- Kobe Bryant was born on 23rd August, 1978, He died on January 26th 2020 in a helicopter crash along with 8 others (including his daughter, Gianna) at the age of 41.
- Kobe Bryant was the son of former NBA player Joe Bryant.
- Bryant and his daughter were headed to Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California, for a youth basketball event.
- A petition to make Kobe Bryant the face of NBA has received close to two million signatures.
- The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, Gianna and the seven others did not possess a recommended safety device, according to AP, though it remains unclear if it would have helped prevent the fatal accident.
- A tribute to Kobe Bryant by an ESPN News anchor has started the popular hashtag #GirlDad where father share selfies of themselves with their daughters.
- Just like Whitney Houston, Kobe Bryant died few hours to the 2020 Grammys which was held at the Staples Center, The Los Angeles Lakers Home ground.
- Kobe Bryant spent 20 seasons in the NBA, all with the Lakers.
- Kobe Bryant is the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history (33,643 points).
- Kobe Bryant is a five-time NBA champion, twice named Finals MVP.
- Kobe Bryant is an 18-time All-Star.
- Kobe Bryant is on the 11-time All-NBA First Team.
- Kobe Bryant is on a Nine-time NBA All-Defensive First Team.
- Kobe Bryant is a two-time Olympic gold Medalist.
- Kobe Bryant was the youngest player in NBA history at the time of his debut in 1996.
Source: Wikipedia, CNN, www.cbssports.com amongst others.
RIP KOBE, WE LOVE YOU.