Arsenal players take to Twitter to give their respects to basketball legend Kobe Bryant.
This is not a usual type of post for JustArsenal but sometimes legends transcend different sports and Kobe Bryant is one such legend.
The 41-year-old LA Lakers legend died today along with five others in a helicopter crash just outside Los Angeles, shocking the sporting world.
Dani Ceballos and Alexandre Lacazette have already taken to Twitter to express their sadness and no doubt more Arsenal players will follow.
KOBE BRYANT 😢🏀🙏🏽 D.E.P. pic.twitter.com/swFhM2o1YZ
— Daniel Ceballos (@DaniCeballos46) January 26, 2020
Kobe !! 😢😢😢
— Alexandre Lacazette (@LacazetteAlex) January 26, 2020
Celebrity Arsenal fans like Piers Morgan have also expressed their shock and disbelief at what has occurred.
Few bigger icons in the history of world sport than Kobe Bryant.
This is desperately sad news. RIP. pic.twitter.com/wr4zmMYRmc
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 26, 2020
This truly is a sad day for all sports fans. Bryant was one of those rare breeds of athletes that sporting fans worldwide loved to watch.
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Oh My God! what kind of a world is this, what kind of life is this, what an ugly sordid world. Kobe was my hero even though I was not a serious basketball fan. Jeez..I AM DEVASTATED…RIP KOBE rest in peace brother. The world is definitely less without you. Just two days ago, I was watching you in an interview on CNN, now this…
Rip in peace Kobe, a true icon, a true hero, a true mega-star. Adieu
RIP KOBE BRYANT and any other that were with you.
One report said one of his daughters was with him. She was only 13. Terrible news. His poor family.
Sky saying none of his daughters were with him, that is something at least
TMZ now reporting his 13-year-old daughter WAS on the helicopter. Heartbreaking
That was where I saw it, Martin. Awful news…
Yeah , I heard this news, im glad we are re!ating it here. He is a legend! 41 is so young. but to hear that his daughter 13, was also in crash is really tuff.
Lived in NY for a decade, saw Jordan and then came Kobe! NBA is great stuff!
Tomorrow is no promise to no one, for sure, may he rest in peace with his baby girl forever!
What??…Kobe and his daughter??…no word, no words
Sad loss to the sporting world. What a waste! And a thirteen year-old too. Oh no. Sad, sad, sad…
Play on Playa… 🧔🏿✊🏿
RIP to ALL 5 victims of the helicopter crash. Awful tragedy
Damn, NINE dead
RIP brothers and sisters❤
This is shocking. RIP to Kobe, Gianna, and everyone onboard the helicopter. Gone too soon, Legend.
RIP brother we say INNALILLAHI WAINNAILLAHIRAJIOON to Allah we will all return sad day
iam in Zimbabwe a forgotten country a country economically sad but what pushed me on as a young man was kobe Bryant s drive to success he was an inspiration he made impact in our lives WE ARE ALL IN SHOCK MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE
Just simply too SAD and SHOCK to hear this !!! RIP Kobe, Gianna and everyone on the helicopter
Rip the true legend of the game ,restart in peace bro.
R.I.P. Your love towards Basketball is a Oscar Winning poem and Your play is the reason for many to watch basketball.
Legend 🙏 Kobe Bryant
RIP kobe!Beside me being a football maniac I love basketball and off course athletics I remember had a Lakers shirt with Bryant on it. Condolences to family 🙏🙏🙏🙏
R.i.p kobe.your legacy will still be remembered.sad news for our sports fraternity
Am Arsenal fan from UG. RIP KOBE BRYNT” we ill miss you in world of sports too!!