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Shaquille O'Neal's ex-wife Shaunie O'Neal posted the last photo she took of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant watching O'Neal's daughter Mearah O'Neil (#17) playing in a basketball tournament on Saturday.
Gianna sat on a bench while her famous father stood nearby in a lounge area overlooking the basketball court.
The photo was taken at Bryant's Mamba Sports facility in Thousand Oaks, California on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Father and daughter were on a helicopter along with seven others when the chopper went down at 9:47 a.m. Sunday. They were heading to the sports facility when the helicopter crashed in the hills above nearby Calabasas.
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Bryant and Gianna shared a special bond. The two were inseparable. Friends say he was thrilled that "Gigi" shared his love for basketball.
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A former coach and family friend said Bryant's family is "struggling" and they will miss him "more than you can begin to imagine."
The chopper went down in extremely foggy conditions minutes after an air traffic controller told the pilot he was flying too low to be tracked.
The pilot, Ara Zoboyan, was flying under special visual flight rules (SVFR), meaning he was given permission to fly in worse weather conditions than visual flight rules (VFR) allow.
SVFR is only issued when the visibility is 1,000 feet above ground level. Flying low to the ground is very risky even under normal conditions.
The helicopter circled over the Burbank airport for about 15 minutes while air traffic control cleared other flights to take off.
Zoboyan's friends say he was qualified to fly in heavy fog and was not one to make mistakes. The pilot had experience flying the military grade helicopter. The Sikorsky S-76B required two pilots, but only one pilot was flying that day.
The Sikorsky S-76B chopper was 29 years old and had twin engines. Another pilot who flew the same helicopter said the crash occurred due to weather conditions.
Classy singer Brandy Norwood officially announced her engagement to Ryan Press is off. Poor girl. She has no luck with men. Brandy was seen arriving at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Open Road Films' "A Haunted House 2" held at Regal Cinemas in L.A. on Wednesday, April 16.
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Sorry ladies, Shaquille O'Neal is off the market again.
@OmarSlimWhite of Plush Blue Entertainment brought the former NBA star to Krave Lounge in Atlanta over the weekend. Shaq brought along his new girlfriend to help him celebrate his 42nd birthday! (Yes, he has a type.)
If you recall, Shaq dated 30-year-old Flavor of Love reality star Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander for a few years. But the age (and maturity) differences finally took its toll on their relationship. Shaq has 4 children with ex-wife Shaunie O'Neal (and he has a daughter from a previous relationship). Shaunie produces the scripted reality TV series Basketball Wives (Miami) and Basketball Wives LA.
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Basketball Wives Miami cast members are cranking into high gear to get the word out that this season will be just as fake as the previous seasons.
Over the weekend, Evelyn Lozada (who limped back to Shaunie O'Neal after her own spin-off was axed) released Photoshopped images of herself wearing skimpy dresses and Young Money Cash Money Records sweat pants.
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If you don't immediately recognize the
slutty woman in the latest PeTA ad, that's because the ad is Photoshopped beyond recognition.
According to Vibe Vixen, The “I’d Rather Go Naked” PeTA model is former reality star Evelyn Lozada, who stripped off her thong for the animal rights advocacy group.
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NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal rushed to his wife Shaunie's hospital bedside after she was involved in a head on collision with another vehicle.
The accident occurred in Orlando, Florida around 6 a.m. yesterday. Shaunie was driving to an airport when a teenager collided into her car at full speed. Shaunie and two others were taken to a hospital where she was treated for minor injuries and released.
Shaunie, took to her Twitter page yesterday to let her followers know she was alright. Sorry, I don't follow her on Twitter so I have no idea what she wrote. But at least we know her fingers are okay.