The NBA world received devastating news on Sunday as it was confirmed by NBC News that Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday in Calabasas, Calif.

The news came as a shock to all those who saw the Los Angeles Lakers legend's name mentioned as one of the five deaths in the crash.

A number of sports figures, including several Boston athletes, took to Twitter to share their reactions and disbelief.

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You changed our generation. RIP brother

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Bryant was 41. Rest in peace to one of the greatest athletes and ambassadors the world has ever seen.