Following the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others, Princess Reema Bandar al-Saud, the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States shared her condolences on Twitter.
Having had the pleasure to meet @kobebryant a few years ago, today I mourn his loss. My condolences to his wife and loved ones. He will be an eternal symbol of kindness and the positive power of sports in our global community.— Reema Bandar Al-Saud (@rbalsaud) January 26, 2020
Other Saudis took to Twitter to mourn the loss of one of basketball’s greatest players.
One user said that Bryant was the reason he loved basketball.
Saudi journalist Reem Krimly called Bryant’s death “beyond heartbreaking.”