Cody Bellinger, Kiké Hernandez & More Dodgers Mourn Death Of Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant
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The entire sports world has been in mourning on Sunday since news broke Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna, as well as seven other people, also died in the crash.

The impact that Bryant made on the L.A. community during his 20-year career is unparalleled by any other athlete. He was a fan-favorite, a five-time championship and 18-time All-Star, but more importantly, a husband and father of four daughters.

Bryant was also a fan of the L.A. Dodgers and attended games throughout the years, even as recently as Game 4 of the 2018 World Series. He’d recently developed a relationship with Cody Bellinger.

In May 2018, Bryant sent Bellinger an autographed pair of the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro ‘Final Seconds.’ This offseason Bellinger has attended multiple Lakers games, including one at Staples Center with Kenley Jansen.

Bellinger was in New York to accept his 2019 National League MVP Award on Saturday night, and among those to congratulate him was Bryant in the final 24 hours of his life:

While the whole world is still in shock of Bryant’s death, a number of Dodgers players, as well as the organization itself, took to social media to pay tribute to the Los Angeles great and offer thoughts and prayers to his family and all of the other families involved.

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Mamba forever !!!!!!!! Heartbroken !!!

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Devastating

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