O θρύλος του μπάσκετ Kobe Bryant και μια από τις τέσσερις κόρες του, η Gianna, βρίσκονται ανάμεσα στα 9 θύματα που άφησε η συντριβή του ελικοπτέρου του το πρωί της Κυριακής, στη νότια Καλιφόρνια.
Όλος ο κόσμος θρηνεί τον τραγικό χαμό ενός εκ των κορυφαίων όλων των εποχών και η κοινότητα του τένις εκφράζει σύσσωμη και σοκαρισμένη τα συλληπητήριά της. Άλλωστε, ο Kobe υπήρξε μεγάλος fan του αθλήματος, είχε γνωρίσει τους μεγαλύτερους τενίστες του κόσμου και επισκεπτόταν σε κάθε ευκαιρία το US Open.
A love for sport.— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) January 26, 2020
A passion for competition.
A respect for the athlete.
Just 5 months ago, Kobe Bryant spoke to @Jon_Wertheim about the inherent magic of athletics and what he was doing to help children discover it. pic.twitter.com/b48ghJ4wIF
My heart truly mourns over the news today. Kobe was a great mentor and friend to me. You and your daughter will live forever in our hearts. There are not enough words to express my deepest sympathies to the Bryants and every family suffering from this tragedy. RIP my friend pic.twitter.com/VRmgaOaITT— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) January 27, 2020
I woke up this morning with the horrible news of the tragic death of one of the greatest sportsman in the world. Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and other passengers. My condolences to his wife and families. I am in shock.— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) January 27, 2020
I can’t. pic.twitter.com/Vc3dJZztYS— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) January 27, 2020
Kobe and Gigi This is incredibly difficult to process. I will never forget your generosity, and the time you set aside in some of my most difficult moments. I am forever grateful. My heart is with you and your beautiful family. pic.twitter.com/rnGI8o1p5L— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) January 26, 2020
RIP Kobe Bryant and all those who lost their lives today— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) January 27, 2020
Your loss puts everything in perspective.
Thank you for inspiring so many of us to follow our dreams
I woke up this morning with this devastating tragedy that does not even seem real.— Patrick Mouratoglou (@pmouratoglou) January 27, 2020
My thoughts are with your family.
R.I.P my friend.pic.twitter.com/gmvG1KN0DF
All of us at the Australian Open send our condolences to the family and friends of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, and everyone touched by today’s tragedy. RIP.— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 26, 2020
This is brutal man https://t.co/nU7kyd5uGw— Thanasi Kokkinakis (@TKokkinakis) January 26, 2020
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Life can be so cruel. Tough to take in this terrible tragedy.— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) January 26, 2020
RIP Kobe. Sending my sincere condolences to the Bryant family
One of the greatest sportsmen of our lifetime. RIP pic.twitter.com/29R7IjexUj— Karolina Pliskova (@KaPliskova) January 26, 2020
I truly can’t believe this... A hero to so many, including me. Kobe was the ultimate image of discipline, work ethic and greatness pic.twitter.com/cgK4oG2XEk— Vicky Duval (@vicky_duval95) January 26, 2020
Kobe - you were a true inspiration to me as an athlete. I always admired your professionalism, drive and dedication. Our thoughts are with your loved ones. RIP. pic.twitter.com/q9HLczKKo8— Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) January 26, 2020
This can’t be real— Madison Keys (@Madison_Keys) January 26, 2020
Praying for the Bryant family— Madison Keys (@Madison_Keys) January 26, 2020
My God. How Life unfolds... I just learned about @kobebryant death. This is such a tragedy.— Jelena Djokovic (@jelenadjokovic) January 26, 2020
Rip. Kobe pic.twitter.com/METkrlpy4v— Roberta Vinci (@roberta_vinci) January 26, 2020
RIP #MambaForever— Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) January 26, 2020
Terribly sad to wake up to this news today. RIP Kobe Bryant. Too young. Deepest condolences to family and friends of the sporting legend.— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) January 26, 2020
I truly can’t believe this. My heart is so heavy. Rest In Peace Kobe. What an unimaginable loss. All of my prayers to your loved ones.— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) January 26, 2020
This one is just so hard to wrap your head around. So damn sad. Just feels wrong. https://t.co/HoQm6e7UxO— Nicole Gibbs (@Gibbsyyyy) January 26, 2020
I can’t believe this https://t.co/TxHbIGxeqG— Ons Jabeur (@Ons_Jabeur) January 26, 2020
Please no way— CoCo Vandeweghe (@CoCoVandey) January 26, 2020
Kobe Bryant— Carla Suárez Navarro (@CarlaSuarezNava) January 26, 2020
Life is so precious man. I was a huge fan. RIP Mamba— Mardy Fish (@MardyFish) January 26, 2020
Putain....— Julien Benneteau (@julienbenneteau) January 26, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of @kobebryant, as well as to the entire Lakers family. This is a horrible tragedy. Kobe was one of the best to ever play the game of basketball. May he Rest In Peace.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) January 26, 2020
I’ve just learned that Kobe’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who loved basketball just as much as her dad did, has also passed away today. My heart is with the Bryant family. pic.twitter.com/TTjrGY2lyE— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) January 26, 2020
I can’t believe it...— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) January 26, 2020
w Auntie Joy Murphy #wurunjera elder traditional owners on the land Melbourne Park is built on. On the so called #Australia Day she spoke to me of the pain her people have each 26 of Jan let’s #changethedate. A… https://t.co/pWI2uBg6KD— Pat Cash (@TheRealPatCash) January 26, 2020
Shocked ....disaster for sport worldwide .... RIP #MambaForever— Sergiy Stakhovsky (@Stako_tennis) January 26, 2020
Tragic. I’m totally speechless. https://t.co/6W2rLUJirs— Sabine Lisicki (@sabinelisicki) January 26, 2020
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