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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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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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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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In Milwaukee on this day in 1992, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to life in prison. He was later sentenced to a 16th term
of life imprisonment for an additional homicide committed in Ohio
in 1978. On November 28 of 1994, he was beaten to death in prison
by Christopher Scarver (below), a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution.

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Christopher J. Scarver will be 50 in July.

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Michael Jeffrey Jordan is 56 years old today.

Former high-flying Chicago Bulls shooting guard is considered by many to
be the greatest basketball player of all-time. He was a 6-time NBA champion,
6-time NBA Finals MVP, and 5-time NBA MVP.
 He didn’t make the varsity
squad as a sophomore at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina because he was only 5’11".
  MJ is currently the principal owner and chairman of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.

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Here’s “Air Jordan” in Portland, Oregon.

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