Fans of deceased NBA star Kobe Bryant gathered on Monday at the Laker's training facility in El Segundo, California, to honour the player by bringing flowers and leaving messages on a memorial wall.
Footage filmed at the training facilities close to the Los Angeles International Airport, shows mourners visibly moved by the loss of a icon, writing messages on a memorial wall and leaving flowers... Еще.
A choked-up Robin Resealn explained how he found out about the tragedy on his way to church, saying: «It was such a shock, I was crying during church service, I just couldn't make it through, I was just breaking down left and right. All that kept playing to me were all the games he brought us back from, all the times when our franchise was bad, and again, it's not about basketball, I mean he just showed that, I mean he's just a metaphor for life, you know.»
Manuel, another fan of the former Lakers' star said: «You are never gonna see somebody like Kobe again, ever, so you know, when you see greatness and when you've witnessed greatness. I remember being able to watch basketball or anything you know, you just have to pay your respects and pay respect to greatness cause you don't see that every day. That's a life time a generational thing so you have to pay respects and acknowledge it».
Bryant, along with eight other people, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Bryant spent his entire 20-year career at the Lakers, winning five NBA titles and winning the 2008 Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.