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The Sports World is Mourning

Sports fans around the world are shaken in disbelief at the news of the passing of one of the greatest basketball players in history.

On Sunday morning, former NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant, died in a helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter, Giana Bryant, and six other passengers.

Fans around the world are mourning the death of one of the greatest players to set foot in basketball courts. Celebrities, fellow athletes, and politicians, including President Donald Trump, and former President, Barack Obama, expressed their condolences through social media as the news spread. 

Fans paid their respects as they gathered around the Staples Center, home of the LA Lakers, the team with which he won five NBA championships. Later on Sunday night, celebrities at the Grammy Awards also paid tribute to him, as he will be remembered for being one of the greatest players in basketball history. 
 
Kobe Bryant by Keith Allison is licensed under Wikimedia Commons Creative Commons