Who was Kobe Bryant? This is all you need to know:
- Kobe Bryant (41) died on January 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash in California. 8 others, including his daughter Gianna (13), were also killed.
- Kobe was widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
- He played his entire career in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers and in 2010 became the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.
- Bryant’s net worth was estimated at $350 million in 2016.
- He was accused of a sexual assault in 2003, but the case was dropped after the accuser declined to testify in a criminal trial.
- He won an Oscar in 2018 for his animated short film “Dear Basketball”.
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