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BASKETBALL LEGEND HAS DIED AT 41

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Kobe Bean Bryant (August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020)

CALABASAS, Calif. – Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has died in a
helicopter crash in California.

Nine people were on board when the helicopter went down near Calabasas
this morning. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among the
passengers. Bryant’s wife Vanessa was reportedly not on the helicopter.

Kobe Bryant played his entire 20-year NBA career with the Los Angeles
Lakers and finished his career as one of the best to ever play the game.     

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BASKETBALL LEADER LOST AT AGE 77

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David Joel Stern (September 22, 1942 – January 1, 2020)


David Stern was a businessman and lawyer who served as the fourth
commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) He started
with the league in 1966 as an outside counsel, joined the NBA in 1978
as General Counsel, and became the league’s Executive Vice President
in 1980. He became Commissioner in 1984, succeeding
Larry O’Brien
and is credited with increasing the popularity of the NBA in the 1990s
and 2000s.

In a statement, the NBA said Stern had died "as a result" of a brain
hemorrhage he suffered Dec. 12.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1940, the middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state collapsed during a 42 mph windstorm. The suspension
bridge had opened to traffic on July 1, 1940. The collapse had lasting 
effects on science and engineering.

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William Franklin Graham Jr.
(November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018)

Billy Graham was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian
figure, and an ordained
Southern Baptist minister who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s. One of his biographers has placed him
"among the most influential Christian leaders" of the 20th century.

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LARRY BIRD RETIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1992

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Bird entered the NBA in 1979 and had an immediate impact on the league, winning Rookie of the Year after leading the Celtics to a
61-21 record and first place in the Atlantic Division just one year
after they went 29-53 and finished in last place. In his second
season.

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Larry Joe Bird will be 63 in December.

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BASKETBALL LEGEND HAS DIED AT 79

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John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek (April 8, 1940 – April 25, 2019)


(Fox News) – John Havlicek, a legendary
Boston Celtics star behind one
of the most famous plays in
NBA history, died Thursday in Jupiter,
Florida. The Hall of Famer’s cause of death was not immediately known
but, he had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease during his last
years. 

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