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Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash in January 2020 naturally shocked the entire world. To make things even worse, his young daughter Gianna had been with him, and she also perished – along with some of her friends. Tragically, nine people died in total. Once news of the tragedy broke, Kobe’s friends made saddening tributes to him on social media. One of these was Justin Timberlake, and he shared details of their last conversation.

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Kobe was considered one of the best basketball players in the world. The man nicknamed “Black Mamba” was massively popular and truly beloved. He held multiple records in the sport and received several awards over the course of his career – including two Olympic gold medals. Furthermore, even his 2016 retirement didn’t stop him being a star.

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