Zaza Pachulia expresses condolences for Kobe Bryant death
27 January, 2020
Georgian basketball player Zaza Pachulia has expressed his condolences over Kobe Bryant death. "Too early. Too sad" - He posted on Facebook. "Too many broken hearts. Too many tears. Thanks for too many memories".

US basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California.

Bryant, 41, was travelling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames.

The LA county sheriff said there were
no survivors.

Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, played for the LA Lakers throughout his career and is considered one of the greatest players in the game's history.

Tributes from celebrities and fellow sports stars have been pouring in, many expressing shock at his sudden death.

Moments of silence have been observed at basketball games across the US.

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