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US / basketball veteran Coby Bryan and his daughter die in helicopter crash, 2-time Olympic champion

Washington. American basketball league ‘NBA’ veteran Kobi Bryan and his daughter died in a helicopter crash in California. Brian was traveling with his private helicopter on Sunday. He was accompanied by his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and 7 other support staff. According to police, Brian’s helicopter in Calabasas fell down, losing balance and was destroyed by the explosion. In this, all the people aboard the helicopter died.

Who is Coby Bryan?

Coby Bryan spent 20 years of his career as a basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers team. During this time he made the team champion 5 times. He himself became the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2008. Apart from this, MVP was elected in the finals twice. Bryan made the US team a two-time champion in the Olympics. Bryan’s most memorable match was against the Toronto Raptors in 2006, when he scored 81 points for the Los Angeles Lakers. He retired from professional career in April 2016.

In 2018, Brian’s film Dear Basketball won the Oscar Award for Best Short Animated Film. He wrote the film in 2015, reflecting his love for basketball. Brian and his wife Vanessa have three daughters – Natalia, Bianca and Capri.

Brian was going to give coaching to his daughter’s team

Coby Bryan was going to Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California in a private helicopter on Sunday. He used to give coaching to his daughter and her team here. Police officials said on condition of anonymity that a boys and girls basketball tournament was to be held in Mamba. Now all these matches have been canceled. Hundreds of people wearing their jerseys gathered outside the academy to pay tribute after news of Brian’s death.

Brian was elected to play NBA directly from school

The specialty of Coby Bryan’s game can be understood from the fact that in 1996, he was drafted to the NBA right out of high school. He was part of the All Star Team for 18 of the 20 years given to the Los Angeles Lakers. In the All Star Team, 7 players are selected every year, who are the best in the tournament. At the international level too, Brian kept his fire and won the US team gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics. Despite injury in 2016, he did not give up and scored 60 points for the Lakers in his last game.

Former US President Barack Obama, singer Taylor Swift expressed grief
Former US President Barack Obama mourned Brian’s death, saying, “He was a legend on the court, he was just starting his second innings, which could prove to be very important.” Losing Gianna as a parent is more painful. Prayers and condolences to Michelle and Brian’s family, his wife Vanessa, on my behalf. “Singer Taylor Swift, on the other hand, wrote,” My heart broke with this incident. I can’t imagine what Brian’s family would be going through. My love to Vanessa and the family of all those who lost their lives.

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