Statue of Kobe and Gianna Bryant placed at crash site on two-year anniversary

By Eurohoops team/ [email protected]

On the two-year anniversary of Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s deaths in a helicopter accident, a statue was placed on the crash site in Calabasas, California.

Sculptor Dan medina created the piece which shows Kobe in Lakers uniform with his arm around Gianna who stands next to him with a basketball in hand. The two are looking at each other.

 

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Medina told NBC Los Angeles that he brought the 160-pound bronze statue to the hilltop at 4 a.m. and that it will remain there temporarily.

The statue has the names of the Bryants and the seven other victims in the helicopter crash that happened on January 26, 2020, inscribed on its base – John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their daughter Alyssa; Christina Mauser; Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton; and pilot Ara Zobayan.

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