Fans, reporters, and fellow sportsmen mourned the shocking death of L.A. Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, who were killed in a helicopter crash early on Sunday morning.
According to reports, the aircraft crashed near Calabasas, California, and all aboard — perhaps up to five others — were killed.
— JimMacKayOnAir (@JimMacKayOnAir) January 26, 2020
RIP to Kobe Bryant, a true legend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/M3KbPVsHLG
— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) January 26, 2020
24 Forever Rest Peacefully Kobe! Thank you for all of the iconic moments!
— Chase Chrisley (@ChrisleyChase) January 26, 2020
I really grew up on Kobe.. posters on my wall and everything .. this is some devastating news man.. I really can’t believe it.. R.I.P Kobe Bryant 💔 pic.twitter.com/WeHStbasvE
— Tolulope Ogunmefun (@dontjealousme) January 26, 2020
During Miley’s 16th birthday at Disneyland, I met Kobe Bryant and he came up to me with his daughter saying “OoOoO Tssss.” I legit almost lost it! He was one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. Gone too soon. May he Rest In Peace. 😭❤️🙏🏻 #RIPKobeBryant pic.twitter.com/RL107lO0Kf
— Anna Perez de Tagle-Kline (@AnnaMariaPdT) January 26, 2020
OMG!!! I can’t and don’t want to believe what I’ve just heard,absolutely shocked to the core,totally gutted and feel very emotional!
RIP Kobe 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/OtZprW1Hw9
— Dion Dublin (@DionDublinsDube) January 26, 2020
— Tony Dorsett (@Tony_Dorsett) January 26, 2020
REST IN PEACE KOBE BRYANT 💔😓 pic.twitter.com/gBcnuEYCGU
— Rap Direct (@RapDirect_) January 26, 2020
"It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you—or don’t. So don’t take it lightly." – Kobe Bryant
— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) January 26, 2020
Life is short. Days like today bring that reality to truth. Win every day, and a Great Reminder to tell those we Love how much they mean to us. Praying for Kobe’s beautiful family. pic.twitter.com/X7GFXi4VUm
— Scott Drew (@BUDREW) January 26, 2020
I fell in love with basketball b'cos of Kobe Bryant, Rest in Peace Legend 😔pic.twitter.com/YBQ9FDtrze
— OLU The Great👑 (@Niyi_Olaolu) January 26, 2020
you provided me with the inspiration I needed to fall in love with the game I’ve dedicated my life to, inspired the world to become great.💍
Rest In Peace Kobe, I love you.💜💛 pic.twitter.com/q3yBOq7dYA
— Chloe Andrew (@chloe_andrew9) January 26, 2020
We love you Kobe always & forever. pic.twitter.com/LfjAQM8Lbc
— LaChina Robinson (@LaChinaRobinson) January 26, 2020
And we both know, no matter what I do next
I’ll always be that kid
With the rolled up socks
Garbage can in the corner
:05 seconds on the clock
Ball in my hands.
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1
Love you always,
— Austin Cox (@Austin_Cox5) January 26, 2020
Rest In Power, Kobe 🕊️
You will never be forgotten #24 pic.twitter.com/SjvllIWZEm
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) January 26, 2020
As we grieve the loss of Kobe, I’m reminded of a song lyric: Never leave “I love you” left unsaid.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) January 26, 2020
"You have to keep moving. You have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other, smile and just keep on rolling." 💔😢😔
— Alek Arend (@alekarend) January 26, 2020
RIP Kobe Bryant.
Gut-wrenching. There are no words right now. Thoughts and prayers go out to Vanessa Bryant and his four young daughters.
The entire world is mourning the death of an icon. pic.twitter.com/vepuqdojjq
— Mr. Portland (@Mr_Portland) January 26, 2020
Whenever I shoot and yell Kobe I’m gonna have a tear in my eye https://t.co/VAdl13yNxY
— Gian “OT” (@Gian18Lucas) January 26, 2020
"My brain . . . it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I sit there and have to face myself and tell myself, ‘You’re a failure’ . . . I think that’s almost worse than death." — Kobe Bryant, basketball legend, RIP
— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) January 26, 2020
Bryant has an amazing basketball legacy, but even with his excellence, number 24 was a gracious star. He even congratulated LeBron James who just the other day beat his record career score tally.
Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother 💪🏾 #33644
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 26, 2020
This gracious congratulatory message to #KingJames would be Bryant’s last tweet made only hours before that last, fateful helicopter ride.
The 41-year-old NBA legend is survived by his wife of 18 years, Vanessa, and three daughters, Natalia, Bianca, and Capri, the latter of whom is only a few months old. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also killed in the crash.
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