NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter Gianna Bryant were among those killed in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles on Sunday morning. Bryant and his daughter were on their way to her basketball game when the helicopter crashed. ESPN has more on the story as it develops.
Sunday afternoon, the Oklahoma City Thunder released the following statement:
“No words can adequately express the shock and sadness the NBA family is feeling. Kobe was an icon, a person who embodied greatness in so many ways. He pushed the game of basketball to new heights with a passion for the game that he shared with fans across the globe for decades. We send our thoughts and prayers to the Bryant family and all those who were lost in today’s tragedy.”