ALPENA, Mich.— As fans continue to mourn the loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, the Alpena Freshman Boy’s Basketball team hit the court to prepare for Friday’s game. For many players like Brady Niedzwiecki and Devin Lamay, grew up watching Mamba dominate the court and studied his highlights.
Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others passed away in a tragic helicopter crash Sunday morning. The cause of the crash is still being investigated by federal authorities.
Bryant is widely remembered for his time as a Los Angeles Laker. He won five NBA titles, two MVP awards and two Olympic gold medals playing for the U.S. His dedication to the game impacted many young athletes and set the standard for the next generation of basketball players.