Wisconsin’s sports stars are like most of the rest of the country, mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant.
Players, coaches, and even broadcasters took to social media yesterday to express their sadness after word of Bryant’s death broke. J.J. Watt said it was truly horrific news, Brett Favre offered-up thoughts and prayers, and Christian Yellich said Bryant’s death is a loss for the world. Bryant died when the helicopter he was riding in crashed into a mountain in California yesterday morning.
The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a Go Team to investigate the crash The crash that killed the 41-year-old Bryant and the others happened shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday, about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s passing has left fans stunned. Bryant, who was drafted right out of high school, played for 20 years with the same team – his beloved Los Angeles Lakers. He retired four years ago with a moving speech on the floor of the Staples Center. Then, his professional career came to a close with two simple words.
Tributes have been pouring in since his passing. Along with fans, those in Hollywood and the sports world, both President Trump and former President Barack Obama have expressed their condolences, noting that Bryant was just starting the second half of what had already been a tremendous life. He was 41 years old.