Southern California's Orange Coast College baseball team head coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa, were also killed, Stefanie Dazio of The Associated Press reports. Details are still being released at this time, but we do know that there were no survivors.
English says he was devastated and shocked when he heard the news of Bryant's death but has fond memories of challenging him on the court. "We send our thoughts and prayers to Vanessa Bryant and the family, the Lakers organization and Kobe Bryant fans everywhere".
"But when I think of Kobe, I really just end up thinking about those special few personal conversations that we were lucky enough to share together, each time one of us had a new baby daughter". "Yeah, sure, talking hoops - but you got the feeling in those moments that he would have been content talking about anything".
"The basketball world, we lost one of our greats, and I don't just mean that by what he did on the court but just the way he lived his life".
Former TNA champion Matt Morgan also played basketball when he was younger and even played against Bryant while in high school. Kobe was a friend, a teammate, most importantly, a father. Watching him interact, love and laugh with his family, especially his daughter was truly inspiring.
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Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel as well shared a picture of himself with the sports legend, again offering his condolences over the loss of an National Basketball Association hero. Much of Gianna's passion and work ethic on the court were a result of her mother and father instilling the value of excellence in her. Kobe, after all, coached Gianna and her teammates at his Mamba academy with the same drive that he carried as an National Basketball Association player. Sending the deepest of condolences to all involved.
The move allowed Bryant to spend more time with his four daughters, Natalia Diamante, Gianna Maria, Bianka Bella, and Capri.
"One of the biggest highlights of my career was directing Kobe in our Black Mamba short film".
"You were at a loss of words, in disbelief", junior Eli Brooks said.
Bryant, 41, was headed to the Mamba Sports Academy in nearby Thousand Oaks to coach in a basketball tournament that Gianna was going to be playing in. "He's been part of my family for a very long time", she said, before introducing a sweet clip of Kobe Bryant on The View in 2018.