Kobe Bryant-American basketball legend died in a crash


Kobe Bryant-American basketball legend died in a crash


Kobe Bryant-the legend American basketball player was killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with her teen daughter Gianna.  The two time Olympic gold medalist and five times NBA national champion was traveling in a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter when it crashed into hills in Northern Los Angeles. No one survived in this crash.

He was praised as one of the best of basketball world. He became iconic figure in the NBA. He inspired many young Americans to become basketball players-especially African American. Bryant is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in history, an iconic figure who became one of the faces of his sport during a glittering two-decade career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Another NBA icon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, said the following: "Most people will remember Kobe as the magnificent athlete who inspired a whole generation of basketball players. But I will always remember him as a man who was much more than an athlete."

Bryant was a five-time NBA champion in a career that began in 1996 straight out of a high school and lasted until his retirement in 2016. He also was a two-time Olympic gold medalist, helping spark the US squad of NBA stars to titles in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London.

Bryant’s sudden death shocked the world of basketball and sports. His former colleagues at NBA expressed their grief and paid tribute to one of the greatest of all time. Former Los Angeles star Magic Johnson said that “Laker Nation, the game of basketball & our city, will never be the same without Kobe."

Another NBA icon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, said the following: "Most people will remember Kobe as the magnificent athlete who inspired a whole generation of basketball players. But I will always remember him as a man who was much more than an athlete."

Bryant saw out his career with the Lakers, successfully branching out into the entertainment industry following his retirement. In 2018, he won an Oscar for his animated short film "Dear Basketball", a love letter to the sport which brought him fame and fortune.

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