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Basketball of Sunday, 26 January 2020

Source: Mynigeria

Black Mamba down: Kobe Bryant and daughter killed in helicopter crash

Basketball legend, Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash which occurred on Sunday morning.

Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant was also killed, a source with knowledge of the situation tells CNN.

Bryant, 41, and his daughter were expected at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball game scheduled for noon Sunday. Gianna was expected to play in the game and Bryant was expected to coach, according to Lady Mavericks team director Evelyn Morales.[CNN]

The crash which occurred in Calabasas saw the end of the former LA Lakers basketball player and three others.

The helicopter crash which was immediately followed by flames was confirmed by authorities who said that his spouse Vanessa Bryant wasn't onboard.

Kobe had always made use of helicopter to shuttle from place to place during his time at LA Lakers.

He spent 20 years with the Lakers and won 5 NBA championships, 2 NBA Finals MVPs and was the 2008 league MVP.

His jersey number, 8 and 24, were retired by the club making it the only time such was ever done in the club's history

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