Kobe Bryant is dead at the age of 41

King Kamala

Integral Poster
Kobe Bryant was killed this morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. Everyone else onboard is dead too.

Holeeee shit.
 

King Kamala

Integral Poster
Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

If TMZ is wrong, I'll feel dumber than I did when I predicted The Warriors would be contenders this season.
 

Fall of Epic

Epic Reine
Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

This is huge. I'm holding out hope that it isn't true. TMZ were the first one's to break Michael Jackson's death 10 years ago, though.
 

King Kamala

Integral Poster
Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

Variety is reporting it too FWIW.

If true, this is the first genuinely shocking celebrity death in a long, long time. He still seemed like he was in the prime of his life and there's occasional rumors of him coming back.

Mamba out. :(
 

King Kamala

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Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

That was one of my first thoughts too. His mom in the hospital and now this. Fuck what a horrible weekend.

Woj is reporting so I'm going to say this is 100% true.
 

Kageho

@DSookochoff
Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

Thought one of my fleet mates on STO was kidding when I was playing when he announced this.

Holy fuck, can't believe it.
 

909

909
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Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

One of the saddest things I have ever seen on the news. You gotta be fucking kidding me right now.
 

King Kamala

Integral Poster
Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

I never would have thought that Kobe wouldn't have lived to see his Hall of Fame induction. Fuck.

His wife just had a baby too. :(
 

909

909
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Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

I mean seriously I’m sitting here waiting for my mom to have another surgery and I look up at the TV and see that Kobe is dead.

I feel sick.
 

Kahran Ramsus

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Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

Probably the most shocking celebrity death to me personally since Doc Halladay. Just awful.

RIP
 

Youth N Asia

(Thinking of a new title for this space)
Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

Does not feel real. I can’t recall an athlete near this level dying this young in my lifetime.
 

HarleyQuinn

Laugh This Off... Puddin'!
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Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

Holy fuck... I thought this was a sick joke for one of those Monthly NBA Thread titles at first.

In shock right now.
 
Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

There are so many typos itt I would normally joke about but I can’t because I know it’s because you guys are as shocked as I am. I wasn’t even a big fan but the guy was an example of putting in the work and getting the fucking most you could out of what you had in this world. I’m not talking about sports, I just mean as an inspiration to anyone who wants to succeed at anything. I guess I am a big fan of that.

As a person entering his golden years, what a fucking tragedy. with the means and intentions he had of doing good in this world, this loss will affect more than people realize. I feel so bad for his wife and especially his kids, robbed of a father. I hope his family can recover from this.

RIP
 

909

909
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Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

His 13 year old daughter was on board and has also died.
 
Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

Jesus fucking Christ wtf man wtfffffff

I guess I was so shocked I didn’t really read all the details, didn’t realize so many people died. RIP to everyone on board and now I feel like puking, a 13 year old kid
 

King Kamala

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Kobe was one of the most complicated, controversial, and unique characters in NBA history. There will never ever ever be anyone like him again.

It really is a genuine bummer that we don't get to see the rest of his 2nd act.
 

SFH

Integral Poster
Re: Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

Fuck this.

So many pieces of shit out there that could have died and instead we lose KOBE?!



He is exactly who kept me into basketball after MJ started his retirement tour. Him and MJ in that all star game was a bigger highlight to me than Pedro facing off against McGwire and Sosa in the MLB version. I know endorsements are irrelevant at a time like this, but Kobe as a spokesman for sprite had me drinking the shit out of that beverage.

Even in the tail end of his career I still saw him as that fresh young player. Fucking shittiest of shit news to wake up to.
 
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