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‘A piece of me died’ : Michael Jordan

The heartfelt comments from Michael Jordan, the relatively media-shy billionaire owner of the Charlotte Hornets, were a poignant highlight of the two-hour ceremony. Michael Jordan says he didn’t see Kobe Bryant as his rival for the mythical honour of being recognized as the best basketball player ever. Instead, he

Kobe Bryant mourned at emotional Los Angeles tribute

The "Celebration of Life" memorial at the Staples Center, Bryant's home arena during most of his storied 20-season career with the Los Angeles Lakers, featured an emotional address by Bryant's widow Vanessa, who started dating Kobe when she was 17. A gallery of basketball legends joined thousands

LA Lakers franchise forever changed by Kobe Bryant death

The Los Angeles Lakers "have been forever changed" by the death of five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant. Bryant died aged 41 alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday. His death led to an outpouring of tributes from around the globe, both from inside