Kobe Bryant
TMZ has reported that Kobe Bryant has died in a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

The world work in mysterious ways. This one is just cruel. Just hours after LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant for 3rd place on the all-time leading scoring list in NBA history, tragedy followed. Kobe Bryant has passed away in a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas. It doesn’t even seem real, but somehow it is. Today, we lost a legend only after a historic day in the NBA yesterday.

TMZ has reported the following:

“Kobe Bryant died in a helicoper crash in Calabasas Sunday morning … TMZ Sports has confirmed.

Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We’re told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.”

Kobe Bryant

Bryant used his helicopter often to travel in Los Angeles. Bryant used to commute to Staples center by helicopter in order to spend more time with his friends and family. As of now, we do not know all the passengers on board yet. Kobe’s daughter Gianna Maria and Rick Fox’s daughter were among the people on board.

This doesn’t seem real. How could this happen? It feels like a sick joke. Bryant, 41, gone from the world too soon. Bryant will forever be known as one of the most iconic players in NBA history. 5-time NBA champion, 4-time All-Star MVP, 18x All-Star, 12x All-Defense, 2x scoring champion, and 2007-2008 MVP gone too soon. Heartbreaking news for all of the families involved.

*This story is breaking news! We will continue with more details as they are released.