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.

Several current and former members of the Green Bay Packers also chimed in, as well as other athletes with Wisconsin connections.

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