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Kansas Citians remember Kobe Bryant

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jan 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 17:55:21-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As news of the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant continued to spread Sunday, Kansas Citians with ties to Bryant started to offer their condolences.

While en route to Super Bowl LIV in Miami, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes took to Twitter in remembrance.

Chiefs defensive lineman Frank Clark tweeted that Bryant was an idol.

Chiefs starting safety Tyrann Mattieu also reacted once the team was in Miami.

Former University of Kansas men’s basketball player Scot Pollard played against Bryant as a member of the Sacramento Kings.

“The rivalry we had between the Kings and the Lakers was one of the highlights of my career,” Pollard told 41 Action News reporter Jordan Betts. “I always enjoyed squaring off against one of the all time greats. I certainly respected his game and competitive spirit. He will definitely be missed.”

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson also expressed his condolences via Twitter.

This is a developing story and will be updated.