Today marks as one of the dark days of sports since this day, Kobe Bryant, the Black Mamba, died on a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. Considered as one of NBA's legends together with the likes of Michael Jordan, he was instrumental in bringing his team, Los Angeles Lakers to several championships.
When he joined the league in the year 1996, he was together with the more known Larry Drew and Michael Cooper at that time. " He debuted in the Summer Pro League in Long Beach California scoring 25 points in a standing room only crowd. He scored 36 points in the finale and finished with averages of 24.5 points and 5.3 rebounds in four games.
The world of sports and even outside of it woke up today in tears as they were told of the horrific news about his death. And what added to the pain was that he died in the crash together with his 13- year- old daughter Gianna who also is an aspiring basketball star. We all include in our prayers the eternal repose of his soul and we also pray for the peace of mind and heart of the family.