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Basketball great Kobe Bryant killed in Calabasas

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has been killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Los Angeles count in Los Angeles, California. He was 41.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. A medical examiner will determine that at a later date.

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Bryant was one of five on board the helicopter when it went down around 10 am PST, according to the Los Angeles Times. The incident happened near Las Virgenes Road.

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The plane crash also caused a brush fire, according to NBC 4i. The flames reached about an acre.

“We miss you already Kobe,” NFL great Tom Brady said in a tweet.

The authorities have scheduled a 5 pm EST press conference with the media. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna — whose nickname is GiGi — were on board the helicopter when it went down, as they were traveling to a travel basketball tournament.

Another parent and child was also on board, according to other media reports.

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His last appearance in the public eye was on Saturday night in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was there to see LeBron James pass him in scoring on the all-time list.

Sometime overnight, Bryant returned home to Los Angeles.

Bryant retired from the NBA in 2016. He departed the game with 33,643 points.

James — one of the Lakers’ two stars with Anthony Davis — now has 33,655.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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