On Jan. 26th the world received news that a fatal helicopter crash occurred in California. It was reported that 9 people were on board and they included: NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, Orange Coast College head baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa, and Christina Mauser.
Fans and close friends of Kobe Bryant were heartbroken by the news. Several NBA legends and current players shared their thoughts.
We send our condolences to all the families involved.
NBA Legends & Current Players React To Kobe Bryant’s Death was originally published on wtlcfm.com
My friend, a legend, husband, father, son, brother, Oscar winner and greatest Laker of all-time is gone. It’s hard to accept. Kobe was a leader of our game, a mentor to both male and female players. pic.twitter.com/NXsrXmCkkG— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 26, 2020
Kobe was so much more than an athlete, he was a family man. That was what we had most in common. I would hug his children like they were my own and he would embrace my kids like they were his. His baby girl Gigi was born on the same day as my youngest daughter Me’Arah. pic.twitter.com/BHBPN5Wq8V— SHAQ (@SHAQ) January 26, 2020
LeBron is met with emotional hugs after landing in Los Angeles following the death of Kobe Bryant.— ESPN (@espn) January 26, 2020
(via NBC4 Los Angeles) pic.twitter.com/Fx9jt2qZVi
“We all feel a deep sense of loss for what he meant to all of us in so many ways. And so many millions of people loved him for so many different reasons."— ESPN (@espn) January 27, 2020
—Pop on the tragic loss of Kobe Bryant pic.twitter.com/XeHcwFnm5C