Michael Jordan Reacts to Kobe Bryant’s Death

"Words can't describe the pain I'm feeling..."

January 27, 2020
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses with wife Vanessa and daughters Giana (L) and Natalia (R)

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The world is mourning the loss of one of the greatest players in NBA history, Kobe Bryant, in a tragic helicopter crash, along with his daughter and 7 others. Michael Jordan, another great, has released a statement on the tragic loss, saying, "Words can't describe the pain I'm feeling. I loved Kobe-he was like a little brother to me."

He goes on to say that while Kobe was a fierce competitor, he was an amazing dad who loved his family deeply and that he took great pride in his daughters love of basketball. Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade, and NBA Commish Adam Silver have all posted on social media or released statements.