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Vanessa Bryant Reacts to Kobe Being Posthumously Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame

Vanessa Bryant is speaking out in response to the happy news that her late husband Kobe Bryant will be posthumously inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

The official announcement was made on Saturday afternoon (April 4) and Vanessa appeared on ESPN with her 17-year-old daughter Natalia to talk about the honor.

“It’s an incredible accomplishment and honor and we’re extremely proud of him,” Vanessa said. “Obviously we wish that he was here with us to celebrate but it’s definitely the peak of his NBA career.”

“Every accomplishment that he had as an athlete was a stepping stone to be here. We’re incredibly proud of him. There’s some solace in knowing that he was probably going to be a part of the 2020 Hall of Fame class,” she added.

Two other basketball legends will be inducted into the HOF alongside Kobe.

Kobe Bryant to Be Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame

Kobe Bryant is set to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

A new report says that Kobe will be posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside fellow basketball legends Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan. All three of them retired from the sport in 2016.

Kobe died in January in a helicopter crash in California. He spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers and won five championships. Kevin played with three teams throughout his career and won his only championship with the Boston Celtics. Tim spent 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs and won five championships.

The official announcement is expected to be made on Saturday (April 4) at noon ET.

Wimbledon 2020 Cancelled Due to Global Health Crisis

Wimbledon, the famed tennis tournament taking place on the outskirts of London, England every year, has been cancelled for the first time since World War II back in 1945, ESPN reports.

The annual tennis event was set to take place from June 29 to July 12.

There is a growing list of events that are being cancelled due to the growing international health crisis including the Tokyo Olympics, the NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments, the European soccer championship, countless movie releases, and more.

Every year, Wimbledon draws in huge crowds and many very famous celebrities and public figures gather to watch the greatest in the sport compete.

Former Tennis Player & ESPN Commentator Patrick McEnroe Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Patrick McEnroe is discussing his positive coronavirus diagnosis.

The 53-year-old former tennis player and ESPN commentator opened up about his diagnosis in a video posted to Twitter on Monday (March 30). confirming that he is now self-isolating at home in Westchester County, New York.

“My test just came back positive. I just got it this morning. It did come back positive — that’s the bad news,” he said.

“The good news is: I feel fine. My symptoms have passed. I feel really 100 percent.”

He also praised Broadway star wife Melissa Errico for “taking care of the house” while the family is in “full quarantine…for well over two weeks.”

“Let’s get this thing. Let’s nail this thing. I’m an example of someone that’s been able to fight through it and I’m doing absolutely fine. Thoughts and prayers to all the people struggling with this.”

Many stars have come forward with their diagnosis to encourage social distancing. Find out who else…


ESPN Will Air Disney Movies Instead of Live Sports Right Now

ESPN is coming up with a plan of what to air on Friday nights while the network waits for live sporting events to resume.

During the current health crisis happening around the world, the MLB, the NBA, the NHL, and other sporting leagues are postponing their seasons.

ESPN will begin airing a selection of Disney sports films to fill the gaps left by the sporting events not happening.

The Rookie will air on March 27 and Glory Road will air on April 3. More movies that will air include Miracle, Invincible, Secretariat, and The Greatest Game Ever Played, according to Deadline.

Soccer Star Luka Jovic Is Facing Jail Time for Violating Quarantine to See His Girlfriend

  • Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic is facing jail time for recklessly breaking quarantine to visit his model girlfriend… – TMZ
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  • We could all use a corny joke right about now. – Lainey Gossip
  • Britney Spears is getting headlines for this meme! – DListed
  • Kelsea Ballerini has a clever way of delivering her album while social distancing. – TooFab
  • This playwright has sadly died due to coronavirus. – Towleroad
  • Lucy Hale has a crush on this musician… – Just Jared Jr

Retired NBA Star Jason Collins Tests Positive for Coronavirus & Explains His Experience

Jason Collins has coronavirus, and he is sharing his experience with the novel virus.

The 41-year-old retired NBA player spoke out in a series of tweets on Tuesday (March 24).

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“I tested positive for COVID19. I believe I got it while on a trip to NYC at the beginning of the month for the Brooklyn Nets Pride night game. I had my first symptoms on Wed Mar 11. Terrible headache. A few days later I had a fever and then the cough,” he wrote.

“On Saturday I went to the ER and got tested and spoke with some docs about the tightness in my chest. I’m home now resting but still experiencing some tightness and might go back to the hospital later today. On Saturday my lungs were clear, which obviously is good.”

“Please stay safe and continue to social distance. Thank you to every single health care worker out there that are our true heroes on the frontline. Please let’s try to flatten the curve & not overwhelm our health care system,” he went on to say.

Jason joins many celebrities who’ve come forward with their positive coronavirus diagnosis to raise awareness and encourage social distancing.

Check out his messages…

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