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Kobe Bryant

Born: August 23, 1978
Died: January 26, 2020 (aged 41)

Height: 6' 6" (198cm)
Weight: 15st 2lb (96kg)

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Nationality: United States American

Position: Shooting guard
Kobe Bryant pictured on January 15, 2020
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Sports Mole has 276 articles about Kobe Bryant. Articles 1 to 40:
A tribute to Kobe Bryant is displayed outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020
Tuesday's sporting social: England reflect on win, stars remember Kobe Bryant
England's players looked back on their 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka.
Jan 26, 18:35
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Turkish Grand Prix on November 15, 2020
Year in review: The best and worst sporting moments of 2020
The 2020 sporting year provided many highs and lows.
Dec 25, 09:00
LeBron James celebrates his fourth NBA Championship success on October 12, 2020
Result: Los Angeles Lakers win first NBA title in a decade with victory over Miami Heat
The team's leader scored a triple-double and was named Finals MVP.
Oct 12, 08:48
LeBron James in action for the Lakers on March 8, 2020
Result: Miami Heat keep NBA Finals alive with narrow win over Los Angeles Lakers
The sides will face off again on Sunday.
Oct 10, 09:14
Naomi Osaka celebrates with the US Open trophy on September 13, 2020
Naomi Osaka hoping to keep Kobe Bryant legacy alive after US Open win
Naomi Osaka recovered from a set down to defeat Victoria Azarenka.
Sep 13, 09:19
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics half at Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Celtics 114-112 on February 23, 2020
NBA roundup: LeBron James leads the way on Kobe Bryant Day for LA Lakers
LeBron James led the way with 30 points as the Lakers took a 3-1 series lead.
Aug 25, 09:46
Anthony Davis in action for the LA Lakers on October 29, 2019
Los Angeles Lakers clinch first conference title since 2010
LA have missed the post-season in the last six campaigns.
Aug 4, 08:51
Kobe Bryant on his last Lakers appearance in April 2016
On this day: Kobe Bryant ends illustrious career with 60-point showing
LA Lakers great died earlier this year.
Apr 13, 09:00
Kobe Bryant on his last Lakers appearance in April 2016
Kobe Bryant inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
Recognition for five-time NBA champion, as well as Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett.
Apr 4, 19:49
Tyson Fury in action on February 22, 2020
Ten of the best sports autobiographies to help you through self-isolation
A look at some of the best-selling sports books to pass the time.
Mar 19, 15:55
Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates in the fourth quarter of the 2020 NBA All Star Game at United Center on February 17, 2020
Result: LeBron James leads All-Stars to win on night when Kobe Bryant was remembered
Giannis Antetokounmpo's team were beaten at United Centre.
Feb 17, 06:44
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dunks the ball during the first quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on February 2, 2020
NBA roundup: LeBron James stars in first LA Lakers win since Kobe Bryant's death
The Lakers had lost to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday.
Feb 2, 09:06
The Los Angeles Lakers honor the late Kobe Bryant by laying out t-shirts on every seat in the arena for the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on February 1, 2020
LA Lakers honour Kobe Bryant in first game since icon's death
A ceremony was held at Staples Centre before tip-off against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Feb 1, 08:42
Serge Ibaka in action for the Raptors on January 30, 2020
NBA roundup: Raptors beat Cleveland for ninth straight win
Games in Boston and Los Angeles pay tribute to Kobe Bryant.
Jan 31, 07:31
A tribute to Kobe Bryant is displayed outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020
LA Lakers franchise "forever changed" by Kobe Bryant death
Kobe Bryant played for the Lakers throughout his 20-year NBA career.
Jan 30, 08:02
A tribute to Kobe Bryant is displayed outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020
Shaquille O'Neal pays tribute to "world's greatest" Kobe Bryant
Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant helped the LA Lakers win three straight championships from 2000 to 2002.
Jan 29, 08:42
Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) shoots against Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) during the fourth quarter at Fiserv Forum on January 29, 2020
NBA roundup: Khris Middleton stars as Bucks hit new heights in Wizards win
The Boston Celtics won away in Miami, while the Suns beat the Mavericks in Dallas.
Jan 29, 08:16
Kobe Bryant on his last Lakers appearance in April 2016
AC Milan pay tribute to Kobe Bryant ahead of Coppa Italia game
The NBA great died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
Jan 28, 22:24
Lebron James (L) and Kobe Bryant of the U.S. smile during the men's preliminary round Group A basketball match against Nigeria at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012
LeBron James vows to continue Kobe Bryant legacy in emotional tribute
Kobe Bryant's final tweet before his death in a helicopter crash was about James.
Jan 28, 08:49
Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) shoots over Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half at American Airlines Arena on January 28, 2020
NBA roundup: Lakers game postponed, Bam Adebayo dedicates display to Kobe Bryant
Los Angles Lakers' clash with city rivals the Clippers game was postponed following the death of NBA great Bryant on Sunday.
Jan 28, 08:41
Nick Kyrgios wears a Lakers shirt in tribute to Kobe Bryant on January 27, 2020
Nick Kyrgios leads tennis tributes to basketball legend Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant was a big tennis fan who came to the US Open last summer.
Jan 27, 15:04
Nick Kyrgios wears a Lakers shirt in tribute to Kobe Bryant on January 27, 2020
In Pictures: Sporting world pays tribute to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant
The five-time NBA champion died in a helicopter crash at the age of 41.
Jan 27, 10:55
A tribute to Kobe Bryant is displayed outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020
Kobe Bryant: Vigils held around Los Angeles after NBA legend's tragic death
A vigil was held outside the Staples Centre, home of Kobe Bryant's former team the LA Lakers.
Jan 27, 10:51
Kobe Bryant on his last Lakers appearance in April 2016
"Dear Basketball...." - a look back at Kobe Bryant's Oscar-winning retirement letter
Kobe Bryant wrote the letter in November 2015 to announce he was calling time on his 20-year NBA career.
Jan 27, 10:48
Kobe Bryant poses for a portrait inside of his office in Costa Mesa, California. Bryant, one of the greatest NBA players in history, is building an impressive resume in his post-basketball career, including winning an Academy Award
NBA roundup: Kobe Bryant tragedy overshadows day's play
Players and fans paid their respects in various ways after the former Los Angeles Lakers star's death in a helicopter crash.
Jan 27, 09:12
Kobe Bryant pictured on January 15, 2020
Autralian Open players pay tribute to Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant was a big tennis fan and he attended the US Open last summer.
Jan 27, 09:05
Kobe Bryant poses for a portrait inside of his office in Costa Mesa, California. Bryant, one of the greatest NBA players in history, is building an impressive resume in his post-basketball career, including winning an Academy Award
Kobe Bryant obituary: From high-school star to NBA great and Oscar winner
The double Olympic champion spent his entire 20-year NBA career at the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jan 27, 08:16
Kobe Bryant pictured on January 15, 2020
Kobe Bryant's daughter 'also killed in crash'
Kobe Bryant's daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, is reported to have been one of the victims of the helicopter crash that killed the basketball legend on Sunday.
Jan 26, 23:27
Kobe Bryant pictured on January 15, 2020
Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash at the age of 41
Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash at the age of 41.
Jan 26, 20:08
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reaches for a rebound during the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center pictured on January 24, 2020
NBA roundup: LeBron James posts 10th triple-double of season
LeBron James moves within 17 points of Kobe Bryant on the all-time scorers lost.
Jan 24, 09:17
Anthony Davis in action for the Lakers on December 8, 2019
NBA roundup: Anthony Davis hits 50 in Lakers' win over Timberwolves
The home team has the best record in the NBA.
Dec 9, 10:40
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Kobe Bryant rules out Olympics participation
Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant confirms that he will not participate in this year's Olympic Games in Rio.
Jan 18, 00:49
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
NBA roundup: Wins for Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets
Sports Mole rounds up the action from Thursday night's three NBA games, with wins for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets and Charlotte Hornets.
Dec 18, 09:31
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
NBA roundup: Wins for Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers
Sports Mole brings you the lowdown on Tuesday night's four NBA games, with wins for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers.
Dec 16, 09:18
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
NBA roundup: Milwaukee Bucks end Golden State Warriors streak
Sports Mole rounds up Saturday's action from the NBA as the Golden State Warriors slip to their first defeat of the season.
Dec 13, 12:49
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Report: Los Angeles Lakers plan to keep Byron Scott for entire season
Byron Scott will remain as Los Angeles Lakers head coach until the end of the season, according to reports.
Dec 11, 04:56
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
NBA roundup: Stephen Curry stars in another Golden State Warriors win
Sports Mole provides the lowdown on Wednesday night's nine NBA games as the Golden State Warriors reach 20-0 for the season.
Dec 3, 09:42
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Analysing Kobe Bryant's NBA legacy
Sports Mole takes a look at the legacy left by Kobe Bryant following the announcement that he will retire at the end of the season.
Dec 2, 15:12
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Magic Johnson: 'Kobe Bryant closest thing to Michael Jordan'
Magic Johnson believes that Kobe Bryant is the closest player to Michael Jordan that the NBA has produced.
Dec 1, 04:10
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
NBA roundup: Philadelphia 76ers match worst start to season
Sports Mole rounds up all the action from Sunday's games in the NBA.
Nov 30, 11:49

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CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina29171662
United StatesUnited States22251764
JapanJapan1761033
AustraliaAustralia1441533
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia12211750
Great BritainGreat Britain11121235
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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

> Today's schedule in full
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