“Remembering Kobe Bryant: 1 year later” (August 23, 1978 - January 26, 2020), (May 1, 2006 – January 26, 2020)
Fans Visit Kobe Bryant Murals Ahead of One Year Anniversary of Tragic Death
It's been a year since Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and nine others were killed in a helicopter crash.
Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest players ever to hit the hardwood, died in a helicopter crash (January 26, 2020) Nicknamed the Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant was widely considered one of the greatest players in NBA history. A Los Angeles Lakers legend who helped the NBA’s most glamorous franchise win five titles.
The 18-time All-Star, 2-time NBA Finals MVP, and 2007-08 NBA MVP—often cited among basketball fans as a candidate worthy of the mythical “Greatest of All-Time” mantle—was reported to have been one of the individuals, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, killed in a crash that occurred in Calabasas before 10 a.m. PT, according to the Los Angeles Times. The news hit social media roughly an hour later, stunning sports fans. The loss of Bryant, a universally beloved figure in the basketball world and a god in the Los Angeles area where he resided since joining the Lakers as a teenager, left fans and basketball followers heartbroken over the jaw-dropping news.