The sports world was rocked and seemed to stand still Sunday as the news spread that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California.

The reaction, from the perspective of a sports fan, was summarized very well during a conversation I had with Ball High head basketball coach Jerald Temple.

James LaCombe: 409-683-5242, james.lacombe@galvnews.com or on Twitter @JamesAtGalvNews

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