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June 7, 2024 at 8:13 PM

Nike releasing 'Girl Dad' sneakers, honoring the late Kobe and Gigi Bryant

Nike is releasing a special edition "Girl Dad" sneaker, honoring the late Kobe Bryant and Gianna "Gigi" Bryant.
June 7, 2024 at 8:13 PM
Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles.
2 months ago
Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine Bryant attend the 90th Academy Awards, March 4, 2018, Los Angeles.
10 months ago

Remembering Kobe Bryant on his birthday

The mamba mentality will live on forever.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Remembering Kobe Bryant on his 42nd birthday
10 months ago

Taylor Swift shares sweet moment with Kobe Bryant's daughter Bianka at Eras Tour show

Kobe Bryant's daughter Bianka received Taylor Swift's "22" hat from the singer during a recent Eras Tour show.
10 months ago
Vanessa Bryant shared a photo to her Instagram account of her daughter Bianka Bryant hugging Taylor Swift during a concert on The Eras Tour.
1 year ago

Kobe Bryant immortalized with hand and footprints at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

“I encourage you to place your hands in his,” Kobe’s daughter Natalia said. “This will be a treasure for the city of Los Angeles and my dad’s fans from all over the world to hold and to cherish.”
1 year ago
VIDEO: Kobe Bryant immortalized with hand and footprints at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood
1 year ago

Vanessa Bryant settles lawsuit for nearly $29M

Vanessa Bryant has settled the remaining parts of her lawsuit against Los Angeles County.
1 year ago
Vanessa Bryant settled her remaining claims with Los Angeles County on Tuesday for $28,850,000 over photos that members of the sheriff's department shared after the helicopter crash that killed her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna in January 2020.
1 year ago

Vanessa Bryant settles claims with LA County for nearly $29 million

Vanessa Bryant has settled the remaining parts of her lawsuit against Los Angeles County.
1 year ago
Vanessa Bryant, from left, Kobe Bryant, Natalia Bryant and Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" at the El Capitan Theatre on Feb. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles.
1 year ago

Kobe Bryant's iconic Lakers jersey up for auction next month

The jersey is expected to sell for up to $7 million.
1 year ago
The jersey is expected to sell for up to $7 million.
2 years ago

Vanessa Bryant strikes new deal with Nike to honor Kobe Bryant's legacy

Vanessa Bryant has partnered with Nike to honor her late husband Kobe as well as her daughter Gigi's legacy.
2 years ago
Nike has partnered with the Bryant Family to honor Kobe’s legacy.
2 years ago

Vanessa Bryant will donate proceeds from lawsuit to charity

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant's widow, has announced she is donating the proceeds of her lawsuit against L.A. County, totaling $16 million, to charity.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Vanessa Bryant will donate proceeds from lawsuit to charity
2 years ago

Remembering Kobe Bryant’s legacy after jury awards millions in damages in lawsuit

Remembering the late Kobe Bryant’s legacy after a California jury awards his wife Vanessa and co-plaintiff Chris Chester millions in damages over distribution of gruesome helicopter crash photos.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Remembering Kobe Bryant’s legacy after jury awards millions in damages in lawsuit
2 years ago

Vanessa Bryant to donate $16M jury verdict win to Mamba and Mambacita Foundation

Vanessa Bryant sued Los Angeles County over photos taken at the site of Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash in 2020.
2 years ago
Gianna Bryant and her father, former NBA player Kobe Bryant, attend the WNBA All-Star Game 2019in Las Vegas, July 27, 2019.
2 years ago

Vanessa Bryant awarded $16M over Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site photos

A jury awarded Vanessa Bryant $16 million after first responders shared photos from the scene of the 2020 deadly crash that killed her husband, Kobe Bryant, their daughter Gianna and several others.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Vanessa Bryant awarded $16M over Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site photos
2 years ago

Jury awards Kobe Bryant's widow $16M in damages

Vanessa Bryant sued Los Angeles County, alleging images from the crash that killed her husband and daughter were taken and shared by some first responders in 2020.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Jury awards Kobe Bryant's widow $16M in damages
2 years ago

Jury begins deliberations in Vanessa Bryant's invasion of privacy case

The jury begins deliberations in Vanessa Bryant's case against Los Angeles County over photos taken at the scene of the crash that killed Kobe Bryant and others.
2 years ago
Vanessa Bryant (C), the widow of the late Kobe Bryant, flanked by her trial lawyer, Luis Li (L), and friend, Sydney Leroux (R), leaves a federal courthouse in Los Angeles, Aug. 23, 2022.
2 years ago

Kobe Bryant's wife gives emotional testimony about helicopter crash photos

Vanessa Bryant is suing Los Angeles County for negligence and invasion of privacy over the alleged sharing of photos of her husband and daughter from the 2020 crash.
2 years ago
Vanessa Bryant arrives at a federal courthouse in Los Angeles, Aug. 19, 2022.
2 years ago

Vanessa Bryant takes the stand

Kobe Bryant's widow took the stand in her lawsuit against LA County over graphic images of the crash that killed her husband and daughter.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Vanessa Bryant takes the stand
2 years ago

Vanessa Bryant provides gut-wrenching testimony in suit over crash photos

Vanessa Bryant, widow of late NBA star Kobe Bryant, provided gut-wrenching testimony in the lawsuit against L.A. County law enforcement's handling of photos of the fatal helicopter crash.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Vanessa Bryant provides gut-wrenching testimony in suit over crash photos
2 years ago

Vanessa Bryant in tears as lawyer accuses deputies of sharing crash scene photo

A witness testified to being shown photos of the deadly crash.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Vanessa Bryant in tears as her lawyer accuses deputies of sharing Kobe crash scene photos
2 years ago
VIDEO: Remembering Kobe Bryant on the anniversary of his passing
2 years ago

My wife died in the same crash as Kobe Bryant. How I'm rising above the fog

Matt Mauser lost his wife Christina in the same helicopter crash that killed Kobe and Gianna Bryant.
2 years ago
Matt Mauser lost his wife, Christina, in the same helicopter crash that killed Kobe and Gianna Bryant on Jan. 26, 2020.
3 years ago

Kobe Bryant's daughter opens up for 1st time since her father’s death

Kobe Bryant’s eldest daughter, Natalia, tells Teen Vogue how she’s keeping his memory alive, and also talks about starting college, a modeling career and finding herself.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Kobe Bryant's daughter opens up for 1st time since her father’s death
3 years ago

Natalia Bryant opens up about loss of father, sister in Teen Vogue debut

Natalia Bryant opens up about her father NBA great Kobe Bryant and sister Gigi for the first time in Teen Vogue.
3 years ago
Kobe Bryant's eldest daughter, Natalia, appears on the cover of Teen Vogue, October 2021.
3 years ago

The origins of Kobe Bryant’s ‘Black Mamba’ alter ego

Bryant began referring to himself as the “Black Mamba” to describe his competitiveness on the basketball court.
3 years ago
VIDEO: The origins of Kobe Bryant’s ‘Black Mamba’ alter ego
3 years ago

Vanessa Bryant honors Kobe Bryant on Father's Day: 'The best girl dad'

Vanessa Bryant called her husband, basketball legend Kobe Bryant, "The Best Girl Dad' in a touching Instagram post.
3 years ago
Kobe Bryant is seen with his family in a picture posted to his wife, Vanessa Bryant's Instagram.
3 years ago

Vanessa Bryant’s emotional Hall of Fame speech

Kobe Bryant’s widow remembered her husband and their daughter during her moving induction speech.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Vanessa Bryant’s emotional Hall of Fame speech
3 years ago

NBA legend Kobe Bryant inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Michael Jordan presented the honor to the late basketball star who was inducted alongside NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Kobe’s daughter Natalia wore his Hall of Fame jacket.
3 years ago
VIDEO: NBA legend Kobe Bryant inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
3 years ago

Kobe Bryant is inducted into basketball Hall of Fame

Vanessa Bryant shared pictures on Instagram of the Hall of Fame exhibit, which she helped design, as Kevin Garnett shared his thoughts on his fellow inductee.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Kobe Bryant is inducted into basketball Hall of Fame
3 years ago

Kobe Bryant to be inducted to Basketball Hall of Fame

Michael Jordan, who spoke at Kobe Bryant's memorial service, will make the presentation and Bryant's widow, Vanessa, will reportedly speak at the ceremony.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Kobe Bryant to be inducted to Basketball Hall of Fame
3 years ago

Kobe Bryant's estate ends Nike partnership after 18 years

After 18 years, Kobe Bryant's estate has announced that it will not renew its partnership with global athletic apparel brand Nike.
3 years ago
NBA superstar Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers holds his T-shirt during a clinic Friday, July 24, 2009, in Hong Kong.
3 years ago

Vanessa Bryant shares video of daughter Natalia celebrating USC acceptance

Both Vanessa Bryant and her daughter Natalia were jumping for joy over her recent college acceptance letter.
3 years ago
In these screen grabs from a video posted to Vanessa Bryant's Instagram account, Natalia Bryant reacts to finding out she has been accepted to USC.
3 years ago

Vanessa Bryant seeks to name deputies who shared photos of helicopter crash site

Vanessa Bryant, the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. is seeking to publicly name the Los Angeles County deputies who shared the photos of the helicopter crash site.
3 years ago
Gianna Bryant and her father, former NBA player Kobe Bryant, attend the WNBA All-Star Game 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, July 27, 2019, in Las Vegas.
3 years ago

Meek Mill says he apologized to Vanessa Bryant over Kobe Bryant lyric

Vanessa Bryant shared an Instagram story addressed to artist Meek Mill in which she called out a lyric of his that referenced the death of her husband Kobe Bryant.
3 years ago
Vanessa Bryant attends an event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 4, 2018, and Meek Mill attends a party in Atlanta, Oct. 31, 2020.
3 years ago

Danielle Fishel reveals what made chemistry on 'Boy Meets World' so iconic

Nostalgia is on the menu at Panera with a new video that reunites "Boy Meets World" co-stars Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage as Cory and Topanga.
3 years ago
Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage appear in a new Valentine's Day commercial for Panera.
3 years ago

New details in the death of Kobe Bryant

A federal investigation has concluded that pilot error was to blame for the deadly helicopter crash. ABC’s Mona Kosar Abdi reports.
3 years ago
VIDEO: New details in the death of Kobe Bryant
3 years ago

Kobe Bryant's daughter Natalia signs with IMG Models

IMG Models is now representing Kobe Bryant's daughter Natalia.
3 years ago
Kobe Bryant and Natalia Diamante Bryant arrive with their family at the, premiere of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' at El Capitan Theatre on Feb. 26, 2018 in Los Angeles.
3 years ago

NTSB says pilot disorientation led to crash that killed Kobe Bryant

Federal investigators on Tuesday said the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter and six passengers crashed last January when the pilot became disoriented after flying in thick fog.
3 years ago
VIDEO: NTSB says pilot disorientation led to crash that killed Kobe Bryant
3 years ago

NTSB says pilot in deadly Kobe Bryant crash suffered from ‘spatial disorientation’

They said the pilot flew in poor weather conditions and heavy fog before crashing into a hillside in California.
3 years ago
VIDEO: NTSB says pilot in deadly Kobe Bryant crash suffered from ‘spatial disorientation’
3 years ago

Pilot disorientation to blame for crash that killed Kobe Bryant and 8 others: NTSB

The pilot failed to follow his training in bad weather and became disoriented, a government agency found.
3 years ago
Gianna Bryant and her father, former NBA player Kobe Bryant, attend the WNBA All-Star Game 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, July 27, 2019, in Las Vegas.
3 years ago

Reflecting on Kobe Bryant’s legacy a year after his death

A year after the tragic helicopter crash that killed Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, WNBA players talk about how he was a source of inspiration and his hard work to uplift women’s basketball.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  Reflecting on Kobe Bryant’s legacy a year after his death
3 years ago

Remembering Christina Mauser one year after she died in crash that killed Kobe Bryant

Matt Mauser still talks to his wife even though he lost her in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Remembering Christina Mauser one year after she died in crash that killed Kobe Bryant
3 years ago

Vanessa Bryant remembers Kobe and Gigi on 1-year anniversary of their deaths

Vanessa Bryant paid tribute to her late husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna on the one-year anniversary of their deaths on Tuesday.
3 years ago
Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, watch an NBA basketball game, Dec. 21, 2019, at Barclays Center in New York City.
3 years ago

A look back at the victims in the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

NBA great Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were just two of the nine people killed in the Jan. 2020 helicopter crash.
3 years ago
Flowers and photos honor members of the Altobelli family outside Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 10, 2020. Coach John Altobelli, 56, far right, his wife, Keri, 43, second from left, and his daughter Alyssa, 13, left, died with Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash.
3 years ago

'Kobe,' 'Gianna' skyrocket as baby name choices after Kobe Bryant, daughter's deaths

Kobe Bryant and his teenage daughter, Gianna died in a helicopter crash in January.
3 years ago
In this file photo, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi watch an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, Dec. 21, 2019.
3 years ago

NBA players pay tribute to Kobe Bryant

Players and teams honored the late NBA icon a year after the devastating helicopter crash that killed 9, including Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.
3 years ago
VIDEO: NBA players pay tribute to Kobe Bryant
3 years ago

Vanessa Bryant reveals tattoos honoring Kobe and Gianna

"I wanted my boo boo’s @kobebryant sweet message transferred on me," Vanessa Bryant captioned a video of tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado giving her the ink.
3 years ago
Basketball player Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa are pictured Sept. 15, 2005, in Las Vegas.
3 years ago

Vanessa Bryant reveals she found a card Kobe wrote for her

Vanessa Bryant revealed on her birthday she found a letter late husband Kobe Bryant wrote before he died in a tragic helicopter crash on Jan. 26.
3 years ago
Vanessa Laine Bryant and Kobe Bryant attend an event in Los Angeles, Nov. 9, 2019.
3 years ago

Tragic death of Kobe Bryant: 1 year later

There are new tributes and a new call for air safety. ABC’s Megan Tevrizian reports.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  Tragic death of Kobe Bryant: 1 year later
3 years ago

Vanessa Bryant shares sweet video of her daughter Capri's 1st steps

In a sweet video of the special moment, Capri takes a few steps before falling into her mother's arms. "I'm so proud of you!" Vanessa Bryant tells her daughter.
3 years ago
A still from a video posted to Vanessa Bryant's Instagram account on May 24, 2020, shows her daughter, Capri, taking her first steps.
3 years ago

Kobe Bryant's daughter, 3, steals the show dancing with her sister

Kobe Bryant's daughter Bianka, 3, stole the show in sister Natalia's TikTok video shared by Vanessa Bryant on Instagram.
3 years ago
In this screen grab posted to Vanessa Bryant's Instagram account, Kobe Bryant's 3 year old daughter Bianka is shown dancing on sister Natalia's TikTok.