Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The Los Angeles Lakers legend and five-time NBA champion was 41 years old. On the same flight was also his 13-year-old daughter Giana alongside other seven people. Bryant with his daughter were off to Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California, at his basketball academy for a youth basketball event.
According to a report from the New York Times.The helicopter carrying Bryant and eight others had been given special permission to fly despite foggy conditions.Due to the inclement weather, the chopper was flying quite low.Reports confirmed that there were no survivors on the nine people that were on board.
Bryant will never be forgotten as one of the greatest players of all time, as his cv pretty much speaks for itself. His accolades include:
20 seasons in the NBA, all with the Lakers
Fourth-leading scorer in NBA history (33,643 points)
Five-time NBA champion, twice named Finals MVP
11-time All-NBA First Team
Nine-time NBA All-Defensive First Team
Two-time Olympic gold medallist
Youngest player in NBA history at the time of his debut in 1996.
May His soul and the other eight rest in Eternal Peace….