Two weeks ago, the sporting world was rocked by the tragic death of former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash.
In the weeks following the accident, tributes for those who lost their lives in the crash came pouring in from around the world.
The latest comes from Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant. He took to Instagram on Tuesday with a tribute for Kobe, and the eight others who lost their lives in the accident.
“Forever in my heart. Rest easy bean. Gianna, John, Keri, Alyssa, Christina, Sarah, Payton, Ara. Peace and comfort to the families,” Durant said in the caption.
He honored pilot Ara Zobayan, Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their daughter Alyssa; Bryant’s friend and assistant coach, Christina Mauser; and Sarah Chester and her daughter, Payton, 14, who were the seven other people killed in the crash.
Over the weekend, the National Transportation Safety Board released an initial report about the crash.
According to the report, the helicopter, was just 100 feet from clear skies. If the veteran pilot continued his ascent for just 12 more seconds, the aircraft would have reached clear skies, according to air safety consultant Kipp Lau.
The NTSB said it will take at least a year to determine the cause of the accident.