The death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant shocked the sporting world. And several Dallas Cowboys took to social media to express their shock and sadness.
On Sunday, the sporting world learned some very somber news. At the age of 41, former NBA star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash just outside of Los Angeles on Sunday that ended up costing the lives of nine people. One of them included Bryant’s own daughter, Gianna.
The tragic news caused many to express their shock and offer their condolences on social media. And that includes several members of the Dallas Cowboys.
Bryant was a five-time NBA champion as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, the franchise he’d spend his entire 20-year career with. Drafted 13th overall in the 1996 draft by the Charlotte Hornets, Kobe was famously traded to the Lakers and ended up becoming an 18-time All-Star and a two-time gold medal winner in the Olympics.
Touted as the next Michael Jordan, Bryant was able to forge his own identity and was arguably the greatest player of his generation. Similar to Jordan, Kobe’s reach far exceeded the basketball world, permeating through the culture and having a heavily influence on all that would come after him.
The news of Bryant’s death spread quickly with many reaching out to social media in order to express their sadness and condolences. Below we’ve compiled some of the Cowboys players reactions to the tragic news.
Our condolences go out to the family of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, and all the others who lost their lives on Sunday. Bryant’s impact went far beyond the basketball court. And his memory will live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege to watch him play.