Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41.

Authorities say nine people died in the crash near Calabasas, California, including Bryant's 13-year-old daughter.

Bryant was an 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Bryant retired in 2016 as the third-leading scorer in NBA history and held that spot until LeBron James overtook him Saturday night.

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