Kobe Bryant was reported dead as of this morning 1-26-20, and has devastated the sports world and many Smoky Hill students. Student-athletes will be mourning Bryant’s death, along with his daughter Gianna (13). Kobe and Gianna were on the helicopter, along with 8 other passengers, on their way to a basketball tournament at the Mamba Academy. After hearing the news, the basketball teams payed tribute to them with a moment of silence. Furthermore, the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets had a moment of silence before today’s game at the Pepsi Center. The legend’s death is being spoken on by many famous athletes around the world and athletes at our school.