Kobe Bryant: Pilot error likely caused helicopter crash
By Abiodun Ogundairo
10 February 2021 | 8:29 am
Investigators say the pilot of the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter likely became disoriented in fog during the flight. The basketball star's death sent shockwaves throughout the sports world.
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Russia has released the US basketball player, who had been serving a 9-year sentence in a penal colony, in exchange for a notorious arms dealer. US President Biden has said Griner is "on her way home."
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A Kobe Bryant game-worn jersey is expected to set a record when it hits the auction block at Sotheby’s from February 2 to 9.
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