King T’Challa seemed invincible. We know that’s just a movie, still we still pass along a character’s attributes to the actors who play them. So it was shocking news that the actor who played the “Black Panther” in a series of films — Chadwick Boseman — died Friday of cancer at age 43.
Boseman had been battling cancer all through the filming of the movie about the Black superhero, plus The Avengers films that followed. He simply did not talk about it, so his death felt sudden and shocking.
Boseman was an NBA fan — he even helped Victor Oladipo during the 2018 Dunk Contest.
NBA players reacted with sadness and shock to Boseman’s passing.
Mannnn no way!!! RIP KING 👑✊🏾😭 https://t.co/q4aue9j2Xw
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) August 29, 2020
— Anthony Tolliver (@ATolliver44) August 29, 2020
Rest in Heaven 👑 https://t.co/3kDVUvdjEY
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 29, 2020
Shit really made me sad man! Dude made Black Panther while fighting that. Smh you just never know what people are going thru! Give people their flowers while they are here!!!!!
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) August 29, 2020
Rest in power @chadwickboseman !! Your legacy will live forever. 2020 man, been a tough one 💔
— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) August 29, 2020
this year ain’t it at all 👎🏽🚮
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) August 29, 2020
Damn . Rest in paradise. 🙏🏽This year ain’t it https://t.co/cJRXaVEPm8
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) August 29, 2020
— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman?????????????? It can’t be…
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) August 29, 2020
Wakanda Forever!! RIP Black Panther
— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) August 29, 2020
🙅🏽♂️ FOREVER. #RIPCHADWICKBOSEMAN SUPERHERO.
— Justin Anderson (@JusAnderson1) August 29, 2020
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) August 29, 2020
R.I.P Chadwick Boseman
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) August 29, 2020
Man RIP Chadwick Boseman 😓🙏🏽
— Jalen Brunson (@jalenbrunson1) August 29, 2020