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ESPN will honor Kobe Bryant with a SportsCenter Special on Sunday

Tuesday, Jan. 26, will mark the one-year anniversary of the helicopter crash in Calabasas that killed nine people, including Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. On Sunday, ESPN will dedicate a block of its programming to honoring Bryant, headlined by a one-hour primetime special titled “Kobe – The Legend, The Legacy.”



Kobe Bryant wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a stage


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The SportsCenter Special will features interviews from Pau Gasol, who won two championships with Bryant in Los Angeles; Jerry West, who mentored Bryant in his early years with the Lakers; and WNBA Stars Sue Bird, Geno Auriema, Sabrina Ionescu and Chiney Ogwumike. It will also include narrated features from Los Angeles Sparks legend Lisa Leslie, rapper and longtime Lakers fan Snoop Dogg, and Stephen A. Smith.

Here’s a synopsis of the special via ESPN:

Over the hour, the program will look back at the many facets of the all-time

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Long-range basket by former Kentucky Mr. Basketball makes SportsCenter Top 10

Northern Kentucky junior guard Trevon Faulkner put himself and the Norse in the national spotlight Friday night. 



a group of men playing a game of football: NKU's Trevon Faulkner takes the ball down the court during the NKU vs IUPUI game at the BB&T Arena at NKU on Friday January 15. 2021. IUPUI won the game with a foinal score of 74-69.


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NKU’s Trevon Faulkner takes the ball down the court during the NKU vs IUPUI game at the BB&T Arena at NKU on Friday January 15. 2021. IUPUI won the game with a foinal score of 74-69.

Faulkner hit a 3-pointer from three-quarter court at the halftime buzzer Friday night at BB&T Arena, helping the Norse defeat UIC 72-68. He took a rebound from a missed shot, made a couple of dribbles and launched a shot from the 3-point line on the UIC side, giving NKU a nine-point lead at halftime, 32-23.

The shot took the No. 4 spot on the SportsCenter Top 10 Plays that aired on ESPN Saturday morning, according to Brady Laber, who called the play on-air.

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Long-range basket by NKU’s Trevon Faulkner makes SportsCenter Top 10

Northern Kentucky junior guard Trevon Faulkner put himself and the Norse in the national spotlight Friday night. 



a group of men playing a game of football: NKU's Trevon Faulkner takes the ball down the court during the NKU vs IUPUI game at the BB&T Arena at NKU on Friday January 15. 2021. IUPUI won the game with a foinal score of 74-69.


© Phil Didion
NKU’s Trevon Faulkner takes the ball down the court during the NKU vs IUPUI game at the BB&T Arena at NKU on Friday January 15. 2021. IUPUI won the game with a foinal score of 74-69.

Faulkner hit a 3-pointer from three-quarter court at the halftime buzzer Friday night at BB&T Arena, helping the Norse defeat UIC 72-68. He took a rebound from a missed shot, made a couple of dribbles and launched a shot from the 3-point line on the UIC side, giving NKU a nine-point lead at halftime, 32-23.

The shot took the No. 4 spot on the SportsCenter Top 10 Plays that aired on ESPN Saturday morning, according to Brady Laber, who called the play on-air.

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Yes, Eminem gave Dana White a piece of his mind on SportsCenter. No, it wasn’t legit.

By now, you may have seen the clip that’s been floating around on social media of rapper Eminem giving UFC president Dana White a piece of his mind.

It stared making the rounds two days ago and showed Eminem and White together on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” apparently giving some kind of a joint interview. In the nine-second clip, this is what Eminem said to White:

“I think that people like you give people like me the fuel that they need to succeed in the first place. I think that the best part about your opinion is that it doesn’t matter, and if every fighter that you had listened to your opinion when you doubted them, you wouldn’t have a f*cking league.”

If you saw it, you may have gone, “whoa.” You also may have thought to yourself that we needed more context, which we got Saturday before UFC 257.

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