Kobe Bryant Biography Wikipedia: helicopter crash, Death, Children, net worth, Family, Parents, age, height, book, video
KOBE BRYANT BIOGRAPHY
Kobe Bryant was an American basketball player in the National Basketball Association [NBA] with the Los Angeles Lakers. He is widely known by his nickname, ‘Black Mamba’. In his 20 year- plus basketball career, he has been able to bag many awards such as the NBA most valuable player in 2008, NBA champion and NBA scoring champion among others. Joe Bryant, his father, was a former NBA player as well.
Kobe Bryant Death
Kobe Bryant met his untimely death on 26th January, 2020 in a helicopter crash. The crash happened near Calabasas, California. On that fateful Sunday morning, the Sikorsky S-76B 1991 helicopter left John Wayne airport at exactly 9.06 a.m. 50 minutes later, there were calls stating that a helicopter had crashed at Calabasas, California, prompting a quarter acre fire on the spot it crashed on. It is said that the foggy weather and poor vision heightened the crash.
Who all died with Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant was among the 9 other people that died in that incident. His daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, 13, was among those who died. Keri Altobelli who was Altobelli’s wife was among those who died as well. She was on board with her daughter Alyssa, who perished too. Christina Mauser also died. She was one of Gianna’s basketball coaches. John and Keri Altobelli, who were Alyssa’s parents perished on the accident as well.
Kobe Bryant helicopter crash 2020
The crash happened a few minutes before 10 a.m at the hills in Calabasas, California. Those who saw it said that they saw the helicopter flying dangerously low in the extremely foggy conditions. The helicopter seemed to be struggling and a few minutes later, it disappeared into a fog and that was followed by a burst of flames from the scene. It is not yet clear if the crash was caused by bad weather or engine problems but the former is most probably the cause because flights had been frozen in the area till later that afternoon due to foggy weather conditions.
Kobe Bryant helicopter crash 2020 video
The crash ended up causing a bushfire. This was heightened by the fact that magnesium was involved hence the fire was quite hard to put out.
Kobe Bryant Net worth
How much is Kobe Bryant worth?
Celebrity Net Worth claims that Kobe is worth 500 million dollars. It is also said that his salary at NBA was about 328 million dollars. He is also among the top 20 richest NBA players of all time, coming third in position, surpassed by Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan.
Kobe Bryant children
Kobe Bryant had four daughters namely Natalia Diamante Bryant, Gianna Maria- Onore Bryant, Bianka Bella Bryant and Capri Kobe Bryant. They are aged 17, 13, 3 and half a year old. Gianna perished on the helicopter crash together with their father.
Kobe Bryant Family
Kobe Bryant was married to his beautiful wife Vanessa Laine Bryant. They have been together for about 20 years and together they were blessed with 4 daughters namely Natalia, Gianna, Bianka and Capri. Kobe nicknamed Gianna ‘mambacita’ because of her love for basketball. Gianna perished with Kobe in the helicopter crash on 26th January, 2020 where they were on their way for Kobe’s game on Monday.
Kobe Bryant stats
Kobe Bryant was able to play 20 seasons for the Lakers. During his time, the averages for his career were 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 1346 regular season games. He was able to win one MVP award hence being selected to play in the 18 all star games.
Kobe Bryant Age
Kobe Bryant was 41 years when he met his untimely death. He was born on 23rd August, 1978 in Philadelphia but he grew up in Italy. He was the youngest of his 3 siblings and he was also the youngest son of Joe ‘Jellybeans’ Bryant who was his father.
Kobe Bryant book
Kobe has a book called ‘Training camp’ [Wizenard] that was published on March, 2019. It was co-written by Wesley King. The book speaks about the emotional clarity and mental stamina that great performance requires in teamwork for athletes, coaches and many more who are interested in what he does. In 2018, he also launched ‘The Mamba mentality’ which has a total of 208 pages. He states that mamba mentality means to constantly try to be the best version of yourself.
Kobe Bryant Draft
Kobe Bryant got drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th overall pick of the 1996 draft. He then got immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for the veteran centre Vlade Divac. The draft, which was the 50th in the NBA, took place on 26th June, 1996 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The draft class ended up producing 3 players who were Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson and Steve Nash. They had won the NBA MVP awards. It was stated that that was one of the deepest and most talented drafts in history.
Kobe Bryant Height
Kobe Bryant is 6 ft 6 inches tall. That is 1.98 metres tall. He also weighs 96 kgs [212 lb]. His height has played a great role in growing his career and making him the legend he is.
How many people died with Kobe Bryant?
The helicopter crash accident claimed 9 people’s lives. Including Kobe Bryant’s and the pilot’s. In total, 8 other people died with Kobe Bryant.
Did Kobe Bryant’s kids die?
Kobe Bryant’s second born daughter Gianna Maria- Onore Bryant was with him on board when thwe plane crashed. She was such a huge basketball fanatic and walked in the footsteps of her father. Her father had nicknamed her ‘Mambacita’ due to her love and dedication to the game. She was the only kid of Kobe that was on board and died at the age of 13.
Who was on board helicopter with Kobe?
Kobe was on board with his daughter Gianna Maria- Onore Bryant,John, Keri Altobelli and daughter Alyssa and Christina Mauser. They were 9 in total but the rest are yet to be identified.
Who all died in Kobe’s helicopter crash?
9 people in total died in Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash.