(WKYT) - All nine people aboard a helicopter died in a crash Sunday in the Los Angeles area. Multiple reports say NBA legend Kobe Bryant was among the dead.
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The last thing Kobe sent to me. Coaching me to be more than a coach! pic.twitter.com/R391dzzlKU— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) January 27, 2020
No words work on a day like today; only a prayer:— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) January 26, 2020
Lord, we all mourn the untimely death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and the others who lost their lives today. May you grant eternal rest to them, O Lord; and let your light perpetually shine upon them. Amen. 🙏🏼
Former Wildcats who have been or are now in the NBA are honoring him.
I’m numb.— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) January 26, 2020
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It was an honor RIP MAMBA https://t.co/2bZ7w2VzAq— Tony Delk (@tldelk00) January 26, 2020
Gone too soon RIH https://t.co/rY8PDQUhve— Tony Delk (@tldelk00) January 26, 2020
NBA Soul Hurting �� #8 #24— 13am Adebayo�� (@Bam1of1) January 26, 2020
Praying for Kobe’s family and everyone else’s family that was in that helicopter. This is horrifying. My heart hurts https://t.co/rWA8UyVELa— Kelenna Azubuike (@KelennA7) January 26, 2020
I’m trying to process but I just can’t man�� https://t.co/wyMGUclmjj— Jamal Murray (@BeMore27) January 26, 2020
R.I.P Legend ��— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) January 26, 2020
Prayers up �� �� pic.twitter.com/oUAgvA1DXp
He transcended basketball. https://t.co/P68zQI3C5O— Tod Lanter (@tod_lanterIII) January 26, 2020
Life so damn short man.— Alex Poythress (@AlexTheGreat22) January 26, 2020
The impact u had on my life as a child growing up was huge. Sick to my stomach after hearing this news. pic.twitter.com/cFo0mQJ8F4— Dominique Hawkins (@Dhawk_25) January 26, 2020
Other former Cats and folks with UK ties are also honoring the NBA legend.
No words man... A Legend gone way too soon! This feels like a bad dream! #RIPMamba— Randall Cobb (@rcobb18) January 26, 2020
Sad,sad day.Way to early Kobe RIP....— Mike Pratt (@MikePratt22) January 26, 2020
Seeing a father and daughter bond over basketball is really special. I’m devistated that they were on the helicopter together. This one hits really close to home �� https://t.co/2lNYBUrzu0— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) January 26, 2020
Even the president weight in on Bryant's death.
Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2020
The Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets held a moment of silence before their game on Sunday.
The Rockets & Nuggets hold a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/5LV9ddyi42— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 26, 2020
Other teams took shot clock violations with 24 seconds left on the clock to honor Bryant.
The Spurs and Raptors both took 24-second violations to start their game to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/FtT9N0uvDW— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 26, 2020