9 people, including Brian and his daughter, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Bryan used to count players like basketball's all-time great Michael Jordan.
Brian played in the Los Angeles Lakers team in his 20-year career, being a 5-time champion
In 2018, Brian received an Oscar award for the short animated film Dear Basketball
Dainik BhaskarJan 27, 2020, 08:14 AM IST Washington. American basketball league 'NBA' veteran Kobi Bryan and his daughter died in a helicopter crash in California. Brian was traveling with his private helicopter on Sunday. He was accompanied by his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and 7 other support staff. According to police, Bryan's helicopter in Calabasas fell down, losing balance and was destroyed by the explosion. In this, all the people aboard the helicopter died.
Brian's daughter Gianna also died in the accident.
Who is Coby Bryan? Coby Bryan spent 20 years of his career as a basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers team. During this, he made the team champion 5 times. He himself became the NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2008. Apart from this, MVP was elected in the finals twice. Bryan made the US team a two-time champion in the Olympics. Bryan's most memorable match was against the Toronto Raptors in 2006, when he scored 81 points for the Los Angeles Lakers. He retired from professional career in April 2016.
Unhappy fans outside the basketball club Staples Center in Los Angeles.
In 2018, Brian's film Dear Basketball won the Oscar Award for Best Short Animated Film. He wrote the film in 2015, reflecting his love for basketball. Brian and his wife Vanessa have three daughters – Natalia, Bianca and Capri.