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The lives of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were celebrated at a public memorial in Los Angeles on Monday. (Courtesy of Flickr)

2/24: What the World Should Remember About Kobe Bryant

February 25, 2020

February 24.  This date may be just another 24-hour cycle in the 365-day trip around the sun or another block on the yearly calendar for many. However, for the sports world, it will signify so much more ...

A cultural icon, father and basketball legend, Kobe Bryant’s legacy will be remembered forever. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Beyond the Scoreboard: A Letter to the Black Mamba

January 29, 2020

Dear Kobe, You didn’t know me. But I knew you. Last year, I created Beyond the Scoreboard to talk about stories in sports that go outside the limits of box scores, beyond who won or lost. However,...

While many only know Kobe Bryant for his exploits on the court, he is also an award-winning filmmaker. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Kobe: Great in Game, Great in Humanity

January 29, 2020

It is difficult to say what Kobe Bryant’s legacy will become. Out of high school, Kobe exploded like a supernova into the cosmic theatre of the National Basketball Association. Beginning the century...

Dwyane Wade has solidifed his legacy as one of the greatest NBA players of all-time, but there’s even more to his greatness. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Dwyane Wade’s Legacy at the End of the Last Dance

April 10, 2019

As Kobe Bryant did a few years earlier, following this last stretch of games (and possibly one final playoff run), Miami Heat shooting guard Dwayne Wade will hang up the sneakers and say goodbye to the game he’s played all his life and on which he’s left a lasting impact.

Kobe Bryant took home the Academy Award for best animated short film at Sunday's Oscars (Courtesy of Twitter).

Kobe Wins Academy Award

March 7, 2018

By Marc Anthony Costanza This past Sunday night, Hollywood got dolled up to celebrate the 90th edition of the Academy Awards. Typical of any other year or award show, the movies, actors and actresses you expected to win, won. However, a mom...

Kobe Bryant accepts his Oscar for Best Animated Short (Courtesy of Twitter).

Kobe 1, Jordan 0

March 7, 2018

By Alvin Halimwidjaya I don’t particularly love the Oscars. They have much fewer performances than the Grammys, and though I like Steve Harvey-esque moments as much as the next person, I’m not usually a big fan of sitting through thr...

Kobe Bryant is just one of the all-time greats who retired after the 2015-16 season. (Courtesy of Wikimedia).

The End of an NBA Era

September 28, 2016

By Brendan O'Connell Despite the absence of game content and all that comes with it, every sports offseason features headline-grabbing action in the form of league-altering free agent signings, blockbu...

In the final game of his NBA career, Kobe Bryant went out on top, scoring 60. (Courtesy of Wikimedia).

Overtime: On Kobe and Steph

April 20, 2016

By Jack McLoone The final day of the 2016 NBA season will go down in history as one of the more stunning conclusions to a regular season in recent memory. Kobe Bryant’s final game and Stephen Curry’s...

Kobe Bryant has yet to announce any retirement plans.

Kobe’s Legacy

January 28, 2015

By Matt Henson As was the case with Derek Jeter during the summer, it is time to say goodbye to Kobe Bryant, revisit his career and determine his legacy. Unlike Jeter, Kobe has not announced any retiremen...

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