‘Heartbroken’: Pinoys react to Kobe’s death, as they wake up to tragic news


Posted at Jan 27 2020 06:57 AM | Updated as of Jan 27 2020 07:57 AM

Kobe Bryant conducts a basketball clinic to children during a visit to a mass housing project to inaugurate a basketball court on July 13, 2011 at suburban Taguig city. Bullit Marquez, AP/file

MANILA—For millions of Filipino basketball fans, it was a surreal feeling waking up on Monday morning to the news that Kobe Bryant died.

The Los Angeles Lakers guard and future Hall of Famer died with four other people in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday morning.

The confirmation came in the wee hours of Monday, when most Filipinos on this side of the world were still asleep.

Here are a few reactions to the passing of the Black Mamba.

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