Vanessa Bryant calls report of DeMar DeRozan being 'face' of Kobe Bryant shoe line misinformation
Vanessa Bryant: "False. (DeMar DeRozan) is not the face of the Kobe line. No one is.""False," Vanessa Bryant wrote Monday. "He is not the face of the Kobe line. No one is.
The NBA will be off on Election Day. © Provided by The Canadian Press
The league’s schedule for the coming season will have all 30 teams playing on Nov. 7, the night before the midterm elections. The NBA is hoping teams use that night as an opportunity to encourage fans to get out and vote, plus amplify the need for civic engagement.
But on Nov. 8, which is Election Day, no NBA teams have games scheduled. Teams are being encouraged to share election information — such as registration deadlines — with their fan bases in the weeks leading up to Nov. 8.
“The scheduling decision came out of the NBA family’s focus on promoting nonpartisan civic engagement and encouraging fans to make a plan to vote during midterm elections," the league said Tuesday.
Vanessa Bryant trial Day 1: Tears, testimony and graphic details about crash victims
Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa sat in the courtroom listening to testimony and dramatic statements about photos from the January 2020 helicopter crash.LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa wept quietly and dabbed her eyes with tissue here Wednesday as she listened to her attorney describe a series of events that made the worst day of her life “unbearably worse” – to the point that she continues to live in fear and terror over it more than two years later.
All 435 U.S. House seats will be up for grabs on Nov. 8, along with more than 30 U.S. Senate seats and gubernatorial races.
“It’s unusual. We don’t usually change the schedule for an external event,” James Cadogan, the executive director of the NBA’s social justice coalition, told NBC, which first reported the league’s Election Day schedule plan. “But voting and Election Day are obviously unique and incredibly important to our democracy.”
The move is a rarity for the league, which typically plays no games on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and tries to avoid scheduling games on the day of the NCAA men’s basketball championship game — often the first Monday of April. It also has a few days off built around the All-Star Game, which takes place in February.
Vanessa Bryant leaves court during testimony about crash photos shared at bar after Kobe's death
Day 2 of Vanessa Bryant's trial against Los Angeles County gets into details about photos shared at a bar and details of Kobe's crash scene.LOS ANGELES – Vanessa Bryant sobbed and excused herself from a federal courtroom here Thursday as a former bartender from an area Mexican restaurant testified about being shown photos of body parts from the helicopter crash in January 2020 that killed nine, including her daughter Gianna and husband, Kobe, the NBA legend.
The NBA and its players were openly involved in several election-related pushes in 2020, largely as part of the response after the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor reignited the quest to eliminate racial inequality and police brutality.
Many players, including LeBron James, were involved in voting registration drives and other get-out-the-vote initiatives. Some teams turned their arenas into registration or voting centers.
The NBA’s full schedule for the season will be released Wednesday.
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Vanessa Bryant reacts to jury's verdict in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site photos trial .
A jury awarded Vanessa Bryant $16 million in a case over photos of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant. She reacted to the news on Instagram.A federal jury awarded Vanessa Bryant $16 million on Wednesday after an 11-day civil trial that went into graphic detail about gruesome photos that were taken and shared. Chris Chester, a financial adviser who lost his wife and daughter in the same crash, was separately awarded $15 million by the same jury.