UPDATE: Authorities have restated the number of persons killed in the crash that killed Kobe Bryant Sunday morning to nine – the pilot and eight passengers.
Kobe Bryant, the professional basketball superstar who helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships, died Sunday (this) morning in a helicopter crash outside of Calabasas in Los Angeles County.
Bryant was the fourth-highest scorer in NBA history and was named 11 times to the all-NBA first team. He spent his entire professional career with the Los Angeles Lakers (1996-2016).
He won gold medals with the USA men’s basketball team in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic games.
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