NBA legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California at age 41.
Bryant was reportedly traveling to see a basketball game with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who was also killed in the crash.
In a press conference, LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said nine were killed in the helicopter crash. While he did not confirm the names of those aboard at the time of press conference, the flight manifest confirmed Bryant and his daughter were on the helicopter when it crashed.
Meanwhile, the world has come out to honor Bryant with names including Michael Jordan and Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.
Bryant was an 18–time All-Star and 11-time All-NBA first-teamer who led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships. He retired from the Lakers after the 2015-2016 season. He’s arguably most known for his 81-point showing against the Toronto Raptors in 2006, which ranks as the second-most points scored in an NBA game.Off the court, Bryant, who retired from the NBA in 2016, was known for his business ventures and philanthropy work.
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