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.

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Family. As I scrolled through Kobe's feed, and Alex and I talk memories and moments we remember about him ... this is the truth that rings out the loudest ... family is what matters most. We are all feeling sadness from this loss, but all I can think of is that it is a grain of sand compared to what Vanessa must going through right now. I am sending all of my love and praying for you, your children and the other families involved in today's tragic turn of events. The most unfair thing in life is to lose a child and husband on the same day. Vanessa, I pray for your strength and that God guides you each step of the way through this unimaginable heartbreak. To the other families who are suffering from this unthinkable tragedy, may God be with you all. Kobe you meant so much to so many and we will miss you forever. Thank you for your work ethic, your inspiration and your heart. #hero #legend #husband #father 😢🙏🏼💔

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