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NBA world mourns the passing of Chadwick Boseman

On Saturday morning, 43-year-old Chadwick Boseman passed away, with his wife and family by his side, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account.

The actor, who brought the iconic role of 'Black Panther' to life, was a great friend of the NBA family and was most recently, a judge for the AT&T Slam Dunk Contest at the 2020 All-Star Weekend in Chicago.

NBA players - past and present - were among the many that mourned and reacted to his tragic death.

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Rest In Paradise King 👑! #TheHellWith2020 #FCancer

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When I asked you to pose and I shot this picture to recreate an iconic picture of @kobebryant little did I know the significance it would have ! I told you that you embodied the super hero in him ! @chadwickboseman you will be missed! Tell Kobe we miss him too

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