It still feels unreal.
On the morning of January 26, 2020, the world lost a legend when Kobe Bryant, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, died in a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
He was 41 years old.
Although the world continues to mourn the man affectionately known as Black Mamba, Bryant’s legacy will live on as a man who refused to lose at anything. His passion on the court led to five NBA titles, 18 All-Star nods and voted on the All-NBA First Team 11 times in his illustrious career as a Los Angeles Laker. After retiring in 2016, Bryant began his second career as an advocate for others and focused heavily on the greatest gift of all — his family.
A father to four daughters and husband to Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant appeared to be getting comfortable with his life outside of competition before his life was tragically cut short.
Here’s a sitdown between Kobe and Kendrick Lamar from 2017 at ComplexCon where the duo discuss their evolution to greatness.
Rest in Peace, Kobe. You will forever be missed.