Kobe's Compassion For The Homeless

Music's biggest stars gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday evening for the 62nd Grammy Awards. If only for the evening, the annual event owns television and social media, from fashion and faux pas on the red carpet to performances and politics on stage. Only this year was different. Despite the bright lights, this year was darker.


Hours before the big event, a bigger LA story broke. A story also with ties to the Staples Center, to great performances and to records.


Five-time NBA champion and 18-time All-Star, Kobe Bryant died Sunday morning in a helicopter crash along with his 13-year old daughter, Gianna, and 7 others. There were no survivors in the Calabasas, CA crash. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.



Icons in sport, entertainment and politics took to social media to share in the grief, memories and support for the families of those lost in the tragic accident. In one such post on Twitter, former President Barack Obama wrote,



"Kobe was a legend on the court and

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