The Death of a Champion

The death of Kobe Bryant and Giana

Cydney Long

“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity to rise.” – Kobe Bryant

On January 26th , 2020, we lost not 1 but 2 great athletes along with 7 others. Kobe passed on that Sunday morning in Calabasas. Him, his daughter, and teammates were all headed to a game for their team. Kobe was 41 and his daughter, Gianna was 13 years old. While TMZ was the first to report the crash involved Bryant, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department did announce that a helicopter crash occurred in the area earlier in the day. Bryant,  his daughter What hurts me the most in this tragedy was that 3 young teenage girls did not get to live their lives to the fullest. However, they were able to show the world what they are capable of. I give my condolences to Kobe’s wife Vanessa Bryant and his 3 girls , they had four children together including Gianna. And to all the families of their loved ones in the accident.