Kobe Bryant was pronounced dead this morning after his helicopter crashed in Calabasas.
Local authorities confirmed 18-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant died this morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. There were at least three other people onboard with him in his private helicopter when the accident occurred and five confirmed dead. Emergency personnel were called to the scene but there where no survivors. He was 41.
Bryant is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and four daughters, Gianna, Bianca, Natalia, and Capri.
It feels absurd to even try recount the innumerable accomplishments of a man like Kobe Bryant. His contributions to basketball both on and off the court could never
It feels almost pointless to eulogize a man like Kobe Bryant, whose innumerable contributions to the sports world could never be measured. This was a man who changed basketball and his loss is a profound one for the entire community. Most recently, Bryant won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for his short Dear Basketball, which was based on the letter he wrote announcing his retirement from the NBA.