Basketball legend Kobe Bryant lost his life in a helicopter crash on Sunday 26, 2020.
This was hours after spending the day with his daughter Gianna, at Kobe’s Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks.
Gianna’s Mamba team played two other teams on Saturday.
Also in the crash with Gianna and the dad was the girls basketball coach Christina Mauser, who’s married to Tijuana Dogs singer Matt Mauser.
Matt also confirmed the news himself.
On Facebook, he wrote,
“My kids and I are devastated. We lost our beautiful wife and mom today in a helicopter crash. Please respect our privacy. Thank you for all the well wishes they mean so much.”
Some of the personalities who paid tribute to the fallen hero include
Barack Obama who said, “Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act.”
“To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.”
Shaquille O’Neal also posted a tribute to Kobe saying, “There’s no words to express the pain I’m going through now with this tragic and sad moment of loosing my friend, my brother, my partner in winning championships, my dude and my homie.”
He continued, “I love you brother and you will be missed. My condolences goes out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. IM SICK RIGHT NOW!”
Here is the last tweet posted by Kobe.
On Saturday, LeBron James passed Kobe as third on the all-time NBA scoring list. He paid tribute to LeBron on Instagram — his last post — by saying, “On to #2 @kingjames! Keep growing the game and charting the path for the next.”
Check out his last tweet.