- Former Lakers basketball player Magic Johnson paid tribute to his former team player Kobe Bryant who died in January 2020
- The legend thanked the father of four for his dedication in playing and mentoring people of all ages who had an interest in the game
- Fans also joined him in celebrating the star while also remembering him for the good player, coach, husband and father he was
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It is exactly one year since the world lost basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, popularly known as Gigi, and others who were on board a helicopter that crashed.
Entertainers, basketball players and fans also paid their tribute while remembering the veteran basketballer who died in 2020.
Former Lakers basketball team member Magic Johnson penned a heartfelt message in remembering his friend Kobe who was also a Laker.
He posted a sweet message on Facebook, prompting others to share their best memories of the fallen star.
''Thank you God for allowing me enjoy Kobe Bryant for 20 years as a great basketball player, athlete, husband, father, philanthropist, mentor and teacher of the game to many men and women of all ages, best friend to Rob Pelinka, and brother to Jeanie Buss. He will always be my Lakers brother for life. Laker Nation we will always remember the brilliance, the legend, and the mamba mentality of #8/#24 .'' his post read.
Here are some reactions from his post:
@Sheki Williams commented:
''Kobe & his baby girl. Thank you The Black Mamba & prayers for his wife & daughters.''
@Jack Motley said:
''Very well expressed Magic and the sentiments of all of his millions of fans like me. .''
@Yareybo Adames said:
''Still hurts like the first day. I know wounds heal, but this one is just way to deep.''
@Jeff Teach commented:
''Resting in Peace is not Kobe's style. He's working harder than the rest to be the best.''
@Grégory Lauria added:
''2 stars in the sky, legend never die. Purple & gold forever .''
@Kenny Sands said:
''Kobe was an amazing father and man. Enjoyed the way he competed on the court and how much he loved his girls and Vanessa. He is the best role model anybody can have.''
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