“In Staples Arena, where Kobe created so many memories for all of us, preparing to pay tribute to another brilliant man we lost too soon, Nipsey Hussle,” John Legend wrote on Twitter. “Life can be so brutal and senseless sometimes.” Lil Nas X posted a simple “r.i.p.” message with a sad face accompanying a photo of Bryant. On Instagram, Demi Lovato posted a photo of herself alongside Bryant and said that he was “always so sweet to me.” “You’re a legend with wings now,” she wrote, adding an update after she heard that one of Bryant’s daughters also died in the crash. “This whole family was so sweet and now they’re in my prayers heavy,” Lovato said. “R.I.P. Gigi beautiful girl.” Lil Nas X performing “Old Town Road” at the Grammys with a Kobe Bryant jersey in the background.Credit…Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Read Also: Messi, Ronaldo pay tribute to Kobe Bryant after NBA legend dies Billy Ray Cyrus, who, with Lil Nas X won best pop duo/group performance for “Old Town Road” — which also won best music video — dedicated both of the awards to Bryant and his daughter. “Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time,” Cyrus said on Twitter. The producer and D.J. Diplo, speaking to Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet, called the deaths “devastating.” He said Bryant “transcends iconic, so he’s going to live forever.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon Prime12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Why Do Americans Consider Him To Be The Best President? Loading… Alicia Keys addressed the death of the retired NBA legend and Lakers star Kobe Bryant as the awards ceremony began at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Alicia Keys performs a tribute to Kobe Bryant with Boyz II Men at the Grammys on Sunday.Credit…Mario Anzuoni/Reuters “Tonight is for Kobe,” Lizzo declared at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, belting out the lyrics to “Cuz I Love You” as the show kicked off. The “Truth Hurts” singer’s performance gave way to Alicia Keys, who is hosting the show for the second time and took a moment to honor the retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. He was killed in a helicopter crash earlier in the day with his daughter Gianna and seven others near Calabasas, Calif. “We’re all feeling crazy sadness right now,” Keys said. “We’re literally standing here, heartbroken, in the house that Kobe Bryant built.” The Grammys are held at the Staples Center, where Bryant spent most of his N.B.A. career. The Recording Academy, which presents the Grammys, said on Twitter: “Remembering Kobe Bryant tonight while we honor music in the house that he built.” Throughout the night, Bryant’s jersey appeared during performances, including an Aerosmith and Run DMC show of “Living on the Edge” and “Walk This Way” and Lil Nas X’s ensemble remix of “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, BTS, Diplo, Mason Ramsey, Young Thug and Nas. Bryant was also mentioned during the performance tribute to Nipsey Hussle. Hussle, who was shot and killed outside his clothing store last year, won his first Grammy earlier in the night for “Racks in The Middle” featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy. Earlier, outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, fans dressed in Lakers gear and shades of purple dropped off flowers at a makeshift tribute honoring Bryant.A moment of silence was held for Bryant during the show’s pre-telecast ceremony, where many of the awards are handed out. Harvey Mason Jr., the chairman and interim chief of the Recording Academy, called for the gesture “since we are in his house,” The Associated Press reported. Online, some of the artists set to appear at the Grammys posted tributes to the Lakers star.
WATCH US LIVE Sreehari Menon Written By Golden State Warriors will face San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, November 2. The game begins at 8:00 AM IST and will be played at Chase Centre, San Francisco, California. Golden State Warriors will look to bounce back from their defeat against Phoenix Suns. San Antonio Spurs will also look to return back to winning ways after their defeat to LA Clippers on Friday.Golden State Warriors would count on Draymond Green to carry the mantle forward and add another win to the table. With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson out injured, a lot lies on the shoulders of Green and D’Angelo Russell if GSW have to win. San Antonio Spurs would hope that their defeat on Friday was a minor blip and would look to pile on the misery on the Californian outfit.Also Read: NBA: Utah Jazz Vs Los Angeles Clippers Player Ratings And ResultGSW vs SAS Dream11 Squads:Golden State Warriors Ky Bowman, Alec Burks, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marquese Chriss, Stephen Curry, Jacob Evans, Draymond Green, Damion Lee, Kevon Looney, Eric Paschall, Jordan Poole, Glenn Robinson III, D’Angelo Russell, Alen Smailagic, Omari Spellman, Klay ThompsonSan Antonio SpursLaMarcus Aldridge, Marco Belinelli, DeMarre Carroll, DeMar DeRozan, Drew Eubanks, Bryn Forbes, Rudy Gay, Keldon Johnson, Trey Lyles, Chimezie Metu, Patty Mills, Elie Okobo, Dejounte Murray, Jakob Poeltl, Luka Samanic, Lonnie Walker IV, Quinndary Weatherspoon, Derrick White.Also Read: NBA: San Antonio Spurs Vs LA Clippers Result And Player RatingsGSW vs SAS Dream11: Injury UpdatesStephen Curry will be out for a foreseeable future after breaking his hand in the game vs Suns. Klay Thompson is ruled out for the entire season. Kevon Looney, Jacob Evans and Alen Smailagic are also ruled out. For Spurs, Dejounte Murray is the only absentee.Also Read: NBA: Joel Embiid And Karl Anthony-Towns Feud Dates Back To 2016GSW vs SAS Dream11 PredictionPoint Guard- D Russell, D WhiteShooting Guard- J Poole, D DeRozanSmall Forward- R Gay, O SpellmanPower Forward- E PaschallCentre- M ChrissNote – The GSW vs SAS Dream11 predictions are our own and do not guarantee positive results in your games.Also Read: NBA 2019: Boston Celtics Vs Mliwaukee Bucks Player Ratings, Result First Published: 1st November, 2019 18:17 IST FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT LIVE TV Last Updated: 1st November, 2019 18:17 IST GSW Vs SAS Dream11 Predictions, Squad Details, Top Picks & More GSW vs SAS Dream11: Golden State Warriors face San Antonio Spurs on 2nd November. Get all the match details for the upcoming NBA 2019/20 regular-season game.
– ROBERT HOUSTON Torrance Don’t reward the lenders Our government seems to be taking the wrong fork in the road. We are going to reward lenders for making simply awful loans. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is lowering interest rates again. This in effect says we don’t value those who save, plan and sacrifice for what they think is important. Moreover, for the last year all I have heard from the candidates is who is going to give me the most stuff. This isn’t the country I grew up in and read about! Where is John Galt when you need him? – EMERSON DAWSON Hermosa Beach Practice makes perfect In his Comment page column on Thursday, Thomas Sowell recounts as to why so many shots are fired by civilians and police with limited accuracy. He also states his own experience as a Marine Corps shooting trainer to further explain the lack of accuracy, even on the pistol range, where it was common for shooters to miss not only the bull’s eye but the whole target, which was equivalent to a man’s torso. I do not disagree with his thesis that police frequently miss more often than they hit their target within a range of 6 feet (57 percent to 43 percent). Further, only 7 percent of hits at a distance of 75 feet are reported by New York police. His potential reasons for the very poor accuracy are generally accepted by men in the protective and police agencies. His explanation for the need of policemen to fire 30 to 40 shots at a criminal and hope these shots hit the criminal is sophomoric at best. I served in the Security and Intelligence Unit while in the regular peacetime U.S. Army and, like many officers, was trained to fire a .45, most probably the least accurate hand weapon in creation. Yet the level of accuracy we were able to record is dramatically higher than accuracy percentages that Sowell reports. As a matter or record, my trainer in the service, could strike a bull’s eye or close to it one out of three shots routinely. What it comes down to is quite elementary – it is training and practice. The very same recipe is prevalent in athletics, business, medicine, etc. What we need is the kind of training my trainer provided. We especially need it for our brave police. Incidentally, the gang members’ accuracy, including drive-by shootings, is higher than that of our police. – JACOB FRIEND Torrance MB council needs input Most can probably agree that Manhattan Beach needs to refresh and/or replace some of its recreational facilities. Most also gasp when faced with the $200million price tag for the lengthy list of facilities being considered. Somewhere is an answer that can work, but what’s of tantamount importance is that the process to arrive at that answer is one in which the input and participation of the residents of Manhattan Beach are actively solicited. When Mayor Jim Aldinger removes that process from the agenda of “regular” City Council meetings and instead chooses to call a series of “special” meetings of the City Council that occur on the middle of a weekday, with little or no public notice, with no substantive agenda or meeting minutes being published, not only is any such public participation undeniably discouraged, but the entire process of building public trust and support for any such facilities plan is wholly undermined. Such special meetings of the Manhattan Beach City Council took place on Nov. 7 and Monday. Who knew? Perhaps the mayor and council are defining what should be in the final report of the $516,800 architectural contract with MDA Johnson Favaro, or maybe they are detailing plans for public polling and education, now that $59,000 has already been paid against the $231,600 contract with The Lew Edwards Group for these exact services? Who knows? Mayor Aldinger, once again you owe this community one heck of an explanation (at a “regular” City Council meeting, please). – GERRY O’CONNOR Manhattan Beach160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Advice for the governor So, our governor has run out of blank checks! Perhaps he needs a new set of advisers who recommend: Prison farms instead of expensive buildings. Many criminals don’t need high-security detainment. Buy gas from offshore California sources, clean it and sell it for a profit. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ Ship old nuclear energy rods to Hanford, Wash., by boat for reprocessing instead of permanent storage. Then new power plants could be installed. Cancel all state funds for embryonic stem cell research. The latest approved method is better. Stop funding the expensive but futile effort to control climate change. Carbon dioxide is not a contributor to global warming; the sun is. Bill the U.S. government for health and prison care of illegal immigrants who contribute little to the state financially. The guest worker program should be changed. However, if you let our incompetent state Legislature make any decisions, we are in real financial trouble.