The world has lost a legendary athlete (#kobe ), known as #blackmamba of basketball, in a helicopter crash in Southern California.
Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also on the #helicopter that crashed on a hillside in Calabasas; #Los_Angeles County Sheriff's officials said there were no survivors.
“He ( #kobebryant ) was one of the most extraordinary players in the history of #NBA with accomplishments that are legendary: five NBA #championships, an NBA #MVP award, 18 NBA All-Star selections, and two #Olympic gold #medals. But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the #world to pick up a #basketball and compete to the very best of their ability. He was generous with the #wisdom he acquired and saw it as his mission to share it with future generations of players, taking special delight in passing down his love of the game to Gianna. We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Vanessa, and their family.