Biden reacts to Kobe Bryant's death: 'It makes you realize you gotta make every day count'

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE commented on basketball star Kobe Bryant’s sudden death Sunday at a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Biden said he didn’t know Bryant well and “only met him a couple times.”

“It makes you realize that you gotta make every day count, every single solid day, every single day count,” he said.


The presidential candidate was set to speak at Urban Dreams, a nonprofit serving the underprivileged, when the crowd was informed of Bryant’s death, with reports from NBC News saying the news led to “audible gasps.”

The audience was then led in a moment of silence.

The former Los Angeles Lakers guard died at 41 in a helicopter crash outside of Los Angeles, according to multiple reports. The other four passengers on the helicopter also died.