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Photos: NBA players share tributes to Kobe Bryant

Players and athletes in other sports honored Kobe with heartfelt messages on their shoes.
Credit: AP
New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart bears a memorial message on his shoes for former NBA great Kobe Bryant, who died today in a helicopter crash, in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

PORTLAND, Ore. — NBA players and other professional athletes are sharing tributes to Kobe Bryant on their shoes after the basketball icon's tragic death in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

The crash took the lives of nine people, including Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

Following Bryant's death, many NBA players spoke about growing up idolizing Bryant. His signature shoe line is still widely popular across the NBA.

Scroll through the gallery below to see how players honored Kobe with heartfelt messages on their footwear.

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