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Rest in Peace.
Basketball legend Kobe Bryant tragically passed away in a helicopter crash at the age of 41-years-old. The accident took place in Calabasas, California on Sunday Jan. 26th. Kobe’s 13-year-old daughter was also on board in the helicopter as well as 7 others.
According to reports, Kobe and Gianna were laid to rest today in a during a private ceremony. Yet, a public ceremony will be held on February 24th at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles where fans will be able to attend.
Bryant was drafted with the 13th pick in the first round by the Charlotte Hornets in 1996 and traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Vlade Divac. Much known for being one of the top 5 players in NBA history, he was known as one of the biggest winners in the history of sports. He is a 5x champion, 18x all-star, 2008 NBA MVP, 2x Olympic gold medalist, 2x scoring champion, and has continued to be an open voice in the NBA.
Prayers to the family, friends, and loved ones- may they continue to rest in peace.