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.
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.
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.