Everything We Know About Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Crash Death So Far

On the morning of Sunday, January 26, 2020,
a helicopter carrying NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, Orange Coast
College baseball coach John Altobelli, and — according to officials speaking hours
after the incident — six other people crashed in Calabasas, California, killing everyone
on board. Bryant was 41 years old. According to TMZ, the helicopter that crashed
was a private aircraft owned by Bryant. Though the cause of the crash is unknown at
the time of the making of this video, it is currently under investigation. The TMZ report also relays the observations
of eyewitnesses to the crash, saying “that they heard the helicopter’s engine sputtering
before it went down.” While the identity of the pilot or of the
other occupants of the helicopter besides Kobe, Gianna, and Altobelli have not been
revealed yet, Vanessa Bryant — Kobe Bryant’s wife of nearly two decades — was not on
board when it crashed. An ABC news break shortly after the crash
allegedly claimed that Bryant and all four of his children were on board the helicopter
when it crashed. However, TMZ’s report cited Bryant’s reps
that apparently only Gianna was on board. Footage of the wreckage of the the tragic
accident, which filled television, computer, and smartphone screens for hours after Bryant’s
death, reveal that the helicopter had crashed into the Santa Monica Mountains, which run
along the Pacific Ocean on California’s southern border. According to the TMZ report, Bryant had routinely
used his private helicopter as a means of transportation for many years. In 2010, a GQ profile of Bryant described
his practice of taking a private chopper to all of his home games with the Los Angeles
Lakers, a method of travel he continued to employ up through his retirement from the
team and the NBA in 2016. Throughout the majority of his career with
the Lakers, he lived in a house located in Newport Coast, in Newport Beach, California,
and traveled via the helicopter to the Lakers’ home at the STAPLES Center in LA, a distance
of about 48 miles. The TMZ report was updated a few hours after
its initial posting to assert that the helicopter was on its way to the Mamba Academy — Kobe
Bryant’s sports training facility — for basketball practice. With his wife Vanessa, Kobe Bryant was father
to four daughters: Gianna, Natalia, Bianca, and Capri, who was only born on June 20, 2019
— just over seven months before Bryant’s untimely death. Born in Philadelphia, PA, to former professional
basketball player Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, Kobe Bean Bryant enjoyed an illustrious 20
year career in the NBA as a shooting guard, having been drafted right out of high school
to play for the Charlotte Hornets before being traded to the LA Lakers in 1996. Over the course of his two decades as a professional
basketball player, he earned five NBA championships between the years of 2000 and 2010, and was
named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2009. For two consecutive years after that, in 2009
and 2010, he was named the NBA Finals’ MVP. Bryant also earned two Olympic Gold Medals
as a member of the United States Men’s Basketball Teams in the Beijing and London Summer Olympics
in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In 2017, the Lakers held a ceremony to retire
both of Bryant’s jerseys, number 8 and 24. But Bryant’s achievements weren’t limited
to the court — he was awarded an Oscar in 2018 for his animated short film “Dear Basketball,”
which was based on a poem he wrote in 2015 after announcing his retirement from the NBA. While the Los Angeles Lakers have had their
fair share of legendary players, few are as beloved or well-known as Kobe Bryant. Though he may have started his life on the
other side of the country, Bryant spent nearly half his life as a Laker. In the wake of his tragic death, Los Angeles
has lost a true legend.

100 thoughts on “Everything We Know About Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Crash Death So Far

  1. Currently Under investigation…. you’re pathetic.. had to milk his death to get your likes eh? Fucking sick, unsubbing

  2. It sucks he passed , Terrible his daughter died as well, Its not fair or right. Hard to believe in a God the world is a shit place Try to make the best of it.

  3. The funny thing is that Kobe had all the haters and now he is dead we see all the haters now lovers.
    "we do not realize the importance water when the well is dry"

  4. Forever KOBE!! It just seems unreal. A true legend! Prayers for his family and wife. Saddened how god takes the best with him. That his daughter might’ve also carried the same legacy as him. Rip both and all passengers. In a statement he says something everyone should learn. Life is to short be mad at someone or something. Life is fragile be happy and enjoy every single moment. Don’t hate on others. (Crying as I type) humble words. Maybe as something happens then we realize how true and powerful those words are. Be kind to one another, forgive, love, laugh, cry, enjoy, play, criticize but never hate. You never know if tomorrow will come. Rip Kobe and daughter 🙏.

  5. It pisses me off how people react when celebs die. There were other people on that chopper that died as well but everyone is talking about how heartbreaking it is that Kobe is dead. Why? Cause he was good at putting a ball through a ring? People died today. Condolences. That as all. Move on. We all have a short time on earth and I'm not going to spend it feeling sad about someone who died whom I've never met.

  6. Omg this is so terrible news condolences and sympathy with prayers for the families Rest In Peace From Saskatchewan Canada

  7. Thank you for giving us 20 years of some of the most amazing NBA talent ever seen. You will be missed by the world Kobe, RIP to everyone on board and coldolences to all family members and friends affected by this tragedy. Kobe you will always be the real G.O.A.T. 😔

  8. I can't believe he is dead😧 apperciate everyday of life like if it was the last day !😯 I also didn't know his daughter died as well this is so sad !😢 Im crying and I am not even a fan of basketball! 😭I can't imagine his wifes pain losing two people at the same time very heartbreaking !😭😢💔 may they rest in peace 😢😭💙🙏!!

  9. My brother looked up to Kobe and I grew up watching every Lakers game , we wish him his daughter and others be in peace.

  10. Sad ,hurt, still in shock you will truly be missed Kobe Bryant prayers to all the love ones family that was on the helicopter also

  11. It lost the tail rotor! If a helicopter looses fuel it can still be landed! Once the tail rotors gone at that high not likely going to make it. Mechanical failure

  12. Please tell me I am dreaming? This can't be real. Wow! I am at a lost for words right now. My heart and prayers goes out to the family.

  13. Kobe was a man among boys. You can see the father-like effect he had on all of these players and people. It’s humbling yet hard to watch someone so powerful and full of life disappear in the blink of an eye. Just makes you remember no matter who you are, at the end of the day everyone’s got an expiration date and you can’t be certain of when that is, so do whatever you need to do today, now. And to tell the people in your life what they mean to you because all “tomorrow” is is wishful thinking.

  14. Absolutely heartbreaking man. I'm from leicester England. And our football owner vichai his helicopter crashed leaving the football stadium and he died its horrible. The good die young. RIP to a amazing sports icon and a beautiful man 😪🙏🙏🙏

  15. Taking a helicopter everywhere is luxurious for sure, but extremely dangerous. Kobe paid the price. He knew the risk. Nothing to see here.

  16. I'm still in denial. I bet its an April fools joke by Kobe. Hahahaha…..good one Kobe. Now come back to the NBA.

  17. I'm still in denial. I bet its an April fools joke by Kobe. Hahahaha…..good one Kobe. Now come back to the NBA.

  18. "Everything We Know About Kobe Bryant's Helicopter Crash Death So Far" And here come his biography… Shame….

  19. The saddest thing is when they were going down…. and when a dad has to lie to his daughter saying it’s all gonna be okay….. but in the back of his mind….. he knows it could be the end.

  20. The wreckage shows a blue and white heli.Kobes holi was blk. Google search shows ho bought it in2015 at an auction held by illinois governor. After buying it he painted it blk. Guess what the original color was. Blue and white?

  21. It was Kobe, daughter Gianna, John Altobelli, his wife Keri, and their daughter Alyssa (also 13 and teammate of Gianna) and pilot, Ara. The other 3, I don't have names or identities of yet. 9 souls in total. May they all Rest In Peace. 🙏

  22. Who knows, maybe Vanessa hired a hitman so that she could get Kobe's life insurance money. You know that it's gotta be a pretty sum.
    Too early to make assumptions, I know, but we can't ignore the possibility.

  23. My heart goes out to his wife and children. Way he and his daughter Rest In Peace . I pray God opens the gates of heaven for them and they continue to watch over their family. This is truly sad 😢🙏🏾

  24. I’m not being funny at all. I don’t watch basketball at all. I never heard of him🤷🏽‍♂️. May the lord be with you Mr Bryant🙏🏾💯

  25. Mamba forever. God bless and God speed. Thoughts and prayers with the family and all those close. It just shows how many peoples lives Kobe affected and made better by his hunger and sheer desire to be the best. I hope he knows (and his family) that people all over the world, some going thru the worst possible times, could forget their problems for those 48 minutes and be entertained by his skills. The way he refused to lose and would put a team on his back time and time again is a lesson to us all.
    Dear Kobe, you are basketball, you were basketball and you always will be basketball. Thank you. M

  26. Rip .wish. U be a super basketball player in Paradise.Also give the best wish to Vanessa and the other three daughters.All the people in the world will support you forever. Goodbye my hero!

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