Bryant was one of nine passengers who were victims of a helicopter crash in the Calabasas area. His second daughter, Gianna’ Gigi’ Bryant, was involved in the accident.
Bryant’s private helicopter suffered a fire and had a spin before falling. Until now, the cause of the accident is still under investigation by the authorities. Bryant entered the list of legendary National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball players along with Michael Jordan. If Jordan defends the Chicago Bulls, then Bryant is the star of the Los Angeles (LA) Lakers.
Bryant also likes to play in a casino to kill some time and having fun. The games he played vary, like roulette, baccarat, blackjack, poker, and judi bola. Not for the money, just a way to kill time and for all the fun.
Born on August 23, 1978, Kobe Bryant was known as a guard for the LA Lakers. Supported by a height of 1.98 meters, a sharp shot makes it shine in the position of the shooting guard. He led the LA Lakers five times to become an NBA champion. The NBA championship ring was won by Kobe Bryant in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2010.
His first three titles were won with the center, which is also the legendary NBA player Shaquille O’Neal. However, after Shaq retired, Bryant continued to triumph. Vanessa Bryant’s husband was even listed as the best player in the NBA Finals in 2009 and 2010. In addition, he was also named the best player or MVP for the regular season in 2008. During his career, Kobe Bryant was selected 18 times to play in the All-Star Game. Even in the All-Star Game, which gathered hero players from all clubs, he had four times listed himself as the best, namely in 2002, 2007, 2009, and 2011.
Various achievements that make Kobe Bryant considered one of the best players in the NBA. In honor of his achievements, the LA Lakers banned the jersey numbers 8 and 24 that he wore during the play. That made Kobe Bryant the first player with two jersey numbers retired by a team in the NBA. Not only for the Los Angeles Lakers, but Kobe Bryant also recorded achievements with the US National Basketball Team. He won two gold medals, namely the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. The player nicknamed ‘Black Mamba’ retired from the NBA in 2016.
The dropping mic style when Kobe Bryant said goodbye while saying “Mamba out” became famous. Barack Obama also imitated him in the last meeting as President with the White House correspondent in the same year, “Obama out”. After that, Kobe Bryant plunged into the world of film, although the theme was not far from basketball. He became a producer of a short animated film titled “Dear Basketball” and managed to bring home an Oscar in 2018. He also became one of three athletes whose names were engraved in the Hollywood Hall of Fame, with Muhammad Ali and Magic Johnson.
Although brilliant in his career, Bryant’s love life turned out to be less smooth. He and his wife Vanessa divorced in 2011 after passing ten years of marriage.
But in 2013, they both reconciled. From that marriage, he has four children. Aside from Gianna, there are also Natalia, Bianca, and Capri, who was born in June 2019.
He also had tripped a case of sexual harassment in 2003. However, the case was dismissed because the reporter refused to attend and testify at the trial.