Kobe Bryant, Daughter Killed In Helicopter Crash

Posted: Jan 27 2020, 3:40am CST | by , in Technology News

 
Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in helicopter crash

The whole world is in mourning following the death of an icon.

News of Kobe Bryant’s death has shocked the sports industry, Hollywood and the entire world as people mourn over the loss of a basketball legend.

Bryant, his daughter Giana and seven others were killed on Sunday when the helicopter they were in crashed into a steep hillside in Calabasas, Southern California, according to multiple media reports.

Bryant, 41, was reportedly on his way to a basketball academy northwest of Los Angeles, where he coaches his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, The New York Times reported.

The retired Los Angeles Lakers basketball legend, who is widely known by his nickname "Black Mamba," retired in 2016 with five N.B.A. championship rings and a long list of N.B.A. records.

A number of sports personalities have mourned over the loss of Bryant, including Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, who issued a statement saying Bryant “was like a little brother to me.”

“Words can’t describe the pain I am feeling. I loved Kobe… We used to talk often, and I will miss those conversations very much. He was a fierce competitor, one of the greats of the game and a creative force. Kobe was also an amazing dad who loved his family deeply — and took great pride in his daughter’s love for the game of basketball,” Jordan added.

Bryant’s last tweet before he died was to congratulate his fellow basketball star, Lebron James:

Shortly after news of Bryant’s death broke out, James was seen grieving after the Lakers’ plane landed in California.

Meanwhile, Bryant's friend, Shaquille O'Neal, also paid tribute to the basketball icon.

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