One of the perfect 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NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers and gained the Olympic gold with the US nationwide staff twice, was 41 years outdated.
Bryant, who spent his total profession on the California basketball staff, was one in all 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 attributable to enter Basketball Hall of Fame subsequent 12 months.
He at present ranks fourth on the record of highest scoring gamers in NBA historical past.
After retiring from basketball, Bryant devoted himself to initiatives within the movie trade. Two years in the past, he gained an Oscar for animated quick movie “Dear Basketball”.
Our condolences to the household and associates of Kobe Bryant. May he relaxation in peace.