DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Nuggets held a moment of silence on Sunday for NBA legend Kobe Bryant. They face the Houston Rockets at the Pepsi Center.
During warmups, Will Barton and Jamal Murray spoke, apparently sharing the tragic news.
Surreal day. Every inch of the Pepsi Center has gone quiet. Every person flipping through their phone or shaking their head. Here's the moment Will Barton informed Jamal Murray about the news. pic.twitter.com/D46C6pH4yV
— Ryan Greene 📷 (@RyanCBS4) January 26, 2020
Shortly after, Murray shared his emotions on social media.
I’m trying to process but I just can’t man💔 https://t.co/wyMGUclmjj
— Jamal Murray (@BeMore27) January 26, 2020
The Denver Nuggets held a moment of silence before tipoff.
The world lost a legend today. We mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant and the lives of others that were tragically lost today. pic.twitter.com/VhE1KDlxiJ
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) January 26, 2020
Denver Nuggets head coach Mike Malone responded to the news after the game.
“When I was growing up I remember when your parents would tell you, ‘I remember where I was when John F. Kennedy got shot, when Dr. King got shot.’ Our players will always remember this day because of that news and losing somebody like that way before we should’ve lost him,” he said.
Malone on Kobe’s impact and the challenge’s playing today’s game after the tragedy pic.twitter.com/JedRzq32ez
— Romi Bean (@Romi_Bean) January 26, 2020
Professional sports players, past and present, in Denver are reacting with shock and grief at the news
Man this can’t be true
— Shelby Harris (@ShelbyHarris93) January 26, 2020
NO NO NO NO KOBE!!!!!!! PLEASE BE A DREAM. KOBE CAN’T BE GONE😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) January 26, 2020
Kobe was an iconic athlete, basketball legend and one of the all-time great competitors in sports.
My prayers go out to the Bryant family and all the families of the other passengers who lost their lives today.
— John Elway (@johnelway) January 26, 2020
Doesn’t seem real. RIP to a legend and my childhood hero. #Kobe
— Garett Bolles (@gbolles72) January 26, 2020