Kobe Bryant

NBA Players Honors Kobe Bryant

A few days ago we informed that NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter Gianna.

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In this horrible crash 9 people died –

  • Gianna Bryant, 13
  • Payton Chester, 13
  • Alyssa Altobelli, 14
  • Keri Altobelli, 46
  • Christina Mauser, 38
  • Kobe Bryant, 41
  • John Altobelli, 56
  • Sarah Chester, 45
  • Ara Zobayan , 50

Players across the league paid tribute to Kobe by taking 8-sec violation and 24-sec violation in honor of his jersey no.

In the past days players also started to retire Kobe’s jersey no. unofficially –

Markieff Morris from the Detroit Pistons is changing his number from No. 8 to No. 88
Alec Burks from the Golden State Warriors is changing his number from No. 8 to No. 20
Mason Plumlee from the Detroit Pistons is changing his number from No. 24 to No. 7

NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’neal who played with Kobe and won 3 rings with him shared his feelings –

Dwayne Wade shared a story too –

Retired NBA Legend Kobe Bryant Died In Helicopter Crash

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Kobe Bryant, Writer, Producer, Investor and former NBA legend died at a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

Bryant was traveling in his private helicopter, the aircraft burst into flames mid air, and crashed into the ground. No survivors found. His wife Vanessa wasn’t with him on the helicopter.

The cause of the crash are still under investigation.

Kobe, 41 years old, was one of the most decorated basketball players in NBA history. Played 20 years, all of them in the Los Angeles Lakers –

5 NBA championships

2 Final MVP

1 Regular Season MVP

15 All-Team Selections

12 All-Defense Selections

15 All-Star Appearnce

4 ASG MVP

After his retirement,in 2018, Kobe won an Oscar for best short animated film – Dear Basketball.

NBA players shared their thoughts on social media –