Legendary American Basketball star Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna have reportedly been killed in an Helicopter crash.

According to the LA County Sheriff, the crash killed 7 other people who were on board the helicopter.

The 41 year old father of four , together with his crew were traveling to the Mamba Sports Academy for a practice event when, at some point, the helicopter crashed to the ground, causing a fire which killed the passengers with no survivors.

A legendary basketball player, Bryant was drafted to the Charlotte Hornets as a first-round pick in the NBA draft in 1996; he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers the next year. He absolutely dominated the court over the course of his 21-year career, becoming a five-time national champion, the scoring leader for two consecutive seasons in 2006 and 2007, and the all-time leading scorer for the Lakers at only 34 years old. He was the fourth-highest scoring NBA player of all time, and banked 33,643 points over the course of his career.

He retired in April 2016, after the Lakers won a game against the Utah Jazz, 106-96. In December 2017, the Lakers retired his jersey numbers, both 8 and 24, for the rest of franchise history. In addition to getting into venture capitalism and releasing a book, The Mamba Mentality: How I Play in 2018, Bryant continued to work with players to help them improve their basketball skills, in an effort to give back to the game that he loved so much.

The news has since shaken the world of sports and everyone in general.

Our condolences to the family and RIP to one of the best basketball players to ever step on the court.

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