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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant – Remembrances and reaction – ESPN Philippines

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Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died on Sunday at age 41. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Bryant entered the NBA straight out of high school in 1996, going on to win five championships and one regular-season MVP. Across the world, players, coaches and fans mourned Bryant’s death, with multiple teams opening their games on Sunday with back-to-back 24-second violations.

Find all of ESPN’s coverage on Bryant, the Lakers and reaction around the NBA here.


Kobe approached his post-basketball life with the same Mamba Mentality he displayed as a player: an audacious, unyielding will to motivate the next generation. — Ramona Shelburne

The Lakers legend was a man with limitless possibilities. — Jackie MacMullan

Remembering the impactful moments of Kobe’s NBA career and beyond.

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Remembering Kobe

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Dwyane Wade posts an emotional video to his Instagram story to talk about what he’s feeling in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death.

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Carmelo Anthony reflects on his relationship with Kobe Bryant and how it was deeper than basketball.

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Relive Kobe Bryant’s historic NBA career as told by the Lakers icon.

In-game tributes

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Devin Booker, Ja Morant and their teammates take the time to honor Kobe Bryant, as both teams take 24-second shot clock violations to start the game.

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0:53

Trae Young takes an eight-second backcourt violation, and then the Wizards inbound the ball and take a 24-second violation in honor of Kobe Bryant.

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Madison Square Garden pays tribute throughout the night to Kobe Bryant after he died earlier on Sunday.

From the archive: ESPN writers on Kobe


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