Fans across the world mourned Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Bryant, Tuesday on the one-year anniversary of their tragic death.
- Kobe and Gianna passed away in a horrific helicopter crash, which killed seven others, including the helicopter’s pilot, in California last year. The helicopter crashed as the families traveled to a basketball sporting event.
- Kobe Bryant’s death sent shockwaves through the sports community.
On Tuesday, people shared their thoughts on Kobe Bryant’s tragic death on social media, honoring the legend with new photos, posts and pictures of the Los Angeles Lakers legend.
'Dear Kobe, thank you. For everything.'— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 26, 2021
One year ago today we lost a true sporting legend pic.twitter.com/40JjDcKUoA
1 year without Kobe— Mamba Insider (@Mamba_Insider) January 26, 2021
Miss you everyday pic.twitter.com/eZN77EmyBr
1 year ago today. We miss you every day Kobe & Gigi Bryant.— Lake Show (@LakeShowFamily) January 26, 2021
You will both be forever missed. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/bflfYXamzi
One year gone, and this is still painful to take in RIP Kobe & Gigi pic.twitter.com/Sg47kcwFtP— ⏳ (@RayRaySLDN) January 26, 2021
On this day in 2020 the world lost an icon.— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 26, 2021
RIP Kobe Bryant pic.twitter.com/eS3T0DQFtH
A year later, and the loss of Kobe and Gianna Bryant is still heart-wrenching.— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 26, 2021
May the souls of all the lives lost in that horrific accident rest in peace.
We lost a legend a year ago today. RIP Kobe Bean Bryant pic.twitter.com/xqq2tnH1Is— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) January 26, 2021
Remembering Kobe & Gianna Bryant and all those who tragically lost their lives one year ago today. pic.twitter.com/jH8PyVUvPH— NFL (@NFL) January 26, 2021
Will the NBA share tributes to Kobe Bryant?
The NBA is unlikely to pay major tribute to Kobe Bryant in 2021. KRON4’s Jason Dumas shared on Twitter that Kobe Bryant’s family has asked the NBA to avoid any official tributes this year.
- “If you notice, a lack of official tributes from organizations and the #NBA this week for Kobe Bryant, it is because his family has asked that teams do not do tributes this year,” he wrote.