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Rick Fox Emotionally Opens Up About Death of Kobe Bryant

Rick Fox Emotionally Opens Up About Death of Kobe Bryant

Rick Fox is getting candid about the loss of Kobe Bryant.

The 50-year-old retired basketball player was in attendance at the NBA Crossover event on Saturday (February 15) during NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago, Ill.

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When asked about how Kobe‘s death impacted him, he said: “Being present. Nothing like tragedy can stop you in your tracks. That was a big blow to me personally, it was a big blow to a lot of people…I got to watch how it impacted the world. That’s a tribute to his legacy,” he explained.

He was then asked about what Kobe would have gone on to do in 20-30 years, and he got emotional: “I guess probably the thing that gets me most emotional. It would have been tenfold…the world’s going to miss that because of the impact he was going to leave. It was going to be greater than his NBA career. And his NBA career is pretty darn good,” he said.

Click here to watch the full interview at TMZ.

If you didn’t know, Rick Fox was originally falsely reported as being on the fatal helicopter crash. Here’s how he reacted…

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