Basketball icon Kobe Bryant has been killed in a helicopter crash, multiple US news outlets are reporting.
The LA Lakers champion reportedly died when his private helicopter crashed in Calabrasis, California. He was 41.
At least five people died in the accident, according to the LA fire department.
Bryant played 20 seasons with the Lakers, retiring in 2016. He won five championships, is third for points scored in NBA history and is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketballers of all time.
Bryant has four children with wife Vanessa Bryant: Bianka, Gianna, Natalia, and Capri, who was born in June last year.
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Kobe Bryant is among those dead in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles, a source confirms to ESPN.
Kobe Bryant takes the court for his last game for the Lakers against Utah Jazz.Source:AFP
Originally published asNBA superstar believed killed in chopper crash
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