Eight NBA games went on as scheduled Sunday despite the tragic news.
Tributes to Bryant continue to pour in on Twitter, as fellow athletes, friends and fans mourn the loss of a great man, basketball player, father and friend. "No one is flawless, but he's done most everything right and, you just wonder, and you ask that question not in defiance, but you ask that question why". I had never watched ball before that and that finals was the turning point of my life. "Very, very sad moment right now".
Bryant tweeted the day before the crash congratulation LeBron James for surpassing him on the NBA's all-time scoring list Saturday night.
In retirement, Bryant and his daughter Gianna could occasionally be spotted sitting courtside at Lakers games. "Much respect my brother".
During that time the team won five National Basketball Association championships. He later teamed with Pau Gasol to win two more titles in 2009 and 2010.
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That said, Canadian public health officials say they don't believe there needs to be a ban on flights from China at this point. Barbara Yaffe said nineteen people are now under investigation for possible infection, while 15 cases have been ruled out.
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He was a five-time National Basketball Association champion, 18-time All-Star and led the league in scoring twice. Bryant retired in 2016 from the National Basketball Association after 20 seasons with the Lakers.
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Killed were employees Frank Flores and Gerardo Castorena, Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a Friday evening news conference. Spring Branch ISD says they're anticipating transportation delays but otherwise are planning for a normal school day.
Bryant, who retired from playing professional basketball in 2016, won an Oscar for best animated short for "Dear Basketball", which was based on a poem he wrote. In his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, he made history with raw talent and unparalleled dedication that raised the bar and paved the way for a newer generation of players.
Nancy Messonnier, head of the respiratory disease section at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said around 100 people in America are being investigated for the virus, which originated in China in the city of Wuhan. He said he thought it was a sheriff's helicopter on a training mission.
On Sunday, emergency personnel responded to the crash site but no one onboard survived.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the downed chopper was a Sikorsky S-76.