The sports community and the world was stunned on Sunday afternoon after the news that Kobe Bryant died in a tragic helicopter crash. The NBA legend was only 41-years-old when his private helicopter crashed in Calabasas, California, according to TMZ. The helicopter accident killed Kobe Bryant as well as all five passengers and crew who were on board.
NBA players, celebrities, basketball journalists, and fans shared their shock on social media at the untimely death. Those who paid their respects to the NBA legend on Twitter and Instagram included Dwyane Wade, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen, Tom Brady, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bill Russell, Jerry West, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid, Kevin Love, Mark Cuban, Patrick Mahomes, Baker Mayfield, Guy Fieri, Justin Verlander, the Wu-Tang Clan, Ellen DeGeneres, Usain Bolt, President Trump, Barack Obama, Mike Krzyzewski, Fran Fraschilla, and many more.
Here are just some of the celebrities and sports stars from the NBA, MLB, and NFL who have reacted to Kobe’s premature death, mostly with absolute shock.
This list of sports and celebrity reactions about the passing of Kobe Bryant will be updated throughout the day as more people find out about the heartbreaking passing of the NBA great.
RIP Kobe Bryant.