The United States African American Basketball Champion Kobe Bryant Dies in a Helicopter Crash together with his daughter Gianna.
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The basketball community as well as political and church leaders have expressed shock over the passing on of the United States African American Basketball champion Kobe Bryant who died yesterday in a helicopter crash together with his daughter Gianna.

President Donald J. Trump – “Kobe Bryant, despite being one of the truly great basketball players of all time, was just getting started in life. He loved his family so much, and had such strong passion for the future. The loss of his beautiful daughter, Gianna, makes this moment even more devastating. Melania and I send our warmest condolences to Vanessa and the wonderful Bryant family. May God be with you all!” – Facebook

Barack Obama – “Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act”

“To lose Gianna is even more heart breaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.” – TMZ Sports

Bishop T.D Jakes – “My heart is broken as Kobe Bryant is a national treasure to our country and a symbol of hope and fatherhood to our community. We are all rattled and reminded of our mortality, humanity and that of those we love. So sad for Vanessa Bryant and the families of those whose candle light has disappeared on this side”. – Facebook

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver – “The NBA family is devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.”

“For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning. He was one of the most extraordinary players in the history of our game with accomplishments that are legendary: five NBA Championships, an NBA MVP award, 18 NBA All-Star selections, and two Olympic gold medals. But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability. He was generous with the wisdom he acquired and saw it as his mission to share it with future generations of players, taking special delight in passing down his love of the game to Gianna.”

“We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife Vanessa, and their family, the Lakers Organisation and the entire sports world.” – Facebook

Michael Jordan – “I am in shock over the tragic news of Kobe’s and Gianna’s passing. Words can’t describe the pain I’m feeling. I loved Kobe – he was like a little brother to me. We used to talk often, and I will miss those conversations very much.” 

“He was a fierce competitor, one of the greats of the game and a creative force. Kobe was also an amazing dad who loved his family deeply – and took great pride in his daughter’s love for the game of basketball. Yvette joins me in sending my deepest condolences to Vanessa, the Lakers organisation and basketball fans around the world”– TMZ Sports

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