Moghtader unfortunately never got to see Bryant play in person, but he still followed Kobe’s career closely. He, like many basketball fans, even called out Kobe’s name every time he shot a basket”.
“Because I wasn’t born in the Jordan era I grew up watching Kobe Bryant and his play style and attitude made him my favourite player ever. He was a role model and a hero to me.” – Nikyar Moghtader
The current NBA logo features another retired Lakers star, Jerry West.
Bryant retired in 2016 after a twenty-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
He succumbed to the crash on Sunday after the helicopter carrying the former basketball star crashed into a hillside.
Low visibility has been listed as a key factor for the accident.