The world of sports suffered a major impact on Sunday when basketball legend Kobe Bryant tragically died in a helicopter crash. This wasn’t only a shock for NBA fans, players and executives, but to the rest of the world who idolized Kobe.
Everyone was devastated when the news broke through that Bryant had passed away in a helicopter crash and the tributes are flowing in from everywhere. You can tell how influential a man if there is nothing but good words and sheer appreciation from everyone when they’re gone, and this wasn’t an exception.
Paris Saint-Germain figure Neymar was the latest to pay tribute, as he dedicated his second goal against Lille to Kobe with his celebration:
The impact Bryant had on sports will be hard to match. His personality on the floor, his competitiveness and the way he used to play inspired several athletes around the world, including Neymar. He was a very popular man and will be missed by a lot of people. No doubt about it.