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From Shaquille O'Neal to Drake, NBA Fans React to the Shocking Death of Kobe Bryant

NBA fans from all walks of life honored the legendary Kobe Bryant.

The world is in shock with the news that all-time NBA great Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash outside of Calabasas, CA on Sunday, January 26th. He was 41-years-old.

Kobe spent the entirety of his 20-year career as a Los Angeles Laker, wining five championships and one MVP in the process. When he retired at the end of the 2016-2017 season, he wrapped up his career third on the all-time scoring list, racking up 33,643 points.

In a cruel twist, LeBron James just surpassed Kobe in points scored all-time last night during a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Kobe was in attendance and congratulated LeBron.

As soon as TMZ broke the news, NBA fans all across the world went to social media to post their respects for the NBA legend. From Drake to Questlove to Dwyane Wade to Cardi B, here is how fans reacted to the shocking death of Kobe.



Ex-Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat player Goran Dragi

Martin Lawrence

Chuck D

Bill Russell

John Legend

Hall-of-Famer Scottie Pippen

Justin Bieber

Big Boi

Dominique Wilkins

2 Chainz

Pharrell Williams


Meek Mill

Jhen Aiko


Joe Biden


Joel Oritz

NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman

Andre Drummond

Kevin Love

Joel Embiid



Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George

Ex-San Antonio Spur Manu Ginobili

Ex-Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce

Ex-Los Angeles great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Rick Ross

Big Sean


Ex- Lakers teammate Shaquille O'Neal

Cardi B

Doc Rivers

Barack Obama

Kanye West

Magic Johnson

Ex-Lakers teammate Lamar Odom

Allen Iverson


Tiger Woods

LeBron James