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The ESPN Daily: Remembering Kobe Bryant ...

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, California. Getty Images

GOOD MORNING

Today we honor Kobe Bryant by celebrating his incredible life. Here's your ESPN Daily:


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Loss of an icon ...

Kobe's tragic death shocked the world on Sunday. In the wake of the news, ESPN NBA Insider Ramona Shelburne traveled to the site of the helicopter crash and to the Mamba Sports Academy. On today's episode of the ESPN Daily podcast, Shelburne joins host Mina Kimes to reflect on the life, career and legacy of the five-time NBA champion.


REMEMBERING A LEGEND

The Kobe story ...

Kobe Bryant's 20-year NBA career brought us indelible moments on the court. But while he is revered and adored by so many, so few actually would claim to have known him well. Relentless, curious and infinitely complicated was the man whose trophy case boasted MVPs, an Oscar and a best-selling novel.

Perhaps that's because that is how Mamba wanted it. Kobe wasn't satisfied with winning -- he was gunning for total domination. He attacked the game with a fierceness that was both admirable and, at times, unsettling to his peers.


SPORTS WORLD MOURNS LOSS OF KOBE

Gone too soon ...

Shock. Horror. Sadness. The collective sports world mourned the tragic loss of 41-year-old Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, after news of a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, spread on Sunday.


THINGS TO WATCH

Thank you, Kobe ...

Kobe Bean Bryant was bigger than basketball. He was a pioneer, an inspiration and a standard of excellence who pushed everyone around him to be better. From touchdown celebrations to 24-second violations to testimonies from his inner circle, here are a multitude of videos honoring Mamba in the wake of his death.


FANS HONOR MAMBA

'Kobe' chants break out at Pro Bowl ...

Kobe Bryant's impact transcended basketball (and sports in general), as was made evident when the crowd at the Pro Bowl began chanting his name during Sunday's action.

Crowd gathers to celebrate LA's favorite son ...

Gone but most certainly not forgotten. Lakers fans came together outside of Staples Center on Sunday to pay tribute to their beloved Kobe.


UNTIL NEXT TIME, REMEMBER ...

May we all approach our lives with the same passion and relentless pursuit of greatness that Kobe Bryant exhibited each and every day. Mamba Mentality forever.