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Kobe Bryant is dead. The sports world is shocked by the death of the NBA legend and his daughter. Why did the two of them get into the helicopter when the weather was bad?

  • Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash
  • The NBA legend crashed in the helicopter near Los Angelos on Sunday
  • Bryant's daughter Gianna was also killed in the tragic crash

Munich / Los Angeles - Kobe Bryant flew with the for many years helicopter. Even as a player, he used his Sikorsky S-76B to get from Newport Beach to games, training sessions or engagements in Los Angeles faster. At the Sunday the flight should go to Bryant's Mamba Academy - so called after his nickname "Black Mamba". That's why it was Daughter Gianna (13) on board.

You should be at one Basketball tournament take part. But the helicopter never arrived. In the hills of Calabasas west of the megacity, it crashed at 10 a.m. in poor visibility, and all nine occupants died in the burning wreck. Why flew Bryant in the death?

At the time of the accident, the region was so foggy that the police helicopters remained on the ground. A spokesman: "The weather conditions did not meet the minimum standard to fly." Tracking data should prove that the helicopter because of the bad vision first circled six times near LA Zoo, then flew west.

Kobe Bryant: That's why he and his daughter Gianna got on the helicopter

Several media reports that Ara Zobayan (50), pilot of the helicopter built in 1991, had been warned by the tower: “You are still flying too low.” The helicopter then crashed in the hills at an altitude of 520 meters at almost 300 kilometers per hour. According to LA Times In addition to poor visibility, a mechanical problem could also be the cause of the crash.

Kobe was a legend in the field and just beginning what would become a meaningful act two, ”tweeted Barack Obama. “Losing Gianna is even more heartbreaking for us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on this unthinkable day. "

Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.

- Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 26, 2020

Basketball talent Gianna was Kobe Bryants Proud. Had he not wanted a son who could continue his legacy? "Hey, I'll take care of it," Gianna would like to interrupt this question from fans, the legend reported on a TV show two years ago.

Kobe Bryant is dead: the whole sports world is in mourning

Greg Monroe (29) from Bayern basketball players often played against Bryant during his time in the NBA: “He was someone who worked out everything he won. He had a way of focusing that people try to imitate to this day. ”FCB basketball director Marko Pesic remembered Drazen Petrovic, who was one of the best basketball players in Europe in the early 1990s before he died in a car accident in Bavaria in 1993. "First Drazen and now Kobe ... losing my basketball heroes like that breaks my heart ... I'm devastated," wrote the 43-year-old on Instagram.

Also Michael Jordan, Bryant's role model, was dismayed: “I have Kobe loved - he was like a little brother to me. " LeBron James in turn, it was only on Saturday that its predecessor was ousted from third place in the all-time best list. Bryant then congratulated James. "Big respect, my brother," he wrote on Twitter. It was his last message on the internet service.

Other sports stars mourn the NBA legend. PSG star Neymar even remembered with a goal celebrationKobe Bryant. In addition, fans are now calling for the NBA logo to be changed in honor of Kobe Bryant. Bryant was also mourned at the opening event of the Super Bowl.

Kobe Bryant is dead: They too died in the helicopter

All nine occupants on board the helicopter are dead: Kobe (41) and Gianna Bryant (13). Long-time Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, 56, and his wife Keri. Their daughter Alyssa (13). She and Gianna played on the same basketball team.

Pilot Ara Zobayan (50), an experienced pilot who also gave other lessons, and Altobelli's colleague Christina Mauser (38). She was the assistant trainer for the girls' team. Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton.

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