The retired NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gigi was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday morning. He was one of the greatest and most decorated NBA basketball players and when he passed away he was just 41 years old.
Bryant was flying with his daughter and seven other people when the helicopter crashed in a remote field in Calabasas, California at around 10 pm.
All of the nine passengers in the helicopter were killed in the crash. They included Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, a budding basketball player who was ready to follow in her father’s footsteps; baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their basketball-playing daughter Alyssa; mother and daughter Sarah and Payton Chester; Mamba Academy basketball coach Christina Mauser; and pilot Ara Zobayan.
As Los Angeles collectively mourned their Laker’s hero, multiple families and friends reeled as the reality set in. Bryant will be remembered as one of the greatest players of all time, as his resume pretty much speaks for itself.
Many are now looking back at the legend’s photos with his daughter, Gigi.
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