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The ‘Black Mamba’ is no More

by Akash Khatri

July 27, 2020

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Basketball magician Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash. There were a total of 5 people in that helicopter at the time of the accident. No one has been saved.

Veteran basketball, one of our very favorite, player Kobe Bryant, has passed away in a very unfortunate plane crash. Kobe Bryant was counted among the greatest players in the basketball world. There is a wave of grief in fans due to his death. The helicopter that Kobe Bryant was in, crashed. Along with 41-year-old Kobe Bryant, the helicopter also had 4 other passengers on board, including his 13-year-old daughter.

According to local time, this accident occurred at 10 am. Los Angeles Times report reported that, when this accident happened, there was a dense fog. Rescue teams also faced difficulties in their rescue operation due to fog. All the people aboard the plane have died in this accident.

Kobe Bryant made several records in his 20-year career. Kobe Bryant continued to play for the National Basketball Association and earned 5 championships. He was named in All-Star 18 times. He retired as the NBA’s third-largest all-time scorer in 2016. Kobe Bryant also won two gold medals for the USA team at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

According to the Guardian Times report, he stepped into the media after retiring from an astonishing career. In the year 2018, he also received an Oscar award for the short film names ‘Dear Basketball.’ After choosing the path of retirement, he wrote a poem on his life journey. This film is about the same.

US President Donald Trump also mourned the death of Kobe Bryant. Donald Trump said that even after being the greatest basketball player in the world, he was beginning his life. He loved his family very much. He was hopeful for the future. The death of his daughter, Gianna, makes the incident even more tragic.

Former US President Barack Obama also mourned the incident. Obama said that Kobe Bryant was great. “He was beginning the second innings of his life. Gianna’s death is also heartbreaking for us. In this hour of grief, I offer my condolences to his wife. No one could have imagined this day.”

World No. 1 Spain tennis player Rafael Nadal said, “This morning my day started by reading this painful news. Kobe was one of the world’s greatest players. My goodwill is with his wife and family. I am shocked.”


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