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Kentucky Reacts to Kobe Bryant’s Passing

(Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

It’s been a hard day for a lot of people.

Not just basketball fans or Laker die-hards, but for every single person that Kobe Bryant made an impact on during his life. The tragic death of an iconic, global superstar has been hard to process. I’m still not entirely sure I’ve wrapped my mind about what has happened. I grew up watching Kobe either though I never cheered for him. He was a force that was always relevant in the NBA world no matter what he did. He is as close to legend-status as you can get in this society. The NBA is not what it is right now without Bryant’s accomplishments both on and off the court. The influence he had on the current generation is immeasurable.

The NBA still had eight games to play on Sunday despite what happened. There were discussions about canceling games and whether Kobe would have wanted that. Players that idolized Kobe growing up had to go out and play a basketball game knowing they had lost their sports hero. Raw emotions were on display.

But like I said, it wasn’t just the basketball world he had an impact on. His influence spanned across the globe with hands in all forms of entertainment. He was an Oscar winner. A philanthropist. A businessman. A musician. An author. He was gone way too soon.

Here are some reactions from across social media as the world learns and tries to process the loss of a GOAT.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

3 Comments for Kentucky Reacts to Kobe Bryant’s Passing



  1. JASUN74
    12:51 am January 27, 2020 Permalink

    I think this is one of those days I’ll remember for the rest of my life. The world lost a Legend and we lost soo much more than a great Basketball player. Thanks for the memories Kobe, you and your beautiful little girl can now go Home.



    • playmorezeppelin
      10:23 am January 27, 2020 Permalink

      That was exactly my thought when I first saw the headline. I don’t think I’ll ever forget where I was and what I was doing.



  2. dan1965
    4:27 am January 27, 2020 Permalink

    There are some days that just always, someone never forgets. I turned 55 Jan 26, and I will remember it as the day the world lost 1 of the greatest basketball players of all time,along with his daughter and 7 other people.
    Truly sad,it stands out like the day Elvis died, the world was shocked,numb,no words can explain.
    Prayers to his wife, 3 remaining daughters,all family,friends, as well to the other 7 families,may God’s peace,and comfort rest upon and be with them all. God bless.