Lakers icon died with daughter Gianna, three others in a helicopter crash
Even before his death was confirmed, tweets of “NOOOOOO” were peppered throughout the social media platform. Once is was official, more heartfelt posts appeared mourning the death of 41-year-old NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
Bryant and his teen daughter Gianna were killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said that 5 people were killed in the crash in Calabasas. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.
We were all very lucky to grow up watching Kobe play and be the GOAT. I’m sad we didn’t get that same experience with Gianna because she was very talented just like her father 🖤 R.I.P to the goat and his amazingly talented daughter . pic.twitter.com/89KJP4D4eX
Man I don’t even know where to start😭😭 I started playing ball because of KOBE after watching the 2010 finals. I had never watched ball before that and that finals was the turning point of my life. I WANTED TO BE LIKE KOBE. I’m so FREAKING SAD right now!!!!
Loss is always difficult no matter how young or old. But in tragedy there is always light. Kobe will be a beacon for eternity. May his family&friends find their peace&see Kobe’s light in their own time/way. For the rest of us, let go of petty things& be gr8tful for those we have
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of @kobebryant, as well as to the entire Lakers family. This is a horrible tragedy. Kobe was one of the best to ever play the game of basketball. May he Rest In Peace.
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