The world has been thrown into a state of clysmic shock as reports making rounds on the internet confirms the death of Basketball Icon Kobe Bryant.
According to TMZ, the basketball player was one of five victims of the helicopter crash, one of which includes- Kobe’s 13 years old daughter. Gianna Maria Onore also known as Gigi.
In another report, E-News confirms that the Los Angeles Lakers Icon died this Sunday morning in Calabasas, California. It is believed that they were on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when the crash occurred.
Friends, family and fellow stars of Kobe have gone on to pour their tributes on social media, as for many it is still very unbelievable. Also in recent clips spreading the internet, thousands of people have gathered outside Staple center for a memorial.
The basketball legend and 5-time NBA champion is survived by his wife Vanessa and three daughters.
Kobe Bryant is widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time- making 18-star teams during his 20-year career with the Lakers. He was a first-round pick in the 1996 draft, winning 5 NBA championships, 2 NBA finals MVPS and he was the league MVP in 0’8.
Today is a black day for the entire sports community as well as for family and friends of the legend.
Rest In Peace Kobe!!!