Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 05:59 pm
The world is mourning at the death of a legendary basketball player, Kobe Bryant a.k.a Black Mamba. It all came as a shock that the 41-years old legend passed away in a tragic helicopter crash Sunday morning on 26 January 2020. Bryant died in a tragic helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna and 7 other passengers board on the helicopter. The Sikorsky S-76 helicopter owned by Bryant departed from John Wayne Airport in Orange County California at 9.06 am. The helicopter had passed over Boyle Height, near Dodger Stadium, and circled over Glendale during the flight. Initial reports indicated that the helicopter crashed in the mountains above Calabasas, California in the heavy fog around 9.45 am. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have launched investigations into the crash.
Several high profile personalities from all around the world have paid their condolences towards the grieving family.
Who is NBA LA Lakers Superstar Kobe Bryant?
If you follow the NBA, you already know who Kobe Bryant was. He was one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He was a 5 time NBA Champion, 18-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA, and 2 times NBA Finals MVP. He was named NBA MVP in 2008. He played his entire basketball career at the Los Angeles Lakers. He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft right after graduating from Lower Merion High School, where he excelled in basketball. He entered the 1996 NBA Draft without playing college basketball. The Hornets immediately traded Bryant to the Lakers, where he played his entire 20-year basketball. Bryant earned several honors, setting several records during his active playing career. He retired from basketball following the end of the 2015-16 season.
Bryant was not only known for his talent on the court, but he was also one of the loved personality off-the-court as well. He has participated or contributed to multiple social causes with an open heart. Alongside basketball, he was passionate about hip-hop music. He was a member of a rap group while in high school.
The 41-year-old legend was married to Vanessa Laine and fathered 4 daughters, one of which died along with Bryant in a helicopter crash.
Who Died in Kobe Bryant Crash?
The world basketball is mourning the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. The tragic helicopter crash resulted in the death of 9 passengers board on the helicopter crash. Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna also suffered the same fate. Other passengers who died in the crash included Orange Coast College baseball coach, John Altobelli, Altobelli's wife Keri, Altobelli's daughter Alyssa. in a tragic helicopter crash. Detail information about passengers board on the helicopter is yet to be determined.