Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant is dead at 41.
The late Lakers star was born on the 23rd August 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . He joined the LOS ANGELES LAKERS straight out of high school.
The pro-baller, died alongside his daughter Gianna 13,and three other unidentified persons that were aboard the ill-fated chopper that crashed around the Calabasas hills,California.
No survivors have been reported.
Kobe had played his whole 20 year career, with the LOS ANGELES LAKERS,before he retired in 2016.
He leaves behind his wife Vanessa and three of his four beloved Daughters ;Natalia, Bianca and his newborn, Capri.
Kobe was known for some of his popular quotes;
“These young guys are playing checkers,i’m out here playing chess.”
“Everything negative, pressure, the challenges are an opportunity for me to rise.”
” I’ll do whatever it takes to win games,whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the winning shot.”
Kobe Bryant was a LEGEND to say the least.
This is a major loss to the basketball community ,