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Tuesday BP: Kobe Bryant edition

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A number of Giants players had words following the tragic death of the NBA star.

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On Sunday morning, a helicopter crash in southern California tragically claimed the lives of nine people, including 18-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna.

Over at Golden State of Mind I wrote about Bryant’s legacy, and the complications we often have when reconciling the off-court transgressions with the on-court wizardry. So if you want to read my thoughts on the matter, you can do so here.

Otherwise, this isn’t the place for my feelings on the topic, good or bad. But it is the space for the thoughts of the San Francisco Giants.

Bryant was considered a deity by many professional athletes. Not surprisingly, a few members of the Giants took to social media to pay their respects to the NBA legend.

The Giants also paid respect to John Altobelli, a legendary junior college baseball coach, and his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa. All three were killed in the accident.

Sending as much love and peace as is possible to the friends and family of all nine people.