«That was awesome!»
USA TODAY Sports is marking the first anniversary of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others with a six-day series of stories, photos and videos looking back at the Lakers legend and the aftermath of his death. Who is the arbiter of such a decision? It has been nearly a year since Kobe Bryant and eight others died in an unthinkable helicopter crash in the hills of Calabasas, California, and in the ensuing months we have rightly, understandably, humanely been reminded that the legendary Laker was an Academy Award winner, a girldad, an entrepreneur, a youth coach, a visionary. He signed autographs without hesitation. He contributed to myriad charities.
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Trying to understand Kobe Bryant's complicated legacy a year after his death
Kobe Bryant: How to understand NBA legend's legacy a year after death
Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said that pilot Ara Zobayan was flying under visual flight rules, which meant that he needed to be able to see where he was going. Zobayan piloted the aircraft to climb sharply and had nearly broken through the clouds when the Sikorsky S helicopter banked abruptly and plunged into the Southern California hills below, killing all aboard. The revelation during a hearing to announce the probable cause or causes of the crash followed plenty of finger-pointing. She and relatives of the other victims also faulted the companies that owned and operated the helicopter.
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Column: A look back at when Kobe Bryant humbly began his leap to the pros
In remembering more than just Kobe Bryant's legacy as a basketball player, take a look at some of the more memorable quotes from the mind and voice of an all-time great. My brain, it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I have to sit there and face myself and tell myself 'you are a failure,' I think that is almost worse than dying.
The interviews consist of personal recollections from the ten-year period in which Kobe rose from a highly touted—and mysterious—eighth-grader, newly arrived after a childhood spent in Italy, to a Philly high school basketball phenom who skipped college and jumped directly to the NBA. There, he became a year-old all-star—winning the slam-dunk contest that same year—and conquered Tinseltown with a starring role on the only Laker team to bring three consecutive championships to the City of Angels. Is he good?