Kobe Bryant, 41, dies in helicopter crash in Calabasas, California

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NBA Basketball icon Kobe Bryant, 41, has reportedly died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday.

TMZ reported the Bryant was in his private helicopter with at least three other people when it started to crash.

Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine’s a student-run newspaper, published a tweet on Sunday that showed an image of the helicopter and smoke in the distance.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department said at least five people died in the crash.

Bryant is a former NBA basketball star who spent his 20-season career entirely with the Los Angeles Lakers. He is also the third all-time scorer in the NBA and has list won five NBA championships.

Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and joined the NBA right after graduating from high school.

Bryant was married to his wife Vanessa Bryant and has four children with her: Bianka, Gianna, Natalia, and Capri, their youngest child they had in June.

This is a developing story.

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  1. BASKETBALL QUARTET – BASKETBALL LEGENDS

    They were the ‘…Basketball Quartet’ of their time.

    Then upon retirement, they became the ‘…Legends of the Sport.’

    They were;

    (i) …The Michael Jordan’s;

    (ii) …The Scottie Pippen’s;

    (iii) …The Kobi Bryant’s; and’

    (iv) …Dennis Rodman’s.’

    In their heyday, and with ‘…camaraderie and specially endowed skills; …strategic plays and teamwork,’ they have not only entertained, but also thrilled ‘…millions of Basketball fans and lovers’ around the globe.

    Then, as fate often has it, in the prime of life ‘…Kobi Bryant 41,’ has been called away;

    (i) ‘…From them;

    (ii) …From his family;

    (iii) …From us; and

    (iv) … From the world’ to ‘Glory.’

    Not sure where the hell that is, but do hope he gets there.

    May he walk with the Lord, and may the ‘Angels’ smile upon him as he is laid to rest.

    Moreover, may he find eternal peace.

    They have left many ‘…fond memories of the games they won.

    Even the ‘…agony of defeats and the nail-biting finishes,’ the many fans have experienced and endured, shall be remembered.

  2. It may not be well known, but he was a believer, a strong church and family man of high moral principle, a committed Catholic. He will be missed.

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