Kobe Bryant s Death: From The Philippines To Puerto Rico Fans Around The World Pay Tribute

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News of the shocking [/news/nba-great-kobe-bryant-mourned-after-helicopter-crash/ deaths of basketball star Kobe Bryant], his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, continues to reverberate around the globe on Monday. Bryant and the others died Sunday when the helicopter they were on crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California. But the American athlete was mourned far beyond the borders of his home country.
His Italian home feels the lossBryant lived in Italy as a child while his father, Joe Bryant, played basketball there, and his death hit many in the country hard. Luca Vecchi, the mayor of the northern Italian town of Reggio Emilia, where Bryant lived, mourned the player in [ numerous Facebook posts].

"Kobe Bryant grew up here and was for all of us a Reggiano," Vecchi wrote in a post. "A basketball legend that all our city will remember forever with affection and gratitude."
Philippines: House of Kobe court
A new basketball court in Valenzuela City, in [ Metro Manila], Philippines, dubbed "House of Kobe," had just opened hours before the helicopter crash. It was already decorated with wall-sized murals honoring Bryant, [ Yahoo Sports reports], but a new mural featuring Bryant and Gianna is being added on Monday. Fans are leaving candles and messages in honor of the crash victims.


This is the famed Tenement basketball court in Manila, where work continues Monday night on a tribute mural to Kobe and Gigi. The hand-painted court is surrounded by candles and personal tributes written on surrounding walls. Amazing work by [ @IamMikeSwift] and his team. [ pic.twitter.com/po5UG4zbOZ]
โ€” Wayne Drehs (@espnWD) [ January 27, 2020]














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Puerto Rico mourns
One Twitter user shared an image of Bryant's first name displayed on a large sign in Puerto Rico.


Honoring Kobe from Puerto Rico. The view from my office [ #RIPMamba] [ #KobeRIP] [ pic.twitter.com/GMH9YSn2oO]
โ€” Migui๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทโ˜ฏ๏ธ (@Engi_MiGs) [ January 27, 2020]














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Global athletes remember Bryant
Athletes from around the world were among those mourning Bryant's death. Argentine football manager and retired legendary player Diego Maradona shared an image of Bryant with angel wings. His caption read in part, "Hasta la vista ("see you later"), legend."


[ View this post on Instagram] [ @KobeBryant. Se van todos los buenos. Lamento tambiรฉn el fallecimiento de su hija y de los tripulantes del helicรณptero. Hasta la vista, leyenda.]
A post shared by [ Diego Maradona] (@maradona) on Jan 26, https://dhial.org/diccionario/index.php?title=Cristiano_Ronaldo_apos;s_Partner_Georgina_Shares_Sweet_Father_apos;s_Day_Post 2020 at 1:18pm PST















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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt tweeted about Bryant's death, sharing a photo of the two men and writing, "still can't believe."


Still can't believe โฆ[ @kobebryant]โฉ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ [ pic.twitter.com/swscrtnFAx]
โ€” Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) [ January 26, 2020]














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Retired German basketball player Dirk Nowitzki tweeted a heartfelt farewell to Bryant and support for his family, writing, "You inspired so many around the world, including me."


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โ€” Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) [ January 27, 2020]














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Paris Saint-Germain football star Neymar held up two fingers on one hand and four on the other after scoring a goal in a game on Sunday, marking Bryant's jersey number of 24, [ the BBC reported]. Neymar also shared photos of Bryant on Instagram.


[ View this post on Instagram][ A post shared by ene10ta ร‰rre ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‘ป neymarjr (@neymarjr)] on Jan 27, 2020 at 12:06pm PST















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[ View this post on Instagram] [ Dia triste pra nรณs dos esporte, pra nรณs fรฃs e principalmente pra famรญlia e amigos de kobe. Com suas mรฃos se fez lenda, obrigado por exaltar o esporte Kobe... que Deus conforte o coraรงรฃo de sua famรญlia e amigos ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ–ค #ripkobebryant #24]
A post shared by [ ene10ta ร‰rre ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‘ป neymarjr] (@neymarjr) on Jan 26, 2020 at 2:13pm PST















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Prime minister mourns
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also remembered Bryant in a tweet, which in part notes that the crash made Sunday "a sad day for all sports lovers in the world."


ื”ืฆื˜ืขืจืชื™ ืœืฉืžื•ืข ืขืœ ื”ื˜ืจื’ื“ื™ื” ื‘ืืจื”ืดื‘, ื™ื•ื ืขืฆื•ื‘ ืœื›ืœ ืื•ื”ื‘ื™ ื”ืกืคื•ืจื˜ ื‘ืขื•ืœื.
ืงื•ื‘ื™ ื‘ืจื™ืื ื˜, ืžื’ื“ื•ืœื™ ื”ื›ื“ื•ืจืกืœื ื™ื ื‘ื”ื™ืกื˜ื•ืจื™ื”, ื ื”ืจื’ ื”ื™ื•ื ื‘ื”ืชืจืกืงื•ืช ืžืกื•ืง ื‘ืงืœื‘ืกืืก ืฉื‘ืงืœื™ืคื•ืจื ื™ื”. ื”ื•ืชื™ืจ ืื—ืจื™ื• ืื™ืฉื”, ืืจื‘ืขื” ื™ืœื“ื™ื, ื•ืžื™ืœื™ื•ื ื™ ื—ื•ื‘ื‘ื™ ื›ื“ื•ืจืกืœ ื‘ืขื•ืœื. ืœื ื™ื™ืฉื›ื—. ืžื™ ื™ืชืŸ ืฉื™ื ื•ื— ืขืœ ืžืฉื›ื‘ื• ื‘ืฉืœื•ื [ pic.twitter.com/Y5FGI5D6rZ]
โ€” Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) [ January 26, 2020]














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Subway tribute
Bryant, of course, continued to be remembered in the United States. A sign marking the 42nd Street-Bryant Park subway station in New York also honored the [/tags/nba/ NBA] star, with someone taping over the "42nd Street" part of the sign and adjusting the sign to read, "Kobe Bryant Park."


New Yorkers changed the Bryant Park subway station sign to "Kobe Bryant Park" [ pic.twitter.com/VdMLh1sf91]
โ€” Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) [ January 27, 2020]














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Grammys: House that Kobe built
Sunday night's Grammy Awards were held at downtown Los Angeles' Staples Center, home venue of Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers. Fans set up a memorial to the late player outside the arena, while inside, Grammy hosts, performers, and nominees paid numerous tributes to Bryant.

"Earlier today, Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero," said Grammys host Alicia Keys. "We're literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built."


Alicia Keys opened the Grammys with a heartfelt Kobe Bryant tribute: "The whole wide world lost a hero." [ ][ pic.twitter.com/ZEylY9YrNH]
โ€” CBS News (@CBSNews) [ January 27, 2020]














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Star Wars star remembers
Star Wars star Mark Hamill recalled presenting Bryant with a 2018 Academy Award for the animated short film, Dear Basketball. "It was an honor to present him his much-deserved Oscar," the Luke Skywalker actor wrote in a tweet.


Kobe won the Best Animated Short [ #AcademyAward] for writing & narrating [ #DearBasketball] (music by [ #JohnWilliams])-It was his heartfelt love-letter to the game that made him a legend & a superstar. It was an honor to present him his much-deserved Oscar.[ #GoneTooSoon] [ #RIPGiannaBryant] [ pic.twitter.com/ka9raxRYhm]
โ€” Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) [ January 27, 2020]














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Planters takes a pause
Planters snack company announced it was pausing [/news/kobe-bryant-death-spurs-planters-to-pause-promo-of-mr-peanut-funeral-ads/ promotion of its Super Bowl ad campaign], which features the brand's mascot, Mr. Peanut, dying in a fireball after plunging from a cliff after a car crash. As of Monday morning, the company still planned to[/news/super-bowl-commercials-2020-mr-peanut-dies-bill-nye-makes-a-green-plea/ air the ad] featuring the character's death and another showing his funeral on Sunday. 

















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