Michael Jordan says he didn't see Kobe Bryant as his rival for the mythical honor of being recognized as the best basketball player ever.
Instead, he came to love Bryant as the little brother he never had, and as a student eager to learn from Jordan's experiences and skills. Jordan broke into tears with those words during a moving speech about his largely unpublicized friendship with Bryant, who died along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a helicop
The widow of former L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant is reportedly filing a wrongful death lawsuit after her husband and daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash. TMZ says Vanessa Bryant's lawsuit claims the helicopter never should been placed in the peril it was in before the crash on January 26th. Seven others perished in the crash in Southern California, including the pilot. Island Express owned the doomed helicopter, which came down in thick fog in Calabasas. The law
Miami's Derrick Jones Jr. was the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest winner, edging out Aaron Gordon in a showdown that required two tiebreaker jams. Jones and Gordon each scored a perfect 50 in their dunks in the final and then on their first jam in the dunk-off before Jones finally emerged victorious on his 23rd birthday. Video Courtesy of Bleacher Report Kings guard Buddy Hield used a late surge to win the three-point contest, nailing a two-point "money ball" on his last shot to e