Comic Relief: Sobbing Michael Jordan Blames Kobe Bryant During Memorial For ‘New Crying Meme’

LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — In a moment of much needed comic relief, Michael Jordan, while hammering tears, joked during the memorial for Kobe Bryant saying that he has the fallen fellow basketball great to thank for a brand new crying meme. For years, a prior meme of Michael Jordan has made the rounds on social media.

Jordan said in jest, “Now he’s [Kobe] got me — I’ll have to look at another crying meme for the next…”

Seeing the basketball great getting emotional will always be something that catches fans off-guard, although this moment was exactly what the doctor ordered for many attending Bryant’s somber Staples Center memorial along with millions watching live around the globe.

Geo quick facts: Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes – wikipedia.

So Exactly Where Is Kobe Bryant And His Daughter Buried?

CORONA DEL MAR, CA. (THECOUNT) — Kobe Bryant and his daughter were laid to rest at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, California, but if the family has anything to do with it, we may not know exactly where the burial plot lays.

On February 7, 2020, the father and daughter were buried in an private ceremony for friends and family members only.

According to the official website for Pacific View Memorial Park, their mission statement is to remind visitors of the beauty of life. The stunning and meticulously landscaped area is comprised of beautiful buildings, open courtyards, meticulous landscaping, and flowing fountains.

The grounds are located at, 3500 Pacific View Dr in Corona Del Mar, CA.

“As part of our commitment to all families, we guard their privacy and do not discuss specific matters with the media,” a spokesperson for Pacific View told The Sun. “However, we can confirm that a photo circulating on certain websites is not the final resting place of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. We ask that the public respect the privacy of the family whose loved one is interred at the pictured location.”

The area was designed, per the company, to express the joy of living and offer a place of beauty to honor a late loved one. Atop a low hill, this large cemetery overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

The cemetery also houses a Garden of Valor that pays tribute by recognizing and providing a final resting place to veterans of the military and public servants. They also honor their immediate family members. Several memorials honor the five branches of the military, as well as firefighters and police, reports Inquisitr.

The cemetery also works with the community by conducting an all-faith celebration of life candle lighting service. During this intimate service, families, and friends are encouraged to submit a picture of their loved one for a slide show. They then can light a candle as their loved one’s name is spoken. Families also have the opportunity to hang an ornament in honor of their loved one on a tree.

The two were reportedly buried in an unmarked grave at the memorial park to keep away unwanted attention from their final resting place. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case as a widely circulated photo that was alleged to be Kobe and Gianna’s final resting place belongs to another person and fans have been gathering there to pay their respects.

Geo quick facts: Corona del Mar or CdM is a seaside neighborhood in the city of Newport Beach, California. It generally consists of all land on the seaward face of the San Joaquin Hills south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits, as well as the development of Irvine Terrace, just north of Avocado – Wikipedia.

Chattanooga State Basketball Coach Volonte Bell ID’d As Victim In Sunday Night Fatal LA Vehicle Crash

NEW ORLEANS, LA. (THECOUNT) — Volonte Bell has been identified as the victim in a fatal Sunday night vehicle crash in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bell, 24, a Chattanooga State assistant basketball coach and the older brother of New Orleans Saints safety Vonn Bell, was killed in a multi-vehicle crash Sunday night on Interstate 24 in New Orleans.

According to officials, Bell was operating a Honda Civic on I-24 when his vehicle came into contact with a Volvo truck with a trailer attached around 9:30 p.m.

Bell was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Bell was in his third season as an assistant on the Chattanooga State men’s basketball staff, reports TimesFreePress.

Chattanooga State assistant athletic director and men’s head basketball coach Jay Price released the following statement:

“I spoke with his mother this morning and she was trying to be strong, but this is just a very sad day for all of us who knew him,” Chattanooga State assistant athletic director and men’s head basketball coach Jay Price said. “Volonte was just a positive, energetic guy who was always upbeat. Anybody who met him will tell you the first thing you always noticed was his smile and that’s the thing a lot of us will remember him for.

“This was probably his last year to coach with us because he was too good at such a young age not to be moving up. His personality made him a perfect fit for the coaching world because he never met a stranger, he could talk to anybody and didn’t mind working hard. He had such a bright future ahead of him. It’s just hard to believe.”

Chattanooga police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525 or submit a tip through the CPD mobile app. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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Geo quick facts: New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties – wikipedia.

DE Couple Kenneth & Lysandra Bowers ID’d As Victims In Saturday Frederica Murder-Suicide

FREDERICA, DE. (THECOUNT) — The two people found shot dead in a Bowers Beach parking lot in Frederica, Delaware, on Saturday afternoon, have been identified as husband and wife, Kenneth J. Bowers, 55, and Lysandra C. Bowers, 40.

Police say the deadly incident appears to be the result of a murder-suicide.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

Details are limited, but police say they made the grisly discovery around 4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot area off of Cooper Avenue near the Bowers Beach boat ramp.

Police say it was there that they found two bodies near Bayview Tavern, but officials did not elaborate as to the cause of death or their identities.

Police add the investigation is in it’s very early stages and that information will be released as it becomes available, reports WMDT.

Anyone with possible information on the double deadly incident should contact police immediately at 911.

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Geo quick facts: Frederica is a town in Kent County, Delaware, United States. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 774 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

Missing Ohio Teen Emma Roberts Found Dead Friday In Colerain Township

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH. (THECOUNT) — Emma Roberts, the Wooster, Ohio teen reported missing on Friday from a Cincinnati group home, has been located deceased.

Roberts, 15, was found dead Friday in Colerain Township, according to the Wayne County Sheriff.

Roberts had been staying in Cincinnati group home when she went missing two weeks ago, officials said. The Sheriff’s Office said Roberts left the group home without permission, reports WLWT.

The conditions surrounding Roberts’ disappearance and death are unknown.

Roberts’ cause of death is still pending, according to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.

Colerain Township police continue to investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Colerain Township is one of the sixteen townships of Belmont County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 4,276 – Wikipedia.

OH Man Daniel Shirley ID’d As Victim In Sunday Columbiana Train-VS-Vehicle Collision

COLUMBIANA, OH. (THECOUNT) — Daniel Shirley, of Columbiana, Ohio, has been identified as the victim of a fatal vehicle-versus-train collision Sunday in Columbiana.

Shirley, 36, was operating a vehicle when he came into contact with a train in Columbiana Sunday morning.

According to officials, Shirley was operating a Ford Fusion near South Elm Street in Columbiana, when the vehicle was struck by a passing passenger train around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Officials say they were notified by the train company that they did not see Shirley’s vehicle, but that the gates were operating properly, reports WFMJ.

Shirley was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash.

No one on the train was injured.

The investigation into the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Columbiana is a city in Columbiana and Mahoning counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 6,384 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

FL Man Gerald Nicolas ID’d As Pedestrian Fatally Struck On Sarasota I-75 Overnight ‘Suicide’

SARASOTA, FL. (THECOUNT) — Gerald Nicolas, of Sarasota, Florida, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a big-rig Sunday night in an apparent suicide on Interstate 75.

Nicolas, 65, was killed while on-foot in the area of Fruitville Road, in Sarasota, when he darted in the path of an oncoming semi-tractor traveling on I-75 around 2:45 a.m.

Nicolas was pronounced dead at the scene of massive blunt force trauma.

Nicolas was arrested last week Wednesday, February 19 on 50 felony counts of child porn possession, reports MySunCoast.

Police believe Nicolas may have committed suicide.

The cause of his death remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Sarasota is a city south of Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast that was once the winter home of the Ringling Brothers Circus. Today, it hosts a number of cultural institutes, notably the Ringling Museum of Art, which showcases old masters and modern art. It’s also the gateway to miles of beaches with fine sand and shallow waters, such as Lido Beach and Siesta Key Beach – wikipedia.

ME Man Gregory Lemar ID’d As Victim In Sunday Moosehead Lake Snowmobile Crash

ROCKWOOD, ME. (THECOUNT) — Gregory Lee Lemar, of Wiscasset, Maine, has been identified as the victim in a fatal snowmobile crash on Moosehead Lake Sunday evening.

Lemar, 59, was killed after being involved in a snowmobile crash on Moosehead Lake Sunday evening around 5 p.m.

According to the Maine Warden Service, Lemar was operating a snowmobile when he apparently came into contact with a “pressure ridge at a high rate of speed” near Hogback Island.

Officials say, Lemar’s wife was traveling on a second snowmobile when the fatal crash occurred around 5 p.m.

Snowmobilers in the area tried to help following the crash, but Lemar died at the scene, according to WGME.

Wardens say Lemar was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Rockwood is a village in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The village is centered on the west end of Moosehead Lake, the largest body of freshwater in the state. Rockwood is a gateway to the north country and is located near Mount Kineo – Wikipedia.

NC Woman Vaiden Kimball ID’d As Victim In Saturday Night Fatal Wake County Head-On Crash

WAKE COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — Vaiden Kimball of Wendell, NC, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday night vehicle crash in Wake County.

Kimball, 27, was killed in a two-vehicle head-on crash near Swift Creek Saturday night.

According to officials, Kimball was operating a vehicle on Ten Ten Road near Johnson Pond Road, when for unknown reasons, her vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes. The vehicle then collided with another vehicle head-on.

The person in the other car was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

According to reports, Kimball, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the violent crash.

She was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

According to Facebook, Kimball was a teacher at Primrose School of Hilburn. She was the mother of a young child.

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Geo quick facts: Wake County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of July 1, 2018, the population was 1,092,305, making it North Carolina’s second-most populous county – Wikipedia.

Large Police Presences In Hendersonville MO As Man Is Barricaded Inside QuikTrip

HARRISONVILLE, MO. (THECOUNT) — A man has barricaded himself inside the Hendersonville, Missouri QuikTrip Sunday evening.

The store is located at the intersection of Missouri Highway 291 and Commercial Street in Hendersonville.

Police responded to the call at 5:35 p.m. Sunday.

It is unknown if the man is armed.

Authorities confirm that all customers and staff have been safely removed from the gas station and the parking lot has been secured, reports KMBC.

Officers are asking the public to avoid the area as they are still in a standoff with the man.

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Geo quick facts: Harrisonville is a town in Cass County, Missouri, United States. The population was 10,019 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Cass County. It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area – Wikipedia.