first_imgNBA legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash aged just 41. Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic tweeting: “NO PLEASE, I’m shaking this can’t be true please.” Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love said: “Please no. Please God no. It can’t be true.” Tristan Thompson added: “I hope this isn’t true man!!! Not Kobe.” Bryant was drafted straight to the NBA from high school — where he won the Pennsylvania state championship in 1996. He was picked up by the Charlotte Hornets before being traded to the Lakers. Bryant, who stepped away from the game in 2016, spent his first 10 seasons wearing No 8 and his final 10 in No 24, with The Lakers retiring both jerseys. Read Also:LeBron James claims another record as Lakers down Miami Kobe’s career in numbers4th highest all-time NBA scorer – 33,6435× NBA champion (2000–2002, 2009, 2010)2× NBA Finals MVP (2009, 2010)NBA Most Valuable Player (2008)18× NBA All-Star (1998, 2000–2016)4× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, 201111× All-NBA First Team (2002–2004, 2006–2013)2× All-NBA Second Team (2000, 2001)2× All-NBA Third Team (1999, 2005)9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006–2011)3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2001, 2002, 2012)2× NBA scoring champion (2006, 2007)OLYMPIC CHAMPION: Beijing 2008, London 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World Loading… According to TMZ, the LA Lakers icon was travelling with three others in a private aircraft when it came down in Calabasas near LA, California, It is understood up to FIVE people have died in the crash, with nobody on board surviving. An investigation into the incident – which happened on Sunday morning – is underway. According to reports, the helicopter went up in a ball of fire after hitting the ground. He is survived by his wife Vanessa and their three daughters, who are thought to have not been on board. His shock death sparked an outpouring of grief from the basketball world.Advertisementlast_img

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