With the news that legendary revolutionary politician Nelson Mandela passed away today at the age of 95, many NBA players decided to send their regards.
Below are just a few of tweets that notable players sent out after learning the news in real-time:
— demarcus cousins (@boogiecousins) December 5, 2013
#RIP to Nelson. Great man. Great mind. Great soul. Rest with peace.
— Iman Shumpert I (@I_Am_Iman) December 5, 2013
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) December 5, 2013
I thank God for giving me a chance to meet a great Leader and man of Faith. Miss you Madiba. pic.twitter.com/AwwiRqJHeg
— Dikembe Mutombo (@officialmutombo) December 5, 2013
Below is the official statement from NBA commissioner David Stern:
NBA Commissioner David Stern Statement Regarding The Passing Of Nelson Mandela: pic.twitter.com/XHjQ8JJ0Uw
— NBA (@NBA) December 5, 2013
Athletes respond to Nelson Mandela’s death on Twitter [Sports Grid]
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