Reactions pour in mourning loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant

Posted at 3:33 PM, Jan 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 17:30:39-05

(WXYZ) — Kobe Bryant was reportedly one of five people killed in a helicopter crash in southern California on Sunday.

Multiple reports say that the 41-year-old former NBA star was aboard the aircraft when it went down in Calabasas around 10 a.m. PST.

Reactions are pouring in on social media mourning the loss of the NBA legend, who also posted his last tweet on Saturday afternoon.

The Detroit Pistons released a statement saying, “The Detroit Pistons organization joins the entire NBA family in expressing our sorrow regarding the unexpected passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and the other victims of today’s tragedy. Kobe entertained and embraced fans in every arena he touched, and he will be remembered by Detroit Pistons’ fans for the memorable moments he delivered each year at The Palace throughout his 20-year NBA career as well as his lasting impact on the game of basketball both on and off the court. We extend our thoughts and condolences to the Bryant family, the Los Angeles Lakers organization and everyone in the NBA during this most difficult time.”

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