The world of sports was stunned on Sunday.
Not just the NBA, but the entire sports world was shocked to find out that longtime Los Angeles Lakers superstar and NBA legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Bryant, his 13 year old daughter and seven others.
It is a somber reminder of how fragile life can be.
While Bryant’s loss is obviously the headline, as a father it is even more devastating to hear about the passing of his young daughter and her teammate on Sunday.
You always hate to hear about accidents like this and the outpouring of respect to Bryant, the future Hall of famer was incredible to see on Sunday.
The Arizona Cardinals players were among those Tweeting out their thoughts and prayers and remembering the legacy of Bryant as one of the greatest to ever step on the basketball court.
Here is what the Cardinals had to say.
Legends never die.— Hakeem Butler (@410Keem) January 26, 2020
This one hurt, one of the greatest competitors of all Time. I was only a lakers fan because of you. Rest In Peace Kobe— Haason Reddick #43 (@Haason7Reddick) January 26, 2020
I truly thought Kobe was invincible.— Hakeem Butler (@410Keem) January 26, 2020
It can’t be .......never getting on a helicopter again!! #RIPKobe— David Johnson (@DavidJohnson31) January 26, 2020
R.I.P Kobe.. this is devastating— Christian Kirk (@ckirk) January 26, 2020
Praying for the Bryant family. This is absolutely disheartening.— D.J. Humphries (@74_hump) January 26, 2020
This is the saddest thing about Kobe! RIP to one of the greatest— AQ Shipley (@aqshipley) January 26, 2020
Terrible news and we hope for healing for the Bryan family and all his friends.