It’s been two years since the world lost basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash on a hillside in Los Angeles.
Remembering him, a 160 pound (73kg) bronze statue is placed on the site of the helicopter crash on Wednesday in which, Kobe is in his basketball jersey looking towards his daughter Gigi while she holds his hand.
Dan Medina is the sculptor and said, “This is all on my own, no one asked me to do it,” reported Reuters.
Medina further said that it was the second anniversary of the occurrence and that’s when the sculpture concluded to bring it on. “Today was special because I witnessed a lot of that. People would come up and they would leave with some sort of satisfaction.”
The statue also contains names of the ones who died in that unfortunate tragedy that day with Kobe and his daughter. It also has the famous sayings by Mamba, “Heroes come and go but legends are forever.”
Two years after Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in California, a sculptor honored the victims with a statue near the crash site (CNN). pic.twitter.com/ztnKpFa2XG
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Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant spent his whole 20-year career with one team named Los Angeles Lakers. The death of Mamba at 41 years old like this shocked not just the basketball or sports fraternity but the whole world. From actors to singers, big football clubs, cricketers to athletes and models, every industry were shocked to lose a legend.