The messages written by the players on the shoes, the purple and yellow lights on the most important buildings in America, the murals popping up all over the world. The world says goodbye to Kobe Bryant
The messages written by the players on the shoes, the purple and yellow lights on the most important buildings in America, the murals which are springing up all over the world. Farewell to Kobe Bryant , who died Sunday in the crash of the helicopter that carried him in the gym with his daughter 13 enne Gianna and 7 other people, is made of many images and words that always end in tears.
The presenters of the American TV evening shows, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, were moved, remembering the friend and the guest.
He cried Novak Djokovic who, on the fields of the Australian Open wore a shirt with the initials of the American basketball player and the numbers of the two shirts he wore during his career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Touching the post of his heir Lebron James : «I'm not ready, but here I am. I am sitting here trying to write something but every time I try I start to cry at the thought of you, of your granddaughter Gigi and of the brotherhood friendship that united us. My heart is broken, my brother is destroyed. I love you as an older brother . I promise you that I will collect your witness: I feel it is my responsibility to load your legacy on my shoulders and continue what you have done !! I ask heaven to give me strength and to assist me in this mission: we will take care of it now. “
Have the lights of the Los Angeles team on the Empire State Building , but also the Miami Arena where the Super Bowl, the final of the American football championship, is played over the weekend. As has already been the case with the Grammys, there will also be a tribute to the player who has embodied basketball for twenty years. It has already been announced that there will be a memory of him at the Oscars, two years ago he had won the statuette with the short film that told his love for basketball.
AC Milan, the football team he was cheering for, greeted him. It has become Kobe Bryant Park the New York subway stop of the homonymous park. There are purple and yellow lights at Los Angeles airport and on the social pages of the Galaxy football team. The Staples Center has become a mausoleum, murals and graffiti multiply in the city of angels and in the world.
The ex player's body was officially identified among the nine recovered from the debris of the helicopter that crashed on a nearby hill Los Angeles . Also identified are two men and a woman: John Altobelli, 56, baseball coach who died in the accident with his wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa, the helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan, 50 years old, and Sarah Chester, 45 years.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated. The US media have released the audio of the last conversation between the pilot and the control tower. Apparently the helicopter was flying too low. The pilot had asked for a special authorization to fly in the thick fog a few minutes before the crash.
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