National Basketball Association great Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna die in helicopter crash

National Basketball Association great Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna die in helicopter crash

The basketball star spent his entire 20-year career with the LA Lakers, winning five NBA championships and 18 All-Star titles before he retired from the game in 2016. But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability.

As news spreads of Kobe Bryant's passing, shaken crowds are gathering at the Staples Center just steps away from where the Grammy Awards red carpet is simultaneously unfolding.

The broadcaster reminisced about Bryant's 81-point game against the Raptors on Sunday, shortly after the news broke that the Los Angeles Lakers great had died in a helicopter crash at the age of 41. "We extend our deepest condolences to Kobe's family, fans, and the entire Lakers organization, as well as all of the victims and families affected by this terrible tragedy".

Bryant's former teammate, Shaquille O'Neal, also mourned his death on Twitter. They didn't win.' But, we won three out of four, so I always tell people, what would I change? Demi Lovato, who is set to make a comeback at tonight's show, wrote: "This makes me so sad".

"They will look at man, machine and environment", said Gary C. Robb, an aviation attorney in Kansas City who wrote a textbook on helicopter-crash litigation. It was not known what caused the crash. Before the Lakers beat the 76ers in the 2001 NBA Finals, Bryant infamously said he wanted to "cut their hearts out".

Bryant's star power translated into the entertainment world. He held that spot in the league scoring ranks until Saturday night, when the Lakers' LeBron James passed him for third place during a game in Philadelphia, Bryant's hometown.

The gym at Lower Merion was dubbed the Kobe Bryant Gymnasium in 2010 in Bryant's honor.

Football players and clubs from all over the world expressed their grief following the news of the five-time National Basketball Association champion's passing and Neymar followed up by paying his respects on the field.

Gianna was expected to play in the game and Kobe Bryant was expected to coach, according to Lady Mavericks team director Evelyn Morales.

Most fans heard the devastating news of Kobe Bryant's death early on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Kobe was just chatting with two faces he knew, and one he did not, mine.

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