Remembering Kobe Bryant: Basketball Legend

Kobe Bryant December 2014

Sunday morning, January 26, 2020, Kobe Bryant, 41, his daughter, Gianna, 13, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles in Calabasas, California.

Over the last few days, numerous stories, passionate fans, and empathetic community have expressed the surprise, concern, and astonishment in the sudden passing of a beloved NBA superstar. As fans mourn the sudden death of one of the NBA’s iconic athletes,

Over the last few days, numerous stories have been streaming from the news agencies about the what led up to the reasons for the crash of a beloved NBA superstar. Fans and an empathetic community are mourning the sudden death of one of the NBA’s iconic athletes.

As the sports world mourns the shocking loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, he is being remembered as “more than an athlete”.

Federal and local authorities are in the early stages of investigating the helicopter crash and its potential causes. Sunday morning, visibility was so poor that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Los Angeles Police Departments grounded their choppers.

Preliminary analysis from the NTSB suggests that if the helicopter had been about 20 to 30 feet higher, it might have missed the top of the hill.

The 5-time NBA Champion, 18-time NBA All-Star and retired Los Angeles Laker great will be honored posthumously later this year as a 2020 inductee in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Bryant was announced back in December as one of the nominees along with Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Tim Hardaway and Mugsy Bouges.

Kobe Bryant’s sudden death has stunned sports fans and athletes around the world. He will be missed.

Photo: Keith Allison [CC BY-SA]

Posted By David Warner, Blog Editor


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