What's Trending: "Kobe Bryant 1 of 9 People in Crash"

Kobe Bryant, RIP MAMBA, Grammy's

January 26, 2020
File photo dated 18-07-2012 of USA Basketball star Kobe Bryant during a training session at the Manchester Arena, Manchester. (Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA)

What’s Trending: Monday, January 27th, 2020



§     The basketball legend, his daughter Gianna and 7 others died in a helicopter crash.

§     They were on their way to a travel basketball game when the helicopter crashed.

§     Orange Coast College baseball coach Joh Altobelli was among those who also died, along with his wife, Keri and daughter, Alyssa.

§     Coach Christina Mauser has also been identified as a victim.

§     The helicopter departed John Wayne Airport at 9:06am.

§     The LAPD’s Air Support division said that due to fog, it grounded its helicopters in the morning as the weather did not meet their minimum standards for flying.

§     Witnesses reported that the helicopter was sputtering and didn’t sound right. They said that it vanished into a cloud of fog and then they heard a big boom.

§     Kobe Bryant was 41 years old, his daughter Gigi was 13.



§     News of Kobe Bryant’s death has sent shockwaves around the world.

§     Many cities, including Las Vegas, changed the colors of local buildings to reflect the purple and yellow of the Los Angeles Lakers.

§     Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said that “Kobe’s legacy transcends basketball, and our organization has decided that the number 24 will never again be worn by a Dallas Maverick.”

§     Many celebrities are speaking out about their shock including Tiger Woods and Dwayne Wade.



§     Last night, the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards went on as scheduled at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

§     Host Alicia Keys gave a very moving opening speech to the crowd who was still in shock.

§     She then was joined onstage with Boyz II Men as they sang a song in their honor, “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday.”

§     Some of the night’s winners included:

·     Billie Eilish swept with wins for Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year for “Bad Guy”, Best New Artist AND Record of the Year

·     Lizzo for Best Pop Solo Performance·     Dan + Shay for Best Country Duo/Group Performance