Capitals star Alex Ovechkin was at a loss for words Sunday afternoon when discussing the horrific passing of Lakers' legend Kobe Bryant.
Capitals' Captain Alex Ovechkin on the passing of Kobe Bryant pic.twitter.com/ojeLVkg2Hc— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 26, 2020
"I was hoping that it was not true," Ovechkin said. "He always treated me well."
Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday morning outside Los Angeles, authorities confirmed on Sunday. He was 41 years old.
Ovi was visibly shaken while talking about his relationship with Bryant, disclosing that he had met him "three or four times", including in March of 2016 while in Los Angeles to play the Kings, when he and tennis star Novak Djokovic took a photo with Bryant.
Ovechkin was just one of many members of the Washington D.C. sports world that was taken aback by the news of Bryant's sudden passing.
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