I bet that you probably thinking the same thing “no it’s not true,” But unfortunately, Kobe Bryant, the legend of basketball passed away due to helicopter crash this Sunday, January 2020.
But that’s not the saddest part, Gianna his daughter was among the ones who get killed by the crash.
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Man, that was really devastating.
And we all know that Kobe is like a father figure in basketball and a father as well.
Indeed it’s a sad day as everyone worldwide mourning with Kobe and Gigi’s death.
I know you’re probably thinking how did this happen?
Well according to LA Authorities, there were a total of 9 passengers of the helicopter crash.
Including Gigi and Kobe, the Pilot and 6 others.
The authorities saids that there were no survivors left from the crash site.
In addition to the National Transportation Safety Board, the Pilot was avoiding “air traffic.”
Unfortunately, when they’re contacting the pilot, the pilot has no response.
The statements are confirmed this Monday, January 27, 2020, a day after the tragedy.
Words can’t describe this as anyone in the world say.
The World Respect for Bryant
Meanwhile, the whole NBA community, celebrities, and fans are also mourning about what happened.
Few games made a tribute to doing a “24 shot clock violation” before the game in honor of the legend.
The games are Pelicans vs Celtics, Knicks vs Nets, Clippers vs. Magic,
Suns vs. Grizzlies, Pacers vs. Trail Blazers, Heat vs. Magic, Mavericks vs. Thunder,
Bulls vs. Spurs, Kings vs. Timberwolves and Jazz vs. Rockets.
Meanwhile Trae Young wores a number 8 Jersey to honor Bryant’s Legacy and Gigi and also did 8 seconds backcourt violation.
Also, the Detroit Pistons wore a custom Jersey with number 24 and number 8 with Bryant’s surname as well.
Several Instagram post and tweets from different personalities around the world sharing their thoughts as well.
Michael Jordan, a hall of famer, a 6 time – NBA champion and a Legend share his sympathy.
“Words can’t describe the pain I’m feeling. I loved Kobe – He was like a little brother to me.”
Also, Shaquille O’Neal shares his thoughts on his former teammate on an Instagram post with a caption:
“There are no words to express the pain I’m going through now with this tragic and sad moment of loosing my neice Gigi & my friend, my brother, my partner in winning championships, my dude and my homie. I love you and you will be missed.”
Last but not the least, LeBron James who is a close friend and a former basketball rival made a promise.
“I promise you I’ll continue your legacy man!”
Alicia Keys and Boys II Men pays an emotional in the form of a song in GRAMMY awards.
Other NBA stars and Legends remember his Legacy and contribution and love for the game.
Deepest condolences to the families.