Bryant, 41, was killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday morning.
Bryant, an 18-time All-Star and five-time championship victor with the Los Angeles Lakers, is feared dead following the tragedy that saw five people killed when an aircraft went down near Calabasas, California.
TMZ reports Bryant has used a helicopter to travel for years, dating back to when he played for the Lakers.
Saturday night, Lebron James surpassed Kobe Bryant's ranking on the National Basketball Association all-time scoring list, inching up to the No. 3 slot on the list during the Lakers' matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers, earning the 18 points that he had remaining to pass Bryant.
He won five NBA championships with the Lakers (2000-02, 2009, 2010), was Finals MVP twice, the league's MVP in 2009 and made 18 All-Star appearances and was an 11-time All-NBA First Team selection.
James on Saturday passed Bryant on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Fellow Laker LeBron James would pass Bryant on the scoring list just days before his death.
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Los Angeles County Sheriffs confirmed an aircraft had crashed in Calabasas.
Camera IconA fan reacts to the news that former National Basketball Association player Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash. "Much respect my brother".
Though the result somewhat spoiled the milestone, James spoke after the game in detail about his admiration for Bryant and recounted his earliest meetings with the retired Lakers great.
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Bryant's wife Vanessa was not among those aboard the chopper, according to reports.