In 2009 Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates victory with his family following game five of the NBA Finals. Photograph: Getty Images

Kobe Bryant, a global icon for the National Basketball Association, died in a California helicopter crash Sunday, according to news reports. He was 41(...)

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers scores to pass Michael Jordan and move to fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

LeBron James reflected emotionally on his life and career after passing Michael Jordan to move into fourth place on the NBA career scoring list on We(...)

LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward has scored 31,425 points in a storied career.  Photograph:  Jake Roth-USA Today

LeBron James took another milestone in his stride as he passed Wilt Chamberlain to become the fifth most prolific scorer in National Basketball Associ(...)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady chats with Donald Trump. Photograph:  Donna Connor/WireImage

Even in this most shrill and casually offensive American presidential election campaign, arguably the most perplexing statement of all came from an NF(...)

Kobe Bryant   of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to the crowd after passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list with a free throw in the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves  at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Photograph:  Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Kobe Bryant eclipsed Michael Jordan on the National Basketball Association’s all-time scoring list on Sunday, surpassing the legendary scorer during (...)