The tributes poured in from all over the sports world Sunday.
It was a somber day of remembrance for many in the sports community, as it marked what would’ve been the late Kobe Bryant’s 42nd birthday.
The basketball legend was one of nine people, which included his daughter Gigi, tragically killed in a helicopter accident in the Los Angeles area Jan. 26.
After Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic set Twitter on fire with a 43-point, 17-rebound and 13-assist performance, including the game-winning 3-pointer as time expired, in an overtime playoff win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, a picture of him with Bryant could be seen on the header of his Twitter page as a way to pay tribute.
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay acknowledged Bryant’s birthday during a training camp press conference, as well.
But Doncic and McVay certainly weren’t the only ones who had Bryant on the brain.
Here were some Twitter tributes from other athletes and organizations.
Legends are missed, but never forgotten.— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) August 23, 2020
I had the pleasure of calling Kobe Bryant my friend for 20 years. Nobody, and I mean nobody, worked harder and more passionately to be great, day in and day out. As a player, as a coach, as a mentor, as a husband and as a father. 💜💛 pic.twitter.com/F1IxskIDyP