Kobe Bryant: Remembering His Legendary 20-Year Career

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Kobe Byrant died tragically in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020, at age 41. After retiring in 2016 after a legendary 20-year career, his jersey numbers, 8 and 24, were retired by the Los Angeles Lakers -- the only NBA team he played for -- at Staples Center in 2017. Now, ET is remembering his career with a look back at photos shared with ET by Andrew Bernstein, the longest-tenured league photographer in the NBA and the co-author of Journey to the Ring, a book co-authored by Phil Jackson which gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Lakers' 2009-10 championship season.