Photo: Getty Kobe Bryant dreamed of the Lakers since childhood

One of the greatest players in the history crashed on a personal helicopter with his daughter, who dreamed of a basketball career.

One of the best basketbolista of all time Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianni Maria-Onore, heading for the training Academy. Together with the pilot onboard the helicopter there were nine people, no survivors.

The news of the death of Kobe Bryant has shocked the world. During the ceremony of Grammy awards performers and fans honored the memory of the icon of the sport. The social media stars and politicians, including President Donald trump, I Express my condolences. Корреспондент.net talks about Kobe Bryant.


Greatest “sernik”

January 26, in the California town of Calabasas, crashed a private helicopter S-76 the five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant. All on Board with the pilot were nine people, including the daughter of an athlete who wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father and went with him to practice.

At falling the helicopter crashed into a mountain and exploded, so chances to survive, no one was. The causes of the crash is not yet known. The Sheriff’s office local County reported about the fog, witnesses talk about stalled the engine for several minutes before the fall.

41-year-old basketball player played his entire career for the Los Angeles Lakers – my favorite team of his childhood, which was spent in Italy where his father played for local clubs. He retired from professional sport in April 2016.

Bryant became the first NBA player, making his debut in the League straight out of school. He soon formed neprerivno bundle in with Lakers center Shaquille O’neal. Before the collapse they won three consecutive League titles in 2000-2002.

In 20 seasons, Bryant has got five championship titles. As part of the American national national twice won the gold medal at the Olympic games. He also became the only NBA player to receive four awards MVP (most valuable player) all-star game.

Bryant is undoubtedly one of the greatest players in basketball history: it can be put on a par with such masters like wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, magic Johnson, Larry bird and Michael Jordan.

Like Jordan, Bryant was famous for his throws with a deflection, he was equally dangerous, and from a far distance and under the basket and wasn’t afraid to take the initiative in crucial moments of the game, from time to time scoring winning goals in the dying seconds.

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Magic Johnson, the Lakers legend called Kobe Bryant the best player in the history of the “ozernikov”. Of the existing players on the same level with him is is that LeBron James is the leader of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Only last Saturday he beat Bryant in the list of the best snipers in the NBA, rising to third place. James was 33 655 points, Bryant had 33 643, and he first congratulated his colleagues on this achievement by leaving my last post in social networks.

But Bryant was really special. Call him a maniac, maniac on the result of the command. His selfish behavior on the court many maddening. He called himself the Black Mamba, admiring the “attacking skills and ability to samosovershenstvovaniya their abilities” of this snake.

Bryant was one of the highest paid athletes. It is known for multi-million dollar advertising contracts, in particular Adidas, Nike, Coca-Cola, Apple and many others.

In 2018, the athlete was awarded an Oscar for best animated short film Dear basketball, based on the letter in which he announced the end of his career.


America is shocked

On Kobe Bryant’s grieving all of America and the entire sports world. All it is simply impossible to enumerate.

“For 20 years, Kobe has shown us what is possible when outstanding talent mixed with an absolute focus on winning,” said the NBA Commissioner Adam silver.

NBA on the day of the death of an athlete did not cancel the matches. However, the Toronto raptors in a game against the San Antonio spurs did not carry out the attack, after waiting for 24 seconds and passing the ball to the opponent; the spurs did the same thing, the fans started chanting “Kobe!”. It was a tribute to Bryant. Also did the other NBA teams.

“My friend, the legend, father, husband, son, brother, the greatest Lakers player of all time left us. It’s hard to accept. Kobe was the leader. Words cannot describe the impact he had on basketball,” said magic Johnson.

Shaquille O’neal says it is impossible to Express the sorrow at the loss of “my beautiful Gigi and my brother’s Kobe Bryant”.

“I love you, I will miss you. My condolences to the Bryant family and the families of other passengers on Board,” said legendary basketball player.

“I love Kobe, he was like my younger brother. I will miss our conversations with him. He was one of the greatest of rivals and a great dad,” said Michael Jordan.

In the evening of the death of Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles hosted the 62nd the awards ceremony the recording Academy’s Grammy USA. Many fans and artists who were personally acquainted with Bryant, found out about his death on the way to the event.

The singer and host of the Grammys Alicia keys beginning with the words of the basketball player and also performed in his honor the song It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday:” here He is, he’s in our hearts, he is with us.”

“We are gathered here to perform the main music night of the year, marking the achievements of artists who have achieved the best and, frankly, incredibly sad now. Los Angeles, America and the world have lost a hero,” added Keyes.

Supported and lead other artists. John legend, Dj Khaled and Meek Mill made a tribute Nipsey Hussle and Bryant, Lizzo dedicated a performance of his track Black Mamba.

Condolences to the family of Bryant was expressed by the President of the United States Donald trump, his predecessors bill Clinton and Barack Obama and even show sesame Street, in which there was a basketball player.

The fans come to the improvised memorial to Bryant in front of the staples center in Los Angeles – the home arena of the Lakers, where they leave flowers and basketballs in memory of the star.


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