One of the greatest NBA players of all-time and former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has passed away at the age of 41.
According to reports, Bryant was aboard a helicopter with his daughter Gianna who was also reported dead, and the other was in the air in the Calabasas area where 23,000 people were already living located 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles the helicopter accidentally crashed.
Kobe Bryant was selected in the 1996 first round in the NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets. A was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Vlade Divac before the start of the season. It has proven to be one of the most important trade deals in NBA history.
Kobe helped the Lakers won five NBA championships and was part of one of the NBA Dynasties with Shaquille O’Neal. The two have won three consecutive NBA titles from 1999 until 2002. After that, he again won 2 rings with Pau Gasol in 2009 and 2010.