Legends never die: DHS mourns the death of Kobe Bryant

Legends never die: DHS mourns the death of Kobe Bryant

Juliana B.

It was an unexpected tragedy when the news of Kobe Bryant’s death went viral during the afternoon on Sunday, January 26th. 

The helicopter that Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others were on, crashed just before 10 a.m. on Sunday near Calabasas, California. There were no survivors. 

When the news got around that the 41-year-old athlete had died, there were some doubts as to whether or not this was true. 

“At first I didn’t believe it but then I did more research and found out that it was true,” freshman Mitchell T. said. 

Each and every NBA player was deeply affected by this tragedy. Kobe Bryant was number twenty four for most of his career, so in his honor, almost all eight teams in the NBA that were playing the day after Kobe’s death, took a twenty four second violation for the first possession of the game. 

The helicopter is said to have formed a two-foot crater and slammed into a hill while there were low clouds, fog and mist, making it hard for the pilot to see. Questions have started to arise about if this was the reason for the crash or not. 

Senior Ava C. however does think this was the reason. 

“I do think the helicopter crashed because of the mix of foggy weather and technical difficulties.” 

Kobe Bryant was a very hard worker which made him the incredible basketball player that he was. No one had to be a huge basketball fan to have looked up to him. 

“I’m not that big of a fan of basketball but I do follow it,” Mitchell said. “I looked up to Kobe in the sense of trying to have the same mentally and working ethic that he had.” 

Kobe Bryant will with no doubt be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Springfield, Massachusetts. According to Ava, there is also no doubt that Kobe is an NBA legend. 

“Kobe Bryant is absolutely an NBA legend. You know it because everyone knows who he is and everyone in the world was incredibly sad to hear about his passing.”

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