NBA legend Kobe Bryant dead at 41

Story by Austin Rewick, Staff Writer

Early Sunday morning, we lost one of the greatest basketball players to ever do it, Kobe Bryant. He and his daughter, GiGi, were flying on his private helicopter when the pilot misjudged the terrain, causing them to crash into the side of a hill in Calabasas, California. The crash killed 7 others.

These are Kobe’s stats throughout his 20 seasons in the NBA:

In my opinion, Kobe was looked up to by many NBA players. As a Celtics fan, I was taught to hate this man. He broke Celtics fans’ hearts by beating them in the 2010 finals, but the heartbreak caused by his death is far worse. He will be greatly missed by the whole world and NBA community.