Kobe Bryant’s death reverberates beyond sports

Kobe Bryant’s death reverberates beyond sports

News of the deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter in a helicopter crash on Sunday sparked an outpouring of grief and mourning with everyone from athletes to world leaders expressing grief and condolences on social media. President Trump reacted on Twitter, calling the news ’terrible.’ Former President Barack Obama said the loss of Bryant and his daughter was ’heartbreaking.’

Rhokanth 1 months

All these people who talked bad about him before or never watched basketball are on FB now posting "RIP he was my hero".

Roamer MGTOW
Roamer MGTOW 1 months

one of the alltime greats gone at WAY too young an age.

Edward Williams
Edward Williams 1 months

Don't care much about basketball but he didn't deserve to die that young. RIP.

The Kosher Katfish
The Kosher Katfish 1 months

Whatever you think about some of the things he did, he's still human and has family and friends to whom he meant the world (I hope he did, anyway...) RIP, Kobe. Thanks for the memories.

Bridgette 1 months

Sad to see another father and daughter leave this world. May they be at peace in heaven together ❤️😢🙏 my condolences to the mother, family and his fans 🙌 And for the rest of the members on the plane, may they be at peace as well. 😔💙

B. K.
B. K. 1 months

No man is perfect. Let not the indiscretions of the being human out weigh the contributions one gave to the masses in ways those who criticize have not. There is a time and place to discuss a mans misgivings. On the day of the loss of one that gave hope, spirit and light to the many he inspired that struggled to be more than a colour, a marginalized human, those with a dream... today is a day for respect. For consideration of what he achieved with a ball, will, and determination every day to be closer to perfect at his chosen way. Kobe stood as a giant among men in that regard. Peace be with his family, his team, the sport, and those that loved not only the man, but the light that for many he was their hero. Nothin' but net for you brother.

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