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How the Bulls Will Honor Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant

What's Up Chicago

January 27, 2020
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Katie gets you all caught up on everything that happened over the weekend with 'What's Up Chicago?!'

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant tragically passed away yesterday morning and your Chicago Bulls will honor his legacy at tonight's game. 

  • The LED signs outside the United Center were already lit up to honor Kobe Bryant last night.

  • The Bulls play the Spurs tonight at the UC and fans can expect a moment of silence, a video tribute, and possibly a 24 second shot clock violation to begin the game after whichever team wins the tip off.

We are learning more about the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and 7 others.

  • Experts are questioning why the pilot flew in such foggy conditions.
  • Conditions so poor that the LA Police & Sheriff department grounded their choppers.
  • As of now, it is unclear if the weather did in fact play a role in the crash. 
  • Authorities say it will take several days to finish the investigation due to the terrain and the conditions of the crash site.
  • We are finding out some of the others that were killed in the crash, John Altobelli, the head baseball coach at Orange Coast College, along with his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa. Christina Mauser, a girl's basketball coach, also died in the crash.

 

The Helicopter that killed Kobe was previously owned by the state of IL.

  • It was manufactured in 1991. 
  • Records show it was owned by the State of Illinois from 2007 until 2015 when then-Governor Bruce Rauner put it up for sale to save money.
  • The helicopter received a new paint job, including the Nike swoosh logo and Kobe Bryant’s signature “sheath” insignia.

Billie Eilish swept the Grammys last night winning four of the top categories! 

  •  The 18-year-old won Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year.
  • She is the first woman, and only the second artist to do that. 
    • Christopher Cross did it 39 years ago. 

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