Tearful Kobe Bryant Fans Visit Mamba Sports Academy

Posted by Larry Horner Jr.

After hearing the sad news regarding the helicopter crash that claimed the life of the legendary Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, among others, while on their way to the Mamba Academy in the Newbury Park section of the City of Thousand Oaks, CA, I stopped by the location to pay my respects.

My entire family was saddened by the tragedy, having been Kobe Bryant fans throughout his career. My stepdaughter  is a huge Kobe fan  and asked me to go to the Mamba Academy to pay tribute to Kobe. Upon my  arrival, I spoke to many of Kobe’s fans who were also deeply saddened by the  news.

Photo by Larry Horner Jr.


Temporary placards indicating closed on the front door of the Academy. Fans brought cards, flowers and other Bryant memorabilia items in tribute to Los Angeles Laker Legend.


News crew seen on the scene. Photo by Larry Horner, Jr.

The prestigious Mamba Sports Academy is located in the Newbury Park area of Thousand Oaks, CA. Photo by Larry Horner Jr.