It was January 26, 2020 when basketball player Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, tragically lost their lives in a plane crash with his private helicopter in Calabasas, a city 70 km from Los Angeles. It all happened as a result of a problem in his private helicopter, which brought a fatal accident not only for the athlete, but also for his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna as well as 7 other people on board. They had departed from Los Angeles for California, but a problem noticed too late by the pilot made his journey in this world shorter than everyone thought.
Atmospheric conditions had not met even the minimum standard for flying and according to police investigations, it was said that the athlete’s helicopter had poor visibility at the time of the crash due to fog which later caused it to crash on Calabasa Hill in California.
It must be said that Kobe Bryant was undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the history of the strongest basketball league in the world, the NBA. During his sensational career, he was declared five-time champion with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Although two years have passed since this sad event he still remains an icon and it was on the second anniversary of his loss that Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, were commemorated with bronze statues placed at the site of the helicopter crash, on the second anniversary of the occurrence of the event.
The sculptor, Dan Medina, wrote: “Heroes come and go, but legends remain forever,” while honoring the other seven victims with their names on a plaque at the base of the statue.
In the statue Kobe appears looking admiringly at Giannan and are sculpted wearing their respective basketball jerseys and Bryant with his number, 24. Many people in the same place honored the basketball legend and the victims of the tragedy by placing flowers in front of the statue.