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Kobe Bryant – a tribute

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Basketball star Kobe Bryant died along with his 13-year old daughter, Gigi, in a helicopter crash

Kobe was only 41 years old when he tragically died.

He was born in Philadelphia, USA, but soon, when Kobe was 6, his family moved to Italy.

Kobe started learning to play basketball at the age of 3. His favourite team was the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kobe joined the Lakers when he was 18. At the time, he was the youngest NBA player in history.

Kobe was married in April 2001. Their first child was born in 2003. Their second daughter, Gianna, was born in 2006, three years later. In 2016, there was a third daughter, and the fourth was born in June 2019

In October 2018, Kobe had a book published, named “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

In 2018 he won the Academy Award for Best Short Film for his short film “Dear Basketball

Kobe was inspirational to lots of kids like myself. We should all remember Kobe by listening to his talks.

Our cartoon tribute

By Rudra Chakrabarti

I am a writer, illustrator and a reviewer of children's books. I have collaborated with my dad to write/illustrate books. We also run a YouTube channel together.