• Former NBA coach Byron Scott reveals the first moment he knew an 18-year-old Kobe Bryant was going to take over the league
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    Business Insider4 hours ago

    Former NBA coach Byron Scott reveals the first moment he knew an 18-year-old Kobe Bryant was going to take over the league

    Kobe Bryant's bright future was almost immediately apparent to Byron Scott. Scott was a 36-year-old veteran on the Los Angeles Lakers when they traded for the 18-year-old Bryant, who had been taken by the Charlotte Hornets the 13th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. Scott, who would later coach Bryant's final two seasons with the Lakers, told Business Insider while promoting his new book "Slam-Dunk Success" that, like many others, Bryant's legendary work ethic foreshadowed his Hall of Fame career.

  • Notes found by ex-NFL star Hernandez's body turned over to family
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    Reuters

    Notes found by ex-NFL star Hernandez's body turned over to family

    Three handwritten notes found by the body of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez following his suicide in a Massachusetts prison cell last week were handed over to his family on Monday, an official said. The order by a state judge in New Bedford, Massachusetts, to turn over the notes to the former National Football League player's family came on the same day as Hernandez's funeral, which was held in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut, a spokesman for the Worcester County district attorney's office said.

  • Steelers get big addition, as receiver Martavis Bryant conditionally reinstated
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    Shutdown Corner3 hours ago

    Steelers get big addition, as receiver Martavis Bryant conditionally reinstated

    Martavis Bryant was conditionally reinstated by the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ biggest addition this week happened a couple days before the NFL draft kicks off. The Steelers announced receiver Martavis Bryant has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL.