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gonzalez. >> this feary wreckage the scene of the helicopter crash that killed kobe bryant and his daughter and seven others. witnesses received the calls of distress moments before it went down today in calabasas. >> i heard a helicopter flying way too low. and i heard a loud thud noise. >> he was drafted to the nba straight from high school in 1996. spending his entire 20-year nba career with the los angeles lakers. winning five nba championships, as well as two gold olympic medals with the u.s. men's basketball team. the 49-year-old married to his wife vanessa since tout 1. their youngest daughter just born in june. he retired from basketball in 2016. his third all time scoring record passed just last night by lebron james. responding with what would be his final tweet, continuing to move the game forward at king
james. . respect, my brother. >> i'm happy to be in any conversation with kobe bryant. one of the all time greatest basketball players. >> today a moment of silence as so many pay their respects on social media. including shaquille o'neal posting on instagram that there are no words to express his pain, calling bryant his brother. fans gathering near the scene, at his home where his two jerseys hang in honor of the athlete. >> you can see some of the people gathered out here to mourn. the ntsb and the faa will investigate into the heavy fog that blanketed the area or other weather factors could have played role in this tragic crash. abc news, calabasas, california. >> we have a team of reporters covering this story.
we begin with cornel bernard outside the chase center in san francisco. >> reporter: love, respect and dribble use going out to one of the greats tonight. check this out. warriors at the chase center honoring kobe bryant tonight with this amazing picture here in the the plaza. a legend gone too soon. san francisco and the warriors paying trick youtribute totribut bryant. >> probably the most competitive person i've ever been around. >> he's remembering one of the greats. fans are honoring him too. >> it makes me want to cry. >> anthony didn't want to believe the news. he lives in san mateo but grew number l.a. watching kobe bryant play amazing basketball. >> kobe was the one person i always had respect for. you respect his game. >> outside the chase center,
warriors fans pay almosts to bryant and his reason the-year-old daughter gianna who died in a helicopter crash in l.a. >> de stating. i'm incredibly sad even though i grew up a warriors fan. i still respect the guy. >> you always hated him as an opponent but you always respected him. you see the greatness in the player that he is. >> it is just sad to see someone so talented and so young die. >> check out kobe bryant back in 2000 playing his first 50-point game against warriors. he would go on to have 24 more in his career. >> a moment of silence. >> there was a motel of silence at the cal stanford game. fans were distraught. >> growing up, you always see kobe on the tv.
>> i've never been a laker fan. rest in peace, kobe. rest in peace. >> the warriors practice was called off today moments after news of kobe's death broke. we are told players and coaches were just too distraught to continue today. we're live in san francisco. abc7 news. >> thank you. former golden state warriors ambassador donald had played against kobe. their careers paralleled each other for more than a decade. one of kobe bryant's signed jerseys hangs in his home. >> we did a rookie transition together. we talk a lot about basketball, poetry, his love of poetry. he wanted to write more poems.p. i always had this vision that
all the basketball players, should we're all going to write a book together. >> he wrote about how he is one of the most competitive players he ever faced and he remembered almost everything that happened on the court and using that information to prepare for future games. kobe's death has shaken the world. the game it's hadhas taken a ba with today's news. >> reporter: you are exactly right. this is one of those moments for sports fans. for many, he is an international ic icon. you can remember where you were when you heard of the passing. the nine people who died in the helicopter crash in california, very sad news. kobe was so much more than a basketball player. he won an oscar. will he knew a lot of languages. we'll start with the warriors. they tweeted, we were incredibly shocked to learn of the passing
of kobe bryant and his daughter today. our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the lakers organization. barry bonds, rest in peace, my friend kobe bryant. i'm truly devastated by the news. true legend in the game of basketball and the world. my thoughts go out. and kobe's tweet last night, continuing to move the game forward @lebron james. much respect, my brother. had lebron actually passed kobe for third on the all time scoring. that was really all the buzz saturday night. then you hear about this and everyone was shocked. and it was big talk around the media. we are here in miami for the super bowl and much more on the arrival of the team and fans are very excited about this game. we'll have it, a couple more minutes and we'll have more from miami.
>> social media is getting a rush of tributes. had magic johnson wrote in. and barack obama wrote that kobe was legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. shaquille o'neal said my condolences goes out to the bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. i'm sick right now. and governor gavin newsom wrote, the world lost a legend. simply put he was an icon. our hearts go out to his family and friends. >> the details of the story have been coming into our newsroom. you can download and stay up to indicate by enabling the push alert future. we have extensive coverage on kobe bryant's career on our website. abc7news.com.
jones us for a special half-hour looking back at the life and career of kobe bryant. that live go coverage from our sister station in los angeles will be at 6:30 right after abc7 news at 6:00. then abc news will have an hour long special. kobe bryant, death of a legend. tonight at 10:00 p.m. right here on abc7. developing news now on the coronavirus outbreak. china is reporting the death toll has jumped to 80. more than 2700 confirmed cases have been confirmed. that's more than 750 new cases in the last 24 hours. the chinese president xi jinping has called the outbreak a grave situation. international travelers at sfo say they're taking precautions before stepping on flights to asia. >> i have a couple masks here. a little industrial strength. i'll see if i need them. probably wear them on the flight. >> the cdc is reporting there are now five confirmed cases in the united states. the most veenlt in maricopa
county, arizona. last night there were confirmed cases. a state evacuation chart we are american citizens on board will land at sfo on tuesday. there's other news we're following. jimmy garoppolo, richard sherman and the rest 49ers have arrived in miami. we'll have a small taste of the super bowl experience. and another chapter to the dispute over a san mateo county beach. why the sheriff is facing a lawsuit. and i'm meteorologist drew touma. the showers we had this morning are moving out. the clouds are breaking i work hard and i want my money to work hard too. so i use my freedom unlimited card. even when i'm spending, i'm earning 1.5% cash back on everything i buy. earning on my favorite soup... got it.
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turning now to the 49ers and super bowl liv, the team is in miami after taking off this morning. festivities get going tomorrow. that's when they will take part in the traditional press conference which becomes a show in itself. chris is in miami. the fans are already getting a taste of the super bowl experience. >> yes. you're exactly right. on the signage was up. he asked fans and viewers if they wanted me to buy the
tropical shirt. fans are here to get the signing. of course the football game is why everyone is here. bits the experience. what an experience. they're taking in everything super bowl liv who is the offer. today i dropped by the fastball experience. they find out how niners and chiefs fans are doing a week out from super bowl sunday. >> my prediction is the nine letters take it. they're going to handle business. it will be a great football game. >> come back and support patrick mahomes. i think he'll bring to us a few of these. >> the legion of zoom. we're ready. >> it is looking amazing. jimmy g is doing whatever he can to help the team out. when we did have injuries, he
was out for a while. a couple of those guys are out. i think he made a lot of doubters, bleefrg in him. >> that nfl fan experience at the convention center, a football fan's dream. they're paying homage to all with great moments. plechblt opportunities for all fans to look and take some great pictures in miami. reaction and much more on the passing of kobe bryant. we'll send it back to you. >> all right. thank you. >> the journalists will keep you up to date on the players and
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new developments in the ongoing dispute over access to a beach in san mateo county. the billionaire is now suing the san mateo county sheriff. he's arguing people who visit martin's beach should be cited fortress passing on his property and the sheriff's office is not doing that. there are several court cases over access to the popular spot that he purtout he tlokd gate in 2010 setting off the legal foyt. >> you needed the rain gear first thing. the showers moved through earlier this morning. the storm is moving out and the week ahead features pretty dry
if not mild conditions as we round out the month of january. live doppler 7 showing you a dry sky out there tonight. the picture, this is sutro tower. you can see, it will be obscured by a little low cloud cover, some fog moving through the city. and we'll find some patchy fog, especially in our north bay valleys in the inland east bay tomorrow morning. otherwise we're setting up for a pretty nice afternoon on our monday. rainfall earlier today. most spots wound up with anywhere from a tenth of an inch to aer qua of an inch of rain. a little higher in the north bay. you look at rainfall season to date so far. we are well below where we should be for this time of year. from santa rosa, oakland to san jose. we're running 52 to 79% of normal and we rea n some so bute' n singhem idays, unfortun.
55 in santa rosa, 55 in half moon bay. live doppler 7 showing you there is that cold front moving through earlier this morning. supplied us with the showers. now high pressure is building in and that will bring about calm conditions overnight. lows dropping into the low 40s to mid 40s around the bay shoreline. so cooler than last night. but still, this is above where we should be for this time of year. a blend of stars and clouds out there. and some patch yes fog developing in our valleys first thing monday. the afternoon is really looking pretty nice. highs across the area, 57. you don't need rain gear. we are dry the next 24 hours.
the bigger picture, high pressure in control right off the coastline supplying with us the weather. we'll watch on tuesday. there will be a storm moving into the pacific northwest and a cold front just to our north. we'll try to touch off a sprinkle in the morning in the north bay. otherwise, a lot of cloud cover. partly cloudy tomorrow. here's the morning chance of a sprinkle in the north bay. february begins next week and the temperatures are above average in the 60s, if not lower 70s. welcome to super bowl continuing coverage. we start with the proobreaking of thing people dead in the
helicopter crash including kobe bryant and his daughter gianna. players are writing remember the use on their shirts. trae young wearing the number 8. every had game began with an intentional 24-shot clock violation. this from the spurs and raptors game. even outside basketball, after a soccer star name our sport of gold, he flashed up 24 for kobe. during pro bowl, players celebrating by making a jump shot. everyone completely devastated by this news. especially another legend, kareem abdul jabbar. >> kobe, my thoughts are with you, absolute liflt rest in peace, young man. this loss is just hard to comprehend. go with god. >> you know, he means a lot to me, obviously. you know, he's such a great
opponent, you know? it's what you want in sports. yeah, the dna, the tiger woods and the michael jordans. >> it's a shocker to everyone. unbelievably sad and one of the more tragic days, for me, the reality is just sitting in. he burned so competitively hot and the desire to win. he brought it each and he have night on both ends of the floor. >> we all feel a deep sense of loss. what he meant to all of us, so many millions loved him for so many reasons. just a tragic thing that there are no words that can describe how everybody feels about it. >> he was always the one to beat. i looked forward to competing against him because i knew he would come out. the competitiveness all the
time. then when i got to play with him, i got to meet kobe bryant. it was good. >> the dallas mavericks mark cuban tweeted that no may rick will ever wear number 24 again. we see it across the sports world and every walk of life. the 49ers are here in miami. that's why we are here. super bowl 54 vm one week from today. this evening, 7:00 eastern about, 4:00 yurg time on the west coast. you see the flag. they were bumping the music. a fresh new hair cut. john lynch, suited up, jimmy garoppolo. >> dm getting the dance on. the wide receivers have so much swag. there's kendrick coming down. here's what they said about playing the super bowl in miami
including the florida native nick bosa. >> it is really awesome. i mean, being my home town, my dad played for the dolphins. just to be back in that stadium. i played couple high school games there. it is obviously a pretty big moment for us. >> it will be chaos, media day, all kinds of obligations. it is not like the regular schedule we're used to. we'll be pulled left and right. you have to handle all that. >> like i tell my mom and my wife. hey, you'll be the no person. we'll have a set dinner that we'll go to but has the business trip for me. >> reporter: you heard the wide receiver say opening night --
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we learned his 13-year-old daughter gianna was also on board. bryant spent his entire 20-year career with the los angeles lakers winning five championships. it's he the fourth all time leading scorer in nba history and retired after the 2016 season. the cause of the crash is under investigation. kobe bryant was just 41 years old. people throughout the sports world expressing their shock and sadness including women's basketball player sabrina of the oregon dufblgs she was emotional as the ducks took on oregon state. >> i mean, everything i do, i do it for him, obviously. a really close friend and this season is for him. >> she became good friends with bryant and his daughters in recent years. she is the presumptive number one pick in the upcoming wnba draft. and this is season outside the high school kobe bryant went to
in pennsylvania. mourners are gathered outside the gym bringing flowers, jerseys and basketballs. he made headlines when he decided to skip college and enter the 1996 nba draft. at the time the youngest player in nba history. hard to believe. he got into the league at age 18. he had retired at only 38 years old. that's it for abc7 news at 6:00.