Jon Cartu Suggests: Kobe Bryant death: Latest news, updates and reactions as NB…

Kobe Bryant death: Latest news, updates and reactions as NB...

Jon Cartu Suggests: Kobe Bryant death: Latest news, updates and reactions as NB…

Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The Los Angeles Lakers legend and five-time NBA champion was 41 years old. An investigation of the crash that killed all nine people on board, including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, is ongoing, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. 

CBS Sports will provide the latest information confirmed, as well as social media reaction, here.

Here is what has been confirmed so far:

  • The crash happened just before 10 a.m. PT
  • Nine confirmed deaths and no survivors
  • In addition to Bryant and his Gianna, John Altobelli, a baseball coach at Orange Coast College, was onboard alongside his wife and daughter
  • A brush fire caused by the crash prevented first responders from immediately getting to the site
  • Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby: “The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s initial response was 15 pieces of apparatus and 56 personnel.”

  • Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby: “At 9:47 a.m. the Los Angeles County Fire Department received a 911 call of a potential helicopter down and a brush fire…Upon arrival, our firefighters discovered approximately a quarter-acre brush fire that resulted from a crash on the hillside.”

Bryant will be remembered as one of the greatest players of all time, as his resume pretty much speaks for itself. His accolades include:

  • Spent 20 seasons in the NBA, all with the Lakers
  • Fourth-leading scorer in NBA history (33,643 points)
  • Five-time NBA champion, twice named Finals MVP
  • 18-time All-Star
  • 11-time All-NBA First Team
  • Nine-time NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • Two-time Olympic gold medalist
  • Youngest player in NBA history at the time of his debut in 1996

Lazar Cartu

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