Kobe Bryant's life and career in photos

Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. He was 41. Jon Soohoo/NBAE/Getty Images

The sports world was rocked Sunday by the stunning news that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in California. The 41-year-old, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and several others were traveling to Gianna's basketball game when the crash occurred, sources said.

Bryant, who retired after the 2016 season, won five NBA championships with the Lakers and was named an All-Star 18 times in his career. Here is a look back at some of the most memorable moments of his illustrious career and the impact he made on basketball and culture around the world.

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