Kobe Bryant: A Legacy To Remember

Almost a year ago from today, the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant occured, bringing many to mourn and remember his life along with others lost in the crash. On January 26th 2020, a helicopter left early in the morning from the John Wayne Airport in Los Angeles, heading towards Camarillo Airport. About a couple of minutes into the flight, the pilot was told to have been thinking that the plane was rising, when in reality it was descending. Experts have determined that the pilot had thought this because of the severe fog in the sky limiting his vision, which could have led to him getting a somatogravic illusion, a feeling that the aircraft was climbing when it was not. Because of this, the helicopter was told to have crashed into the side of a hillside around Calabasas, CA, just forty minutes into the flight. The crash killed all nine people inside the aircraft, including Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Kobe Bryant was known to all as an inspiration whose legacy only few could live up to. Bryant played twenty years in the NBA, leaving with one NBA MVP award, eighteen time NBA All-Star appearances, and five NBA Championship wins with the Los Angeles Lakers. His time on the court showed truly how special he was, and some of his most valued accomplishments were made off the court. Bryant became the official spokesman for After-Schools All Stars, a charity which provides over 72,000 children with after-school programs. Along with this Kobe was known for his help founding the  Mamba Sports Academy, donating a million dollars to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and many more empowering acts. Kobe’s impact and life, along with the others lost in the crash, are sure to be remembered by many for the years to come. “The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.” – Kobe Bryant.