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lilredrooster
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January 26th, 2020 at 12:20:04 PM permalink
in a helicopter crash - definitely one of the greatest to ever pull up for a jumper
"the black mamba" - affectionate nickname from Laker fans


https://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-helicopter-crash-southern-california/story?id=68545466
𝘈 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴.... ᴴᵉʳᵐᵃⁿ ᴹᵉˡᵛⁱˡˡᵉ
billryan
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January 26th, 2020 at 12:24:35 PM permalink
Tragic. Was never a big fan but he crushed my teams far too often.
Rest in peace.
TDVegas
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January 26th, 2020 at 12:59:38 PM permalink
Thatís a tough loss. 41. Looking forward to NBA Hall of Fame induction. 4 little girls.
Suited89
Suited89
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January 26th, 2020 at 1:04:00 PM permalink
Just read the TMZ article Kobe's daughter "Gigi" also died. Very tragic.
LeBron just passed him yesterday as #2 all-time scorer.

Suited89
some people need to reimagine their thinking
GWAE
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January 26th, 2020 at 1:05:13 PM permalink
such a shame. Sometimes being rich is a curse. He was taking a helicopter to a travel basketball game instead of ground transportation.
Expect the worst and you will never be disappointed. I AM NOT PART OF GWAE RADIO SHOW
ApellesPromptov
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January 26th, 2020 at 1:09:18 PM permalink
I'm not a big fan of basketball but heard about the man. Too bad things are like that...
Suited89
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January 26th, 2020 at 1:09:41 PM permalink
Kobe always flew by helicopter dating back to early Laker's days.
some people need to reimagine their thinking
lilredrooster
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January 26th, 2020 at 1:44:49 PM permalink
this was one of the happiest days of his life - he was just signed by the Lakers - he was just 18



𝘈 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴.... ᴴᵉʳᵐᵃⁿ ᴹᵉˡᵛⁱˡˡᵉ
tringlomane
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January 26th, 2020 at 1:53:28 PM permalink
RIP. :(
TDVegas
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January 26th, 2020 at 1:59:56 PM permalink
Now I saw his daughter died too. Aye. Tragic.

Apparently flying with another parent and his daughter to basketball game. Plus pilot? Or did Kobe fly on his own?

Only saw smoldering crash...but it looks like the copter hit the ground hard.

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