A statement from Joe and Pamela Bryant at the time read: "We regret our actions and statements related to the Kobe Bryant auction memorabilia. In , it was reported that there was a family feud after Pamela and her husband, Joe, tried to auction off high school memorabilia belonging to the five-time NBA champion. Bryant and his daughter were killed along with Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Kerry, and their daughter Alyssa. During that time, the racked up 33, points, claimed five championships and was selected as an NBA All-Star 18 times. Former teammate and Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal was "sick" and speechless over the loss of his "niece" and "brother. The sports world was left reeling on Sunday, as news filtered in that Bryant was killed in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California. I just heard on the news that Gianna died as well. Kobe and his mother are believed to have had a strained relationship. Right now they're just trying to be a family.