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Black Fact of the Day: February 15 – Brought to you by Black365.com
Published February 15, 2021

February 15: The NBA announced that the All-Star Game MVP Award would be renamed to the “NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant Most Valuable Player,” 2020

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Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant lays the ball up while being defended by Toronto Raptors (12) Rasho Nesterovic of Slovenia during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis)

 

FILE: Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball during a National Basketball Association game against the Seattle Supersonics at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Matt A. Brown/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)

 

FILE – In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, file photo, Western Conference All-Star Kobe Bryant, of the Los Angeles Lakers, holds up his MVP trophy following the 2002 NBA All-Star basketball game in Philadelphia. Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Dan Loh, File)

 

Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant reacts after hitting the game-winning basket in the Lakers’ 101-99 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, in Los Angeles. Bryant was in court for a pretrial hearing on his sexual assualt charge in Eagle, Colo., earlier Friday and missed the first quarter. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Los Angeles Lakers jersey numbers belonging to retired NBA player Kobe Bryant hang inside Staples Center prior to the start of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Shaquille O’Neal, left, and Kobe Bryant laugh as they attend the unveiling of a statue of O’Neal in front of Staples Center, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

From left, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, wife Vanessa and daughter Natalia Diamante Bryant are seen before a Connecticut-UCLA NCAA women’s basketball game in Los Angeles Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

You would think Lakers great Kobe Bryant was the monster of sexual rape, if you just saw his picture on the front page with actress Allison Janney. The fact that Bryant was accused in 2003. This was given as if an afterthought that he was being nominated for Academy Sunday night at the Doby Theatre in Hollywood. . Bryant was never charged with rape and reportedly paid a fee to settle the case. Kobe’s Animated short is called: “Dear Basketball.”

Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant, left, holding the championship trophy, celebrates with teammates Rick Fox, Lindsey Hunter, second from right, and Shaquille O’Neal, right, holding the MVP trophy, after winning Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Wednesday, June 12, 2002, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Lakers defeated the New Jersey Nets 113-107, capturing their third consecutive NBA championship. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Retired L.A. Laker Kobe Bryant is joined by the Los Angeles City Council and his family August 24, to celebrate what will now be known as Kobe Bryant day in the city.
PHOTO BY VALERIE GOODLOE

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