US Officials: Pilot Error Caused Kobe Bryant Chopper Crash

LOS ANGELES — The pilot who crashed the helicopter carrying former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant, killing all nine aboard, made a series of poor decisions that led him to fly blindly into a wall of clouds where he became so disoriented he thought he was climbi...
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Los Angeles Honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant With Public Memorial

LOS ANGELES — Mourners began gathering Monday in downtown Los Angeles to say farewell to Kobe and Gianna Bryant at the Staples Center, hours before Bryant's memorial service was scheduled to start. Fans line up to get into the Staples Center to attend a pu...
Photo of investigators working at the scene of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant

Investigators: No Sign of Engine Failure for Bryant Copter

LOS ANGELES — Wreckage from the helicopter that crashed and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any sign of engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. A witness told the NTSB the hillside where the crash...
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Bryant Memorial Set for Feb. 24 at Staples Center

LOS ANGELES — A public memorial service for Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others killed in a helicopter crash is planned for Feb. 24 at Staples Center, a person with knowledge of the details told The Asso...
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LeBron Gets 36 in 3-Point Barrage, Lakers Rout Spurs 129-102

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James absorbed contact and tumbled to the court while his fifth 3-pointer in a three-minute span dropped through the net. The Los Angeles Lakers' entire roster left the bench and crossed the court, gleefully picking up their leader while a...