Bryant will be greatly missed by basketball family — Olumide Oyedeji


FILE PHOTO: Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant celebrates after dunking against the New York Knicks during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California, January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Phot

By Esther Babajide/ Oluwaseun Fadugba

Olumide Oyedeji, one of Nigeria’s foremost basketball player, says the death of U.S. basketball legend, Kobe Byrant, would be felt by up-and-coming players who looked up to him.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Byrant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning in a hillside in Calabasas, California, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant.

NAN reports that Bryant and his daughter were expected at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball game and Gianna was expected to play, while her father would coach the players.

Oyedeji told NAN that the impact Byrant made on basketball would live on in the history of the sport.

He said he would personally miss the former Los Angeles Lakers icon, having…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria