Kobe Bryant’s helicopter went down just before 10 a.m. local time in California and it was first reported that Kobe was deceased and then his daughter, GiGi, was also on board. It was also told in the beginning that five people were actually on board.
As it turned out, there were a total of nine people on that helicopter. Alex Villanueva, the Los Angeles County Sheriff, announced that nine people were listed on the flight manifest.
Bryant retired in 2016, finishing two decades with the Lakers as a prolific scorer with a sublime all-around game and a relentless competitive ethic.
He was the league MVP in 2008 and a two-time NBA scoring champion, and he earned 12 selections to the NBA’s All-Defensive teams.