Remembering Kobe Bryant
Latest news on Kobe Bryant’s death and the investigation into the helicopter crash that killed him, his daughter Gianna and seven others.
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"It was immediately clear he was from another planet, a cut above us all," said Davide Giudici, a longtime friend and a former teammate.
The future NBA star first showed his greatness leading the Lower Merion High School Aces to a Pennsylvania state championship.
The basketball legend's unexpected death rippled across the sports world and beyond. On the court, he helped the Lakers win five NBA championships.
Kobe Bryant, a longtime player for the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 at age 41.