NCAAB podcast with Michelle Richardson: Kobe death shocks the basketball world file photo: Gianna and Kobe Bryant pose for a photo as Gianna 13 and Kobe 41 died in an helicopter accident Sun Jan 26, 2020 in Calabasas Calif

On the NCAAB podcast with Michelle:

When I first heard of Kobe Bryant passing away today I thought someone was playing some kind of a bad joke as it was first reported by TMZ, then it was the Hollywood reporter, the LA Times, the Washington Post that followed the reports of Kobe and the helicopter crash.

I had to sit in my home alone in shock and in disbelief and sat here and cried, I don’t do a lot of that about celebrities. Someone would have to have some kind of real effect on me in my life. If you all know me and you might have got to know me over these past few years from listening to these NCAA podcasts you know I have been a lifetime Laker fan. I never wavered on my love for the Lakers ever.

It’s hard enough to hear that Kobe had passed and then to find out that his daughter was in the helicopter with him and with six other souls that passed. I was watching the Lakers in Philadelphia (Kobe’s hometown) and watched LeBron pass Kobe on the all time scorers list and Kobe tweeted out support to LeBron for passing him on the all time list. Which was Kobe’s last tweet.

We have pre-empted the NCAA basketball podcast as Michelle brings you the special podcast of the untimely death of former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant at








NCAA basketball podcast with Michelle Richardson: Louisville brought down a tough opponent Duke; Trojans topple Stanford 82-78; plus more photo: The Louisville Cardinals Quinn Slazinski (11) does the reverse slam as Duke’s Jordan Goldwire (14) could only watch during Saturday’s game in Durham SC

NCAA basketball podcast with Michelle Richardson:

#1 Louisville (15-3) got a win over Duke (15-3) on Saturday 79-73. For Louisville four players in double figures David Johnson (19), Dwayne Sutton (13), Malik Williams (12), and Steven Enoch (10)

#2 The USC Trojans (15-3) are nobody’s basketball fool on Sat they defeated the Stanford Cardinal (15-3) 82-78 at USC. The Trojans’ Onyeka Okongwu led in scoring with 22, Jonah Mathews (19), and Elijah Weaver (13).

#3 Houston Cougars (14-4) got a win over the Wichita State Shockers (15-3) 65-54. For the Cougars Fabian White Jr (14), Dejan Jarreau (12) and Marcus Sasser and Quetin Grimes (10).

Michelle’s Final thoughts

Michelle Richardson does the NCAA podcasts each Sunday at


NCAA basketball podcast with Michelle Richardson: Baylor gets big win over Kansas; Syracuse’s Girard leads with 19 in win; plus more photo: Baylor guard Mark Vital (11) gestures toward the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

Michelle Richardson on the NCAA basketball podcast:

#1 How shocked how surprised were you to find out that Baylor #4 (13-1) defeated Kansas #3 (12-3) on Saturday 67-55. The Bears Jerod Butler led in scoring with 22 points.

#2 The Syracuse Orange defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 63-55 Saturday in overtime. The Orange’s Joseph Girard III scored 19 points to lead Syracuse.

#3 #13 Louisville (13-3) got a close win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-6) by three points 67-64. For Louisville top scoring from Jordan Norwa with 20 points.

Michelle’s Final Thoughts

Michelle does the NCAA podcast each Sunday at