Shaq, Michael Jordan, Nike, Barack Obama, Kanye West & More Mourn Death of Kobe Bryant

Bryant’s immeasurable legacy will live on forever.

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A tragic ending to an immense legacy, Kobe Bryant passed away earlier today at 41, sending shock waves throughout the community. His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, also passed. Upon finishing one of the most legendary careers the NBA has ever seen, Kobe actively pursued his creative interests, receiving an Oscar award for Best Animated Short Film with Dear Basketball, a film he wrote and further narrated that detailed his unstoppable love for the game. His legacy will forever extend beyond the game he made so many fall in love with.

Respected by all due to his competitive prowess on and off the court, anyone who saw him play knew of his impact, one that still reaches across the sports world to touch the hearts of those within every aspect of popular culture. Today, his teammates, fellow NBA players, and an array of celebrities are mourning this catastrophic loss alongside millions of his fans.

 

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I’m Not Ready but here I go. Man I sitting here trying to write something for this post but every time I try I begin crying again just thinking about you, niece Gigi and the friendship/bond/brotherhood we had! I literally just heard your voice Sunday morning before I left Philly to head back to LA. Didn’t think for one bit in a million years that would be the last conversation we’d have. WTF!! I’m heartbroken and devastated my brother!! ?????. Man I love you big bro. My heart goes to Vanessa and the kids. I promise you I’ll continue your legacy man! You mean so much to us all here especially #LakerNation?? and it’s my responsibility to put this shit on my back and keep it going!! Please give me the strength from the heavens above and watch over me! I got US here! There’s so much more I want to say but just can’t right now because I can’t get through it! Until we meet again my brother!! #Mamba4Life❤️?? #Gigi4Life❤️??

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Mamba forever. Our condolences to Kobe and Gianna’s family and everyone involved in today’s tragedy.

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Kobe Bryant: “The NBA family is devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. “For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning. He was one of the most extraordinary players in the history of our game with accomplishments that are legendary: five NBA championships, an NBA MVP award, 18 NBA All-Star selections, and two Olympic gold medals. But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability. He was generous with the wisdom he acquired and saw it as his mission to share it with future generations of players, taking special delight in passing down his love of the game to Gianna. “We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Vanessa, and their family, the Lakers organization and the entire sports world.”

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??? it can’t be

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?please everyone pray for Vanessa and the family ??

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