Basketball fans around the world are mourning the deaths of the legendary Los Angeles Laker and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who were among the nine killed early Sunday in a Calabasas, California, accident. Amid reports of dense fog blanketing the area at the time, experts say federal investigators will likely focus on the weather as a factor in the crash. "Everyone is in shock," said one team insider. Bryant was 41 years old.
What's his legacy? Having led the Lakers to five NBA championships, the 18-time All Star — who retired in 2016 after 20 seasons with the team — will be remembered as a hard-working player who was equally celebrated off the court as a "brand-builder" and mentor.