Ginóbili, Messi y Maradona: conmovedores mensajes de despedida por la muerte de Kobe Bryant

Luego de conocerse la triste noticia del fallecimiento de la leyenda de la NBA, figuras del ambiente se expresaron en las redes sociales.

La triste noticia del fallecimiento de la leyenda de la NBA Kobe Bryant este domingo en un accidente de helicóptero, en el que también perdió la vida una de sus hijas, conmovió a todo el mundo, principalmente a los deportistas más reconocidas. Ya sea los basquetbolistas que jugaron junto a él o se enfrentaron, como así también personalidades de distintas disciplinas, publicaron emotivos mensajes en las redes sociales.

Como no podía ser de otra manera, Michael Jordan fue uno de los que más rápidamente posteó, ya que Mamba estaba llamado a ser su sucesor y además los unía una amistad fuera de la cancha. También hizo lo propio su compañero de tantas conquistas en Los Ángeles Lakers, Shaquille O'Neal. En cuanto al básquet nacional, Emanuel Ginóbili escribió "devastado" en inglés, simple pero contundente a la vez. Luis Scola, Andrés Nocioni, Pablo Prigioni y Sergio Hernández, se sumaron.

En cuanto al resto del mundo del deporte, algunos de los que se expresaron fueron Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Phelps y Usain Bolt, entre otros.

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As I try to write this post, my mind is racing. I’m in disbelief and have been crying all morning over this devastating news that Kobe and his young daughter, Gigi have passed away in a helicopter crash. Cookie and I are heartbroken. I love him, his family and what he stood for on the court and off the court. My friend, a legend, husband, father, son, brother, Oscar winner and greatest Laker of all-time is gone. It’s hard to accept. Kobe was a leader of our game, a mentor to both male and female players. He gave his knowledge, time, and talent to tutor so many at the youth level, collegiate level, and NBA and WNBA players. Words can’t express the impact that he had on the game of basketball. I know basketball fans all over the world will miss him, especially the City of Los Angeles. He was such an icon but also did so much for LA. He was passionate about serving the homeless and was an advocate for women's basketball. Coaching his daughter’s basketball team brought him so much happiness. Kobe and I shared so many special conversations about life and basketball. We had so much in common off the court. I used to love talking to him about Lakers basketball, being fathers and husbands and how much we loved Italy. I will miss those conversations and him so much. Laker Nation, the game of basketball and our city, will never be the same without Kobe. Cookie and I are praying for Vanessa, his beautiful daughters Natalia, Bianka and Capri, as well as his parents Joe and Pam and his sisters. We will always be here for the Bryant family. We love you forever. 🙏🏾❤️ #8 #24

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Kobe Bryant: “The NBA family is devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. “For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning. He was one of the most extraordinary players in the history of our game with accomplishments that are legendary: five NBA championships, an NBA MVP award, 18 NBA All-Star selections, and two Olympic gold medals. But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability. He was generous with the wisdom he acquired and saw it as his mission to share it with future generations of players, taking special delight in passing down his love of the game to Gianna. “We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Vanessa, and their family, the Lakers organization and the entire sports world.”

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