The magnificent athlete who inspired a whole generation of basketball players died at 41.

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers Stars, NBA Legend Kobe Bryant died along with his daughter and 8 others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday.

He was one of the greatest player of Basketball, led his team Los Angeles to five national championship games.

The reason behind the crash has not determined but low visibility might be the reason of the accident.

Here is the flight’s path of Helicopter.

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Source: CNN

 

History of  Kobe Bryant.

Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978,  was an American professional basketball player. Bryant’s father was also a professional basketball player in Italy, where Bryant spend his school. After returned to America, Bryant played for Lower Merion High School in Ardmore and received several national awards and set the records of 2,883 points. When he graduated from high school, he decided himself eligible for the NBA draft. His confident and hard work paid and selected for Charlotte Hornets  with the 13th pick of the 1996 draft. He became the second youngest player in the history. When Bryant was 23, the Lakers had won three consecutive NBA championships.

Bryant faced different obstacles in his career, in 2003 his team defeated in second round of playoffs and he was also accused of raping young women in Colorado. After all upset his team returned to final in 2004 when he became a team’s sole leader.

Bryant led the league in scoring in two season of NBA: 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons and in 2008 he became the MVP for the first time. He was named the finals MVP when he won his 4th NBA title in 2009. He missed few matches due to  fracturing his kneecap. After his career-low 358 shooting Percentage while averaging 17.6 points per game, he retired in the season of 2015-16.

 

His former teammates, celebrity Stars, famous athletics from  world reacting to the legendary player’s death.

1.Barack Obama(Former President of America)

He tweeted,  “Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day”.

2. Michael Jordan(NBA legend)

He tweeted, “Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.”

3.David Beckham(Former Football Player)

Beckham wrote, “Sometimes I would only go to games just to watch that clock go down to the last 2:00 minutes knowing that we were about to witness something special” He added,”This was one special athlete, husband, father and friend.”

4. Real Madrid

Monday’s training session, Spainish football club held a minute’s silence for Bryant.

5.Rafael Nadal(Lawn Tennis player)

Nadal wrote, “it is terrible news, I’m super sad,” he told John McEnroe in an on-court interview.

“He was one of the greatest sportsmen in history and deserves a round of big applause.

“He always wanted to increase his level and was an inspiration to the world of sport and a lot of kids”.

6.Pau Gosal(Basketball Player)

He tweeted, “Beyond devastated… my big brother… I can’t, I just can’t believe it”

7. Magic Johnson(Basketball Player)

He tweeted, “As I try to write this post, my mind is racing. I’m in disbelief and have been crying all morning over this devastating news that Kobe and his young daughter, Gigi have passed away in a helicopter crash. Cookie and I are heartbroken.”

8.Karl Malone(Basketball Player)

He tweeted,”I am at a loss for words..Kobe and Gianna you will never be forgotten. What a blessing to see your impact you have had in this world, Kobe. Prayers for the Bryant family. Rest In Peace, little brother and Gigi..”

9.Mike Krzyzewski(Basketball coach)

He wrote, “We have tragically lost one of the greatest sports figures of our time with the passing of Kobe Bryant,” Krzyzewski said in a statement. “The game of basketball is better today because of Kobe, and he deserves eternal appreciation for that.”

10. Donovan McNabb(former NFL)

He wrote, “Prayers and blessing to the @kobebryant family. Such a devastating time right now. A great friend, mentor to all,positive role model and teacher of the game. Words can’t express my feeling for him as a person, father and player. It hurts. RIP Black Mamba.”

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