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Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx comment on Kobe Bryant's death

The NBA legend was 41 years old.

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx released a statement regarding the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, and seven others, including his daughter Gianna, after a tragic helicopter crash Sunday in Southern California.

Bryant was 41 years old.

The following is the statement from the Timberwolves and Lynx:

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx organization is deeply saddened by the passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and those affected in today's tragedy.

Few players have had the worldwide impact on the game of basketball that Kobe did.

His immense presence was felt not only on the court, but off the court as a husband, father, mentor, and entrepreneur.

The NBA and the world are in a better place because of Kobe and our thoughts and prayers go out to Kobe's wife, Vanessa, their family, and the Lakers organization.

Many stars and sports athletes in Minnesota tweeted their condolences regarding the NBA legend's death.

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