FOX SportsJan 26, 2020 at 5:38p ET
NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, multiple outlets confirmed, reportedly among several others, including one of his daughters, Gianna.
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#BREAKING: Kobe’s daughter Gianna Maria was also on board the helicopter and died in the crash http://tmz.me/ngAw1tO Kobe Bryant Dead, Dies in Helicopter CrashKobe Bryant has died.tmz.com196K12:42 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy113K people are talking about this
Thousands of fans have shown up outside of Staples Center to remember Kobe Bryant.
Sources: Kobe Bryant was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter Gianna when the helicopter crashed. Those aboard the helicopter also included another player and parent.209K12:56 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy89.4K people are talking about this
The tragic death of the 41-year-old Los Angeles Lakers star and his daughter was met with shock and mourning:
There’s no words to express the pain Im going through with this tragedy of loosing my neice Gigi & my brother @kobebryant I love u and u will be missed. My condolences goes out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. IM SICK RIGHT NOW
Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.744K1:56 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy175K people are talking about this
LeBron James in tears as he exits the Los Angeles Lakers team plane following the news of Kobe Bryant’s death. James passed Kobe for 3rd on the all-time scoring list yesterday.25.4K2:19 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy9,866 people are talking about this
Most people will remember Kobe as the magnificent athlete who inspired a whole generation of basketball players. But I will always remember him as a man who was much more than an athlete.149K1:22 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy44.9K people are talking about this
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Kobe Bryant
MSG just switched the exterior lights to Purple and Gold. #RIPmamba
MSG ceiling is lit up in purple and gold
.@ZO2_ honors Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on his shoes before today’s game
Jeannine & I are absolutely shocked to hear of the loss of one of my favorite people & one of the best basketball minds in the history of the game! Our hearts & prayers to Vanessa & his girls. @kobebryant you were my biggest fan, but I was yours #RIPMAMBA @NBA @espn @SLAMonline
My heart is broken for Kobe and his family. I’ll never forget the battles but what I really admired was the father he was to his girls. Rest In Peace old friend with your angel Gianna 7,5272:33 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy1,287 people are talking about this
Full statement from Steve Ballmer, L.A. Clippers Chairman, on behalf of the organization:
RIP Kobe Bryant. I cannot believe I just typed those words. Just impossible to comprehend. He was becoming as big a force in his second career as he was on the court. God bless his wife and children.106K12:20 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy20.1K people are talking about this
I’m feeling numb – words can’t describe the impact Kobe has had on the world, LA, and the Lakers – not to mention the influence he had in my life as someone I grew up idolizing. I loved him – and send my condolences to all the families who lost someone today. RIP4,07512:25 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy977 people are talking about this
We can never forget how precious life is. How those who are special to you and never let them forget how deeply you love them111K11:56 AM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy29.6K people are talking about this
To all of my friends, thank you. Each of you have shared part of yourself with me and made my life better. I have tried to do the same. If you were here I would hug you like I just hugged my family. It hurts that it takes a tragedy to remind us of our mortality.#hugyourfriends22K12:48 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy4,099 people are talking about this
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!!!!
RIP LEGEND179K12:15 PM – Jan 26, 2020 · Philadelphia, PATwitter Ads info and privacy29.7K people are talking about this
.@TheTraeYoung walked off the court and hugged his mom a very long time after he warmed up. You could see the emotion on his face. #TrueToAtlanta #NBA7491:51 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy178 people are talking about this
Kobe Bryant was the reason I played basketball with so much love.
I’m so sorry to the entire Bryant family.
Tonight is for you.11K1:13 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy1,809 people are talking about this
“That’s a legend. He did so much for the game of basketball. A lot of people looked to Kobe Bryant, including myself.”
Lamar Jackson on Kobe Bryant.5,4031:55 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy1,292 people are talking about this
A moment of silence for Kobe Bryant at the #ProBowl
This times a million https://twitter.com/247KevinBoilard/status/1221526148657467392 …Kevin Boilard✔@247KevinBoilardKobe Bryant, 2008: “Have a good time. Life is too short to get bogged down and be discouraged.
“You have to keep moving. You have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other, smile and just keep on rolling.2,09812:29 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy466 people are talking about this
God Bless Kobe & his family…one of the great competitors ever…life is short & precious…hug your loved ones-#Respect #Mamba4,31212:51 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy571 people are talking about this
How absolutely horrifying. Watching Kobe totally embrace post-basketball life has been awesome. Getting to do all the things he didn’t get to do while he was playing. Getting so wrapped up in his daughter’s basketball. The films. All of it. This is just unspeakably awful.27.8K11:43 AM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy6,124 people are talking about this
I really don’t know what to say. I feel like crying. My sincerest prayers go out to Kobe’s family and the entire basketball world, which was also Kobe’s family.10.3K11:51 AM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy2,804 people are talking about this
My heart is heavy with the news of Kobe Bryant. Prayers go out to his family right now through this unthinkable time.25.5K1:02 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy2,806 people are talking about this
.@JoeBiden says he learned of Kobe Bryant’s death after getting off his campaign bus in Des Moines. “It makes you realize you’ve got to make everyday count,” he says.8012:15 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy25 people are talking about this
“For those Kobe fans that are out there, that are feeling like I feel right now, just try and think of all the joy that he brought you.”
Brian Shaw reacts to the reported passing of Kobe Bryant.68.1K12:49 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy22.6K people are talking about this
Shocked and saddened to hear about Kobe Bryant. To us in Philly he was one of ours. His loss will be felt throughout the city. #ripkobe2,27112:08 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy415 people are talking about this
Horrible!!!! RIP my man
They doubted a kid could make it in the NBA and he proved them wrong.
They doubted he could win a championship and he proved them wrong.
They doubted he could make movies and he won an Oscar.
Like all great artists, Kobe Bryant proved the doubters wrong.
Rest in peace.
Warriors were practicing when the news of Kobe Bryant’s death broke. They called off practice, canceled media availability. Like every emotionally rocked NBA franchise right now, a ton of people in the organization were connected to him in various ways.14K12:07 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy2,750 people are talking about this
Kobe lived just down the road. Everyone in the area had nothing but great things to say about him. Rare for someone of his stature. A true legend. Incredibly sad1,68612:20 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy136 people are talking about this
Shocked and saddened about the tragic death of Kobe Bryant. His mantra was “live today to inspire tomorrow” and he inspired millions. My heart goes out to his beloved family.
#KobeBryant you were the greatest. You made our city and the rest of the world so proud. Every basketball fan knew the magnificence of the Mamba. Love and healing to Vanessa and those little girls. God, this is just the worst ever.24.4K12:26 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy2,197 people are talking about this
Kobe, We love you brother
We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave
RIP to a legend who meant so much to so many. You will be remembered forever as the champion you are.
…HE was ‘different’. Our discussion not long back was about ‘daughters’ AND transitions. He sought to make a DIFFERENCE. He just got started & he created many paths.. Ive said many times as a young-HE was the most manner able ‘athlete’ I ever met. He was DIFFERENT #RIPKOBE248
What terrible, tragic & shocking news about the passing of the legendary Kobe Bryant. My thoughts & condolences go out to his family.
Rest In Peace, Kobe.3,30412:07 PM – Jan 26, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy425 people are talking about this
I’ll never forget how delirious with joy #KobeBryant was after he won his #academyaward
He was giddy as he hugged it out with me and @DanStanczyk and was thrilled when I mentioned his tremendous interviews with my dear friend @Cabbie
Prayers for his family
No words can express how I feel or how much I idolized this man. Thank you Kobe Bryant
Bryant was a five-time NBA champion, two-time NBA Finals MVP, and former NBA MVP, as well as an 18-time All-Star. His 33,643 career regular season points is good for fourth on the all-time scoring list; he was surpassed on that list on Saturday night by LeBron James, and tweeted his congratulations to James after the game:
LeBron James wore shoes last night honoring Kobe Bryant, who he passed on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. “Mamba 4 Life. 8/24 KB”
Man, this was LeBron on Kobe last night after passing him on the all time scoring list.
“Now I’m here in a Lakers uniform in Philadelphia, where he’s from…I’m happy just to be in any conversation with Kobe Bean Bryant.”
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