As the Lakers man was taking his final bow, basketball fans rushed to salute Kobe Bryant across social media.
American sport and American politics have collided in a big way as protests during America's national anthem grow to new levels. DW takes a look at what the protest is about and whether it can be resolved.
Universities have long been a major force on the North American sports scene, but now, it's not only the football or basketball players who are getting all the accolades. Collegiate eSports are now very much on the rise.
Rio 2016 is over, and though Phelps and Lochte grabbed medals or headlines, social media users cheered a more myriad group of athletes and events.
Once kings of China's football scene, the Bundesliga has fallen behind Europe's star-heavy leagues. But thanks to summer exhibitions and social media engagement, the German league is making a comeback.
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