The whole world is in shock after the tragic demise of former basketball star Kobe Bryant and his daughter. Kobe Bryant passed away on Sunday in a terrifying helicopter crash. Bryant, 41, was with his daughter and seven others in a helicopter and they were all heading to watch a basketball game. The crash occurred during foggy weather conditions.
NBA has a huge following in India and Kobe Bryant was one of the most renowned basketball players in the country. Indian football team skipper Sunil Chhetri also paid his tribute to the 'black mamba' via a series of tweets.
Thoughts also with the rest who lost their lives in the crash, and their families. Don't ever take life for granted.— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) January 27, 2020
Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans observed a 24-second silence for Kobe Bryant before the Celtics vs Pelicans NBA game. Kobe Bryant's shoes were presented before the game and the Pelicans went ahead to wear them for the national anthem. Lonzo Ball wrote 'RIP Gianna' and drew a heart alongside the numbers 8 and 24 on his shoes.
Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother 💪🏾 #33644— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 26, 2020
So sad to hear the heartbreaking news of the deaths of Kobe and his daughter Gianna. Kobe was a true legend and inspiration to so many. Sending my condolences to his family and friends and the families of all who lost their lives in the crash. RIP Legend💔 pic.twitter.com/qKb3oiDHxH— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 26, 2020