High Plains Drifter
In the greater Los Angeles area. TMZ broke the story, now confirmed by ESPN.
Bryant was scheduled to coach Sunday in a game at his Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks and was en route there when the helicopter crashed. The tournament, called the Mamba Cup, featured boys’ and girls’ travel teams of from fourth through eighth grade.
Bryant posted some of the best offensive numbers of his career over the next three seasons, but the team struggled, failing to make the playoffs in 2005 before suffering consecutive first-round defeats to Phoenix in 2006 and 2007. Jackson returned to the team for the 2005-06 season, and Bryant went on to lead the league in scoring that season with a career-best 35.4 average. He scored 40 points or more in 27 games and became the first player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964 to finish with 45 points or more in four consecutive games.
With Bryant pleased about the direction the team was heading, he guided the Lakers to back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010. He was named the NBA Finals MVP both years as the team once again ascended to the top of the NBA.
Every time I see a picture of his daughter, I tear up....so much life unlived, it doesnt seem fair. I hope Kobe gave her comfort in her last moments, RIPas a celtics fan, i hated kobe bryant
as a basketball fan, i respected him
as a father, the whole thing breaks my heart
You just hate to see these tragedies, especially when young kids are involved. Her mother and sisters will be devastated....a parent's worst nightmare.Every time I see a picture of his daughter, I tear up....so much life unlived, it doesnt seem fair. I hope Kobe gave her comfort in her last moments, RIP