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Over 1.5 million sign petition for Kobe Bryant to be new NBA logo

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More than 1.5 million people have signed an online petition seeking to have the late Kobe Bryant be the new logo for the National Basketball Association.

“With the untimely and unexpected passing of the great Kobe Bryant please sign this petition in an attempt to immortalize him forever as the new NBA Logo,” the petition states on Change.org.

The 41-year-old retired NBA star and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, were among those instantly killed when their helicopter crashed into a hillside in Southern California on Sunday morning. They were en route to a youth basketball tournament at his training facility Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California.

A total of nine people were on board the 1991 Sikorsky S-76 at the time, and no one survived the crash, authorities said. The National Transportation Safety Board, along with help from the FBI, is investigating the incident.

Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, enjoyed a storied 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers before retiring from professional basketball in 2016.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver described Bryant as “one of the most extraordinary players in the history of our game with accomplishments that are legendary.”

“For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning,” Silver said in a statement Sunday. “But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability. He was generous with the wisdom he acquired and saw it as his mission to share it with future generations of players, taking special delight in passing down his love of the game to Gianna.”

After retiring from the NBA, Bryant began coaching his daughter Gianna’s middle school basketball team, becoming an outspoken supporter for girls and women in basketball.

Women’s National Basketball Association Commissioner Cathy Engelbert described the deaths of Bryant and his daughter as “sudden and tragic.”

“Kobe’s support for the WNBA and women’s basketball along with his passion for helping young girls and boys follow their dreams made him a true legend for our sport,” Engelbert said in a statement Sunday. “We admired him not just as a legendary basketball player, but as a father, a youth coach, and a role model for future generations of athletes.”

Tributes pour in after Kobe’s death

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Cardi B Deletes Her Twitter Account?

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Cardi B Deletes Her Twitter Account?

Cardi B has deleted her twitter account following backlash from fans for getting back and going off again with husband Offset

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The rapper announced that, she was done with the platform during an Instagram live on Saturday were she called out fans for criticizing her relationship. She also asked people to stop attributing their break up to abuse and violent. 

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American Actor Chadwick Bossman Passed Away Without A Will

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American Actor Chadwick Bossman Passed Away Without A Will

American actor Chadwick Bossman, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, died in August without a Will. 

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His wife, Taylor Simone has filed a probate case in Los Angeles were she is requested to be named administrator of her estate with limited authority. Chadwick’s estate is estimated to be a little over $938,000 and the only family members listed in the documents are his parents, Leroy and Caroline. 

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