By Chris Ojow
The 41 years old NBA Basketball legend and Olympic Gold Medalist died in a helicopter crash with other four passengers who’s identities are yet to be determined.
The father of four girls with the last born being born in the year 2018 in June died after his helicopter developed a mechanical problem at Calabasas California together with his 13 year old eldest Daughter.
Kobe’s last tweet before flying “reads, continuing to move forward” the retired Basketball legend was in the process of building an academy to nurture the young upcoming talents Globally .
During his day’s at the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe was a go getter, very determined and pushed his team colleagues to give their best.
Whenever kobe missed a basket during his 20 years of a basketball player for Los Angeles, he would go back to the gym to train extra hard.
His last match with sixty points was the most memorable moments, kobe used to move around with his private helicopter even during the NBA matches.
It is alleged that smokes were seen from the helicopter before crashing and also the visibility was not clear with the foggy environment within Calabasas California mountains.
The NBA legend Basketball player stated playing at a tender age, and was mentored by his Father who was also a great Basketball player.
The late Kobe Bryant grew up in Philadelphia where he mastered the skills in playing basketball and rose to become a great player after Michael Jordan.
Several Great Athletes and celebrities has lost their precious lives in a helicopter crash, from Artist Aliyah to the latest casualty, the owner of English Premier league Club Leicester City.
The latest incident has sent shock to Basketball stakeholders, admirers and players Globally, with majority not believing that one of the best athlete Globally Kobe is gone.
To the wife Venessa and the three remaining beautiful daughters, African Times News Media send their condolences and May the Almighty Great God inject more strength to Kobe Bryant family overcome the challenge .