The tragic helicopter accident that took Bryant and his daughter Gianna's life left the world in mourning. NBA star Michael Jordan spoke at the memorial in Los Angeles and said: "When Kobe died a piece of me died".
It might surprise people but the two players were very close friends. Jordan considered Bryant like a little brother.
The young basketball player had a prolific and successful career, but he also had a very interesting life. These are some of the most curious facts about the player.