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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:40 pm 
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Seemingly has died in a helicopter crash this morning USA time.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:41 pm 
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Banana Man wrote:
Seemingly has died in a helicopter crash this morning USA time.

Jaysus if that’s true. Was just reading an article today discussing his records with the Lakers.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:46 pm 
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Seemingly confirmed by police now


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:50 pm 
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Crikey. I was only having chat with the wife yesterday about never wanting to go in a helicopter. Far too many famous names have died like this.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:52 pm 
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Banana Man wrote:
Seemingly confirmed by police now

Just did a google and read the news reports. A real legend of American sport. Big news in the sporting world. Was the next up basketball freak after Michael Jordan. Sad news.
Helicopters are death pits if something goes wrong.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:54 pm 
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Absolutely shit news. :?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:56 pm 
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Helicopters freak me out. They seem to have a high crash ratio even compared to cars.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:56 pm 
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Jesus. Very young


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:58 pm 
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RIP Mamba....


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:00 pm 
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He was a rapist, no?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:01 pm 
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Just 41, 'kin hell.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:01 pm 
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Rumham wrote:
Crikey. I was only having chat with the wife yesterday about never wanting to go in a helicopter. Far too many famous names have died like this.

Your cautious stance is basketballs gain


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:03 pm 
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Wow! I'm stunned. You know news you just didn't see coming.

RIP!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:04 pm 
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Seriously though, what is the crash ratio for these things? They seem way less safe than planes.


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True Blue wrote:
Seriously though, what is the crash ratio for these things? They seem way less safe than planes.

Planes can glide


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:08 pm 
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True Blue wrote:
Helicopters freak me out. They seem to have a high crash ratio even compared to cars.


I though this was hyperbolic nonsense, but actually appears to be true:

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Based on hours alone, helicopters are 85 times more dangerous than driving. ... That means it took drivers approximately 1.47 million hours to travel those 100 million miles, yielding a fatality rate of 0.054 per 100,000 hours in the car. By this measure, helicopter flying is just 27 times more dangerous than driving


fudge going in a helicopter.


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Seneca of the Night wrote:
True Blue wrote:
Seriously though, what is the crash ratio for these things? They seem way less safe than planes.


Would you get in a helicopter with this man?

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Yes because he can land helicopters on their side.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:08 pm 
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True Blue wrote:
Seriously though, what is the crash ratio for these things? They seem way less safe than planes.

I have been in one and whilst I enjoyed it there was always a feeling of how the hell are we staying up here


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:09 pm 
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Just shows you how fragile life is. The dude was 41 and fit and rich, he probably thought he had 30+ years left. Yet he wakes up one morning and it's lights out before lunch time. :uhoh:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:11 pm 
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Sandstorm wrote:
True Blue wrote:
Seriously though, what is the crash ratio for these things? They seem way less safe than planes.

Planes can glide


Helicopters are statistically safer than planes when engines die in flight


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:11 pm 
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Fuck! :(

Sounds like Rick Fox was with him?

Just awful.


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True Blue wrote:
Just shows you how fragile life is. The dude was 41 and fit and rich, he probably thought he had 30+ years left. Yet he wakes up one morning and it's lights out before lunch time. :uhoh:

Well said
Try and enjoy every day


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:14 pm 
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All 4 of his kids were on board with him?! Not confirmed yet...

Oh man.

This is heartbreaking. :(


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:17 pm 
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Marshall Banana wrote:
All 4 of his kids were on board with him?! Not confirmed yet...

Oh man.

This is heartbreaking. :(



5 dead, one at least has to be the pilot so hopefully, this isn't true...


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Gavin Duffy wrote:
He was a rapist, no?


What does this have to do with anything?? :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:18 pm 
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Marshall Banana wrote:
All 4 of his kids were on board with him?! Not confirmed yet...

Oh man.

This is heartbreaking. :(


Jesus I hope not. :uhoh:


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Marshall Banana wrote:
All 4 of his kids were on board with him?! Not confirmed yet...

Oh man.

This is heartbreaking. :(

Report i read said he is survived by wife and 3 daughters who were believed NOT to be onboard.

Hopefully thats true


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:19 pm 
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They're saying his wife and kids were not on board with him so far


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:20 pm 
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RIP the Legend. :(

fudge the helicopters man, they're not as safe as people think. It's like flying a car except if your car has a problem it doesn't fall out of the f**king sky. Because planes are incredibly safe people think so are the helicopters but Boeing 737 notwithstanding they're in a different league of safety.


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Theflier wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
True Blue wrote:
Seriously though, what is the crash ratio for these things? They seem way less safe than planes.

Planes can glide


Helicopters are statistically safer than planes when engines die in flight


Theflier has spoken! :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:23 pm 
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He was a rapist, no?

Charges were dismissed, yes?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:24 pm 
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https://www.cnn.com/


KOBE BRYANT IS DEAD


So says the large headlines on CNN.


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flaggETERNAL wrote:
Marshall Banana wrote:
All 4 of his kids were on board with him?! Not confirmed yet...

Oh man.

This is heartbreaking. :(



5 dead, one at least has to be the pilot so hopefully, this isn't true...


Yup.

He has a newborn, so I doubt she was with him.

Hopefully his other daughters were also not on board.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:25 pm 
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flaggETERNAL wrote:
Marshall Banana wrote:
All 4 of his kids were on board with him?! Not confirmed yet...

Oh man.

This is heartbreaking. :(



5 dead, one at least has to be the pilot so hopefully, this isn't true...


Sounds like he flew helicopters everywhere, but never behind the controls himself.

https://twitter.com/AUmeakubuike/status ... 7209008129

RIP. Some athletes transcend their sport and are all time great competitors.


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They're saying his wife and kids were not on board with him so far


I hope so. I mean I don't hope to value them above other peoples but the idea of a whole family being wiped out is somehow worse, even if it isn't.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:31 pm 
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Doesn't look like his kids were on board with him.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:31 pm 
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RIP Black Mamba


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Such memories of him going up against the Kings for de facto NBA titles in the early 2000s. RIP.


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One of the few who deserved to be mentioned in the same breath as Jordan.


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Sefton wrote:
Gavin Duffy wrote:
He was a rapist, no?

Charges were dismissed, yes?


Victim refused to testify at the last minute, settled for couple of million and an apology/semi confession iirc.


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