The pilots managed to reactivate the proper engine when the helicopter was a mere 30 meters from the ground.
Vanessa Bryant, Kobe's widow, filed a separate wrongful death lawsuit in late February against the helicopter owners and operators.
Final report accuses manufacturer of not telling IAF of defect after it was identified.
The FAA said Ara Zobayan was piloting an AS350 helicopter in May 2015 when he violated rules governing the airspace around Los Angeles International Airport.
In one key new disclosure about the crash, the NTSB investigative update said: "viewable sections of the engines showed no evidence of an uncontained or catastrophic internal failure."
The twin-engine Sikorsky S-76B slammed into a hillside and killed all nine people on board.
The Lakers put the names of all nine people killed in the crash on the Jumbotron, then after brief comments from the public address announcer, the arena recognized a 24.2-second moment of silence.
"My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who've shown support and love during this horrific time."
Kobe Bryant represented many of our hopes and dreams and passions, and it is precisely for that reason that it’s critical we see, with compassion for all involved, the full picture.
No injuries were reported