The Black Mamba is dead.
wow - just saw this and went straight to espn with NO story. seconds later it's on there. Terrible news. RIP.
Sadly, it seems to be true. RIP to one of the greatest to play the game.
Very sad to hear. Was great in his day as a player. I enjoyed hating him as a player.....he had a killer instinct, talked trash, and could back it up. No arguing how amazing he was on the court. RIP!
Totally sucks. Wow. One of the best ever and a drive to win that was second to none. RIP.
I wasn’t a Kobe fan, far from that, but this isn’t how it was supposed to end. It does hurt deep inside.
I’m not even a basketball fan but Kobe is a popular video game reference and meme for nailing something perfectly. This is extremely saddening... too young and a horrible way to die with his daughter with him
Extremely sad day. One of the greatest players ever. He’ll be missed by millions of people around the world.
He was a great father, unfortunately his 13 year old daughter was with him, going to a girls tournament.
They can't even keep a mature technology like helicopters aloft, yet some people still long for flying cars. Not happening!
From High School to a Professional Star..
The poor Wife. Not only loosing her Husband,
but a Daughter. Shattered Heart..
Man this just fukn sucks. Like a gut punch. We were the same age and I followed his entire career. Felt like I grew up with him you know? So sad too hear.
RIP Black Mamba
Horrible news. He went to high school locally here and a relative of mine played with him at Lower Merion. Followed the guy his whole career. Stellar athlete.
No one should lose a spouse and child in the same day. My thoughts go out to the wife and other children. He even has a 7-month old baby at home. Sad.
Quoted from Colsond3:
Awesome tributes throughout the NBA today...
Yeah I have the Celtics/Pelicans game on and the ticker is full of great messages. Saw Trea Young wore Kobe's #8 today.
Timing is so surreal. He passes the day after getting passed for 3rd all time scoring by Lebron.
I recall when he got caught running around with a bunch of women, then had to buy his wife a huge rock to keep his marriage together. And sexually assaulting hotel worker in Colorado. Made Homophobic slurs at a referee.
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:
I recall when he got caught running around with a bunch of women
Have a bit of class, sir. I can't imagine being in his wife's position, past digressions or not. That happened in 2003 and obviously they got through and past it. She lost one of her babies and her love. May I say, (edited).
He was a pleasure to watch on the court, one of my all time favorite players. When I went to see him at Barclays in Brooklyn against the Nets, I didn't go to see the nets, I went to see KOBE. Even during warm ups he was fun to watch. He looked right at my camera... Man it's crazy, sad day for sure. I also will never forget his last game against the Jazz with the come from behind win at staples center. Here are some photos I took front row at Barclays in BK and yes the Lakers won that night and I was happy about that. :
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