Top-of-the-line basketball gamers within the historical past of the game, Kobe Bryant, died in a helicopter crash in California, US media reported. Bryant, who was a five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers and gained the Olympic gold with the US nationwide group twice, was 41 years outdated.
Bryant, who spent his complete profession on the California basketball group, was certainly one of Michael Jordan’s successors after becoming a member of the strongest basketball league in 1996 at simply 17 and turning into one of many youngest gamers to play within the league.
Bryant was on account of enter Basketball Corridor of Fame subsequent yr.
He at the moment ranks fourth on the record of highest scoring gamers in NBA historical past.
After retiring from basketball, Bryant devoted himself to tasks within the movie trade. Two years in the past, he gained an Oscar for animated brief movie “Pricey Basketball”.
Our condolences to the household and associates of Kobe Bryant. Could he relaxation in peace.