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The day of the helicopter crash
On Sunday, January 26th, 2020, the world was shocked by the news of Kobe Bryant’s death. The 41-year-old NBA legend and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Along with Bryant and Gianna, seven other people were killed in the crash, including the pilot.
Bryant’s legacy goes far beyond his accomplishments on the court. He was an inspiration to millions of people around the world, and his death has left a huge void in the lives of those who loved him. In the days since the tragedy occurred, tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the globe. From current and former NBA players to everyday fans, everyone seems to have a story about how Kobe affected their life.
The helicopter crash is still under investigation, but authorities believe that foggy conditions played a role in the accident. At this time, there are no plans to recover the bodies of those who were killed. The coroner’s office is working to identify the victims through DNA testing.
Kobe Bryant’s death has been devastating for his family, friends, and fans. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The aftermath of the helicopter crash
Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning. The group was en route to a basketball game at Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy when the helicopter went down. All nine people aboard were killed.
Bryant, 41, was one of the most celebrated players in NBA history. He spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five championships and becoming one of the league’s most popular players. He was also an 18-time All-Star and a two-time Olympic gold medalist.
In recent years, Bryant had become equally well known for his work off the court, including as an investor and entrepreneur. He also won an Oscar in 2018 for his animated short film “Dear Basketball.”
The news of Bryant’s death sent shockwaves through the sports world and beyond. NBA games were postponed on Sunday out of respect for Bryant, and many players and celebrities took to social media to mourn the loss of one of the greatest athletes of their generation.
The investigation of the helicopter crash
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others.
The NTSB said it could take up to a year to determine the probable cause of the crash. Investigators will look at factors such as weather conditions, maintenance records and the pilot’s experience.
Bryant’s helicopter crashed Sunday morning in Calabasas, California. All nine people on board were killed.
The memorials for Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant’s death shocked the world. The basketball legend and his daughter, Gianna, were among nine people who were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning.
Since then, there have been many memorials for Kobe Bryant. For example, on Monday night, the Los Angeles Lakers had a moment of silence before their game against the Portland Trail Blazers. The game was played at Staples Center, which is also where Kobe Bryant played for the Lakers.
Many other basketball players have been paying tribute to Kobe Bryant. For example, Shaquille O’Neal, who played with Kobe Bryant on the Lakers, posted a video on Twitter in which he was crying and said that he was “heartbroken and devastated.”
LeBron James, who is currently playing for the Lakers, posted a photo of himself and Kobe Bryant on Instagram with the caption “continuing to work hard for you man!” He also posted another photo of himself wearing a shirt that says “24 + 8 = Mamba Forever,” which are Kobe Bryant’s jersey numbers with the Lakers.