The NBA world is mourning the loss of a legend. Kobe Bryant died Sunday at 41 years old in a helicopter crash over the Calabasas hills, the NBA confirmed.
Warriors players past and present mourned the former Los Angeles Lakers star when news broke of Kobe's passing.
Bryant played 20 seasons for the Lakers. He was a five-time NBA champion, 18-time All-Star and is fourth on the all-time scoring list with 33,643 points.
Golden State issued the following statement on Sunday.
Warriors statement on the passing of Kobe Bryant: pic.twitter.com/RBeZzDEyys— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) January 26, 2020
The Lakers retired Bryant's Nos. 8 and 24 jerseys at halftime of their game against the Warriors on Dec. 18, 2017.
We were incredibly saddened and shocked to learn about the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, earlier today.— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 26, 2020
Our thoughts & prayers are with the Bryant family and Lakers organization. pic.twitter.com/JlQSGCPZQ3
Stunned!— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) January 26, 2020
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Playing against this man was a dream of mine!seeing one of your brothers pass at a young age is heartbreaking and surreal. His time here on earth was not long enough. He was more than a basketball player and a true role model and inspired many ppl. His legacy is left and the imprint that he had on the WORLD will remain forever. Prayers go to his family and the families of the others that passed away. Sad day for all and be thankful for LIFE! RIPKOBE @kobebryant
This hurts! Smh RIP 24 https://t.co/nnqmahdSxI— Eric Paschall (@epaschall) January 26, 2020
Prayers up 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/X4MWAkb2bU— Eric Paschall (@epaschall) January 26, 2020
The @NBA lost a great player. But more importantly, the world lost a brilliant human being. Kobe Bryant dazzled us with his play on the court, but we were all looking forward to how he was going to help change the world in his post-basketball career. My heart hurts for his family— Adonal Foyle (@afoyle3131) January 26, 2020
Oh my God https://t.co/MxbVqmjiT1— David West (@D_West30) January 26, 2020
R.I.P. Kobe Bean Bryant... the world is definitely feeling this one— Jordan Bell (@1jordanbell) January 26, 2020