Former American NBA Basketball Star Kobe Bryant age 41 has died in a helicopter in Calabasas, California on Sunday. As reported Bryant was onboard on his private helicopter with several others when it crashed.
According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, at least nine people died in the helicopter crash including Kobe’s daughter Gianna, aged 13.
Life of Kobe Bryant as an NBA Legend.
Bryant was a former NBA basketball icon. He joined the NBA top league after graduating from high school and played his whole career for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20-seasons.
Bryant is also the third time best scorer in the NBA and won five NBA championships. During his NBA career, he used to hold the record for all time points in the NBA until LeBron James exceeds his record on Saturday, January 25 a day before his death.
He was popularly known by the nickname “The Black Mamba”, a type of snake that signified his prowess and competitive attitude on the court. He is also the second-highest-paid NBA player ever and worth over $323 million from his NBA career salary alone.
In 2016, Bryant announced his retirement from the NBA and in his final game he set yet another record for the organization.
Bryant was born on August 23, 1978, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a child he spent most of his childhood in Italy where his father played basketball. He was married to Vanessa Bryant and had four children with her: Bianka, Gianna, Natalia, and Capri the youngest child they had in June.
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