Sunday, January 26, it became known about the crash of the helicopter on Board of which was the legendary American basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, as well as their friends and family.
a Day earlier, LeBron James surpassed Bryant in the list of the best snipers in NBA history. On this occasion, Kobe wrote on Twitter: “Continue to move the game forward, LeBron. Respect, brother.” That was his last tweet. At the time of writing, he has collected almost two million likes.
Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother 💪🏾 #33644
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 26, 2020
Sam LeBron found out about the tragedy in flight. In social networks published a video in which you can see James out of the plane of the Lakers and can’t control emotions.
LeBron James al enterarse de la muerte de su amigo, Kobe Bryant
¡Sin palabras! 😔
— Sergio Dipp (@SergioADippW) January 27, 2020
“there are No words to Express the pain I feel about the tragic loss of my beautiful Gigi, and my brother, Kobi, – wrote the famous center Shaquille O’neal. – I love you and will miss you. My condolences to the Bryant family and the families of other passengers on Board. It hurts me right now.”
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 pic.twitter.com/pigHywq3c1
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) January 26, 2020
“the Majority of people will remember Kobe as greatthe athlete who inspired a whole generation of basketball players – announced basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. I will always remember him as a man who was much more than an athlete”.
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. pic.twitter.com/9EZuwk8wrV
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) January 26, 2020
“I refuse to believe it. Kobe Bryant forever” – wrote in Instagram, the President of the Russian basketball Federation Andrei Kirilenko.
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“I was shocked by the tragic news that Kobe and the Genie died. Words cannot Express the pain I feel – commented on the tragedy of Michael Jordan. I loved Kobe, he was like my little brother.”
On the death of Bryant reacted to a President Donald trump, writing: “it is Reported that Kobe was killed in a plane crash in California. That’s terrible news”. He stressed that the death of his daughter makes this moment even more tragic.
Kobe Bryant, despite being one of the truly great basketball players of all time, was just getting started in life. He loved his family so much, and had such strong passion for the future. The loss of his beautiful daughter, Gianna, makes this moment even more devastating….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2020
the Predecessor to trump Barack Obama is also not left behind. The former US President expressed his condolences to the family of basketball player.
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.
— Barack Obama (@’s presidency) January 26, 2020
“Coby and Gigi… It’s incredibly hard to make. I will never forget your generosity and the time you gave me in the most difficult moments – wrote the ex-first racket of the world Maria Sharapova. I’ll always be grateful to you. My heart is with you and your lovely family.”
Kobe and Gigi💔 This is incredibly difficult to process. I will never forget your generosity, and the time you set aside in some of my most difficult moments. I am forever grateful. My heart is with you and your beautiful family. pic.twitter.com/rnGI8o1p5L
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) January 26, 2020
Recall, Bryant was 41 years, he retired in 2016. Kobe for 20 seasons played in the NBA, “Los Angeles Lakers”, 18 times was a participant in the “match of stars”, had the title of most valuable player of the regular championship, was twice the most valuable player of the final series of the playoffs. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.