Reaction to the death of retired National Basketball Association superstar Kobe Bryant

Neymar dediacted his second goal at Lille to deceased basketball legend Kobe BryantMore

Neymar dediacted his second goal at Lille to deceased basketball legend Kobe BryantMore

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant was reported dead this morning from a helicopter plane crash near Calabasas in Los Angeles.

During his time playing for the Lakers, Bryant led the National Basketball Association in scoring for two seasons, now ranks fourth in the NBA's all-time regular season scoring polls and was the first guard in the league to play at least 20 seasons.

His death rippled through the MMA community, as seen in the social media reactions below from UFC president Dana White and many more.

"Kobe Bryant was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter Gianna when the helicopter crashed".

Firefighters worked to douse flames that spread through about an acre (.40 hectares) of dry brush, said Art Marrujo, a dispatch supervisor with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Current Heat guard Tyler Herro tweeted that all teams should retire the number 24, the number with which Bryant closed his Los Angeles Lakers career.

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A remembrance of Kobe Bryant is displayed on an electronic billboard at L.A. Live Plaza on January 26, 2020. "To his entire @NBA family as well", she tweeted.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the downed chopper was a Sikorsky S-76.

Bryant is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Former Bulls star Scottie Pippen tweeted: "I'm stunned".

President Donald Trump tweeted about Bryant's death in the crash, "That is bad news!".

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