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Former American basketball star Kobe Bryant and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Bryant, 41, was traveling with three people on his private plane when everyone crashed and died, according to TMZ.
The Spaniard, Jose Calderon, the New York Knicks player, also posted a post in which he wrote: “I can’t believe what happened. I don’t know what to say.
Bryant is among the most registered in the NBA, having scored 33,643 points over 20 years with the Lakers.
Legend Bryant won the professional league title five times, in addition to two gold medals with his country, alongside James at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and 2012 in London.
“ZYZ” stated that “Bryant was traveling with at least three people in his private helicopter when it crashed due to a fire,” noting that “the death of five people has been confirmed.”
TMZ was the first to publish the news before it was confirmed by the ISBN network and other websites.
Bryant’s last tweet was on his Twitter account, “I am still taking the game (basketball) forward to King James. All my respect to you, my friend,” with a marking of “33644” referring to the points that are in his balance.
US President Donald Trump tweeted, “There are reports that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three other people were killed in a helicopter crash in California. This is very bad news.”
The world and sports stars were quick to express their sadness and shock at this news, as the Slovenian Mavericks player, Luka Doncic, tweeted, “Please, no … This cannot be true.”
After announcing minutes of the announcement of his death, the league channel “NIBIT” made a change in its programs to perpetuate his memory, and at the time the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets match began, as the attendees observed a minute of silence in mourning, it is not known after the fate of the other seven games in the evening. .
“There are 16 teams that will play tonight and all the players have grown up dreaming of becoming a player like him or like Michael Jordan before him. We are talking about a generation of players affected by this icon that went early. It is very difficult,” former coach Stan Van Gondi said.
Minutes after the announcement of his death, the league channel «NIBIT» made a change in its programs to perpetuate his memory, and at the same time the Denver Nuggets and Hughen Rockets match began, as the attendees observed a minute’s silence of mourning, it is not known after the fate of the other seven games in the evening.