South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela died at 95 on Thursday. Here are some reactions from the sports community on Twitter:
Heaven's newest angel...Nelson Mandela visionary, warrior, groundbreaker..unifier for peace. Thnx for paving the way pic.twitter.com/bknIYohE7o
— Steven Jackson (@sj39) December 5, 2013
Just heard the news...RIP Nelson Mandela. He's an icon, an inspiration and a true leader and will be greatly missed #GoneButNeverForgotten
— Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) December 5, 2013
Thank you, My. Lord, for giving us Nelson Mandela. Rest in eternal peace!
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) December 5, 2013
My thoughts & prayers go out to Pres Nelson Mandela's family on his passing today. One of the greatest humans I ever had privilege to meet.
— Greg Norman (@SharkGregNorman) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela was the embodiment of discipline, courage, love and forgiveness. "There is no future without forgiveness"-@NelsonMandela
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) December 5, 2013
"There is no passion to be found in playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." Mandela -SG
— steve gleason (@TeamGleason) December 5, 2013
#RestInPeace 2 Nelson Mandela.
— King James (@LeBronJames) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela's courage, forgiveness, love & hope inspired people around the world. He made me want to be a better man. RIP Tata
— Gary Player (@garyplayer) December 5, 2013
When the world gave #NelsonMandela their worst, he showed us all his best. A thousand years from now mankind will still revere him...
— Andre Agassi (@AndreAgassi) December 5, 2013
NBA Commissioner David Stern Statement Regarding The Passing Of Nelson Mandela: pic.twitter.com/XHjQ8JJ0Uw
— NBA (@NBA) December 5, 2013