Soccer World Mourns The Tragic Death Of Kobe Bryant At 41
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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.
We have no words to express how shocked we are to hear of the tragic passing of one of the greatest sportsmen of all time and Rossonero fan, Kobe Bryant. All our thoughts are with the families of those affected by this tragic accident. You will forever be missed, Kobe pic.twitter.com/FOd365chEL— AC Milan (@acmilan) January 26, 2020
He also spent time with the squads of both PSG and Barcelona and frequently attended International Champions Cup matches over the years.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 26, 2020
All our support, Pau. https://t.co/TqquNmhDW9— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 26, 2020
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.
Neymar scores a goal and flashes up the No. 24 in respect for Kobe Bryantpic.twitter.com/DOQYAvXfLI— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) January 26, 2020
We’re deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant.Our thoughts and condolences are with his loved ones at this extremely difficult time pic.twitter.com/1IDAGRqafS
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 26, 2020
Rest in peace KOBE BRYANT and all the victims who have passed away in that tragic accident and give all my condolences to family and friends pic.twitter.com/5wecXPdmaS— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) January 26, 2020
Another sad and irreparable loss in the world of sport. Another unprecedented tragedy. At Chapecoense, we deeply regret the death of @NBA legend and @Lakers star Kobe Bryant. We sympathize with family, friends and fans and wish them much strength. Our prayers are with you. #kobe— Chapecoense (@ChapecoenseReal) January 26, 2020
RIP Kobe Bryant 1978-2020.
Sports icon. pic.twitter.com/aOTWyPtyD3— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 26, 2020
LaLiga would like to express its condolences on the death of Kobe Bryant, a world-class basketball and sporting legend. We would also like to express our condolences to his family and friends for this tragic loss.— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) January 26, 2020
My heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of Kobe and of those who died in the terrible accident.— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) January 26, 2020
RIP LEGEND ... pic.twitter.com/kEQ99cRohO— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) January 26, 2020
An inspiration to so many pic.twitter.com/iVysQnapLp— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) January 26, 2020
A legend, and a friend to us and our sport. Our hearts break today.Rest In Peace, Kobe and Gigi. pic.twitter.com/R5qkgERv9k
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) January 26, 2020