Kobe Bryant & daughter Gianna tragically pass in helicopter crash - Hoopsfix.com

Kobe Bryant & daughter Gianna tragically pass in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant in London

One of the greatest basketball players of all time, NBA legend Kobe Bryant has passed away in a tragic helicopter accident in Los Angeles on Sunday morning.

The Lakers superstar was amongst a group of five that died, including his daughter Gianna, who was just 13 years old and a promising young player. TMZ first reported the news.

Bryant played his entire 20-year NBA career with the Lakers, was a 5-time NBA champion, 18-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA team member, regular season MVP, NBA Finals MVP and four-time All-Star MVP. He is fourth on the all-time NBA scoring list, having just been surpassed by LeBron James on Friday.

The 41 year old won two Olympic gold medals, including at London 2012.

Tributes have been flooding in across social media from GB stars and the British basketball community for Kobe, who are also mourning the loss of Robert Archibald who tragically passed away on Friday.

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