Last Sunday (Jan. 26), the world lost an icon — the NBA superstar Kobe Bryant – whose talent influenced athletes all around the globe. He was one of the most famous and greatest athletes in history.
At 41, Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash Sunday in California along with her daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others (our heart goes out to the family, friends, and colleagues of the tragedy victims) — it was untimely and it was like yesterday Kobe Bryant was scoring 60 points in his final NBA game, getting applauded by Los Angeles Lakers fans who have worshipped him for two decades as one of the city’s favored son.
Rock Legends mourned the passing of Kobe Bryant as well.
So sad to hear about Kobe Bryant, his daughter and their friends. He was a great player and a very impressive human being. Sending many blessings and much love to all his family at this most difficult time. Love Paul pic.twitter.com/vkksHRbeQt
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) January 27, 2020
Some of the most fun times I’ve had with my family has been going to Lakers games, so it is so shocking and so sad to hear about Kobe Bryant. Love and mercy to Kobe’s beautiful family.
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) January 26, 2020
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After stumbling around in shock this morning, then weeping, my wife and I sat in our morning prayers and devoted them to the Bryant family. Kobe, by virtue of his passion, intelligence, discipline, ferocious spirit and thoughtfulness, brought me oodles of joy. He inspired and uplifted me. I was in awe of him. He brought our city together, all of us. The fact that he embraced me warmly the few times we met touched my heart. To see him grow the way he did, from an unapologetically intense competitor, then at the end of his career, becoming wiser, kinder, grateful and loving in his role as a pillar of Los Angeles, was as inspiring as his immortal acts on the hardwood. His love with his family, seeing his beautiful little girl Gianna bust her turn around jumpers, and him being there for her at every turn warmed my heart. May their souls be in bliss with God. The energy he brought to this earth will always be remembered. My condolences and love to the Bryant family. I mourn today.
At Kobe Bryant’s final game last 2016, Flea of Red Hot Chilli Peppers kicked off the night when he was invited to perform a special sendoff and played a bass-only version of The Star-Spangled Banner.
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) January 26, 2020
Deeply saddened by the loss of a legend, Kobe Bryant, pictured with our daughter in the 90’s. We are thinking of his family and everyone affected by this unimaginable tragedy. pic.twitter.com/i3Fk2zzA9L
— John Fogerty (@John_Fogerty) January 26, 2020
Devastating news this morning. My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the entire Bryant family at this painful time.
— Bret Michaels (@bretmichaels) January 26, 2020
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) January 26, 2020
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) January 26, 2020
During his NBA career, Kobe Bryant did things on the court and was the most fearsome player to ever play the game of basketball who has inspired a generation of players in his wake, transcended the game itself and was a legend, an icon, and a Hall of Famer.
What you’re about to watch below is an Activision Video Game, Guitar Hero: World Tour Television Commercials. You will see Kobe Bryant rockin’ it out with Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock N’ Roll” while lip-synching the words.
Keep going and watch the video below: