On Jan. 26, 2020, the world received news that Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant, and many others were involved in a helicopter crash that had no survivors. Kobe and Gianna Bryant, Ara Zobayan, Alyssa, Keri, and John Altobelli, Christina Mauser, and Payton and Sarah Chester were lost in the crash on that day.
Next Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board will report what most likely caused the helicopter crash during a virtual board meeting, per TMZ. The investigation has taken place for a year now and the NTSB released statements such as ruling out engine failure and the pilot, Zobayan, being under the influence of any drugs. In the past, officials attributed the crash to heavy fog occurring during the flight, causing Zobayan to believe that the helicopter was ascending, when in reality it was the opposite.
Regardless of what has been said in the past year about the crash, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, fans, friends, and families of those who perished in the crash will know exactly what happened on that tragic day.
Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, first-ballow Hall of Famer, Academy Award winner, and a man who put his family before anything inspired many individuals around the world. Whether it be through his Mamba Mentality or how he cared for his family, he moved millions of people in all corners of the world with his actions both on and off of the court. Seen by the tributes made by professional athletes across all sports and fans in all countries, Bryant motivated people to be the best version of themselves, and settle for nothing less.