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Barack Obama Remembers Kobe Bryant, Calls Kobe & Gianna's Deaths Heartbreaking

Barack Obama Remembers Kobe Bryant, Calls Kobe & Gianna's Deaths Heartbreaking

Barack Obama‘s friendship with Kobe Bryant goes back to his time in the White House, and now, he has issued a statement about the tragic death of the NBA legend.

Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day,” the former President posted on Twitter.

Just before Kobe retired, he visited the White House and “talked at length about the end of the current chapters in their lives” with Obama, Politico reports.

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