Crushing news coming out of Los Angeles today: NBA legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash. Among those reporting of the tragedy are ABC 7, TMZ, and ESPN.
BREAKING: Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas Sunday morning. Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. https://t.co/izOj2abWiz pic.twitter.com/pGCRkCFIZD— TMZ (@TMZ) January 26, 2020
I am at a loss for words. Kobe Bryant was an all time great who for a period of his life, called Philadelphia home. His influence expands beyond the NBA to an international level. He’s been an idol for kids around the world, some of them in the NBA today. This is going to impact every corner of the League. Players across the league are voicing their disbelief, grief, and gratitude.
This can’t be real . We lost a legend The only time I got to go against you in my career. Thank you mamba pic.twitter.com/NY9BWiWhat— Robert Covington (@Holla_At_Rob33) January 26, 2020
Wow!!! no no no!!— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) January 26, 2020
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!!!!— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) January 26, 2020
Most importantly, Kobe was a father and a husband. A family has lost their an irreplaceable part of their life. Absolutely heart breaking news on this Sunday afternoon.