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Bayern Munich mourns Kobe Bryant

From Robert Lewandowski to Michael Cuisance, the players of Bayern Munich were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.

WNBA All-Star Game 2019 Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The stunning news that basketball legend Kobe Bryant had perished in a helicopter crash with several other people, including his daughter Gianna, elicited stunned responses worldwide. Among those devastated by the news were many of Bayern Munich’s players, past and present. It’s no secret that many of Bayern’s players are also basketball fans, and as they say, “Game recognize game.”

As Robert Lewandowski said, Bryant was, “One of the greatest athletes of all time.” Below are many of the reactions of Bayern players, current and past, and a handful of other important voices across the soccer world.

Robert Lewandowski

Jerome Boateng

David Alaba

Lucas Hernandez

Corentin Tolisso

Franck Ribery

Michael Cuisance


Arturo Vidal

Holger Badstuber

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Lewanadowski, Lucas Hernandez, Ron-Thorben Hoffmann, Alphonso Davies, Javi Martinez, Ivan Perisic all paid tribute to Bryant in Instagram stories.

And many others from around the soccer world paid tribute to Bryant.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Kevin-Prince Boateng

Pep Guardiola

Tobi Schweinsteiger


Farewell, Kobe and Gianna, from BFW

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