AP source: Ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41.

A person familiar with the situation tells the AP that Bryant died in a crash near Calabasas, California. A second person familiar with the case says Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna also was killed.

Bryant was an 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant retired in 2016 as the third-leading scorer in NBA history and held that spot until LeBron James overtook him Saturday night.

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