On the morning of January 27, the world basketball village suffered a huge loss when NBA legend – Kobe Bryant died at the age of 41 in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California. According to CNN, Gianna – Kobe’s 13-year-old daughter is also on the helicopter.
All orange ball lovers around the world are in pain, sadness and shock when one of the greatest stars in the world has to leave.
According to the Lady Mavericks team executive, Kobe and Gianna are scheduled to attend a basketball game at Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks on Sunday afternoon (local time). When the helicopter flew to Calabasas, California, it suddenly caught fire and fell down the hillside.
Talking to the reporter, Los Angeles County police chief Alex Villanueva said there were a total of 9 people on the helicopter, including the pilot. According to confirmation from Los Angeles County Fire Department Daryl Osby, no one survived the accident. Currently, the Federal Aviation Administration and the US National Transportation Safety Commission are investigating the accident.
After receiving this shocking news, all orange ball lovers around the world are in pain, sadness and shock when one of the greatest stars in the world has to leave. Tribute to this great loss, some NBA games chose to start the match by keeping the ball for 8 seconds at the home field, and 24 seconds to attack at the beginning of the match to commemorate the two legendary shirt numbers of Kobe, 8 and 24.
In particular, the potential thrower of the Atlanta Hawks and an enthusiastic supporter of the former Los Angeles Lakers, Trae Young decided to play with the number 8 shirt instead of the old number 11. In addition, throughout the match, he and another NBA star, the Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker, decided to make only 24 throws to express his grief to Kobe.