Tom Izzo Broke the Kobe Bryant News To Cassius Winston on Live Television

Stephen Douglas
Tom Izzo and Cassius Winston
Tom Izzo and Cassius Winston /

Michigan State beat Minnesota, 70-52, on Sunday afternoon. During the game, news broke about the death of Kobe Bryant. Immediately following the game, Tom Izzo shared the news with star point guard Cassius Winston.

The shock and disbelief as Winston asks, "Kobe? Bryant?" is probably the same way that most people reacted to the news. Winston would have grown up watching Byrant.