Here’s How Some Of The World’s (And Australia’s) Biggest Names Are Paying Tribute To Kobe
Sport 6m

News of the 41-year-old’s death is still rippling around the world.

As the world mourns the loss of one of basketball’s most recognisable and talented figures, Kobe Bryant, after he died in a helicopter accident on Sunday morning, celebrities and athletes are taking to social media to pay tribute to the star. Over the past 24 hours #RIPMamba, #RIPKobe and #Kobe have been trending globally as fans come to terms with the loss of a sporting giant.

From Nick Kyrgios warming up in LA Lakers gear, through to Barack Obama’s tweet, Here we look at how respects are being paid by famous people from all corners of the earth:


View this post on Instagram


The world lost a legend today. Kobe Bryant was someone who I looked up to, a fierce competitor, a Champion, an icon. His dominance and relentless spirit translated both on and off the court. Your fans across the world loved you with such passion and you never let them down. To lose both you and your daughter Gigi in this tragic accident has shaken me to my core. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bryant Family and his close Friends in this extremely hard time, I am truly sorry for your loss. You were and will continue to be an inspiration to this world and drive people to follow their dreams with passion and conviction #MambaForever

A post shared by Ben Simmons (@bensimmons) on

View this post on Instagram


Rest easy Kobe. Never forgotten.

A post shared by NK (@k1ngkyrg1os) on

View this post on Instagram


There are no words to express the pain I’m going through now with this tragic and sad moment of loosing my neice Gigi & my friend, my brother, my partner in winning championships, my dude and my homie. I love you and you will be missed. My condolences goes out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. IM SICK RIGHT NOW !

A post shared by DR. SHAQUILLE O’NEAL Ed.D. (@shaq) on

View this post on Instagram


Descanse em paz, meu amigo 🙏🏿 😭

A post shared by Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (@ronaldinho) on



View this post on Instagram


Mamba forever. Our condolences to Kobe and Gianna’s family and everyone involved in today’s tragedy.

A post shared by nike (@nike) on


View this post on Instagram


😤😔🥺 it can’t be

A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on


View this post on Instagram


Heaven only knows 🙏🏾😰. 🌹 prayers to the family from me and. @bosslady_ent

A post shared by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on


View this post on Instagram



A post shared by Cardib (@iamcardib) on

January 28, 2020
Editors Pick