A tragic Accident
On the day of 26 January, the world witnessed a catastrophic accident that ended the lives of nine passengers along with Gianna (Gigi) the daughter of arguably the greatest entertainer and sports personalities this generation has seen.
KOBE BRYANT was the name resonated everywhere in a matter of minutes. Los Angeles had lost its favorite son who served the angel city throughout his illustrious career. Although the passing of black mamba was abrupt and untimely he captivated the sports fanatics with some of the eye-catching and absurd performances on a basketball court.
Kobe Bryant was destined for greatness from the very first day. Drafted #13 overall by Charlotte Hornets, little the organization knew they are trading away ‘once in a generation’ player to Los Angeles Lakers. And as they say, everything is history. Black mamba would win 5 NBA championships (A 3-Peat) and numerous accolades for himself as well as Los Angeles where he would also go on to finish his career.
Coming straight out of high school, 17 years Bryant was a household name from his rookie year. Managing to attract and impress crowds, coaches, friends, and foe. The city of Los Angeles was one of the most prized and valuable team in professional basketball throughout Kobe Bryant’s tenure.
K8be Bryant – A Legend
During his career, he accomplished many feats that may not be broken any time soon. He had a knack of putting the whole team on his back and doing what’s best for the team. One of the rarest qualities of KB24 was to perform even at higher clips in make or break situations.
Here are some of the top records of KOBE “Black Mamba” BRYANT
- 5x times NBA champion
- 2x NBA finals champion
- 18 NBA all-star
- 3x Gold medalist
- 4th Most point (33,643)
- 2x NBA scoring champion
- 2nd most point in a game (81)** These are just a handful of stats from a career spanning over 20 years.**
The loss was huge, and the reaction was not any different. Everyone was grieved with the event that took the lives of passengers on board. Personalities, athletes and people from the NBA and across the globe poured in their condolences and tribute to the legend.
Literally devastated to hear the news about @kobebryant, his daughter Gianna and all those on board the helicopter crash. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and also of the other victims. #RIP #INSPIRATION #LEGEND
Famous French/Barcelona Footballer
Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.
Former President of the United States of America
My heart is in pieces hearing the news of this unimaginable tragedy. I can’t fathom what the families are going through. Kobe meant so much to me and to us all. Sending my prayers, love, and endless condolences to Vanessa and the family and anyone who lost someone on that flight.
I mourn with the world. Lost a legend. No words. I’m messed up. RIP Kobe Bryant, Gianna and the rest of the passengers.
Former Champion Boxer
There are no words to express the pain I’m going through with this tragedy of losing my niece Gigi & my brother @kobebryant I love u and u will be missed. My condolences go out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. IM SICK RIGHT NOW.
Teammate & Friend
Shaquille O’ Neal
In the end, many talents come and go and very seldom people react, it can be rightly said that Kobe Bryant was sent to the earth only to play the game of basketball and display his rare traits, entertain everyone and become an iconic figure for generations to come.
“I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.”
Gone but never forgotten