Basketball

Vanessa Bryant Sues Los Angeles County Over Kobe Bryant Crash Photos: What We Need To Know

Vanessa Bryant, the wife of late basketball star Kobe Bryant, is expected to testify in a trial this week after she sued Los Angeles County and some of its agencies and employees for sharing photos of the helicopter crash that killed her husband and daughter. The January 2020 crash killed Mr. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter …

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Bill Russell paved the way for black coaches to defy doubt

Bill Russell and Red Auerbach agreed. Auerbach, the longtime coach of the Boston Celtics, confided in Russell that he planned to retire from coaching. Russell and Auerbach built a dynasty together, with Russell dominating the center field and Auerbach sealing championship victories with a celebratory cigar smoke. Each would draft a top-five coach instead of …

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Paean to the Gods (and Shammgods) of New York City Hoops

There is little left that defines New York City basketball other than the Knicks’ eternal pursuit of an influential lead guard. It’s a quest that’s always been fueled, fueled, and magnified by the plethora of guardians the city has produced. There was the incandescent Pearl Washington, who rode a motorcycle and sometimes wore fur to …

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Liz Cambage and Los Angeles Sparks agree to ‘divorce’

Four-time WNBA All-Star Liz Cambage and the Los Angeles Sparks are parting ways, the latest thorny end for the star center who just three months ago confidently declared the team was “where I want to be.” On Tuesday, the Sparks announced that they and Cambage, 30, had agreed to a “contractual divorce” just five months …

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Charlotte Hornets’ Miles Bridges faces domestic violence charges

Charlotte Hornets free agent Myles Bridges will be arraigned Wednesday on domestic violence and child abuse charges, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Bridges, 24, faces one count of assaulting a parent and two counts of child abuse. According to a press release from the district attorney’s office, Bridges is accused of …

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