Colts players react to death of National Basketball Association legend Kobe Bryant

Colts players react to death of National Basketball Association legend Kobe Bryant

Colts players react to death of National Basketball Association legend Kobe Bryant

TMZ Sports has confirmed.Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. On Saturday night's Los Angeles Lakers game against the 76ers in Philadelphia, LeBron passed Bryant to become the third-leading scorer in National Basketball Association history.

There were no survivors, and the cause of the crash is now under investigation. A news conference was planned for Sunday afternoon.

Hundreds of mourners gathered at Staples Center as the news of Bryant's death became public.

Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant, who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, tweeted "no way", and later followed that tweet up saying, "This one hurt". "I started playing ball because of KOBE after watching the 2010 finals. I'm so FREAKING SAD right now!"

There were on-court tributes in National Basketball Association games, and National Basketball Association players visibly shaken by the reports. "His star was continuing to rise every day and he knew no limits because of his many intellectual and creative talents and desire to give back to others - his passion for the game, for his family and for others was apparent in everything he accomplished". "Much respect my brother".

Bryant points during the second quarter of Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics at the Staples Center
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The five-time National Basketball Association champion took in $323 million in playing salary, and $357 million in endorsements, Forbes reports. The two won three championships together. He also starred in 18 all-star games before leaving the hardwood following the 2015-2016 season.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the tragedy occurred around 10 a.m. PT.

President Donald Trump tweeted about Bryant's death in the crash, "That is awful news!" He heard nothing amiss with the engine or rotors and said he did not see any mechanical issue with the chopper. Conditions at the time were foggy over the Californa hills.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said the crashed helicopter was a Sikorsky S-76.

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