Coby Bryan A difficult day for the sports world: basketball legend Kobe Bryant is dead. The superstar died in a helicopter crash. It is said that Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter was on board the machine.

NBA legend  Kobe Bryant  is dead. The 41-year-old was killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday. As the city of Calabasas confirmed on Twitter, the five-time NBA champion was one of the five fatalities in a helicopter accident without survivors near Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department said the accident occurred just before 10 a.m. (local time) in a remote field near Calabasas, a suburb of Los Angeles. The cause of the crash is unclear.

Bryant’s daughter is also said to have been on board

The Prominews portal TMZ and the Sporkanal ESPN agree that Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria-Onore was also on board the helicopter. Relatives of Bryant are said to have confirmed this. ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski reports on Twitter that Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter were on their way to a basketball game:

Kobe Bryant was one of the greatest basketball players of all time. As the shooting guard of the  Los Angeles Lakers  , he became a legend of the idol of the entire NBA. He won the championship five times and in 2008 received the MVP award, the most valuable player in the league. 

Kobe Bryant – idol and inspiration

For his services to the Los Angeles Lakers, he received the award that his jersey numbers “8” and “24”, which he both wore for a certain time, would no longer be awarded. 

With his “Mamba Mentality”, the attitude to give everything for success, Bryant inspired numerous young athletes. With his wife Vanessa, Kobe Bryant had four daughters.#

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