Boston Celtics Release Statement On Kobe Bryant's Passing

January 26, 2020
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The basketball world and beyond felt a huge loss today with the passing of Kobe Bryant. 

The legend was involved in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA. His 13-year-old daughter was also on board, Gianna Bryant -- they were on their way to a travel basketball game. This story is just so heartbreaking.

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Five people were originally reported as being on board initially on Sunday, but that number changed to a total of nine people on board. 

The Boston Celtics have released a statement on Kobe Bryant's passing. Read below:

"There are no words that can convey the heartbreak the entire Celtics organization feels in the wake of the terrible loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. Kobe was one of the greatest talents and competitors to ever play basketball, and his love of the sport inspired countless fans and players around the world. Our fans were fortunate to watch him as he contributed many memorable chapters to the Celtics-Lakers rivalry, which he treasured. We extend our deepest condolences to Kobe’s family, fans, and the entire Lakers organization, as well as all of the victims and families affected by this horrible tragedy."