American basketball legend Kobe Bryant, died in a helicopter crash on sunday, january 27th. The incident occured in Calabasas in LA which the los Angeles Lakers and USA Team legend was in his helicopter, with 8 others including his 17year old daughter Gigi bryant. Kobe Bryant was 41 years old.
The shocking incident came as a big blow to the sporting world. Many other different sporting teams and stars including football, rugby, tennis and others shared their condolences and grievances to the incident and wished the best for the family. Also, president Donald Trump, former president Barack Obama and Bill Clinton all poured out their heart felt condolences to the family of the deceased.
Her daughter, Gianna Bryant was believed to be his successor in the Basketball world after his retirement. Unfortunately she passed on with his father.
Bryant retired in 2016 as a five-time NBA champion, 11-time All-NBA first-team selection, 2008 MVP, two-time Finals MVP, 18-time All-Star and four-time All-Star MVP who spent his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
It is believed Koby Bryant was bigger than just a sportsman. His work travelled beyond the basketball court and was known as a global icon for his influence and other humanitarian activities toward helping people. The 41 year old icon was seen as a phenomenon and was held in high esteem in the world sports. Football players such as, Lionel Messi, Luis suarez, Paul Pogba, David de Gea and many others have all sympathized with the Bryant Family for their lost.