Retired NBA luminary Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died Sunday morning in a deadly California helicopter pile-up that killed 7 others.
There were no survivors in a pile-up around 10 a.m. in Calabasas, Los Angeles, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Three other people killed enclosed a teammate of Gianna’s, a teammate’s primogenitor and a pilot.
LA County policeman Alex Villanueva pronounced he believes there were 9 people on a helicopter. He pronounced he would not endorse who died until all next-of-kin are supposing with a news.
An review is ongoing, and a National Transportation Safety Board pronounced it sent a group to a site of a Sikorsky S-76B crash.
Bryant, 41, played for 20 years with a Los Angeles Lakers and is deliberate one of a best basketball players of all time. He won 5 NBA championships, was an 18-time All-Star and is fourth on a NBA’s all-time scoring list.
Bryant was innate in Philadelphia and attended Lower Merion High School in a Philadelphia suburbs, where he dominated as a high propagandize basketball player. He was drafted into a NBA immediately after graduating high school, apropos one of a youngest players in a league’s history.
At 34 years old, Bryant became a youngest actor in NBA story to transcend a 30,000 indicate mark. He late in 2016, and was scheduled to title a 2020 NBA Hall of Fame nominees.
Bryant had 4 daughters with his mother Vanessa — Gianna, Natalia, Bianca and Capri. His father, Joe Bryant, was also a veteran basketball player, and played with teams including a Philadelphia 76ers, a San Diego Clippers and a Houston Rockets.