Sports world and beyond mourn Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s death in Calabasas helicopter crash
Kobe Bryant was one of nine people who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday morning. He was 41.
The sports world, celebrities and political leaders mourned the loss of the Lakers legend on social media:
This is painful!!!— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) January 27, 2020
I’ve known this man since he was 15 & I was 16. AAU teammates to competing against him for 18 seasons in the NBA. We were literally talking in these pics how I will enjoy retirement and that we would have a convo soon on how to go through it. Also how happy... pic.twitter.com/5P1Egv0EMh
Can’t be true.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 26, 2020
Just can’t be.
Truly truly horrific.
Rest In Peace Kobe.
This is the worst news. Kobe is an all-time great who had his entire life ahead of him. My heart goes out to his family, his fans and the millions of people whose lives he touched. Today Kobe is the greatest of all time. 🙏🏀 https://t.co/saR4dJ7412— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) January 26, 2020
Please no. Please god no. It can’t be true.— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) January 26, 2020
This is not real right now— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) January 26, 2020
Nooooooooooo God please No!— DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 26, 2020
I’m stunned. Words can’t even come close to describing it. Just an incredibly sad and tragic day.— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) January 26, 2020
Devastated.— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) January 26, 2020
💔🖤— John Wall (@JohnWall) January 26, 2020
L.A. mourns the death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
I remember Kobe bringing his daughters to the WRINKLE IN TIME premiere and talking about its meaning for him as a father. He loved his girls so. LA weeps today, as do fans around the world. Goodbye, Kobe and Gianna. Our memories of you will live on and on. pic.twitter.com/rq2kEXPhOQ— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 26, 2020
Bobby was on his way to Disneyland. It was supposed to be a daddy-daughter day. Instead he pulled over because everyone was texting him the heartbreaking news.— Steve Saldivar (@stevesaldivar) January 26, 2020
Kobe Bryant meant everything to him. He didn’t see many strong black male role models growing up. Kobe was it. pic.twitter.com/bLKaGg4SQv
I can’t think straight right now.— Kenley Jansen (@kenleyjansen74) January 26, 2020
My heart is with Kobe’s wife Vanessa & their children who not only lost a husband and dad but a daughter and sister, Gianna. Love & prayers for all their friends & for all the families and friends of those who lost their lives today. Love to LA. pic.twitter.com/aiRYKeGTYV
At peace with the angels Kobe and Gigi. Still trying to process this painful day. pic.twitter.com/0uAzU53lqg— Dr. Pat Soon-Shiong (@DrPatSoonShiong) January 27, 2020
In loving memory of a true legend: Kobe Bryant ❤ pic.twitter.com/4Ysb6FhZeQ— AC Milan (@acmilan) January 27, 2020
Struggling to process what is now a reality. Kobe’s life after basketball was just beginning and his second act was going to be even greater. His legacy, Gigi’s legacy both will live on forever!— Derek Fisher (@derekfisher) January 26, 2020
It’s much bigger than basketball but what he has done to push the game forward for young girls and women in such a short time is amazing and inspiring. His legacy must continue! https://t.co/rgT6FeVHxX— Derek Fisher (@derekfisher) January 27, 2020
Hillary Clinton Calls Kobe Bryant's Death 'Incredible Loss in Every Way' https://t.co/YLzt4vEHUb— TMZ (@TMZ) January 27, 2020
"I’ve seen him win gold medals and championship rings. But I’ve still never seen him look as happy, in those big moments on the court, as he looked the other day off of it: with an arm around Gigi."— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) January 27, 2020
Derek Jeter remembers his friend Kobe Bryant. https://t.co/Zk2FBHBYve
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