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When basketball superstar Kobe Bryant visited UAE

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Published on January 28, 2020 at 00.01

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Bryant, the 18-time All-Star who won five NBA championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career all with the Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41.
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During his career, Bryant visited the UAE. Earlier, he was in Abu Dhabi for a basketball clinic at GEMS Academy. Forty pupils had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of being coached by the man himself.
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The initiative was part of the DMCC Kobe Bryant Health and Fitness Weekend.
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Bryant was also in Dubai where his team played against Real Madrid basketball legends in a celebrity basketball game at the American University of Dubai indoor hall.
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Kobe Bryant led Team Black Mamba as they battled the legends of Real Madrid basketball team.
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The retired Lakers player, 41, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others perished early Sunday in a helicopter crash on a hillside in Calabasas, northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
 
 
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