Tributes are continuing to pour in from across the world as people come to terms with the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California on Sunday.
The former LA Lakers basketball star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were travelling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames. They were among nine people killed in the crash.
Several footballers have taken to social media to reveal their shock at the news and to pay tribute to one of the greatest basketballers the world has ever seen.
On Sunday, Spurs midfielders Moussa Sissoko and Victor Wanyama both paid their respects to the 41-year-old, who was nicknamed the Black Mamba because of his speed and precision on the basketball court.
Harry Kane has now become the latest Spurs star to pay his tributes to Bryant when the striker posted an emotional message on Instagram along with a picture he took with the NBA legend following the 4-1 win against Liverpool in October 2017.
Kane’s message read: “I still can’t believe what happened yesterday. Kobe, you were truly one of the special ones, not only as a sportsman but as a person as well!
“I remember talking to you after your Jersey retirement and Oscar win. Both times you were more concerned about pushing me to the next level which shows the humble man you were!
“You will be missed by everyone because you inspired so many. Thank you! My heart goes out to all the families who have lost loved ones in this tragic accident. R.I.P Kobe, Gianna and everyone who lost their lives.”
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Kobe will not only be remembered as one of the greatest NBA stars of all time but also has an outstanding human being who often put others ahead of himself. Kane’s message perfectly sums up why so many people around the world were such big fans of Bryant. Our those are with Bryant’s family and all those affected by this terrible tragedy.
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