A statue of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna was introduced at the crash site where they died.
The NBA star died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter Gianna and seven others on January 26, 2020. As a result, the world of international athletics was shocked, and his millions of followers suffered in grief.
A statue of NBA prodigy Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna was brought to the helicopter disaster site where they died. Los Angeles artist erected a monument of the basketball megastar and his daughter on the mountainside where they died. The 73-kg bronze sculpture illustrates the couple wearing basketball uniforms. Also, They are exchanging compassionate glances as Gigi contains Kobe’s hand on her shoulder.
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Sculpture Dan Medina said he brought the 160-Pound bronze statue with him on the 4 a.m to the crash site. However, In his words, “On this day, the second anniversary of the accident, I decided to bring it up from sunrise to sunset and create a bit of a healing process for fans. Today was special because I witnessed a lot of that. People would come up and they would leave with some sort of satisfaction.”
The initials of all nine fatalities of the accident are inscribed on the statue’s metal base. It also has an engraving with Bryant’s great saying, “Heroes come and go, but legends live on.”
Bryant was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA selection, five-time NBA champion, 12-time All-Defensive selection, two-time NBA Finals MVP, and 2007-08 NBA MVP throughout his 20-year tenure with the Lakers.
In May, he was inducted into the ‘Basketball Hall of Fame.’