Suns React To Tragic Kobe Bryant Passing

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The news which broke early Sunday afternoon sent shock waves across the world.

One of the greatest players in NBA history was just 41 years-old. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also killed in the crash which happened in a hillside in Calabasas, California after taking off near Bryant’s house in Orange County around 10:00AM PST.

Fans from everywhere paid their respect to “The Black Mamba,” including a number of Phoenix Suns’ players who received the awful news in Memphis as the team prepared for their game against the Grizzles Sunday afternoon.

Some current players took to social media to express both their condolences and gratitude towards Bryant.

Bryant, who played 20 years for the Lakers, sits atop the franchise list in points (33,643), games played (1,346), 3-pointers (1,827), steals (1,944) and a number of other categories. 

A Valley native, Eric has had a passion for the Arizona sports scene since an early age. He has covered some of the biggest events including Super Bowls, national championships and the NBA and MLB playoffs in his near 20 years in local media.