Kobe Bryant, 41, one of the greatest all-time basketball players from the USA, died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others on board, on Sunday, January 26.
Bryant was a decorated NBA player who played majorly for Los Angeles Lakers in his career and was a five-time NBA champion and 18-time All-Star. Bryant was on his way to a youth basketball game with his daughter Gianna, when the helicopter crashed in rough terrain. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a news conference that there were no survivors.
Bryant entered the NBA out of high school and in 1996, at age 18, he became the youngest player in NBA history. He won two Olympic gold medals playing for the United States. Now fourth on the NBA's all-time scoring list with 33,643 points, Bryant won two NBA Finals MVP awards and one NBA regular-season MVP in 2008.
The Indian cricket fraternity took to social media and sent rich tributes and paid condolences on the death of one of the greatest of all-time NBA players, Kobe Bryant.
Here are the tweets: