News of Kobe Bryant's Death Shocks the Sports Industry

Heather Toole
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Sunday, January 26, 2020

News of Kobe Bryant’s death shocks the world, as a helicopter crash in Calabasas claimed the life of the 41-year-old NBA great. TMZ reported the crash, which many a people – fans and fellow players alike, could not and did not want to believe. Five people have been confirmed dead, it is said that Bryant’s wife Vanessa was not on board.

An outpouring of disbelief and sorrow, has taken over many superstar’s twitter feeds with reactions from past and present players expressing their feelings. Dwyane Wade’s response “Nooooooooooo God please No!” echoed the sentiments spread across not only the NBA but entire sports and entertainment industry.  

The cause of the helicopter crash that claimed the life of the five-time NBA Champion has not been released at this time, but is believed to be because of an on-board fire . More on the developing story to come.