Former UH baseball player killed with Kobe and 8 others in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and eight others died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California - LA Sheriff’s office says there were visibility issues, but the cause of the crash has not officially been determined - An investigation into the crash is expected to take weeks

Teams across the NBA honored Bryant by starting off their games by letting the shot clock expire. The Orlando Magic took an eight second violation, after their opponent the Los Angeles Clippers, took a 24-second violation. Kobe wore the numbers 24 and 8 during his career.