LEXINGTON, KY (WTVQ)- Kobe Bryant was a superhero and an idol to many, which is why his passing has sent shock waves around the sports world.
Head Coach John Calipari and many current and former Wildcats took to social media to honor Kobe.
No words work on a day like today; only a prayer:
Lord, we all mourn the untimely death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and the others who lost their lives today. May you grant eternal rest to them, O Lord; and let your light perpetually shine upon them. Amen. 🙏🏼
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) January 26, 2020
— Antoine Walker (@WalkerAntoine8) January 26, 2020
— Derek L. Anderson (@DerekLAnderson) January 26, 2020
The news of your passing not only numbed my body, but everyone’s around me. I grew up idolizing you and wanting to just have the chance to meet you. Never in my wildest dreams, did I think I would not only meet you… https://t.co/VLD40IPKs2
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) January 27, 2020
Dag tomorrow really not promised to nobody….
— Immanuel Quickley (@IQ_GodSon) January 26, 2020
Kobe Bryant was one of the most talented and competitive players I have ever known. His legacy on the court is winning championships. Some with a lot of talent and some without so much. Horrible tragedy. RIP Kobe and prayers to your family.
— Dan Issel (@DanIssel44) January 26, 2020
Every team has to retire 24
— Tyler Herro (@raf_tyler) January 26, 2020
And 8‼️ https://t.co/FHBFYDiDDB
— Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (@shaiglalex) January 27, 2020
It was an honor RIP MAMBA https://t.co/2bZ7w2VzAq
— Tony Delk (@tldelk00) January 26, 2020
Rest In Peace to one of the greatest to ever play this game. You inspired us all. Grateful I got a chance to meet you. Prayers go out to his loved ones. This one hurts #MambaForever
— Jarred Vanderbilt (@JVando) January 26, 2020