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Reports: Kobe Bryant Dead in Helicopter Crash

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, in this January 21, 2015, file photo. Five-times National Basketball Association champion Kobe Bryant announced on November 29, 2015, that he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Retired LA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday morning, TMZ reports. He was 41.

Bryant was one of five people on his private helicopter, and none survived, according to reports. Bryant’s second-oldest daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, was also killed in the accident. She was 13 years old.

Bryant was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers straight out of high school and spent his entire 20-year career with the team. Bryant won five NBA championships, two gold medals and finished his career as an 18-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA team, 12-time All-NBA Defensive Team selection, two time NBA Finals MVP and the 2008 NBA MVP.

Bryant was back in the NBA spotlight last night when current Lakers forward LeBron James surpassed him for third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

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