Lakers release statement: ‘We are devastated and have been forever changed’
Understandably, it has taken a couple of days for everyone associated with the Lakers to reach a point they can start to talk about the untimely death of franchise icon Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash last Sunday.
Now the Lakers’ organization has released a statement of his own.
We are devastated and have been forever changed by the sudden loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. We send our love to Vanessa, the Bryant family, and to the families of the other passengers.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 30, 2020
The Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to support the families affected by this tragedy. To help, please visit https://t.co/e4Je5ORGC2. For those who are inspired to continue Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit https://t.co/KsaefpUNGf— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 30, 2020
The Lakers take the court again Friday night against Portland.