Jan. 26, 2020
Remembering Kobe Bryant
Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed into a hillside in Calabasas shortly before 10 a.m.
Lakers players found out on flight back to Los Angeles from Philadelphia that Kobe Bryant had been killed in a helicopter crash.
Los Angeles watched Kobe Bryant grow up. Los Angeles watched the Lakers legend stumble. And Los Angeles watched him get back up.
Kobe Bryant, the NBA MVP who had a 20-year career with the Lakers, was killed Sunday when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames in the hills above Calabasas. His daughter Gianna, 13, was also on board and died along with seven others.Photos: Fans outside Staples Center mourn |Reactions from around the sports world | What are your memories?The Times is offering coverage of Kobe Bryant’s death for free today. Please consider a subscription to support our journalism.
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Carlos Vela and Adrien Perez scored and goalie Kenneth Vermeer looked comfortable in his MLS debut as host LAFC beat Peñarol 2-0 in a preseason game.
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