• The world mourns Kobe and Gianna Bryant

    Leaders, fans, friends and fellow stars around the world have shared tributes on social media on the passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter and seven others. #KobeBryant #GiannaBryant #Basketball

  • In this file photo taken on 24 August, USA's Kobe Bryant celebrates at the end of the men's basketball gold medal match Spain against The US of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Olympic basketball Arena in Beijing. Picture: AFP

    Bryant's death sends shockwaves through NBA and beyond

    Bryant, a five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers and two-time Olympic gold medallist, died in a fiery helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles that also claimed the life of his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others.