LOS ANGELES (UNITED STATES) – The world of sport is mourning the sudden death of Kobe Bryant. The NBA legend lost his life following a helicopter crash, he was going with the 13-year-old daughter Gina Maia and other people to the Grammys ceremony at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers sports facility that hosted this musical event.
The helicopter crashed, the reasons for this tragic accident are not yet known but the US media speak of prohibitive weather conditions due to the fog. There are no survivors, both Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old daughter died. Kobe Bryant used to travel aboard a helicopter, TMZ remembers, ever since he played with the Lakers. He leaves his wife Vanessa and their other three daughters: Natalia, Bianca and Capri, the youngest, born in June 2019.
Kobe Bryant, the legend of the NBA champion began in Italy.
Many are remembering him with emotion on social networks, we Italians pay him homage with this rare video with his first deeds, on a basketball court, in our country! As Wikipedia points out, Bryant started playing basketball from the age of 3 and lived in Italy from 6 to 13 years of age, moving to the various cities of the clubs for which his father played. Between 1984 and 1991 it passed from Rieti to Reggio Calabria, to continue to Pistoia and finally to Reggio Emilia.
Back in the USA he enrolled in the high school, where he gained national fame by winning the state title with the Lower Merion High School, located in a suburb of Philadelphia, while breaking the record of points in the four-year high school for the Philadelphia area held by Wilt Chamberlain, making 2,883. The rest is history, in NBA he only dressed the Los Angeles Lakers tank top winning five titles. Bryant also won two Olympics with the US national team (YouTube video).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano