Tributes Pour in After Kobe Bryant’s Shocking Death

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. Sunday morning. The crash also took the life of Bryant’s daughter Gianna, 13, and seven other passengers whose names have not yet officially been released.

The 41 year-old Bryant — who played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers — was an 18-time all-star, the NBA’s 4th all-time leading scorer, a 5-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist.

Athletes — local, national and around the world — poured their hearts out on social media to express their shock, grief and respect for Bryant and prayers for the Bryant family.

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Joe Yasharoff

About Joe Yasharoff

Joe Yasharoff is MCM's Director of Content and Operations. He is also an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Maryland. Previously, Joe was the Managing Editor at NBC Sports Washington and Executive Sports Producer at FOX5 (WTTG-TV). He hosts the MoCo's Most Famous podcast for MCM.

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