Tuesday is the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Bryant’s sudden death was felt around the world, but especially among athletes. The all-time great left a hole in the sports community that will never be filled.
Many athletes, including those who played with him, paid tribute to Kobe and Gianna on Tuesday.
Sports world remembers Kobe and Gianna
Laker Nation we will always remember the brilliance, the legend, and the mamba mentality of #8/#24 💜💛 pic.twitter.com/vnXNOYZ3Jy
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 26, 2021
I have retyped this post so many times trying to find the words. But I just can’t find the ones to describe this feeling because it’s still unimaginable. Jeannine & I are thinking & praying for Vanessa, the girls, Kobe’s parent’s & the other families that lost their loved ones. pic.twitter.com/rBsNvjhjkH
— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) January 26, 2021
Rest In Peace my guy...🙏🏽
Today we honor and remember you and Gigi!! pic.twitter.com/2GVoq1VQTy
— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) January 26, 2021
Sometimes we don’t realize how precious life is until those who raised the bar are no longer here. Make sure you give your BEST in all you do.........Kobe did. pic.twitter.com/1cXwQdwkL3
— Bruce Bowen (@Bowen12) January 26, 2021
I'll always wish I had one more conversation with Kobe. For all his greatness and everything he accomplished, his best days were still to come. My thoughts are with the family and friends of Kobe, Gianna, and all the others who were taken from us far too soon a year ago today. pic.twitter.com/SrZunsSqo1
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) January 26, 2021
— jose manuel calderon (@JmCalderon) January 26, 2021
— Kenny Anderson (@chibbs_1) January 26, 2021
We all miss the Great Kobe Bryant and his legacy will continue to live within all of us, but also make sure we Pray for Vanessa and her family and all the families that lost love ones on this day last year. 💜🙏🏾🙌🏾
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 26, 2021
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) January 26, 2021
“We all got a piece of him that I know we’ll never, ever forget.”@jordanclarksons reflects on his time with Kobe and how the Laker legend forever changed him 💜💛#MambaForever pic.twitter.com/Ac0WMkirB1
— utahjazz (@utahjazz) January 26, 2021
In Loving Memory of Kobe Bryant: Jamal Crawford
Keeping his legacy alive, @JCrossover looks back on when Kobe Bryant made an appearance at his Pro-AM summer league and the relationship they shared. #MambaForever pic.twitter.com/7lI93u2d8T
— NBPA (@TheNBPA) January 26, 2021
It’s been a year and it still feels unreal. I send my prayers and thoughts to the family and loved ones of Kobe Bryant. RIP to one of the greatest competitors the world has ever known. His legacy of hard work, skill, and dedication will live on forever. #MambaForever pic.twitter.com/iomaDOKrC9
— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) January 26, 2021
"Legends Never Die."
Thank you, Kobe, for inspiring all of us in one way or another. The Mamba Mentality lives on. pic.twitter.com/QYeJCqU6Cf
— Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp) January 26, 2021
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.”
Rest In Peace Kobe. pic.twitter.com/7TR1ladjGU
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 26, 2021
The last year showed us life can be unpredictable & fragile.
It’s been 1 year since the deaths of Kobe Bryant, Gianna & those on board with them.
Kobe was a champion of basketball, but also of women’s sports. He was the ultimate #GirlDad.
Thinking of his loved ones today. pic.twitter.com/e5Vq7ZDqE1
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) January 26, 2021
I can’t believe it’s been one year since we experienced the tragic loss of my brother, my friend, Kobe Bryant. It still doesn’t feel real.
Kobe was so much more than just a basketball player and he was destined for even more greatness. pic.twitter.com/l3ulx1mmaF
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) January 26, 2021
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