Kobe Was ‘More Than An Athlete’: The Sports World Mourns A Basketball Legend

Valerie Samano, left, places flowers at a memorial near the Staples Center in Los Angeles, after the death of Laker legend Kobe Bryant on Sunday.

The retired Los Angeles Lakers star died at age 41 in a plane crash on Sunday. Former teammates, peers and other sports legends expressed their grief and shock on social media.

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