World Reacts As Kobe Bryant Dies at 41

In News 2020-01-27 06:42:57
World Reacts As Kobe Bryant Dies at 41
World Reacts As Kobe Bryant Dies at 41

By Olamide Fadoju


NBA legend Kobe Bryant is dead. The 41-year-old, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others were involved in a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas, Califonia on Sunday, December 27.



Kobe who spent all 20 years of his playing career with the Los Angeles Lakers was hugely influential in the sports and entertainment scene. His death has continued to evoke reactions from every corner of the world.


US President Donald Trump in a message sent his condolences describing Kobe as one of the world’s greatest basketball player.


Former US President, Barrack Obama likewise expressed admiration for Kobe and sent his love to the family at this difficult time.


Basketball great and former teammate of the deceased, Shaq O'Neal sympathized with the family of both Kobe and other passengers on the fatal flight.



In the football world, Barcelona and AC Milan, two clubs Kobe supported in his lifetime joined many other clubs to mourn the former basketball player.


Footballers who were great admirers of Kobe also paid their tributes:


On the entertainment scene American rappers, Kanye West and Lil Wayne who were both fond of Kobe also mourned his loss.



Back home in Nigeria, music superstars Wizkid and Davido amongst other celebrities also took to Twitter to express sadness at Kobe’s demise