Sports world stunned over Kobe Bryant news
The news of Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash shook the entire sports world.
Players in all sports united in shock and grief after the news of Bryant’s death was reported and confirmed. The news hit hardest in the NBA world, where several current and former star players were quick to tweet their reactions to the initial report.
Please no. Please god no. It can’t be true.
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) January 26, 2020
— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) January 26, 2020
this can’t be trueee!!
— Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) January 26, 2020
Nooooooooooo God please No!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 26, 2020
This is not real right now
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) 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
Damn. RIP Mamba. May your memory be a blessing
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 26, 2020
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) January 27, 2020
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the tributes from the NFL world.
Man not Kobe… Prayers to his family and friends! #RIPMamba
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) January 26, 2020
Kobe you were my idol… period. Mentality through and through. Thank you. To your family, I wish y’all nothing but the very best. Prayers and thoughts with you don’t begin to describe what we want for y’all. Love and respect to #8 & #24 forever. #MambaMentality #Mamba
— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) January 26, 2020
Just don’t have the words…. #Kobe
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 26, 2020
I can’t even put the words together for this….not Kobe
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) January 26, 2020
We miss you already Kobe
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) January 26, 2020
Bryant was a 5-time NBA champion, 18-time All-Star, 2-time NBA Finals MVP, and NBA MVP. He is regarded as one of the greatest NBA players in history, as well as one of the most influential.
Bryant’s second daughter Gianna was also killed in the plane crash.
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Other victims of the helicopter crash:
– John Altobelli, junior college baseball coach, also died in helicopter crash
– Christina Mauser, girls’ basketball coach, among the helicopter crash victims
Tributes to Kobe:
– Dallas Mavericks retire Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 jersey
– Video: Raptors, Spurs start game with amazing tribute to Kobe Bryant
– Shaq posts heartfelt tribute to Kobe Bryant
– Michael Jordan releases statement on death of ‘little brother’ Kobe Bryant
– Video: Doc Rivers breaks down crying talking about Kobe Bryant
– Phil Jackson calls Kobe Bryant ‘a chosen one’ in statement on his death
– NBA commissioner Adam Silver issues statement on death of Kobe Bryant
– Video: Dwyane Wade posts emotional message reacting to Kobe Bryant’s death
– Kendrick Perkins extends olive branch to Kevin Durant after Kobe Bryant’s death
– Video: Emotional Mike Breen sums up NBA world’s emotions about Kobe Bryant’s death
– Trae Young’s huge game was full of Kobe Bryant-related statistical coincidences
– Media errors, rumors, poor judgment run rampant in reporting of Kobe Bryant news
– Kobe Bryant checked in on Shaq’s son Shareef morning of helicopter crash
– No, Rick Fox did not die in helicopter crash that killed Kobe, Gianna Bryant
– Lakers fans start memorial to Kobe Bryant outside Staples Center
– Kobe Bryant’s last tweet was congratulating LeBron James on passing him
– Sports world stunned over Kobe Bryant news
– Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash – dead at 41