Aug. 24 is now known as Kobe Bryant Day in Orange County, California. It's Kobe Bryant Day. Officials in Orange County, California, voted unanimously last week to dedicate Aug. 24 to the 18-time All-Star who died in January in a helicopter crash. The date was chosen for the two jersey numbers Bryant wore during his 20-year career with the Lakers: No. 8 and 24. It's also a day after his birthday; he would have been 42 this year. Ref. USAToday.
Kobe Bryant crash caused by pilot's poor decision-making, disorientation, NTSB says. The National Transportation Safety Board found that pilot Ara Zobayan was at fault in the Jan. 26, 2020, crash that killed Bryant and eight others, citing "Self-induced pressure" as a likely contributing factor. Ref. USAToday.
Los Angeles County said it took "Corrective personnel actions" against any employees who improperly shared photos from the scene of Kobe Bryant's death, but said the photos were not publicly disseminated and Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, is wrong to file a lawsuit over it. Ref. USAToday.