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Local sports community mourns the death of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant

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ROCHESTER, Minn, (FOX 47)-- The sports world shattered after learning about the tragic death of NBA Legend, Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter Gianna. Never in a million years did we picture what life would be like without his legendary presence. Kobe, a household name that goes beyond the hardwood.

In 1996 the NBA was blessed when he was selected 13th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers. He became basketball his mamba mentality the core of 5 NBA Championships, 2 Finals MVP's, 1 League MVP and 18 NBA All Star appearances. His list of accolades simply infinite.

There are no words to express what this world has lost. Kobe, undoubtedly paved the way for every athlete post his existence that'll ever pick up a basketball. He challenged his predecessors and peers to be more than just a basketball player He taught them what it means to be an icon.

Kobe, you'll never be forgotten as long as this world is around. Mamba forever and always.

Naomi Grey

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