Social media tributes to Kobe Bryant on the one-year anniversary of his death
One year ago today, the world stopped as news circulated of a helicopter crash outside of Los Angeles that killed Lakers great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others.
Sports commentators cried on live television. Fans and mourners descended upon Staples Center. NBA teams took 24-second shot-clock violations in honor of his number.
In the year since, a pandemic arrived, protests started over racial injustice and a new president was inaugurated. But even amid so much change, people are taking time to remember the lives lost on a hillside in Calabasas.
Mamba and Mambacita forever 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/cDlgJwbE2Y— Los Angeles Sparks (@LASparks) January 26, 2021
Kobe Bryant will forever be the reason why baseball players think they're also basketball players. Thank you for the legacy you left behind, Kobe. You are missed! pic.twitter.com/6bYuGkm8kK— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) January 26, 2021
I'm going to remember Kobe dropping 81 on Toronto. I'm going to remember Kobe dropping 60 in his last game. I'm going to remember Kobe dropping 62 in 3 quarters against the Mavs. I'm going to remember the virtuoso performances when you needed Kobe the most pic.twitter.com/iNeDOVWftI— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) January 26, 2021
One year later. It’s still crazy. Rest In Peace to the great Kobe Bryant, his daughter GiGi and the seven other lives lost that day. I’ll never forget our interaction together in 2016. pic.twitter.com/mgpARRhxSs— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) January 26, 2021
Gibby with the Mamba on his mind. Today is the anniversary of the tragedy that took the lives of Kobe, Gigi and seven others. pic.twitter.com/fV1yew8Ki6— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) January 26, 2021
Today marks one year since we lost the heart of Los Angeles.— Los Angeles Gladiators (@LAGladiators) January 26, 2021
Rest in Peace Kobe and Gianna Bryant. We are forever grateful for the impact you have had on our city.
Remembering Kobe and Gigi on this day. I can’t believe it’s already been a year since we lost them so suddenly. Sending prayers to the other families that also lost loved ones that tragic day. #MambaForever #MambaMentality— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) January 26, 2021
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