Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, officials said. The Federal Aviation Administration said a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter crashed this morning under unknown circumstances near the city of Calabasas.
It’s unclear who else was aboard the plane.
Bryant, the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history, retired in 2016 after spending 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. In addition to his five titles, he was selected to the all-star team 18 times and earned an MVP award in 2008. He was a 12-time member of the all-defensive team and made the all-NBA team 15 times.