January 26, 2020 1 min read

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Legendary Lakers player, Kobe Bryant, unexpectedly passed away earlier this morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. At the young age of 41, he was often regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He was MVP in the NBA in 2008, led in scoring for two different seasons, broke the record for how many seasons a guard played in NBA history and so much more. 

His legacy extends off the basketball court, as well. He was the official ambassador for After-School All-Stars, which helps keep kids off the streets in 13 different U.S. cities. He supported education and health initiatives in China by starting the Kobe Bryant China Fund. Also, he gave a $1 million dollar check to a nonprofit organization to help veterans transition to civilian life again.

Source: Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation Website


Just hours before he suddenly passed, he posted a heartfelt message on social media to congratulate Lebron for beating his scoring record. Many fans openly appreciating this gesture of sportsmanship and positivity.

 

"The Black Mamba" will surely live on in the hearts of sports fans for all time. Rest in peace.



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