November 30th, 2015: NBA star Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) announces his intention to retire at the end of the season.
Kobe Bryant was a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Bryant entered the NBA directly from high school, and has played for the Lakers his entire career, winning five NBA championships. He is a 16-time All-Star.
Born: August 23, 1978
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: January 26, 2020 (aged 41)
Cause of Death: Helicopter crash while flying in foggy conditions in the hills above Calabasas, southern California