Nick Kyrgios Emotional Tribute to Kobe Bryant in Nadal loss | Australian Open 2020
Nick Kyrgios Emotional Tribute to Kobe Bryant in Nadal loss | Australian Open 2020


Yesterday we were all devastated by the news
of the tragic passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Kobe’s reach extended far beyond basketball
as he was global icon and beloved everywhere. Australian Nick Kyrgios was one of those people
influenced by Bryant’s greatness, and he paid an emotional tribute to the late legend
before his fourth round match against Rafa Na Nick also made a tribute post on his Instagram
captioning it rest easy Kobe. Never forgotten. Nick is a notoriously Huge basketball fan,
and even though he’s a die heart Celtics supporter, it’s evident that Kobe’s greatness
has a profound impact on his life and career. Unfortunately for Nick, his Australian Open
singles run was halted by Rafael nadal in 4 sets, but the Aussie continued to speak
of Kobe’s impact despite never meeting him and said that he used the unfortunate series
of events as motivation. Rafael Nadal who also recognized the untimely
passing of Bryant spoke about this tremendous loss after beating Kyrgios. Nick wasn’t the only who who point an court
tribute to Kobe as Coco Gauff honored the late legend writing his old jersey number
8, and mamba mentality on her shoes. She too made an additional post dedication
her and Cary McNally’s doubles win to Bryant. As aforementioned, Kobe’s loss has greatly
impacted the tennis world as well, and for the player reactions and tributes click the
card to the upper right hand corner. Once again, Rest In Peace Kobe and Gianna.

3 thoughts on “Nick Kyrgios Emotional Tribute to Kobe Bryant in Nadal loss | Australian Open 2020”

  1. Giovanni Fernandez says:

    Rip Kobe 🙏💔😢

  2. GS Tennis News Today says:

    I apologize for the cut around 2:30, the Australian Open took down the video because I had Nadals interview, so I was forced to cut it out for it to remain available to watch to the public

  3. Wielki Hu says:

    Racist tributes to racist, nothing revellant

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