1. 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.
  2. Kobe Bryant was the son of former NBA player Joe Bryant.
  3. Bryant and his daughter were headed to Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California, for a youth basketball event.
  4. A petition to make Kobe Bryant the face of NBA has received close to two million signatures.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Kobe Bryant spent 20 seasons in the NBA, all with the Lakers.
  9. Kobe Bryant is the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history (33,643 points).
  10. Kobe Bryant is a five-time NBA champion, twice named Finals MVP.
  11. Kobe Bryant is an 18-time All-Star.
  12. Kobe Bryant is on the 11-time All-NBA First Team.
  13. Kobe Bryant is on a Nine-time NBA All-Defensive First Team.
  14. Kobe Bryant is a two-time Olympic gold Medalist.
  15. 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.


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