June 23, 2021

Dodgers: Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen, Organization React to News of Kobe Bryant’s Passing (Dodgers Nation)



I don’t want to be writing this, but #MambaMentaility tells me to be stronger and put in the work. On Sunday, the world was shocked by the passing of Los Angeles legend and world icon Kobe Bean Bryant. The 18-time NBA All-Star spent his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

He came into the league as a scrawny 18 year-old kid out of Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his 20 years in the game, his legacy was built as a pillar of not only Los Angeles sports, but the city itself.

As we lost Kobe as well as his 13 year-old daughter Gianna in a tragic aircraft accident on Sunday, the weight of the tragedy created a feeling so somber, even the sun never fully showed its face on an overcast January day.

Beyond the feeling of this writer — and I feel I speak for the entirety of Dodgers Nation as well — the sports world took to social media to mourn the passing of a legend.

Here we’ll focus on Dodgers players (both current and former), as well as organizational members that shared their feelings with a contemporary, and in some cases, a friend.

Read “Dodgers: Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen, Organization React to News of Kobe Bryant’s Passing” at Dodgers Nation