View Full Version : Former Lakers Star Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Accident

01-26-2020, 03:06 PM
Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, 41, is among five people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, a source confirmed to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The crash comes one day after Bryant was passed by Lakers forward LeBron James for third place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. As late as 10:39 p.m. ET on Saturday night, Bryant was active on social media, congratulating Bryant on Twitter during the Lakers 108-91 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

James inscribed his sneakers with "Mamba 4 Life" and "8/24 KB" in gold marker before the game, showing respect for Bryant, an 18-time All-Star with the Lakers who is eligible for the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020. All week, in the lead-up to the milestone, he was quick to laud Bryant.


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01-26-2020, 03:15 PM
It was odd in Twitter, because people were joking about LeBron passing Kobe on the all-time scoring list. Then, suddenly everyone was like: NOT FUNNY.

I was like :huh: then I was like :scared:

01-26-2020, 03:22 PM
RIP, prayers sent out

01-26-2020, 04:08 PM
They were on their way to a travel basketball game. Kobe and his 13-year old daughter, another player and parent. Tragic!!!

01-26-2020, 05:42 PM
Now they are saying it was 9 people on the helicopter.

01-27-2020, 05:56 AM
I was never a Kobe fan since my team is the Spurs, but I did respect what he brought to the game.

RIP Kobe

01-27-2020, 06:06 AM
I was never a Kobe fan since my team is the Spurs, but I did respect what he brought to the game.

RIP Kobe

Same here but I"m a Sixers fan. Kobe was a fierce competitor and was one of the greats of all time. Much respect to him.
RIP Kobe, Gigi and everyone on the helicopter.

01-27-2020, 08:53 AM
Not a basketball fan but this was definitely tragic news for the sports world in general.
Thoughts and prayers to all the families left behind.

01-29-2020, 06:14 AM
Latest reports are that the Staples Center is not big enough to hold a public vigil for Bryant. They’ve even gone so far as to say the LA Coliseum, that holds 80,000 will not be big enough...

01-29-2020, 07:52 AM
Kobe was great. His death was tragic. But, people are starting to equate this with the death of JFK, MLK, and Jesus Christ.