Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

PHOTO: Kobe Bryant in 2016. - How/Getty Images

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash, along with his daughter Gianna. He was 41. The tragedy occurred in Calabasas, California yesterday. Nine people, including the pilot, lost their lives. There were no survivors.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Bryant played his entire 20 year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los Angeles Lakers. He entered the NBA straight out of high school in 1996 and won five NBA championships. He was an 18-time All Star, 15-time member of the All NBA Team, 12-time member of the All Defensive team, and the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player.

Kobe led the NBA in scoring during two seasons, ranks fourth on the league’s all-time regular season scoring, and ranks fourth on the all time postseason scoring list. Bryant was the first guard in NBA history to play 20 seasons.

SOURCE: The New York Times

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