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Celebs herdenken basketballegende Kobe Bryant

Afgelopen zondag is basketballegende Kobe Bryant op 41-jarige leeftijd om het leven gekomen door een helikoptercrash. De plaatselijke autoriteiten meldden dat niemand van de negen inzittenden – waaronder zijn 13-jarige dochter Gianna – de crash hebben overleefd.


De oorzaak van de crash wordt nog onderzocht, maar verschillende media vermelden dat er veel mist was in het gebied van de crash. De helikopter was op weg van Bryants woonplaats Newport Beach naar de Mamba Sports Academy, waar zijn dochter Gianna later op de dag een basketbalwedstrijd zou spelen, die haar vader zou coachen.


Kobe Bryant staat bekend als één van de beste basketballers aller tijden. Zijn hele carrière speelde hij voor de Los Angeles Lakers en werd vijf keer kampioen in de Noord-Amerikaanse basketbalcompetitie NBA. Hij staat met 33.643 punten vierde op de topscorerslijst ooit van de NBA. Samen met zijn vrouw Vanessa Laine heeft hij vier dochters gekregen.


Het nieuws komt voor de wereld als donderslag bij heldere hemel. Er is groot verdriet om het verlies van deze held, zo ook bij een boel grote namen uit celebworld. Veel celebs deelden hun medeleven door posts op Instagram.

It can’t be. You always encouraged me mamba. Gave me me some of the best quotes that we smile about to this day.! Love you man!’ – Justin Bieber

‘I’ve never been much of a sports fan but Kobe Bryant was a hero to me and it was his words and way of thinking and living that lifted me up during times where I felt like I couldn’t get off the ground. When I was 16 and going through what felt like an excruciatingly painful period in my life, I first saw Kobe’s MUSE documentary, and the mamba mentality is the only thing got me through every single performance. He was fighting inner demons, and so was I, and the way he used them to fuel his game on the court made me feel like I could use them to fuel me onstage. At my weakest moments I would channel a different person like he did, because when I felt broken and lost offstage, he taught me how to use my own pain, he taught me how to access strength I didn’t know I had, because on my worst days, I thought of Kobe and suddenly I could do things I didn’t think I could do. I watched every interview, I read every quote of his, and I wish that he knew how many times he saved me, how many times he helped me access a champion in myself that I couldn’t have seen on my own, how many times he helped me use my own demons, how many times he taught me how to use pain to make me a better person, how many times he taught me by example about life by the way he carried himself and the way he saw things…. and I never got the chance to tell him this in person. I’ve watched only two basketball games in my life, but what Kobe did for me changed the course of my life. I can’t imagine how many people he did this for. His legacy will live on in the lives and minds and souls that he touched, he made his mark not only in the game, but in humanity itself. He is a hero to me forever. Mamba forever 💔#kobebryant#giannabryant#restinpeace 💔’ – Camila Cabello

‘So tragic. You’ve set an example for all of us Kobe. Thank you for the heart, soul and work that you’ve done to allow us a glimpse of what it means to truly be great. Rest In Peace’ – Noah Centineo

I don’t even know what to say other than I am devastated to the core. 💔’ Hailey Bieber

‘This makes me so sad. Kobe you were always so sweet to me. Known you over 10 years.. not super well but we always joked about you coming over and playing that game of horse! You will he so missed by so many. You’re a legend with wings now. RIP Kobe 💔💔💔 *update* I just heard his daughter Gigi was also in the accident and it breaks my heart. This whole family was so sweet and now they’re in my prayers heavy. RIP Gigi beautiful girl. 💔💔💔’  Demi Lovato

Fuccccccck. I’m. So. Sad. I’m devastated. Cryyyying. Too soon to loose such a legend. Sending so much love to vanessa and the kids ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ @lakers @kobebryant @vanessabryant’ Vanessa Hugens



Beeld: Instagram @kobebryant

Bron: NU.nl

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