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So many drones and aircraft swarmed the site of Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash, the FAA was forced to close the airspace

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The Federal Aviation Administration closed the airspace surrounding the crash of the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant.
The crash killed Bryant and eight other passengers, including his daughter Gianna "Gigi" Bryant .
News, rescue, and law enforcement helicopters are a common sight above incident scenes but the FAA told Business Insider that a large number of aircraft including drones operating around the crash site lead to the airspace closure.
Drones have been involved in numerous recent incidents involving aircraft and bystanders.
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Time Magazine will honor the late Kobe Bryant with a cover featuring his final bow

Time Magazine will honor the late Kobe Bryant with a cover featuring his final bow

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Michael Muller/CPi Syndication, courtesy Time
NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna "Gigi" Bryant, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, Sunday.
He was 41 years old.
The Black Mamba was known as a fierce competitor and one of the greatest basketball stars to ever play in the NBA.
TIME Magazine will honor Bryant with a cover that will hit newsstands Friday, January 31.
The new cover features a photo of his final bow as captured by CPi Syndication's Michael Muller.
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Government records show that Kobe Bryant's helicopter used to be owned by the state of Illinois

Government records show that Kobe Bryant's helicopter used to be owned by the state of Illinois

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

State of Illinois
Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
Bryant was known for using a private helicopter to get around , most recently a Sikorsky S-76B.
The helicopter was owned and operated by a company called Island Express, FAA records show, and was previously owned by the State of Illinois.
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How 23 of the biggest newspapers around the US and the world covered Kobe Bryant's death

How 23 of the biggest newspapers around the US and the world covered Kobe Bryant's death

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on January 26 at the age of 41.
His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also on board. All nine passengers died.
This is how news outlets from the Los Angeles Times to the Belgium's DeMorgen covered Bryant's death on their front pages.
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Kobe Bryant, who spent two decades in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday. The crash killed all nine people onboard, including Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna .
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The Washington Post faces criticism for suspending journalist Felicia Sonmez over now-deleted tweets about Kobe Bryant's rape case

The Washington Post faces criticism for suspending journalist Felicia Sonmez over now-deleted tweets about Kobe Bryant's rape case

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The Washington Post has suspended journalist Felicia Sonmez amid an uproar after she tweeted out a link to a 2016 Daily Beast article about Kobe Bryant's rape case just hours after he died.
She also publicly defended her move on Twitter before deleting the now-viral posts.
Tracy Grant, managing editor of the Post, said that Sonmez has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into whether her tweets violated the "newsroom's social media policy."
Journalist Matthew Keys said a source at
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Kobe Bryant started using helicopters as a player as a way to maintain his body and spend more time with his family

Kobe Bryant started using helicopters as a player as a way to maintain his body and spend more time with his family

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna "Gigi" Bryant, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, Sunday.
He was 41 years old.
The Black Mamba was known as a fierce competitor and one of the greatest basketball stars ever to play in the NBA.
Training and competing with the Los Angeles Lakers didn't leave Bryant with much spare time, so he used helicopters to get around the notoriously trafficky city in order to maximize his time with his family.
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Kanye West publicly mourned the loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter at a midnight Sunday Service with Chance the Rapper

Kanye West publicly mourned the loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter at a midnight Sunday Service with Chance the Rapper

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Kanye West paid tribute to the late NBA player Kobe Bryant and his daughter during a midnight Sunday Service in Burbank, California.
Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday alongside seven others.
West, a Los Angeles Lakers fan and friend of the late basketball player , sang, "I was driving home. They was leaving your jersey on the freeway, and I just broke down, broke down, broke down."
Chance the Rapper performed his verse on "Ultralight Beam," and Kirk Franklin spoke as well. Kim Kardashian West and...
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Gamers are paying tribute to Kobe Bryant in 'NBA 2K20' with custom jerseys, parades, and deliberate 24-second shot clock violations

Gamers are paying tribute to Kobe Bryant in 'NBA 2K20' with custom jerseys, parades, and deliberate 24-second shot clock violations

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

2K Games
Kobe Bryant's life and NBA career touched people around the world, including the millions of gamers who grew up seeing his face on the covers of NBA video games during his 20-year career.
People playing "NBA 2K20" online have been offering their own impromptu tributes to Bryant in the hours following his death in a helicopter crash on January 26.
Gamers are parading around "NBA 2K20's" public neighborhood area wearing Bryant's jersey and other Los Angeles Lakers gear.
Other players online are intentionally suffering 24-second shot clock violations, an homage that several NBA teams...
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Photos of Kobe and Gigi Bryant show how the father-daughter duo shared a deep love for the game of basketball

Photos of Kobe and Gigi Bryant show how the father-daughter duo shared a deep love for the game of basketball

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images
NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna "Gigi" Bryant, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, Sunday.
He was 41 years old.
The Black Mamba was known as a fierce competitor and one of the greatest basketball stars to ever play in the NBA.
His second-eldest daughter, dubbed "Mambacita," shared his love for the game and intended to one day follow in her father's footsteps and play professional basketball in the WNBA.
Gigi was present for many of the biggest moments in Kobe's illustrious career, and photos show her transformation...
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