Yesterday, one of the most successful and popular basketball players, Kobe Bryant, met his tragic demise in a helicopter accident.
While the world is mourning his passing, TRON’s Justin Sun quickly dedicated the next niTROn conference to the legendary player. However, the crypto community is divided in its reactions if this is genuine grief or marketing gimmickry.
TRON Dedicates niTROn Summit To Bryant
Kobe Bryant was a legendary former NBA player who spent his full twenty-year career at the Los Angeles Lakers. During that time, he won five championship rings and numerous individual awards. His accolades continued after retiring in 2016 as he even won an Oscar in 2018 for a short animated movie he wrote and produced.
The world mourns today as Bryant left distinctive marks outside of the basketball field. The cryptocurrency community also reacted, and one of the first was TRON’s Founder and CEO, Justin Sun. He expressed his grief by saying that he will “forever remember us on stage, discussing the future of blockchain.”
Furthermore, the TRON Foundation later noted that Bryant “is a member of the TRON family.” Moreover, the next niTROnSummit’s festivities will be dedicated to “his legendary life & legacy.”
The TRON Foundation’s initiative was met with different reactions by the crypto community. Some consider it as the Foundation is honoring the tragic death of the legendary player. However, others are less positive in their reactions, claiming that TRON is using the accident to promote its upcoming Summit.
What a total psychopath, period https://t.co/9d7SSeqWZ5
— Dovey 以德服人 Wan 🗝 🦖 (@DoveyWan) January 27, 2020
People continued attacking Sun and the TRON Foundation in the comment section. They are accusing them of portraying too aggressive marketing, claiming that this is not the proper way to honor someone’s demise.
You are a sick individual @justinsuntron to try to #capitalize off of a death of a hero, his daughter, and the others on board. Come at me brother because 99% of the world has #heart, and you are the 1%. Grow up, and listen with your ears, and not your mouth.
— Mark | Verge(XVG) | Paycent(PYN) | XcelTrip(XLAB) (@VergeCanada) January 26, 2020
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