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Kobe Bryant in 2015

Yesterday, January 26, 2020, former NBA champion Kobe Bryant passed away in the crash of his helicopter in Calabasas, California. The accident killed all the people on board, including Kobe’s 13-year old daughter Gianna.

The news of Kobe Bryant’s death, made even more tragic because his daughter Gianna was with him, spread like a hurricane far beyond the world of sports. A flash mob led a large number of fans outside the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers’ home. There are really a lot of people mourning a champion who, in just 41 years of life, has left a mark as very few could.

A few hours ago Kobe Bryant played his last NBA game and greeted the league in his own way, scoring 60 points in the 101-96 win against the Utah Jazz. Needless to say, the Los Angeles Lakers champion also scored the decisive points for the win but this was above all a celebration of a player who, both loved and hated, is already a legend.

Next Tuesday, October 27, the NBA championship 2015/2016 will start. Last season was also influenced by a lot of injuries to key players so in this season the ones who return to high levels will make the difference more than ever.

Thursday October 15, 2015, the Euroleague 2015/2016 starts. The games will be generally played on Thursday and Friday as it’s become common. In the previous seasons the first game was played one or two days earlier, this year the first gameday starts regularly. Real Madrid is the defending champion and starts the hunt for its 10th title.

Scottie Pippen with the Chicago Bulls in 1995

Scottie Maurice Pippen was born on September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas, USA. With Michael Jordan he formed one of the best duos in the NBA history and together with other players they won 6 NBA titles. He was also part of the Dream Team that won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics. He also played with the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers.