Iconic basketball player, Kobe Bryant tragically lost his life on Sunday- January 26 after a helicopter transporting him to an NBA game crashed in Calabasas near LA, California, killing him, his daughter Gianna and two other passengers.
According to reports, the helicopter went up in a ball of fire after hitting the ground.
He is survived by his wife Vanessa and their three daughters, who are thought to have not been on board, except Gianna.
His shock death sparked an outpouring of grief from the basketball world.
In case you are not too familiar nwith who Kobe Bryant is, this piece might.
#1. Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player.
#2. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships.
#3. Bryant was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive team and was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2008.
#4. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
#5. Bryant was the first guard in NBA history to play at least 20 seasons.