Soccer World Mourns The Tragic Death Of Kobe Bryant At 41

Bryant, along with his 13-year-old daughter, was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

The world was shocked and saddened at the sudden passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter on Sunday, who were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Bryant was reportedly traveling to a basketball game with his 13-year-old daughter when the crash occurred. Bryant was 41.

As well as being a five-time NBA champion, two-time gold medal winner and the 2008 NBA MVP, Bryant was a massive soccer fan and a supporter of AC Milan

He also spent time with the squads of both PSG and Barcelona and frequently attended International Champions Cup matches over the years.   

 There’s also a remarkable story about when Barcelona came to Los Angeles in 2006 and Bryant went to speak with his friend Ronaldinho. Ronaldinho was at the height of his power at the time, but he told Kobe that he wanted to introduce him to “the guy who is going to be the greatest player of all time.” That guy was a 17-year-old Lionel Messi.

Kobe Bryant

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