Pacquiao honors Kobe: ‘The world lost a legend’


Posted at Jan 27 2020 09:38 AM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao joined the world in mourning the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. 

On Instagram, Pacquiao posted a photo of himself meeting the Los Angeles Lakers star, saying: "The world lost a legend today."


The world lost a legend today but the impact and legacy he leaves behind will last forever! #RIPMamba

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Bryant was killed on Sunday when the helicopter he was on crashed near Los Angeles. Also on board was his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Bryant, who played for 20 seasons for the Lakers, was 41.

There were no survivors in the crash, officials confirmed.

"The impact and legacy he leaves behind will last forever," Pacquiao said of Bryant.

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