One of the NBA’s greatest players of all time, Kobe Bryant, passed away in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday according to multiple reports. Bryant was 41 years old.
Kobe Bryant is among those dead in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles, a source confirms to ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 26, 2020
Nine passengers died as a result of the crash, including Bryant’s daughter Gianna. It was Bryant’s private helicopter.
Bryant was an 18-time All-Star and a five-time NBA Champion with the Los Angeles Lakers in his career. He is fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He retired following the 2015-2016 season and has since won an Oscar for his work on an animated short called “Dear Basketball”.