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Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: Who are the 9 killed?

Kobe Bryant – An NBA MVP who had a 20-year career with the Lakers that began when he was 18. He had a 19-year marriage with his wife, Vanessa, and was a father of four daughters, including 13-year-old Gianna — the budding basketball player who was ready to follow in her father’s footsteps. Gianna died along with Bryant on Sunday morning.

Gianna Bryant _ Was quick to remind people that her father didn’t need a son of his own to continue the family’s basketball legacy. Gianna played on the top-tier team at the Mamba Sports Academy, which her father coached. 

John Altobelli, 56; Keri Altobelli; Alyssa Altobelli – John Altobelli and his wife, Keri, were on board the helicopter with their daughter Alyssa, who played on the same club team as Gianna Bryant.

Christina Mausern- Was the top assistant coach of the Mamba girls’ basketball team, and her players included Gianna Bryant and Alyssa Altobelli. She also led clinics for WNBA players at the Mamba Sports Academy. Mauser was a mother of three.

Ara Zobayan – Ara Zobayan, was Bryant’s private pilot.

Sarah and Payton Chester – Mother and daughter Sarah and Payton Chester were among the nine victims of the plane crash.

Condolences to the families of John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, Christina Mauser, as well as Sarah Chester, [Payton] Chester and pilot Ara Zobayan.

~WakenyaCanada

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