Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others were killed in a fatal helicopter accident in Calabasas, California Sunday morning.
“The crash occurred around 10 a.m. and the fire made it difficult for firefighters and emergency personnel to get to the aircraft, according to the city of Calabasas. Nobody on the ground was hurt,” reported Sports Illustrated’s Ben Pickman.
The Federal Aviation Administration has said that the helicopter, a Sikorsky S-76, crashed under “unknown circumstances.”
Bryant, who played 20 seasons with the LA Lakers, was best known for his achievements as an NBA legend.
"The 18-time All-Star and 11-time All-NBA first-teamer led the Lakers to five NBA championships and scored 33,643 points in his 20-year NBA career. He retired after the 2015-16 season, having spent his entire career with the Lakers. The franchise retired his No. 8 and No. 24 jersey numbers in Dec. 2017," wrote SI's Chris Chavez. "He was 17 when he was selected with the 13th pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets before being traded to the Lakers. He went on to become the Lakers' franchise leader in points, games played, three-pointers, steals and free throws."
However, Bryant had impressive accomplishments outside of sports.
He was also an Oscar-winner for his short film "Dear Basketball," the first champion athlete to win the award, and the first African-American to win in the animated film category.
He also co-founded a venture capital firm, Bryant Stibel, and Co., which--according to reports--has around $2 billion in capital.
Watch the video above to hear what Cramer has to say about the legacy Bryant leaves behind.