The hip-hop community continues to mourn the loss of a true sports icon. New York rapper 50 Cent, Fabolous and 2 Chainz have stepped forward to share their shock in the world losing a global role model.
Big Facts: Over the past hour, Fif, Fab and Deuce have remembered Black Mamba.
High-Key Details: According to reports, the sports mogul lost his life Sunday in California from a helicopter crash.
Two separate sources tell CNN that basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41, died early Sunday morning in Los Angeles, CA. Bryant was one of 5 people who died when helicopter crashed on a hillside in Calabasas. (CNN)
Wait, There’s More: The shocking death immediately sparked massive emotional reactions across social media.
Before You Go: Kobe’s legacy in the NBA has him up amongst the likes of fellow icons like Michael Jordan and Bill Russell.
Kobe is widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time — making 18 All-Star teams during his 20 year career with the Lakers. He was a first-round pick in the 1996 draft, winning 5 NBA championships, 2 NBA Finals MVPs and he was the league MVP in ’08. He was on 15 All-NBA Teams, 12 All-Defensive Teams and led the league in scoring for two seasons. He ranks fourth in the NBA for all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring. (TMZ)