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Kobe Bryant Dead at 41 is Yet Another Unbelievable And Gutwrenching News of a lLife Gone Too Soon

Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash on Sunday

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Kobe Bryant Dead at 41 is Yet Another Unbelievable And Gut-wrenching News of a lLife Gone Too Soon. Initial coverage from ESPN shares that he and 13-year old daughter Gianna were on their way to a basketball game when the helicopter crash claimed their lives along with other companions, including another basketball player and parent.


All 9 did not survive. The crash happened in Calabasas, California this Sunday. Witnesses around the area heard a low flying helicopter above. They observed that it was foggy, but some didn't think visibility was a problem.


People all over are processing the news of Kobe Bryant's death in each of their own way. Some are giving us an inside look on their thoughts and feelings about the legend:




James Lebron: 
"He helped me before he even knew of me because of what he was able to do."


Kareem Abdul Jabaar:
"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."

Steve Nash:
"What I really admired was the father he was to his girls.

Derek Fisher:
"Kobe’s life after basketball was just beginning..."

Scottie Pipen:
"Just an incredibly sad and tragic day."

Sports Center:
"Hug someone you love today."

Steve Ballmer:
He "...inspired teammates and opponents with his drive and determination."



Kobe Bryant dies at 41 but he has reached notable feats in his short lifetime.
  1. The 6.6 footer was the youngest player in NBA history. He joined straight after high school.
  2. He won 5 NBA titles with Lakers.
  3. He won 2 Olympic gold medals for the US.
  4. He was the youngest player to reach 30,000 career points in NBA.
  5. He is currently 4th placer on NBA's all-time scoring list at 33,643 points.
  6. He won 2 NBA Finals MVP awards.
  7. He won 1 NBA regular-season MVP award.
  8. He holds the 2nd most points ever scored in NBA to date. He scored 81 points in a game against the Toronto Raptors in 2005. Wilt Chamberlain holds the first place at 100 points.
  9. He was instrumental in changing how NBA considered talent of high school players when making a draft.
  10. He won an Oscar in 2018 for the animated short, "Dear Basketball".
  11. He has a New York Times bestseller book series.



Kobe Bryant proved himself a good man. He recognized and gave credit to his source of learning. Regarding Michael Jordan, he said ""He knows how much I've learned from him, from the other legends and him in particular."

Kobe Bryant had a colorful history. His father, Joe Jellybean Bryant is a former NBA player as well.

He was flawed and had his own struggles, just like any of us. He faced a sexual assault case against a woman in Colorado. The case was dropped and he issued an apology, recognizing that while he thought it was consensual, he realizes  and recognizes the woman's opposing view about it.


Bits and pieces of the circumstances surrounding Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash are coming in. Form the press conference, we learn that at 9:47 AM, a 911 call came in of potentially helicopter down incident on Willow street. LA country Fire Dept responders faced a quarter acre brushfire. They observed debris fill, and steep terrain. The fire was hard to extinguish given that there was magnesium to deal with, making it harder.



For more coverage:

An ongoing article from Wikipedia on the Death of Kobe Bryant
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Kobe_Bryant
From ESPN:


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