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    Breaking News TMZ: Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash

    Currently it's only on TMZ but i hope they got this wrong!



    Kobe Bryant died in a helicoper crash in Calabasas Sunday morning ... TMZ Sports has confirmed.

    Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We're told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.

    The cause of the crash is under investigation.

    Kobe has famously used a helicopter to travel for years -- dating back to when he played for the Lakers. He was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the STAPLES Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper.

    KB is survived by his wife Vanessa, and their four daughters -- Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri.

    Kobe has recently been spotted out at NBA games with his daughter Gianna -- a rising star basketball player herself. Their youngest daughter, Capri, was just born in June 2019.

    Kobe is widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time -- making 18 All-Star teams during his 20 year career with the Lakers. He's a 5-time NBA champion.

    Story developing ...


    https://www.tmz.com/2020/01/26/kobe-...-in-calabasas/

    LE: quoted by the post too: https://nypost.com/2020/01/26/kobe-b...icopter-crash/

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    Wow, very unexpected, sad turn of events.

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    Yeah,
    Just saw it!!

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    Condolences to his family. RIP Kobe.

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    this gets crazier:
    Various media reports indicate the other people in the helicopter included former Laker turned actor Rick Fox and several of Bryant’s daughters.
    https://deadline.com/2020/01/kobe-br...ad-1202842054/

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    Some reports are saying Rick Fox may have also been on board, others are calling that fake news.

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    Only saw a report of his oldest daughter Gigi dying in the crash. She was quite a b-ball player and was often seen attending games with her dad.

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    More reports on the crash. Kobe and his daughter were going to a travel b-ball game probably for his daughters team with another parent and his daughter. Maybe Kobe had a pilot? So perhaps 5 deaths. Rick Fox was not on the copter.

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    Now saying 9 people...RIP Kobe

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    “Once, we were having dinner at Javier’s in Newport Beach and out of nowhere began one of our strangest conversations: Kobe was convinced that Lakers president Jim Buss wanted to amnesty the remaining money and years on his contract and force him to leave the Lakers. He had no evidence, just a hunch.

    ‘That is never happening,’ I told him. ‘They’d burn the city down.’

    ‘I think he wants to do it,’ Kobe insisted.

    Well, what would happen then?

    ‘I’ll go to New York and play for Phil [Jackson].'”

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