People in Milwaukee react to the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died at 41Sunday in a helicopter crash. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin sports figures reacted with shock at news Sunday that NBA icon Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash that took the lives of all five on board, including Bryant's oldest daughter.
A look at some of the reaction on social media and beyond, starting with the Milwaukee Bucks and a Twitter exchange between Bryant and Giannis Antetokounmpo in which Bryant issued a challenge to Giannis to win the MVP award. That challenge was upped to winning a championship after Giannis did win league MVP in 2019.
He was so excited about the **possibility** of chatting with Kobe and trying to convince him to work out with him.— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) January 26, 2020
And then to have it happen that summer. Giannis obviously told us how much it meant to him, but you could just see it in that picture. https://t.co/qJsvOYNQat
Several current and former members of the Green Bay Packers also chimed in, as well as other athletes with Wisconsin connections.
Prayers to the Bryant family. So sad, such a loss for the World 😔— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) January 26, 2020
Can’t be true.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 26, 2020
Just can’t be.
Truly truly horrific.
Rest In Peace Kobe.
Rest In Peace Kobe. Much respect to him and his family. 🙏🏽— Frank Mason (@FrankMason0) January 26, 2020
So torn from the Kobe news. Just don’t make no sense. Sending prayers and love to his family and all those involved.— Allen Lazard (@AllenLazard) January 26, 2020
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