The world woke up to the terrible news of the death of NBA legend, Kobe Bryant who died alongside his daughter, Gianna and six family friends in a helicopter crash in Calabassas.
Until his death, Kobe Bryant influence went beyond the court. The Philadephia native built a solid relationship with top personalities across different sports.
The Black Mamba as he is fondly called is considered as one of the greatest to ever play the game with his outstanding achievements and records such that his two shirts at Los Angeles Lakers; 8 and 24 were retired after his death.
The shooting guard and three times Olympic gold winner would have turn 42 today but death laid his cold hands on him, his daughter and six other passengers on board that fateful morning!
Here are 10 of his outstanding records;
• 5x Champ
• 2x MVP
• MVP (2008)
• 18x All-Star
• 33,643 Points
• 7,047 Rebounds
• 6,306 Assists
• 2x Scoring Champion
• 9x NBA All-Defensive First Team
• No. 8 & 24 Retired
Rest on Champ🙌