Kobe Bryant, Writer, Producer, Investor and former NBA legend died at a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Kobe Bryant was killed Sunday in a helicopter crash, as first reported by TMZ and confirmed by @wojespn.— ESPN (@espn) January 26, 2020
He was 41. pic.twitter.com/jt4ccu2Rw4
Bryant was traveling in his private helicopter, the aircraft burst into flames mid air, and crashed into the ground. No survivors found. His wife Vanessa wasn’t with him on the helicopter.
The cause of the crash are still under investigation.
Kobe, 41 years old, was one of the most decorated basketball players in NBA history. Played 20 years, all of them in the Los Angeles Lakers –
5 NBA championships
2 Final MVP
1 Regular Season MVP
15 All-Team Selections
12 All-Defense Selections
15 All-Star Appearnce
4 ASG MVP
After his retirement,in 2018, Kobe won an Oscar for best short animated film – Dear Basketball.
NBA players shared their thoughts on social media –
I’m heartbroken by this news, you were a true legend, and friend. Rest In Peace @kobebryant, my thoughts and prayers to his wife and kids. #legend #mamba #goat pic.twitter.com/1VKYdbrVEk— Tony Parker (@tonyparker) January 26, 2020
Man I don’t even know where to start?? I started playing ball because of KOBE after watching the 2010 finals. I had never watched ball before that and that finals was the turning point of my life. I WANTED TO BE LIKE KOBE. I’m so FREAKING SAD right now!!!!— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) January 26, 2020