'This Is Not Real Right Now': Celebs, Athletes And Fans Share Reactions To Kobe Bryant's Death
The world is in mourning at the loss of a legend.
January 27, 2020 at 2:27 am
The world is in mourning over the death of legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant.
Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on on Sunday morning, alongside his 13-year-old daughter Giana Maria and three other passengers.
Celebrities, athletes and fans expressed shock over the horrific news and shared their condolences online as the community collectively mourns.
Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa and their three daughters Natalia and Bianca and Capri, who is only 7 months old.
Here are some of the noteworthy responses below of people expressing their love for a legend gone too soon:
A statement from Michael Jordan regarding Kobe Bryant's death. pic.twitter.com/8fNZcQQ3pF
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) January 26, 2020
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 (@BarackObama) January 26, 2020
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 Rockets & Nuggets hold a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/5LV9ddyi42
— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 26, 2020
I’m stunned. Words can’t even come close to describing it. Just an incredibly sad and tragic day.
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) January 26, 2020
This is not real right now
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) January 26, 2020
Nooooooooooo God please No!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 26, 2020
I'm so sad and stunned right now. In Staples Arena, where Kobe created so many memories for all of us, preparing to pay tribute to another brilliant man we lost too soon, Nipsey Hussle. Life can be so brutal and senseless sometimes. Hold on to your loved ones. We miss you, Kobe
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 26, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of @kobebryant Shocked and saddened to hear he has died in a helicopter accident. A man that transcends basketball and sport in general. One of the all time great athletes. #rip
— Wu Tang Clan (@WuTangClan) January 26, 2020
RIP Kobe! My thoughts and prayers are wirh your family.
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) January 26, 2020
This news is heartbreaking. I am lost for words. Praying for Vanessa and the Bryant family at this sad and difficult time. Rest In Paradise Young Legend. Heaven has gained another angel. ???????? pic.twitter.com/kkRwtXa5Yc
— Ciara (@ciara) January 26, 2020
RIP Kobe, hero to many including my grandson, extraordinary athlete and always kind to me & my family. My deepest condolences to his family
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) January 26, 2020
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!!!!
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) January 26, 2020
rest in peace Kobe ???? pic.twitter.com/YtlMAVJHIJ
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) January 26, 2020
"He inspired a whole generation."
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects on the sudden passing of Kobe Bryant. (via @kaj33)pic.twitter.com/0ECuIbrr99
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 26, 2020
Doc Rivers on the passing of Kobe ???????? pic.twitter.com/lw6qNp73TM
— AM 570 LA Sports (@AM570LASports) January 26, 2020