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Notes: Detroit Lions players react to Kobe Bryant’s passing

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Many players took to social media to express their shock at his sudden death.

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As news of basketball icon Kobe Bryant’s death shook the entire world, several Detroit Lions players took to Twitter to express their shock and grief.

The 41-year-old star was among nine killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

ESPN’s Michael Rothstein actually has a 2015 piece on Slay meeting Kobe, his childhood idol. You can read that here.

An absolutely tragic, heartbreaking day.

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