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.
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.
4. His parents named him after a type of steak (Kobe) seen on a restaurant menu prior to his birth.
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.
10. Led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2010.
The late Kobe Bryant is the only basketball player to ever win an Oscar.
He has left behind a 7 month old daughter.
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.
He is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
May he rest in perfect peace.