Twitter pays touching tribute to NBA and LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant after his death

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Tragic news hit the sporting world on 26th January when NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a tragic helicopter accident in California.

The helicopter was also carrying his 13-year old daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant. According to reports from CNN, a total of 9 passengers were killed during the crash.

The crash occurred at 10 am in the morning in the hills of Calabasas and as the chopper crashed a fire broke out making it impossible for the fire fighting services to rescue him. Sikorsky S-76 helicopter was the name of the chopper that went down.

Kobe Bryant

The Lakers legend was 41-years old and won five NBA championship for the franchise. He spent his entire career with the Lakers franchise. He was also named to the All-Star Game 18 times and was named All-Star MVP four times.

TMZ was the first to report the news and immediately tribute started pouring in for the Lakers legend.

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