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In Europe and Asia, where Kobe Bryant had great popularity, fans and politicians reacted to his sudden death.
The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant that crashed Sunday was in a climbing turn at about 2,400 feet before it turned into a dive, a source told ESPN. According to flight-tracking data, the copter was in a 4,000-feet-per-minute descent when it crashed.
The NBA and sports worlds shared their condolences after the death of the Lakers legend at age 41.
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Teams took turns taking shot clock violations in honor of the No. 24 that Kobe Bryant wore to open their games on Sunday.
"It's one of the most shocking, tragic days that I've ever been a part of in a very quick span here,'' Tiger Woods said Sunday, reacting to the news of Kobe Bryant's death.
Fighting back tears, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu told ESPN that she is dedicating her senior season to close friend Kobe Bryant. "Everything I do, I do it for him," she said.
John Altobelli was entering his 27th season as the head coach of the OCC baseball program, with which he won four state titles. He also coached Mets star Jeff McNeil in the Cape Cod League.