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by: NBC4 Staff
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant smiles to the crowd during a ceremony before Bryant’s last NBA basketball game, against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Kobe Bryant was a giant on the court as well as off.
Bryant and four others died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles Sunday afternoon.
Below are some images from throughout his storied career.