Since reports started flooding in of NBA basketball star, Kobe Bryant’s, death in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday, other NBA players and staff have been flocking to social media to pay tribute to the icon.
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 “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) January 26, 2020
— doc rivers (@DocRivers) January 26, 2020
This is not real right now
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) January 26, 2020
More then just basketball man he has 4 daughters… life is crazy. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) January 26, 2020
I’m heartbroken. Kobe Bryant had so much more to share with the world. It was amazing seeing him transition into his post-playing career. We were only seeing the start with films, TV, his book, and simply being a father to his four daughters. Awful he’s been robbed of more life. pic.twitter.com/3wJa8OMLH5
— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) January 26, 2020
We can never forget how precious life is. How those who are special to you and never let them forget how deeply you love them
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 26, 2020
All the Lessons
All the Advice
Every word you ever told me…
Will stick with me forever
Thank You Kobe🙏🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/WPCdHg3iyt
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) January 26, 2020
Kobe is considered one of the NBA’s all time greatest players, playing 20-season with the LA Lakers and ranked third for all time highest score.
The LA Lakers retired both of his jerseys, number 8 and 24, after he retired to make him the only NBA player to receive the honour.