Wife of late NBA star Kobe Bryant sues helicopter operator after crash

Kobe Bryant is pictured with his daughter Gianna at the WNBA All Star Game at Mandalay Bay Events Center. (File photo: Reuters)

The wife of NBA star Kobe Bryant filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the operator of a helicopter that crashed, killing him, his daughter Gianna and seven others, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.

News of the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court surfaced as thousands of fans gathered at the Staples Center to pay homage to Bryant and his daughter nearly a month after their deaths.

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