the death of Kobe Bryant. Players took to social media to pay their respects.
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.
‘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.
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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