Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.
My heart and prayers go out to the Bryant family and the passengers’ families on this sad day.
The impact Kobe had on the world cannot be expressed in words. RIP to a legend and a friend… 🙏🏼
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) January 26, 2020
15 hours ago man… I actually cannot believe this. Praying for his family and close friends. Hoping it’s not true https://t.co/WI9UuuTGQ8
— Cody Bellinger (@Cody_Bellinger) January 26, 2020
Man…. KOBE!! 😢 unbelievable heartbreaking news!! 💔 thoughts and prayers to the families of all the victims in this horrible accident! #RIPKobe
— Enrique Hernández (@kikehndez) January 26, 2020
Prayers to the Bryant family. So sad, such a loss for the World 😔
— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) January 26, 2020
Unreal 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/eDuqHhWnOt
— CC Sabathia (@CC_Sabathia) January 26, 2020
My heart hurts for Kobe and his family. Life aint fair man. This cant be
— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) January 26, 2020
Heartbroken. The world needs people like Kobe… devastating. Wow. #MambaMentality
— Rhys Hoskins (@rhyshoskins) January 26, 2020
This is so damn sad. Life is so precious. Tell the people you care about that you love them today and every day 🖤 https://t.co/9JMWGz2q2n
— Shane Bieber (@ShaneBieber19) January 26, 2020
As a born and bred LA kid, this is pure devastation. Kobe was LA sports. The grit, the spirit, the fight. Competitively, he was everything we wanted to be. Just thinking of my hometown right now. This cuts deep. 💔
— Michael Young (@MikeyY626) January 26, 2020
We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.