Kobe Bryant's daughter Gianna wanted to continue his basketball legacy

Kobe Bryant's daughter Gianna wanted to continue his basketball legacy

Legendary Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant has reportedly died in a helicopter crash today at the age of 41.

Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant was also killed, a source with knowledge of the situation tells CNN. There were no survivors.

Fans are gathering outside of the Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School in Montgomery County.

As the world continues to mourn the tragic passing of, Kobe Bryant, many people are showing their respect and sadness for the beloved basketball player.

The Liberian President extended heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the families of the others that died as a result of this crash. "There's no way in the world I could not speak about the honor of Mr. Kobe Bryant and those others involved in the crash". Jordan said he "loved Kobe" and the Kobe was like a little brother to him.

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal were championship teammates, but also bitter competitors.

Kobe Bryant played for 20 years with the LA Lakers between 1996 and 2016, and was slated to be inducted into the NBA Hall Of Fame in 2020.

Acquiring Bryant from the Hornets was one of the best pieces of business the Lakers ever did, as he led the team to five National Basketball Association championship rings and was the face of the franchise during his 20-year career that ended in 2016.

"This dude is everything to me man, it makes no sense", said Bobby Jimenez, sobbing as he stood outside the venue where Bryant wowed fans for two decades.

Minutes later when the Raptors and Spurs took the floor in San Antonio, they each took 24-second violations to start the game, remembering Bryant's No. 24.

While the deaths of Bryant and his daughter have been widely reported, officials refrained from identifying anyone involved, pending confirmation by the coroner and notifications to families.

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