It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, City of Calabasas tweeted on 26th January.
According to City of Calabasas’s Tweet, the aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning (26 January).
It also wrote that nobody on the ground was hurt.
It further wrote that the FAA and NTSB are investigating.
The United President Donald J. Trump has reacted to the news and wrote on his Twitter page, “reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California.”
“That is terrible news!”, Trump wrote.
Reacting to Kobe’s death, former President Barack Obama wrote on his Twitter page, “Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.”
Kobe Bean Bryant played his entire 20-year basketball career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bryant entered the NBA directly from high school and won 5 NBA championships.
Bryant was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive team and was the NBA’s MOST VALUABLE Player in 2008.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, he led the NBA in scoring during two seasons, ranks 4th on the league’s all-time regular season scoring and 4th on the all-time postseason scoring list.
Bryant was the first guard in NBA history to play at least 20 seasons.