Kobe Bryant
1978–2020

Lakers legend, teen daughter killed in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant at Staples Center in Los Angeles when his No. 8 and No. 24 Lakers jerseys were retired in 2017. (Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant at Staples Center in Los Angeles when his No. 8 and No. 24 Lakers jerseys were retired in 2017. (Getty Images)
The Lakers star and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were aboard a helicopter that crashed roughly 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles with as many as nine people aboard, authorities said.
A five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Bryant was considered one of the greatest basketball players of his generation.

Schiff ‘has not paid the price, yet’ for impeachment, Trump says in what appears to be veiled threat

President Trump escalated his attacks on Rep. Adam B. Schiff, the lead impeachment manager, one day before the president's team is expected to deliver the crux of its defense.

Keep your mouth shut, except to yawn: Oh, the trials of impeachment

The days run together as senators doze, fidget and cough their way through history.
(AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)
The Grammys
Critic’s Notebook

Lizzo is everything. Is that enough?

Forget hearts and minds. She became this year’s leading Grammy contender by moving bodies.
Despite warnings not to speak out, more than 300 Amazon staffers will publicly call out the company for its climate policy, its work with federal agencies and its attempts to stifle dissent.
Pathologist Bennet Omalu was portrayed by Will Smith in the 2015 film, “Concussion.” (Sarah L. Voisin/The Post)
Pathologist Bennet Omalu was portrayed by Will Smith in the 2015 film, “Concussion.” (Sarah L. Voisin/The Post)
The Science and Selling of CTE
Bennet Omalu became famous after telling the world he had discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. His fellow brain doctors knew better.
Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered
During World War II, Witold Pilecki risked his life to smuggle information about Auschwitz to the Allies. But they ignored his pleas to bomb the concentration camp, which was liberated 75 years ago.
Campaign 2020
The two men, pillars of competing ideologies, are locked in a more crowded knot of candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire, where results could alter the national findings.
The show’s first cold opening of 2020 mocked Dershowitz’s history of representing some of the justice system’s most radioactive defendants, including Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson.
Weekend Picks
Books
(Lori Barra)
(Lori Barra)
In her relentlessly linear narrative of more than 60 years of Spanish and Chilean history, Allende takes great pains to describe the real, lived effects of two dictatorships.
  • 3 days ago
(Allie Caren/The Washington Post)
Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash
Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash
Play Video 2:41
Officials warn of 'accelerated spread' as coronavirus gets stronger
Play Video 1:40
SNL depicts the devil's star-struck encounter with Alan Dershowitz
Play Video 3:59
Democrats make their case before the Senate | Impeachment This Week
Play Video 14:08
From Our Advertisers
This content is paid for by the advertiser and published by WP BrandStudio. The Washington Post newsroom was not involved in the creation of this content. Learn more about WP BrandStudio.