Drogba, Prince Boateng lead tributes for Kobe Bryant

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 Source: goal.com

African stars including Chelsea great Didier Drogba, Taye Taiwo, Ahmed Elmohamady, Yannick Bolasie and Asisat Oshoala were shocked to hear the news of the death of former Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant.

On Sunday, Bryant was involved in a helicopter crash near Calabasas in California which killed all passengers on board.

The 41-year-old was widely referred to as one of the greatest basketball players of all time after winning five championships, and he made the NBA All-Star team on 18 occasions.

The news of Bryant's death came as a surprise to the continent's stars, who paid their respects to the legendary two-time Olympic medallist.

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SEA, I can’t believe it. You inspired so many, including me...RIP Legend @kobebryant ???????????????????????? #GodFirst #RIPKOBE #MambaForever #SEA

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Rest in Peace legend. My prayers and thoughts are with your family ????

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Horrible news for the sporting world ???????????? .....prayers up to his family ???????? #Mamba4Life???? #RIPmamba

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Speechless ???? and shocked!! REST IN HEAVEN MAMBA ????????

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