Two years after that ill-fated helicopter crash, that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others...a sculptor has unveiled a new statue in their honor. Artist Dan Medina sculpted the NBA star and his daughter in beautiful tribute, that will remain, temporarily at the hilltop of the site of the crash in Calabasas. The names of ALL nine of the crash victims are inscribed on a plaque at the base of the statue...pilot Ara Zobayan, Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their daughter Alyssa; Christina Mauser, who helped Bryant coach his daughter's basketball team; and Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton. Alyssa and Payton were Gianna's teammates. They were flying from Orange County to a youth basketball tournament at his Mamba Sports Academy in Ventura County. The helicopter encountered thick fog in the San Fernando Valley and slammed into a hillside.
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