Kobe Bryant, 13-Year-Old Daughter Gianna, Among 9 Killed In Helicopter Crash In Calabasas

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter were among nine killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. Bryant was 41. It remained unclear at this time whether other family members were on board. Gianna, 13, was also killed in the crash. “The NBA family is devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, and his daughter, Gianna,” said NBA commissioner Adam Silver in part. “For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning. He was one of the most extraordinary players in the history of our game with extraordinary players in the history of our game with accomplishments that are legendary.” John Altobelli Bryant and his daughter were among nine killed when the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter he was traveling in went down in Calabasas around 9:45 a.m. Sunday. “To hear this news this morning, frankly, at first I was shocked,” said Jerry West, former Lakers general manager. “I really felt like a surrogate father to him … this has been one of the most horrible days of our life.” Other victims…

‘This Is The House That Kobe Built’: Fans Converge On Staples Center To Mourn NBA Legend

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The world has joined the city of Los Angeles in mourning the death of Kobe Bryant with fans shocked and saddened over the news of his passing. A sea of fans converged onto the Staples Center following the news of Bryant’s death, dropping off flowers, jerseys and basketballs to pay tribute to the NBA legend, chanting “Kobe!” and “MVP!” “This is the house that Kobe built,” said one fan. “This is his domain and I felt compelled, as his fan, to pay our respects to Kobe.” Bryant was a 5-time NBA champion, 18-time NBA All-Star, 2-time NBA Scoring champion and 2-time Olympic medalist.

Warriors, sports world reacts to Kobe Bryant’s death

Los Angeles Lakers and NBA legend Kobe Bryant was one of five people who died in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday morning. He was 41. His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also killed in the crash. Athletes and celebrities from the sports world mourned the loss of Bryant on social media: Prayers up pic.twitter.com/X4MWAkb2bU — Eric Paschall (@epaschall) January 26, 2020 No no no no no — Sydel Curry-Lee (@SydelCurryLee) January 26, 2020 Nooooooooooo God please No! — DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 26, 2020 Please no. Please god no. It can’t be true. — Kevin Love (@kevinlove) January 26, 2020 Oh my God https://t.co/MxbVqmjiT1 — David West (@D_West30) January 26, 2020 NO PLEASE — Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) January 26, 2020 Quit playing — Paul George (@Yg_Trece) January 26, 2020 RIP to a legend smh — Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) January 26, 2020 Rest in peace KOBE! — Javale McGee (@JaValeMcGee) January 26, 2020 @Warriors legend @Rick24Barry tells @KCBSRadio: “I think (Kobe was) of one of the more exciting, great players in the game. Whenever he put his uniform on, you knew he was going to…

Photos: Watch the Super Bowl-bound 49ers hop a plane for Miami

(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.) SAN JOSE — The San Francisco 49ers got a loud boost from fans as boarded their plane to South Florida for Super Bowl LIV on Sunday morning. Related Articles Super Bowl-bound 49ers bonded over tragedy into ‘guys who love each other’ Letter: What if NFL, like the GOP, waged a war on reality in 49ers win? Can Miami-bound 49ers handle the distractions? George Kittle explains his first-down celebration, borrowed from Mexican wrestler All-Pros George Kittle, Travis Kelce share similar impact with different styles The team was greeted by a little over a dozen fans at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport that cheered on from behind the chain-linked fence separating the fans from the tarmac. Fans yelled out some of their favorite players’ names and some, such as head coach Kyle Shanahan, waved back. But most were all business as they boarded their plane to Miami. The scene outside of the team’s facilities at Levi’s Stadium was more lively, as a few hundred fans cheered the team along Stars…

NBA legend Kobe Bryant among 5 dead in Southern California helicopter crash

CALABASAS — Nine people were killed Sunday, including Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, when a helicopter crashed along a hillside in Calabasas. Also on board the helicopter was Orange Coast College head baseball coach John Altobelli, said OCC assistant baseball coach Ron La Ruffa. The crash, in the area of Las Virgenes Road and Willow Glen Street, was called in at 9:47 a.m., according to a watch commander at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lost Hills/Malibu station. The helicopter was described as a Sikorsky S-76, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. TMZ, which first reported Bryant’s death, said the helicopter belonged to Bryant. There were no survivors, according to sheriff’s officials, who added that the crash triggered a small fire that was quickly put out. It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning. Nobody on the ground was hurt. The FAA and NTSB are investigating. — City…

Warriors cancel practice in wake of Kobe Bryant’s death

Click here if you’re having trouble viewing the photo gallery on a mobile device. Kobe Bryant, the celebrated shooting guard who led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships, was one of nine people who died in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday morning. He was 41. The Warriors were in the middle of practice when the news, first reported by TMZ and later confirmed by multiple outlets, broke. The team cut practice short and were too upset by the news to address the media Sunday afternoon. The organization plans to release a statement later today. Traveling in foggy conditions, Bryant and four others were killed when the helicopter crashed and caught fire in the hills above Calabasas, according to the Los Angeles Times. Brush fire caused by the crash impeded the emergency personnel response. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, is also reported to have been on board. Bryant, who spent his entire 20-year career with the Lakers, retired in 2016 as the NBA’s third all-time leading scorer with 33,643 points. On Saturday night, current Lakers star LeBron James eclipsed that mark while…

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