Kobe Bryant, alongside with his 13 year old daughter, Orange Coast College Baseball Coach John Altobelli and his wife and daughter passed away in an unfortunate helicopter crash on a foggy Sunday morning, January 26, 2020 around 10:00 am. Investigators are still looking into what might have caused the crash; nonetheless the news is still shocking. Many fans flocked to the crash scene and the Staples Center where the 62nd Grammy Awards were being held, to pay tribute to the late Basketball Legend. The Grammy Awards also paid an emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant alongside Nipsey Hussle. Grammy Host, Alicia Keys and Boys to Men II, opened the Grammy Awards with the touching song, “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye.”
Los Angeles, CA was starting to find their healing after the death of Nipsey Hussle in March of 2019, whom contributed and left a heavy legacy on the culture of Hip Hop in LA yet Los Angeles, is grieving, again, from the tragic death of Kobe Bryant who left a heavy legacy in the NBA, specifically the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant had a 20 year loyal career with the LA Lakers, taking the team to finals and eventually winning a Championship in 2010. He scored 60 points against the Utah Jazz in his last game NBA game he would ever play in his lifetime. Even though he retired young, he defined the Lakers and ultimately shaped the future of the team and the culture. His legacy will never be forgotten and will continue.