ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith choked up while reflecting on the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant, who died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash Sunday.
“It’s just devastating,” an emotional Smith said on ESPN 2. “This is a guy I’ve known for his entire career,” Smith added, noting Bryant’s career on and off the basketball court.
“He laughed a lot more than people realized,” Smith said. “He was a great basketball player, he was