Lenda da NBA Kobe Bryant morre em queda de helicóptero
January 27, 2020 - A antiga estrela da NBA Kobe Bryant, a sua filha Gianna, de 13 anos, e sete outros morrem ao voar para uma sessão na academia desportiva de Bryant.
Retired NBA player Kobe Bryant was among nine people travelling onboard a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter in the Los Angeles area when it crashed into a remote hillside north of Malibu on Sunday morning.
All nine people died in the crash, including the pilot and Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna.
Authorities in Los Angeles say it could take several days to recover the bodies from the helicopter wreckage, as it had crashed in rough terrain.
News of the accident has stunned the sporting world. A global superstar, Bryant was a five-time NBA champion who had played for the LA Lakers throughout his career, and was considered one of the greatest players in the game's history.
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