NFL Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster John Madden died Tuesday at age 85. One of the most legendary names in professional football, Madden’s unexpected death was felt in the sports world.
Former and current NBA players took to social media to honor the sports icon.
Rest in paradise On the 🐐 John Madden!!!! Your legacy will live on ♾!!!!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 29, 2021
Rest in Peace to Hall of Fame Coach John Madden! Young people know him from the Madden NFL game, but he is a legend because he was a great football coach who won Super Bowl XI, coached the Raiders for 10 seasons and became the youngest coach to have 100 regular season wins.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) December 29, 2021
RIP to the legend Coach John Madden! I never heard of ALL-PRO teams in my youth. It was all about the All Madden team!! One of a kind! Rest Coach
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) December 29, 2021
A Bay Area legend. Thank you for all you have done for the bay and for coaching. You will be missed! https://t.co/FEF2vuwPlA
— Jason Kidd (@RealJasonKidd) December 29, 2021
Growing up with Madden owned every game and still play to this day!!!! #RIPMadden https://t.co/SvexygOiLD
— Jason “The Jet” Terry (@jasonterry31) December 29, 2021
RIP to the legend John Madden..
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) December 29, 2021
John Madden has passed away at the age of 85. Rest in peace John… pic.twitter.com/gW1N4rFprZ
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) December 29, 2021
RIP to the legend John Madden🥺
— Mikal Bridges (@mikal_bridges) December 29, 2021
— Chase Center (@ChaseCenter) December 29, 2021
RIP the amazing John Madden https://t.co/9Fv2qdZSQW
— Quincy Pondexter (@QuincyPondexter) December 29, 2021