By Lindy Rumer
NASHVILLE, OH, Jan. 26, 2020 (SNN247.com) – Legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant lost his life in an unfortunate helicopter crash in California state of the United States on Sunday.
The greatest basketball player of his NBA generation was 41. Kobe Bryant stayed at the Los Angeles Lakers during the course of his 20-year NBA career.
He had retired from the NBA in 2016. His career was full of accolades and titles as he won five championships with the Lakers and was an 18-time all-star NBA player.
According to the two eyewitnesses of the accident, Kobe Bryant, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, lost his life in the helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Apart from Bryant, at least four other people also lost their lives in his private helicopter’s crash, which was a result of a fire. The chopper was seen spiraling from the sky by the onlookers, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The helicopter crashed at 1000 hours in the morning amid foggy weather conditions in the hills Calabasas.
He had kicked off his NBA career alongside another legend Michael Jordan in 1996 and won his first all-start selection in only his second season. He teamed up with Shaquille O’Neal in his fourth season to clinch the first of the three straight NBA titles.
He was the third all-time leading NBA scorer with 33,643 points to his name. He was expected to be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on the first ballot this year.