We go in-depth about the unfortunate death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who passed away in January 2020 and is now buried in a gravesite in California, USA.

The entire world was in shock in January 2020 when the news of Kobe Bryant and one of his daughters passing away in an accident broke.

This was an untimely accident and affected millions around the world. Kobe was one of the greatest basketball players ever and on February 7, 2020, the father and daughter were buried in a private ceremony.

Out of respect to the Bryants, no details have been shared about the service. Everyone in attendance of the funeral has remained confidential about the burial, even after fans and curious seekers attempting numerous times.

The family asks the fans to respect and honour the career of Kobe Bryant, who is undoubtedly one of the best players ever seen in the NBA.

The Bryants were buried in Pacific View Memorial Park. But it is a mystery to anyone about the close location except close family.

Kobe and Gianna were buried side by side in an undisclosed location. The grave is unmarked and will continue to be so for a few years, to allow family and friends to have time to grieve privately.

Kobe Bryant won 5 championships, earned an NBA record 15 selections for All-NBA teams and 12 for All-Defensive teams. He has also led the league in scoring twice, won the Slam Dunk challenge and got 4 All-Star Game MVPs in 14 appearances.

Bryant is a name known all around the world. He was also helping youngsters to make the ranks and join the NBA after his retirement. He was with the Los Angeles Lakers throughout his career. Post-retirement, he was involved in many activities from his charity to appearing in Lakers’ games. He will truly be an inspiration for everyone who watched the game.

Details on horrific Kobe Bryant accident

Bryant was joined on the flight by his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna; John and Keri Altobelli and their daughter, Alyssa; Sarah Chester and her daughter, Payton; and Christina Mauser, an assistant coach. 

The helicopter involved in the crash – a Sikorsky S-76B – was the same chopper that brought Bryant to his final game with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016.

Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and six others who left Orange County were travelling to the Mamba Sports Academy in Ventura County. Zobayan had flown Bryant along that route at least 10 times in 2019.

The pilot took the chopper further north because of low visibility that day. There was no sign of mechanical failure and the pilot was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to investigators.

Bryant and the passengers almost certainly were dead in an instant due to blunt trauma. The helicopter was flying at about 184 mph and descending at a rate of more than 4,000 feet per minute.

Kobe Bryant gravesite
Bryant won 5 rings in his career with the LA Lakers

The autopsy spotted a tattoo of a crown on his right shoulder, above where his wife’s name, Vanessa, was written. The names of three of his four daughters: Bianka Bella, Natalia Diamante and Gianna Maria-Onore, the daughter who died with him were written on his other arm.

The death was one of the biggest shocks in the sporting world. There was a tribute in every NBA game for the legend, with his funeral attended by a huge gathering of people including former legends.

Bryant was one of the greatest to ever come up as a high school kid and make it big in the league. His legacy will never be tarnished and will always be a lesson to those who want to persevere in basketball.

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