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Cari Champion Shares Heartbroken Instagram Reaction To Kobe Bryant’s Tragic Death

The news of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and 7 others passing was and is extremely difficult to process. Even if you were a Kobe Bryant fan, you likely know someone who is a bigger fan than you. Over the last few days we couldn’t help but think how people like soon-to-be-former ESPN anchor Cari Champion must be feeling at such a devastating time.

The life-long Laker fan never attempted to obfuscate her love of purple and gold. The Los Angeles-born Laker lover flew her fan flag proudly on ESPN in the face of the conventional premise that sports journalists were to remained unbiased. Damn all that. We KNOW Cari is rooting for the Lakers it doesn’t bother us one bit.

We also know that she had to being taking Kobe’s death very hard. Yesterday, ahead of her last day at ESPN, today, Cari posted the following heartfelt post to Instagram to share her thoughts and emotions with millions of others who are grieving at this time.

Our heart breaks again every time we read a new story or hear someone express their anguish at Kobe’s untimely passing.

She’s right. It doesn’t make sense. It never will.



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