Kobe Bryant’s Death: The World Reacts To The Legend’s Air Crash
It was peak morning when a helicopter lost control and started to fail. Unable to gain control of the aircraft, the pilot could not keep the helicopter up in the air as it started to crash. The rotor blades chopped up the wet grass in a foggy canyon as it crashed to the ground and ripped itself apart. Although the smoke was coming from Calabasas, Los Angeles, the whole world heard the crackling noise of the crash. Kobe Bryant’s death with his 13-year old daughter, Gianna, is a grave loss for the world. Lizzo, John Legend, and other top celebrities from all over the world have come together to spare a few moments for the legend of NBA and basketball.
Kobe Bryant’s Tragic Death Saddens The World
Kobe Bryant said he wanted to be remembered as a player who never wasted a moment. He wanted the world to remember as the guy with the talent:
"I've always said that I wanted to be remembered as a player that didn't waste a moment … didn't waste a day."
In December 2015, Kobe spoke on how he wanted to be remembered. pic.twitter.com/s2ChEm6yRW
— ESPN (@espn) January 27, 2020
With LA Lakers officially retiring the number 8 and 24 permanently, he has already left a legacy for future NBA stars to look up to. The world will always remember him for his stunning 81 point victory and a lot more. Black Mamba is a legend, and legends never die.
Kobe’s legacy lives on through a generation of NBA stars.
Mamba is forever. pic.twitter.com/ywYweS85el
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 27, 2020
This happened today in the Philippines:
They painted the basket court in the Philippines with mural of Kobe and Gigi. 💔💔
Photo not mine. pic.twitter.com/FoZANpUPoz
— prim⁷ (@stigmajihyo) January 27, 2020
'Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act.' — Tributes to the late Kobe Bryant poured in from around the world pic.twitter.com/Tz7qd4roAG
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 27, 2020
Remember today was GRAMMY awards and Lizzo was there to remind us of the tragic loss. Watch her performance below:
Here is John Legend performing at the GRAMMYs 2020 and paying a tribute to Kobe “Mamba” Bryant after his death.
Kobe died alongside his little girl, Gianna, and seven others who were traveling with him in the helicopter. Bryant was possibly heading to Thousand Oaks to coach his daughter’s basketball team for a tournament. He now leaves behind his wife, Vanessa, and three daughters – Natalia (17), Bianka (3), Capri (seven months).
Kobe was so much more than an athlete, he was a family man. That was what we had most in common. I would hug his children like they were my own and he would embrace my kids like they were his. His baby girl Gigi was born on the same day as my youngest daughter Me’Arah. pic.twitter.com/BHBPN5Wq8V
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) January 26, 2020
Almost everyone is in pain as the world lost a great player and even a wonderful dad.
My heart is in pieces hearing the news of this unimaginable tragedy. I can’t fathom what the families are going through. Kobe meant so much to me and to us all. Sending my prayers, love, and endless condolences to Vanessa and the family and anyone who lost someone on that flight.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 26, 2020
People are literally coming out to talk about how they spent time with him hours before his crash, The news must have hit them harder than anyone else.
Yesterday I made this, I showed it to my brother and he loved it but he said it looked like a passing away piece while at the same time a tribute to the passing the points. I laughed it off saying no one will think that. Now I can't look at it without tearing up. Rip @kobebryant https://t.co/4su97U89nM
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) January 26, 2020
We hear you Mr former president.
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
Kobe Bryant leaves behind a legacy that holds two Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012, 18 times All-Star team member, fourth-highest all-time scorer with 33,643 points. Kobe could have been third, but LeBron James took over the night before his death.