Legendary basket ball player Kobe Bryant died on Sunday night, 26/01/2020 after a helicopter they were travelling in crashed killing everyone on board.

This was hours after spending the day with his daughter Gianna, at Kobe’s Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks.

‘I love you beyond measure,’ Kobe Bryant’s last message to daughter Gianna before chopper crash

Kobe and his daughter

Here are things you did not know about Kobe.

1. Kobe was married Vanessa at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point, California.

2. Met his wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant, during a visit to the set of one of Snoop Dogg’s video, where she was working as a model.
3. He was a father of four daughters Natalia Diamante Bryant, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant , Bianka Bella Bryant and Capri Kobe Bryant .

4. His parents named him after a type of steak (Kobe) seen on a restaurant menu prior to his birth.

RIP Legend! Last message by Kobe Bryant to the world hours before his death

5. Kobe graduated with the class of ’96 from Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA.

6. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships.

7. Bryant was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive team, and the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP).

8. Bryant was the NBA All-Star 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002.

9. Kobe won the 2001 and 2002 Teens Choice Award for favorite male athlete.

Daddy’s gal! Photos of Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi who died in a helicopter crash

10. Led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2010.

As of 2018, the only person to win an Olympic Medal (he won Gold twice for playing in the US Men’s basketball team in 2008 and 2012) and an Oscar (He won for “Best Animated Short” in 2018).

The late Kobe Bryant is the only basketball player to ever win an Oscar.

He has left behind a 7 month old daughter.

Kobe Bryant with his daughters

Kobe died aged 41 he was traveling with at least 4 other people in his private helicopter when it went down.

Among those who died is his daughter Gigi Bryant.

Bryant Kobe and his daughter Gigi,they both died after their helicopter crashed.
Bryant Kobe and his daughter Gigi,they both died after their helicopter crashed.

He is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

May he rest in perfect peace.

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