The first thought was..'This can't possibly be..' But in an instant, Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were gone.
His mind blowing ability made him an NBA superstar and world wide cultural icon.
There are great athletes in every sport, but we've not seen many touch the rarified air where Kobe excelled. Kobe Bryant transcended his sport in life.. and in death. He leaves behind an incomparable legacy that we'll not see again.