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NBA players react to death of ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: NBA player Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers puts on Marvel’s Black Panther mask from Chadwick Boseman during the 2018 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at Staples Center on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)


‘King T’Challa seemed invincible. We know that’s just a movie, still we still pass along a character’s attributes to the actors who play them. So it was shocking news that the actor who played the “Black Panther” in a series of films — Chadwick Boseman — died Friday of cancer at age 43.

Boseman had been battling cancer all through the filming of the movie about the Black superhero, plus The Avengers films that followed. He simply did not talk about it, so his death felt sudden and shocking.

Boseman was an NBA fan — he even helped Victor Oladipo during the 2018 Dunk Contest.

NBA players reacted with sadness and shock to Boseman’s passing.