Malawians mourn death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant

Many Malawians took to social media to pay their tributes to Kobe Bryant, the basketball Kobe Bryant, who  US media reports he was killed in a helicopter crash in California.

Malawians share shock and sadness as they pay tribute to Kobe Bryant after his death

Kobe was “one of the most extraordinary players” in the history of basketball who “inspired people around the world” to play the game.

The 41-year-old and his daughter Gianna Maria Onore, 13, were among those who died in the crash near Calabasas. The Los Angeles Times reported that nine people were onboard.

Regarded as one of the best basketball players ever, Bryant played in the NBA for 20 years and spent his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

After winning five NBA championships and being named an All-Star 18 times, the “Black Mamba”  retired in 2016.

“Today we were just talking about excellence. The idea of people (especially people of colour) transcending barriers to achieve things that are beyond imagination. Kobe Bryant is one of such people,’’ Blessings Phumisa posed his tribute.

“ Kobe made many believe in achieving the unimaginable,” he added in his Facebook post.

Malawians described Kobe’s death as heartbreak.

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Ayonzo Mtsitsa
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Ayonzo Mtsitsa

Legend! Gone! Jesus is really coming but we are also going to heaven,where those who will not born again,will die again,in the lake of fire!

bwenubwe
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bwenubwe

its Heart breaking indeed, the Basketball family has lost a legend,. & little Gigi, small Mamba 2…. shame MHSRIP

Kkkkkk
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Kkkkkk

On a serious note, which Malawians?

Don Bosco Basketball team, L-city
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Don Bosco Basketball team, L-city

Growing up playing basketball we all wanted to play like him. After Jordan I think Kobe was the best man on the floor. Prayers for him his daughter and all the other 7 people who have suffered this crash. #kobe umatimilira

bwenubwe
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bwenubwe

its heart breaking indeed,. He was and still is a Basketball Legend. MHSRIP

Marcus Zimbiri
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Marcus Zimbiri

Siwa yake ili kuti? Tikakhwasule nyama. A Malawi kutengeka ngati munamuonapotu. Iya!

Chigwiri
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Chigwiri

Kwanu kukazachitika maliro udzaziona. Anthu osafa inu

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Extremely heart breaking. We truly are just passing by in this world. May God grant his family strength. May their souls rest in eternal peace.

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