NBA Star Kobe Bryant And Daughter Killed In Helicopter Crash

By kncipat on January 26, 2020
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Multiple sources are confirming that NBA Super Star and former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter Gianna  were among 9 people killed this morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.  According to ESPN they were traveling on Kobe’s private helicopter headed to his daughter’s travel basketball game.  Two of the other people on board were another player (from Kobe’s daughter’s team), and parent.  The 41 year old Kobe and his daughter leave behind his wife/mother Vanessa, 3 other daughters/sisters, and a hall of fame legacy.  No further details are available at this time.  

As a dad and basketball fan this is unbelievably hard to digest.  For those of us who only knew him at a distance, maybe this will help.  This is Kobe’s animated short film that won an Oscar titled, “Dear Basketball.”

Shortly after word of Byant’s death reached nba the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors tipped off in San Antonio. As a tribute to Kobe who wore number 24 this is how the game began.


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