DENVER– Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41.
Nine people died in the helicopter crash that killed basketball legend Bryant — including his daughter, Gianna, and her basketball teammate.
The group was flying to Thousand Oaks, California, Sunday for a basketball game, where Gianna was expected to play and Bryant was expected to coach.
We wanted to take a look back on the life of Bryant. Here are some of the most popular photos from his career in the NBA.