Rams players react to Kobe Bryant's tragic death in helicopter crash

Multiple news sources are reporting that Kobe Bryant's 13-year-old daughter was among those killed in the helicopter crash that also claimed Bryant's life.

Emergency personnel responded but no one on board survived.

Variety reports that officials have confirmed Bryant was a passenger aboard the helicopter that crashed in Calabasas, a Los Angeles County suburb. Another player, a parent and the pilot are reported to have also died.

Bryant is survived by Vanessa, 37, and their daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months.

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He was a five-time National Basketball Association champion, 18-time All-Star and led the league in scoring twice.

Kobe played 20 years in the NBA - all for the Lakers - and was eligible to join the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame this year. On Saturday night, new Lakers star LeBron James passed Kobe.

"It wasn't me sitting there, you know, as an athlete or a player or something like that, and you know it's like about me, and I don't like that", he added.

  • Lawrence Cooper