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Kobe Bryant Tributes Pour in From Across the Sports World

Barack Obama, Shaquille O'Neal, and more pay tribute after Bryant's death in a helicopter crash

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The sports world is mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant after news of the NBA legend's death broke Sunday. Bryant, 41, died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles. Among the eight other passengers who also died in the crash was Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore, nicknamed Gigi, multiple news organizations report.

Kobe Bryant, Lakers legend and NBA great, dies at 41 in helicopter crash

Many of Bryant's friends, former teammates and rivals, and celebrities posted condolences and tributes on social media. Michael Jordan posted a statement via Twitter about his relationship with Bryant. Barack Obama, Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade, Dennis Rodman, and many more were also among those who wrote about the impact the basketball player had on their lives. Read some of their reactions below.