Thursday, October 6, 2011
Twitter Report: Athletes Remember Steve Jobs
Last night the world was shocked when Steve Jobs passed away due to pancreatic cancer. He was the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. and was also a CEO with Pixar Studios. He’s known as one of the best American innovators, being a part of so many things in the technology industry that have changed our world.
When the news was dropped yesterday many people took to Twitter to pay their respects. Amongst those Tweeting were many professional athletes, offering their condolences and remembering the genius of Steve Jobs.
Here is what some of them Tweeted.
LeBron James, NBA, Miami Heat: @KingJames “R.I.P Steve Jobs. Someone who definitely left his mark on this world! Innovations that will live and last forever!!”
Tracy McGrady, NBA, Detroit Pistons: @TheReal_TMAC “amazing how steve jobs changed people's lives all around the WORLD”
Cappie Pondexter, WNBA, New York Liberty: @cappa23 “I bought an ipad today in memory of#stevejobs thnkyou for ur genius!! Rip”
Serena Williams, professional tennis player: @serenawilliams “Steve Jobs the Thomas Edison of our day. You will be missed but your Legend will Live forever.”
Ndamukong Suh, NFL, Detroit Lions: @ndamukong_suh “It is very sad to hear that Mr. Steve Jobs has passed.He Will be greatly missed in many ways, will pray for his family!! #RIPSteveJobs#Apple”
Zoltan Mesko, NFL, New England Patriots: @ZoltanMesko “Forever the face of Apple...Steve Jobs. Bravo.”
Freddy Adu, MLS, Philadelphia Union & USA: @FreddyAdu11 “Wowwww Steve Jobs died. Man he changed the World with his vision. RIP Steve Jobs”
Nick Rimando, MLS, Real Salt Lake & USA: @NickRimando “I'm late but RIP Steve Jobs, don't know what I'd do without apple. What a Brilliant man!”
Carlos Bocanegra, professional soccer player, Rangers FC & USA: @BocaBoca3 “Steve Jobs , a modern day Da Vinci. He definitely warrants that shout. You changed the world.”
Abby Wambach, WPS, magicJack & USA: @AbbyWambach “Rip steve jobs! #iSad”
Steve Jobs: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma