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Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant leaves the courtroom at the Eagle County Justice Center April 27, 2004, in Eagle, Colorado.

Opinion | The Kobe Dilemma

By Aidan Segal, Staff Columnist February 3, 2020
His alleged actions must be acknowledged as a part of his murky legacy.
The Fitzgerald Field House, once home to the Pitt basketball teams, hosted a 17-year-old Kobe Bryant in a dunk contest that preceded the 1996 McDonald's All-American Game.

‘You’re just in awe’: Spectators reminisce on Kobe’s Pitt visit

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer January 30, 2020
For Kobe Bryant, the 1996 McDonald’s All-American game in Pittsburgh was a small speck on a decorated and illustrious career. For those in attendance that weekend 23 years ago, it was a memory they will never forget.
Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney (5) attempts a 3-pointer at last year’s matchup with Duke at the Petersen Events Center.

Toney’s 27 not enough as Duke defeats Pitt 79-67

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer January 29, 2020
A career-high 27 points from sophomore forward Au’Diese Toney wasn’t enough for Pitt to steal a win against the Blue Devils Tuesday night.
Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant at the final game of his career in 2016.

Capel on Kobe: ‘It’s like a superhero dying’

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor January 28, 2020
When Jeff Capel addresses the media each week, the discussion typically centers around his team. That wasn’t the case Monday afternoon, as Capel reflected on the legacy of Kobe Bryant’s life and the tragedy of his death.
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