The third quarter of the Team Community Basketball League Semifinal Playoff game between Nungua Coldstore and Tema Rockets was played out bizarrely.

As news trickled about the tragic passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, a certain hush fell on the court as fans and players alike reacted in disbelief.

The game still went on as planned and ended as planned but some players could be seen going through the motions as the news was confirmed.

Coldstore Shooting Guard Emmanuel Wolff-a big fan of Bryant- was speechless and looked on from the bench as his team beat Rockets 71-43 to stay in contention for a place in the League Finals.

The mood was pretty much the same for a lot of folks gathered at the venue when the game concluded. Bryant passed away earlier today after a helicopter crash claimed his and nine other lives including his daughter Gianna Bryant.

Coldstore plays Rockets in the deciding Game 3 on Sunday, February 2 at the same at the Tema Community 4 Court.

Spintex Knights beat Tema C4 53-40 to qualify to the finals.

Coldstore (black) v Rockets
Knights v C4 (Red)

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


  1. So why do you people do that…every media house in Togo is talking about the team that represented your country here in Togo for the Dreals house basket 2020 and to the shock of everybody they placed 3rd.not even a single line or appraisal on your website and you want Ghana Basketball to really disappointed in you people, wanted to meet Yaw Mintah at tema yesterday but couldn’t, it’s too bad. Praise your own


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