Gianna and Kobe

Ghanaian players plying their trade abroad have reacted following the demise of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant.

Bryant and his daughter passed away on Sunday, January 26 after the helicopter they were in crashed and killed other seven passengers on board.

As news trickled in, stakeholders in the sport at home and abroad expressed their shock with many gathered at the Tema Community 4 Court for the Tema League playoffs dumbfounded by the news.

Panathinaikos Forward Ben Bentil wrote on his official Twitter page, “Rest in Peace Kobe. Man this is wild” in response to the news.

Amida Brimah-who is recovering from an ACL tear-retweeted a photo of Gianna Bryant posted by Inter Milan star Romelu Lukaku in the aftermath of the crash.

Brimah is working back to get on the court after his set season with Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA Gatorade League was cut short by the injury.

Bentil is competing in the EuroLeague with Panathinaikos and played briefly in the NBA.

Bentil with teammates
MUMBAI, INDIA – OCTOBER 5: Amida Brimah #37 of the Indiana Pacers dunks the ball against the Sacramento Kings on October 5, 2019 at NSCI Dome in Mumbai, India. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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