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NBA Legend Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash

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NBA Legend Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash

NBA legend Kobe Bryant has died after a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

TMZ say the Basketball icon passed away along with four other people, including his 13-year old daughter Gianna, who also onboard the private aircraft when it went down and set on fire this morning.

It's believed his wife Vanessa was not on the helicopter.

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The 41-year old spent his entire 20-year career at Los Angeles Lakers, winning a total of five NBA championships and making a total of 18 All-Star sides.

Both of his jersey numbers - No.8 and No.24 - were retired by the Lakers.

He was also a two-time Olympic champion as well as an author, producer, and writer, scooping an Oscar for his 2018 short film 'Dear Basketball' - the visual adaptation of a love letter to the sport from 2015.

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

RIP Mamba.

Topics: Basketball, NBA

Josh Lawless
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