Timeline: Taking a look back at Kobe Bryant’s life and career

Kristy Schiewe / January 27th, 2020

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter, Gianna Bryant.
(Kobe Bryant / Instagram)

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, 41, and his 13-year old daughter Gianna were among those killed in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday.

A total of nine people were killed when Bryant’s private helicopter went down in foggy conditions.

The helicopter was headed to a girl’s basketball game at Bryant’s co-founded private Mamba Sports Academy.

Among those on board, Gianna’s teammate, 13-year old Alyssa Altobelli and her parents John, 56, and Keri, 46.

John was the head coach of the Orange Coast College baseball team in California.

Christina Mauser, 38, was a basketball coach at Mamba Academy, and a wife and mother to two young children.

Mother-daughter duo Sarah Chester, 45, and Payton Chester, 13, who played for Mamba Academy in the past.

Ara Zobayan, 50, was flying the helicopter when it crashed. He was Bryant’s longtime private pilot.

Take a look at the life and career of L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant below.