The world still mourns the tragic death of NBA Legend Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant
Early Sunday morning January 26, 2020, NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in Calabasas helicopter crash. On the downed helicopter were his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and six other passengers and the pilot.
Emergency personnel responded but no one on board survived. Five people are confirmed dead. The helicopter was headed to Gianna’s basketball game and crashed into a hill also carrying her teammate and her parents.
The death of Kobe shocked the NBA family and the world was now grappling with mourning the Bryant family and loved ones who have died from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kobe was so much more than an athlete, he was a family man. That was what we had most in common. I would hug his children like they were my own and he would embrace my kids like they were his. His baby girl Gigi was born on the same day as my youngest daughter Me’Arah – Shaq
Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa and their three daughters Natalia, Bianka and Capri.