Local 10 News reports former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, 41, has died in a helicopter crash in California.
Five people were reportedly on board the helicopter when a fire apparenlty broke out causing the aircraft to go down down near Calabasas this morning.
From Local 10 News:
He played his entire 20-year NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers and finished his career as one of the best to ever play the game.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was drafted into the NBA straight out of high school at the age of 17.
He retired in 2016 a five-time NBA champion, two-time NBA Finals MVP and the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.
Bryant was selected to an NBA record 18 consecutive NBA All-Star Games. He also won two gold medals while representing the USA in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.