UD Basketball Players React to Kobe Bryant Death

UD basketball players expressed shock and sadness about Kobe Bryant’s (cover photo) death today in a helicopter crash. Courtesy of Flickr 

Michael Crouchley
Sports Editor

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant died today, along with seven other people, in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. as first reported by TMZ Sports.

The helicopter was traveling to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice. Officials said no one survived the crash. 

Several UD men’s and women’s basketball players reacted to Bryant’s death on Twitter: 

Redshirt sophomore Obi Toppin tweeted, “Plz god don’t let this be real!!!!”

Senior Jayla Scaife retweeted an ESPN tweet reporting the news, adding “My heart is hurt.”

https://twitter.com/J_Scaife42/status/1221527639183085568

Junior Jalen Crutcher tweeted “No way” with a shocked emoji.

Here are other reactions from UD men and women basketball players:

https://twitter.com/RodneyC_/status/1221522375344316420
https://twitter.com/campg_/status/1221540281532678144