Everybody deals with grief in their own way. In the wake of the Kobe Bryant news, many were expressing their sadness in different ways: with posts, silence, tears, and even anger.
For Giannis Antetokounmpo, one who was particularly close to Kobe, he shut down his presence on social media in wake of the tragic situation. His Instagram and Twitter have been deleted and the star has yet to make a public appearance.
Kobe was a mentor for Giannis. In fact, back in 2017, the Mamba challenged him to win an MVP. Giannis followed through in 2019, winning his first as he led Milwaukee to a deep playoff run.
With the way things happened, Giannis is clearly among those taking it the worst. He obviously looked up to the Laker legend.
But he is just among many who are saddened in this tough time. Bryant touched the lives of many in the league and around the community, and we are seeing it all come to light in the wake of his death.