Video: A throwback to when Mourinho sang Kobe Bryant’s praises after joining Spurs

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The world was shocked by the news that former LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant tragically passed away on Sunday in a helicopter crash.

The former NBA star and his daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California.

Tributes have been pouring in from across the sporting world for Bryant, who was universally recognized as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Some Spurs stars including Moussa Sissoko and Victor Wanama also took to social media to pay tribute to Bryant.

Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho was also known to be an admirer of Bryant, with the 56-year-old hailing the American’s professionalism in his first press conference after taking the Tottenham job back in November.

Watch Mourinho’s speech on Bryant from two months ago that is currently doing the rounds on social media:

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That quote from Jose sums up Bryant, not just as an athlete but also as a human being. If there is one lesson we can take from the great man’s life, it is to fight for your principles and keep giving it your all. Kobe’s passing is a big loss not just for basketball but for the world of sport. Our thoughts at Spurs Web are with the Bryant family and others affected by this horrible tragedy.

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