Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Kobe Bryant’s legacy of being, a hard, dedicated, & awesome father still exist, even after 3 years of his tragic helicopter crash. Kobe his daughter Gianna Bryant , & other passengers won’t be forgotten. Kobe once sat down to give first hand insight on the […]


Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Kendrick Lamar has the internet buzzing like a billion bees in a box. The LA rapper delivers “The Heart Part 5” with a stay woke conscious style record for the culture. From face morphing to Oj Simpson, to Jussie Smollett, to Nipsey Hussle, Kanye , […]

It seemed like the world stopped when we lost Kobe Bryant. Almost a year and a half later, and it still feels confusing that his life is no longer here. Generously, ABC had a debut special last night, August 18th, just for the Black Mamba titled ‘Superstar’. During the documentary, fans get an inside look […]

Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions) Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Check out Vanessa Bryant, Ciara, La la and friends & family having some fresh air. This fresh air, included some football vibes. It appears to be the lingere or swim suit fall festivities, with the random undisclosed […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter: According to Vanessa Bryant’s lawyer she’s devastated over pictures of the crash site as well as victims that circulated in the days following the death of her husband, Kobe Bryant and seven others who perished in a helicopter crash last month. Vanessa went to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter:   Before You Press “Send” In the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death, many people took to social media to express their feelings. Some posts contained sad feelings, other posts were condescending and hateful. People who probably weren’t fans of Kobe couldn’t understand why there were people crying over the death […]


Vanessa Bryant is more than ready to put an end to all of the speculation regarding an NBA comeback for her husband Kobe Bryant, according to reports from TMZ. In a video posted to Vanessa’s Instagram account of herself relaxing and minding her own business in Mexico, one fan tried to get to the bottom of the rumors, asking her, […]

Tonight, both jerseys worn by Kobe Bryant throughout his career, #8 and #24, will be retired tonight at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers play at home tonight against the Golden State Warriors, and the legendary players’ jerseys will be lifted into the rafters during halftime. Bryant will become the 10th player in […]

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Basketball legend Kobe Bryant will retire his Los Angeles Lakers jersey this December after retiring last year, according to a new report.

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Kobe Bryant‘s all-star lineup is finally complete. The retired athlete and NBA all-star recently welcomed his third daughter with wife Vanessa Bryant, TMZ confirms. The baby girl, whose name has not yet been revealed, joins big sisters Natalia Diamante Bryant, 13, and Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, 10. The arrival of their new family member caps off a huge year for […]

Los Angeles saw it fit that the city name a day, August 24, after him. The date commemorates the two jersey numbers he wore as a Laker: 8 and 24.