Former Los Angeles Lakers star and NBA icon Kobe Bryant was amongst a group of people that died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, in response to quite a few information sources, together with ESPN, CNN, and NBC News. Bryant was 41 years outdated.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Bryant “was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter Gianna when the helicopter crashed. Those aboard the helicopter also included another player and parent.”
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported that there was a helicopter crash in Calabasas earlier on Sunday, January 26, and there have been no survivors.
The 6-foot-6 small ahead was one of the achieved gamers in NBA historical past, successful 5 NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVP awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA regular-season MVP award, and being named an All-Star 18 occasions.
On Saturday night time, the day earlier than the crash, Bryant was trending throughout social media after Lakers ahead LeBron James handed Bryant on the NBA’s all-time scoring record. Bryant took to social media to congratulate James on the accomplishment, writing: “Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother 💪🏾 #33644”.
Persevering with to maneuver the sport ahead @KingJames. A lot respect my brother 💪🏾 #33644
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 26, 2020
Bryant had been energetic in the inventive business after his basketball profession, successful an Academy Award for Finest Animated Brief Movie for his movie Expensive Basketball in 2018. Bryant additionally co-created The Wizenard Collection of books, which adopted a youth basketball staff that will get higher by means of the usage of magic.
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