Rest In Peace Kobe Bryant

Anthony Benavides, Sports Writer

This weekend was very hard for sports fans everywhere when the sad news of Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s deaths along with 7 others, on January 26th in Calabasas, California. The unexpected deaths took America by storm leaving thousands of fans heartbroken.

Their deaths were due to a helicopter crash at 10:00 am PT near Calabasas Los Angeles. According to Kobe Bryant’s former pilot, Kurt Deetz said that the helicopter they were flying in (the Sikorsky S-76B) was supposed to be “bulletproof” and that “they just don’t fall out of the sky.” Theories arise saying that the pilot flying the Lakers Legend wasn’t properly trained to be flying the helicopter in the first place, according to Deetz, “There aren’t a lot of people readily qualified to fly it, you need at least a couple thousand hours flying in a twin-engine.”

Kobe was the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history with 33,643 career points, he was a five-time NBA champion, he was a legend, he was a father and a husband. He will never be forgotten.