Sports Center reported that among the five dead in the helicopter crash was Kobe Bryant's daughter Gianna, who went by Gigi.
She was coming into her own with women's basketball. The two were seen at an NBA game last week, where the former NBA star was explaining key points of the game.
"Kobe Bryant was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter, Gianna. Those aboard the helicopter also included another player and parent, sources told @wojespn," SC said.
Kobe Bryant was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter, Gianna. Those aboard the helicopter also… https://t.co/nJFqaGELMS— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) 1580073053.0
RIP to Gigi🙏❤️ was so excited to see her play in the WNBA. So sad 😞 https://t.co/ELEezkruZk— Lakers Empire (@Lakers Empire) 1580071781.0
Gianna was one of four of the Bryant daughters. She was just 13-years-old.