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Chinese fans mourn Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash death

  • A whole generation of Chinese basketball fans grew up watching Bryant, as he made his way through the league and into the annals of sporting greats.
  • Bryant's popularity surged in China in the late 1990s -- way before his five NBA championships and two Finals MVPs -- with the basketball summer camps he hosted around the country.
  • By the time Chinese basketball star Yao Ming made his debut in the NBA for Houston Rockets in 2002, Bryant had already led the Lakers to win three consecutive NBA championships.
  • In the 2000s, with Yao becoming a national hero, the NBA's popularity quickly grew in China, further cementing the wild veneration for Bryant among Chinese fans.
  • But unlike other NBA stars such as LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal, Bryant did not wade into the controversy, and the spat did not appear to have dampened Chinese fans' support for him at all.

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Oprah Winfrey is '1,000 percent' supportive of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepping back and said they made the 'best decision' for their family

  • Oprah Winfrey had a lot to say about negative attention toward Prince Harry and Meghan Markle deciding to step down from royal duties.
  • TMZ spoke to the billionaire media mogul alongside Gayle King, and Winfrey expressed she had "1,000 percent" support for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
  • She was referring to Prince Harry's emotional speech at a Sentebale charity dinner in December, when the Duke implied that it was his decision to "step back," not Markle's.
  • Winfrey emphasized that she feels Prince Harry thought about the decision for a long time, and that it was up to him to make the best decision for himself, Markle, and their family.
  • When asked if she found the decision inspiring, Winfrey said she wouldn't characterize it that way, because it was a personal decision.

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