Basketball Star Kobe Bryant Killed In Helicopter Crash In California

  
By:  john-russell  •  one month ago  •  42 comments

Basketball Star Kobe Bryant Killed In Helicopter Crash In California

Los Angeles Laker basketball legend Kobe Bryant was killed, along with four other people , when the helicopter he was a passenger in crashed in California.

Bryant was the fourth leading scorer in NBA history , having been passed for third by LeBron James just last night. 

Bryant won 5 NBA championships during his long career and was an 18 time all star. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time. 

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JohnRussell
1  author  JohnRussell    one month ago

Great player. I'm no longer a huge NBA fan, but he will go down as a top 10 all time great, maybe higher. 

RIP

 
 
 
1stwarrior
1.1  1stwarrior  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

I'd put him in the top 5 - awesome, aggressive player.

RIP Kobe.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

It was sad to hear, but to hear his daughter was with him makes it heartbreaking.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  author  JohnRussell    one month ago
Kobe Bryant, one of basketball’s greatest players and masterful scorers of all-time, was among five people who died Sunday in ...
 
 
 
r.t..b...
3  r.t..b...    one month ago

...damn...shit...fuck...

...just incredibly sad. 

 
 
 
Colour Me Free
3.1  Colour Me Free  replied to  r.t..b... @3    one month ago

I second that sentiment 

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.2  Kathleen  replied to  Colour Me Free @3.1    one month ago

Glad to see you 😊

 
 
 
loki12
3.1.3  loki12  replied to  Colour Me Free @3.1    one month ago

His 13 year old daughter was with him, 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
3.1.4  Jasper2529  replied to  loki12 @3.1.3    one month ago
His 13 year old daughter was with him, 

Has that been confirmed?

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1.5  igknorantzrulz  replied to  loki12 @3.1.3    one month ago

His 13 year old daughter was with him, 

that sucks no matter HOW any look at it.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
3.1.7  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.1.4    one month ago
Has that been confirmed?

Yes.  Also killed was one of his daughter's teammates, and the mother of that teammate.  

 
 
 
Jasper2529
3.1.8  Jasper2529  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @3.1.7    one month ago
Yes.  Also killed was one of his daughter's teammates, and the mother of that teammate.

There are a lot of media rumors flying, so I'm not sure that their speculation is accurate. I'll wait for the sheriff's press conference for confirmation.

 
 
 
MrFrost
3.1.9  MrFrost  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.1.8    one month ago

I watched it and as they should, they declined to comment on "who" was in the crash. While twitter is certainly not a media outlet, there are already millions of tweets for Kobe and his daughter. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4  Sean Treacy    one month ago

That’s tragic.

really admired his will as a basketball player.  He could take over a game like few others and just win it himself.

 
 
 
lib50
5  lib50    one month ago

This breaks my heart,  I don't even like sports and this threw me more than I would have ever expected.  Feel so sad for his beautiful family.  And for the others on the flight. RIP Kobe

 
 
 
MrFrost
5.1  MrFrost  replied to  lib50 @5    one month ago

I think he has a newborn and a 16 year old daughter as well. Mom must be a total wreck today, I feel for her. She has a long road ahead. 

 
 
 
Kavika
6  Kavika     one month ago

We had season tickets to the Lakers in LA...I watched Kobe from his first game in the NBA...A talent that few others possessed . He and Shaq et al were a force to be reckoned  with.

RIP Kobe

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

I'm not a great basketball fan myself, but I know he was the reason the Raptors did not reach the top sooner than they did.  As well, when I was teaching high school kids here in China, he was their hero - if one could tell from the T-shirts they wore. The students choose their own English names, and I recall that one boy called himself Kobe. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
8  pat wilson    one month ago

God speed Kobe Bryant.

So sad.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  pat wilson @8    one month ago

What's even sadder is that his 13 year old daughter was with him. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
9  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    one month ago

Holy shit.  I just turned on CNN and there it was.  Do we know who the other 4 people are?  

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
10  sandy-2021492    one month ago

I just read that his daughter Gianna was also among the dead.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
11  r.t..b...    one month ago

And to the weak-minded who may feel compelled to bring up past indiscretions...please not today, preferably not tomorrow, and in fact...why not just this once, keep it to yourself. But if you simply cannot help yourself in your feebleness, imagine your comments are aimed directly to his survivors and imagine the added grief those comments may bring.

Let the man and his family be.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
11.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  r.t..b... @11    one month ago

Let the man and his family be.

most definitely  

they are deserved of a time to mourn

 
 
 
MrFrost
11.2  MrFrost  replied to  r.t..b... @11    one month ago

Anything anyone has ever done, pays what they owe when they die. No need to run someone in the ground after they die. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
12  Kathleen    one month ago

Shocking and very sad news... and he just retired not too long ago. 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
13  Jasper2529    one month ago

Such sad news. He was only 41 and had retired 3-4 years ago. It's still not confirmed that his daughter was with him. The Malibu sheriff's office will be giving a press conference with updates soon.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
14  XDm9mm    one month ago

Sincere condolences to the immediate and extended Bryant family and to his friends, neighbors and of course teammates.  

I'm sure your loss on all will be difficult to comprehend and accept.

 
 
 
Tacos!
15  Tacos!    one month ago

What a shock. How terrible.

It happened about 15 minutes away from here. It's a cloudy day, but pretty mild. I saw a report that fog may have been a factor. This time of year (and into spring) we can see very isolated patches of fog that sit down in the canyons and can last late into the day.

 
 
 
GregTx
15.1  GregTx  replied to  Tacos! @15    one month ago

To me it seems to be some type of mechanical failure.

{deleted} SP

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
15.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  GregTx @15.1    one month ago

I've read something about weather being a factor, too, but can't really see it in this video.  I hope his wife doesn't see this video.

 
 
 
Ender
15.1.2  Ender  replied to  sandy-2021492 @15.1.1    one month ago

I shouldn't have looked. 

The chopper didn't sound right to me. Only a few seconds at the beginning though.

 
 
 
Tacos!
15.1.3  Tacos!  replied to  GregTx @15.1    one month ago

Yeah that's definitely a broken helicopter. How awful. 

On a technical note, I can see the video, but if you try to watch it on YouTube, it's unavailable.

 
 
 
lib50
15.1.4  lib50  replied to  GregTx @15.1    one month ago

OMG Greg, I can't believe that was captured on camera.  How awful.  It must have been turned into authorities I assume.   My heart just broke again seeing what they must have gone through.

 
 
 
Kathleen
15.1.5  Kathleen  replied to  GregTx @15.1    one month ago

That was hard to watch. My god...

 
 
 
1stwarrior
15.1.6  1stwarrior  replied to  GregTx @15.1    one month ago

Sorry Greg - fake video - 

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A fake video claiming to show the helicopter crash that killed nine people including Kobe Bryant and his daughter is spreading across social media.

The fake video appears to show a chopper spinning out of control before bursting into flames.

The footage is actually of a chopper that clipped the Ras al-Khaimah wire near Dubai in 2018. The four crew members on board of that helicopter were all killed in the fiery crash.

The unrelated footage is creating outrage promoting calls for the video to be taken down .

https://www.10news.com/news/fake-video-of-kobe-bryant-helicopter-crash-circulates-online

 
 
 
GregTx
15.1.7  GregTx  replied to  1stwarrior @15.1.6    one month ago

I see, thanks for that info. If a mod could remove that for me, I would appreciate it.

 
 
 
lib50
15.1.8  lib50  replied to  1stwarrior @15.1.6    one month ago

After I saw this I looked deeper and saw people denying it was real and had doubts. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
15.1.9  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  lib50 @15.1.8    one month ago

That's what the onset of fake news and ultra-bias has done to all of us.  

 
 
 
Kathleen
15.1.10  Kathleen  replied to  lib50 @15.1.8    one month ago

In the news they said it was foggy. Then I realized there was no fog in the video. So I was wondering if it was another accident instead.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
15.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Tacos! @15    one month ago

Ground level might be pretty mild, but the cloud cover was apparently heavy enough to keep LAPD choppers grounded since the cover was too heavy and thick.

Whatever the reason, it's a shame it happened.  

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
16  Thrawn 31    one month ago

RIP Kobe

 
 
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