The sports world loses an iconic figure far too early: Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash at age 41

  • It was stunning news, as the night before, LeBron James had just passed Kobe for 3rd-most points scored in NBA history, and Kobe was all class about it, saying there was more to come…and then the very next day, Kobe along with his 13-old daughter Gianna and 7 others, were killed in a helicopter crash, on the way to a game in the L.A. area
  • For Jake’s generation, when you were practicing in the driveway or at the gym, you always emulated Kobe. That’s who you tried to be. It’s a crushing loss for the world of sports